This page contains all the information you need to know on how to get into kefalonia easily as well as on how to find your way using the local transportation to various attractions, cities and villages of the island.
You may reach Kefalonia by the following ways:
The Kefalonia International Airport (EFL) is located 8 Km west of Argostoli, the capital of kefalonia. Due to lack of public transportation from/to the airport, the most convinient way to reach your destination is by Taxi. There is taxi rank right outside the terminal building and taxis are always available.
There is a direct fight connection from/to Athens with at least one direct flight per day throughout the year. During the summer period there are two scheduled direct flights per day.
The duration of the non-stop flight from/to Athens is about 45 minutes.
For up-to-date flight information, schedules, fares and reservations you may contact:
Olympic Air Main reservation dpt, Athens: (+30) 210 3550500 Reservation dpt, Kefalonia: (+30) 26710 28808 and (+30) 26710 28881 Despatch Center, Kefalonia: (+30) 26710 41511 Web: www.olympicair.com
Additionally, there are namy other international charter flights to Kefalonia from many of the major European countries during the summer. For schedules and rates contact your travel agent to create a convinient itinerary.
Furthermore, Low Cost airlines operating direct flights to Kefalonia from United Kingdom and Italy. Easyjet has scheduled flights from London Gatwick airport (LGW) and Milan Malpensa airport (MXP), and can offer connecting flights from any other easyjet destination. For schedules, fares, itineraries and bookings please contact your local agent or visit: www.easyjet.com.
Ryanair has also scheduled direct flights from Milan Bergamo airport (BGY) and Pisa airport (PSA) to Kefalonia. connection flights are also available through these airports from any other route. For schedules, fares, itineraries and bookings please contact your local agent or visit: http://www.ryanair.com.
Some link you may also find useful are:
Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos”: (+30) 210 3530000 and (+30) 210 3531000 Web: www.aia.gr
Kefalonia Airport: (+30) 26710 29900 Web: http://www.hcaa-eleng.gr/kefaldat.html
Everyday there are several ferries sailing to Kefalonia. Kefalonia island is connected to the mainland via the two main ports, the Port of Patra and the Port of Kyllini. There are many available departures from both ports towards the Port of Sami and the Port of Poros in Kefalonia throughout the year. During the summer period, the companies reschedules their routes adding more frequent servises towards all ports on the island and even adding new destination ports to their schedules. During this period there is also a departure from Port of Kyllini direct to Argostoli almost in daily basis.
It is strongly advised to contact the Shipping companies direct in order to obtain updated and accurate information regarding the schedules and fares as well as make a reservation. Information on schedules can be provided from Port Authorities as well.
Kefalonia is also connected durring the summer period directly to the other Ionian Sea islands. From various smaller ports of Kefalonia your can reach Lefkas, Zande, Ithaka and Astako.
For more information on these routes and all other routes available from/to the island or to report an emergency or complain you can contact the Port Authorities around the island. Please note that the customer services of all Port Authorities can provide all the schedules and last minute changes for your trip but they cannot advice you regarding the ticket rates and reservations. The telephone numbers of the Port Authiries you may find useful during your stay are:
Argostoli Central Port Authority: (+30) 26710 22224 Sami Port Authority: (+30) 26740 22031 Poros Port Authority: (+30) 26740 72460 Lixouri Port Authority: (+30) 26710 94100 and (+30) 26710 91205 Patra Central Port Authority: (+30) 2610 341000 and (+30) 2610 341024 Kyllini Port Authority: (+30) 26230 92211 Fiskardo Port Authority: (+30) 26740 41400 Astakos Port Authority: (+30) 26460 41052 Lefkas Port Authority: (+30) 26450 22176 and (+30) 26450 22322
Moreover, during the summer period more shipping companies incorporate Kefalonia to their routes from Italy. There are ships starting their journey from Bari or brindisi Italy and via Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Sami anchor to the port of Patra. More information can be obtained contacting the major Port Authorities.
There are many daily scheduled departures by bus from Athens via the ports of Patra and Kyllini to Kefalonia. Additionally, there are bus services from Korinthos and Patra and again via the two major ports by ferries to Kefalonia. It is strongly advised to contact the bus service company (KTEL) to get informed regarding the schedules, routes and rates. It is important to be at the bus station at least 45 minutes before the bus departure time in order to purchase your tickets.
Μore information on schedules, routes, rates and reservations you may contact:
KTEL of Kefalonia Head offices in Argostoli, Kefalonia: (+30) 26710 22281 and (+30) 26710 22276 Central Bus Station of Athens (100 Kifisou Av.): (+30) 210 5150785 Bus Station of Patra: (+30) 2610 274938 Web: www.ktelkefallonias.gr
The Kefalonian bus company (KTEL) also runs daily scheduled services from Argostoli to many local destinations connecting the capital with all villages and cities of the island. For more details on these routes you can contact the Argostoli central bus station on (+30) 26710 22281 and (+30) 26710 22276 or visit www.ktelkefallonias.gr
The capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, is connected with Lixouri by a local Ferry Boat that departs every half hour in the summer and every hour in winter. The duration of the journey between Argostoli and Lixouri is 20 minutes.
The easiest and hassle-free way to move around and exlpore the island without time limitations is by Taxi. Taxis are available 24hours a day with or without appointment for any destination and every starting point. If you want to use a taxi you may find the following phones helpful:
Argostoli radio taxi: (+30) 26710 22700 Argostoli taxi rank: (+30) 2671028545, (+30) 26710 22090 Lixouri taxi rank: (+30) 26710 91459, (+30) 26710 91524 Sami taxi rank: (+30) 26740 22308 Poros taxi rank: (+30) 26740 72340, (+30) 26740 72329 Skala taxi rank: (+30) 26710 83231 Fiskardo taxi rank: (+30) 26740 51496