Kefallonia in detail

Flights & getting there


The airport is 9km south of Argostoli. From May to September, Easyjet ( flies from London and other cities, and many charter flights come from northern Europe and the UK. In addition, Olympic Air ( serves Athens, and Sky Express ( serves Corfu, Preveza and Zakynthos.

Transport Options

There’s no airport bus; taxis to Argostoli cost around €20.

Domestic Flights from Kefallonia

Athens55min€882 daily
Corfu1hr€733 weekly
Preveza30min€673 weekly
Zakynthos25min€733 weekly


Three daily buses from the KTEL Bus Station in Argostoli use the ferry from Poros to make the journey to Athens (€33, seven hours, three daily).



Up to five daily Ionian Group ( ferries connect Poros with Kyllini in the Peloponnese in summer (€9, 1½ hours), where you can catch onward ferries to Zakynthos.

Ionian Pelagos ( runs up to three daily ferries between Sami and Piso Aetos in Ithaki (€4, 30 minutes), of which one or two continue to Astakos in the Peloponnese (total trip from Sami €11, three hours); connects Sami to Vasiliki in Lefkada twice weekly in summer (€9, 1¾ hours); and also runs twice daily in summer between the remote and not readily accessible port of Pesada in southern Kefallonia and similarly isolated Agios Nikolaos in northern Zakynthos (€8, 1½ hours).

West Ferry ( runs between Fiskardo and Vasiliki (Lefkada; €9, one hour, two to three daily); buy tickets at Nautilus Travel in Fiskardo.

Ertsos in Argostoli sells tickets for services to Ithaki and Kyllini.


Between mid-July and mid-September, Ventouris Ferries ( offers a once-weekly connection between Sami, Zakynthos, Igoumenitsa on the mainland, and Bari, Italy.

Buy tickets from Blue Sea Travel in Sami.

From July to mid-September Red Star Ferries ( runs weekly services between Sami and Brindisi (Italy). The crossing takes 16 hours.