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Air

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

Transport Options

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

Domestic Flights from Kefallonia

Athens

Duration

55min

Cost

€88

Frequency

2 daily

Corfu

Duration

1hr

Cost

€73

Frequency

3 weekly

Preveza

Duration

20min

Cost

€67

Frequency

3 weekly

Zakynthos

Duration

25min

Cost

€73

Frequency

3 weekly

Bus

Three daily buses from the KTEL Bus Station in Argostoli use the ferry from Poros to make the journey to Athens (€40, seven hours, three daily). You can also buy tickets to Poros itself (€37, four hours, one daily) and Lixouri (€45, seven hours, one daily).

Boat

Domestic

Up to five daily Ionian Group (www.ioniangroup.com) ferries connect Poros with Kyllini in the Peloponnese in summer, where you can catch onward ferries to Zakynthos.

Ionian Pelagos (www.ionionpelagos.com) runs up to three daily ferries between Sami and Piso Aetos in Ithaki, of which one or two continue to Astakos in the Peloponnese; connects Sami to Vasiliki in Lefkada twice weekly in summer; 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.

West Ferry (www.westferry.gr) runs between Fiskardo and Vasiliki (Lefkada); buy tickets at Nautilus Travel.

Boat Services from Kefallonia

Agios Nikolaos (Zakynthos)

Port

Pesada

Duration

1½hr

Cost

€8

Frequency

2 daily (May-Sep)

Astakos (mainland)

Port

Sami

Duration

3hr

Cost

€11

Frequency

1-2 daily

Kyllini (Peloponnese)

Port

Poros

Duration

1½hr

Cost

€9

Frequency

4-5 daily

Piso Aetos (Ithaki)

Port

Sami

Duration

30min

Cost

€3

Frequency

2-3 daily

Vasiliki (Lefkada)

Port

Fiskardo

Duration

1hr

Cost

€9

Frequency

2-3 daily

Vasiliki (Lefkada)

Port

Sami

Duration

1¾hr

Cost

€9

Frequency

2 weekly (seasonal)

International

Between mid-July and mid-September, Ventouris Ferries (http://ventourisferries.com) offers once-weekly connection between Sami, Zakynthos, Igoumenitsa on the mainland, and Bari, Italy. Red Star Ferries goes to Brindisi from Sami once a week on Fridays during the same period (seat from €95, bunk from €115, 16 hours).

Buy tickets from Blue Sea Travel in Sami, or Vassilatos Shipping in Argostoli.