Kefallonia in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

The airport is 9km south of Argostoli. From May to September, Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) flies from London and other cities, 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

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

Bus

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).

Boat

Domestic

Up to five daily Ionian Group (www.ioniangroup.com) ferries connect Poros with Kyllini in the Peloponnese in summer (€9, 1½ hours), 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 (€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 (www.westferry.gr) 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.

International

Between mid-July and mid-September, Ventouris Ferries (http://ventourisferries.com) 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 (www.ionianislands.it) runs weekly services between Sami and Brindisi (Italy). The crossing takes 16 hours.