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How to get to Kefalonia From Europe to Islands

Reach to Kefalonia, Greece: Visitors can get to Kefalonia by ferry or plane. Here are information of how to go Kefalonia from Europe by the airport, boat, flights and ferries.

Kefalonia Airport is about 10 km from Argostoli, the capital, and can be easily reached by taxi (the cost is about 15 euro), by car or by bus.

Ways to Travel Kefalonia by Flights

Direct low cost charter flights to Kefalonia from UK cities and other European countries have been recently intensified thanks to SkyScanner, Easy Jet, TUI Group, Aegean Airlines operating flights from all major UK airports, while Ryanair only connects the island directly to London Stansted.

Very frequent in the high season, in the low season these cheap flights are guaranteed at least once a week from April to October.

If there is no direct flight to Kefalonia, you have to land at Athens airport and wait to take the connecting flight to Kefalonia.

Flights Athens-Kefalonia (approx. 45 minutes) are always available at least once a day, but they are more frequent during summer time, when there are also flights from other greek cities.

How to get Kefalonia from Italy

To reach Kefalonia by ferry from Italy there are various options:

  • direct ferries Brindisi-Kefalonia (operated only by the maritime company Endeavour Lines) calling at the port of Sami.
  • ferries from Bari, Ancona or Venice stopping over in Patras or Igoumenitsa.

Stopover in Patras: you can take a direct ferry from Patras to the port of Sami in Kefalonia.

Stopover in Igoumenitsa: you have to reach Lefkas, where you can choose to embark from Nidri or proceed to Vassiliki. Both from Nidri and Vassiliki there are local ferries to Fiskardo (the northern end of Kefalonia). Alternatively you can go from Igoumenitsa to Astakos, where there are daily ferries to the port of Sami.

How to go Kefalonia from Athens by ferry

From Athens you have to reach the port of Patras by bus or car and take the ferry going to the port of Sami in Kefalonia.

Alternatively, you can arrive by car or bus to the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese, and take the ferry to the port of Poros in Kefalonia.

Also from Astakos there are daily ferries to the port of Sami in Kefaloni.

How to reach Kefalonia from Athens by boat

Beginning from Athens, you can take a KTEL bus or your car in order to reach Patras (2,5 hours) or Kyllini (3, 5 hours). From these two ports you can catch a ferry boat in order to reach Kefalonia. The itineraries are daily and very frequent during summer months. From Patras port you will reach Sami port, within 3,5 hours and from Kyllini port you will reach Poros port, within 1,5 hour. Finally, from Astakos village of Etoloakarnania prefecture there are daily itineraries to Sami in Kefalonia and last 2,5 hours. Concerning other sea connections, you can travel from Argostoli to Lixouri within 20 minutes, as well as to Ithaca, Zakynthos and Lefkada. Finally, during the peak season there is a weekly itinerary connecting Kefalonia to Brintizi of Italy, and a not so often connection to Venice, Ancona and Bari.

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