In brief, Kefalonia has an international airport that receives flights from Athens, Zakynthos and Preveza, as well as many cities from abroad.
The airport of Kefalonia (EFL) is located around 8 km away from the capital of the island, Argostoli.
Its alternative name is Anna Pollatou.
It is connected directly with the International Airport of Athens, as well as several other airports across Europe.
It was constructed in 1971 but was renovated in 2019.
Anna Pollatou receives flights from both mainland Greece and abroad.
Regarding domestic flights, planes to Kefalonia depart from the International Airport of Athens and the national airports of Zakynthos and Preveza. The two airlines that serve the route are Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines and Sky Express. The flight duration is about 50 minutes from Athens and 25 minutes from Zakynthos or Preveza.
Additionally, numerous foreign countries are connected with the island via flights, including the UK, Italy and Austria.
How to get to & leave the airport
Distances from: Argostoli: 8 km / 5 miles | Sami: 33 km / 20.5 miles | Poros: 38 km / 23.6 miles | Myrtos: 36 km / 22.4 miles
The airport is connected to Argostoli via public bus routes (KTEL) that are daily during the summer. The buses' starting point lies to the left of the entrance of the Terminal Station.
After arriving at the main station in the capital, you can board another bus and head to several locations across the island, including Fiscardo, Sami, Agia Efimia and Poros. Note: Itineraries to and from the airport start in May and stop around October. If you plan on visiting the island in the shoulder or low season, make sure to contact the bus station in advance and ask them about the route.
A bus reaches the Terminal Station every 1.5 hours every day, but itineraries may increase during the high season.
All buses provide passengers with luggage storage space at no additional cost.
Transfers & Taxis
A taxi rank is situated outside the building, but you may have to wait to get in one if you visit Kefalonia during summer. Arranging a pickup directly with a local driver in advance is possible and it will save you from hassle. You can schedule your pickup by calling one of the following numbers: 0030 694 511 8866, 0030 694 530 6145, or 0030 699 561 9605.
Kefalonia is a large island with several busy and hidden points of interest, beaches and settlements throughout it. Thus, renting a car during your stay is highly recommended.
Three car rental desks are part of the facilities, located close to one another.
If you prefer to leave immediately after your arrival with the vehicle that meets your needs the most, you can arrange a car rental in advance. In cooperation with the best local car rental agencies, we offer the best prices and our service is rated .
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Some accommodations offer shuttle services to their customers. Contacting your accommodation prior to your arrival and getting informed about the service can save you time and energy.
Anna Pollatou is an international airport; therefore, apart from the fundamental services, guests can avail themselves of several facilities except for the car rental desks mentioned above. Those include a Duty-Free Shop, a concept store, a cafe, a bakery, a restaurant, and three ATMs. Free Wi-Fi is available across and individuals can charge their mobile devices for free at one of the designated stations. In addition, a First Aid Station is part of the premises for any medical emergency that may occur. Last but not least, a free-of-charge parking space is available across the Terminals' building.
Near the airport
The airport is located quite nearby Argostoli and several beautiful beaches and points of interest can be found around it. Eglina and Megali Ammos beaches are both about a 10-minute drive from the airport, while Ammes beach is only 5 minutes away! Gentilini Winery and Vineyards also lies in the airport's vicinity (3 km away).