How to get to Kefalonia?

Boasting awe-inspiring beaches and quaint settlements, Kefalonia is a favorite destination for thousands of people. Visitors can reach the island via plane or ferry.

You can find all the needed information to travel to Kefalonia below!

In brief, Kefalonia boasts an international airport that receives flights from Athens as well as plentiful European cities.
The island is also connected to Western Greece, some other islands of the Ionian Sea and Italy via ferry.

Don't forget to get informed about the local transportation options, schedule your transfer to your hotel, and explore every spot on the island easily!

Airplane landing Kefalonia


From Athens & other European cities

Kefalonia International Airport (Anna Pollatou) connects the island with Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos).
Since the island is a popular destination among holidaymakers from Greece and abroad alike, the airport receives flights from several European countries, including Italy, the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, etc.
The airport is located around 8 km from Argostoli - the capital of Kefalonia. You can go there by bus, car, or taxi.

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Ferry arriving in the port of Fiscardo


From Western Greece, Ithaca and more

Reaching Kefalonia via ferry from Athens is unattainable as it is not very practical based on the island's location. However, it is achievable to do so from three regions on the mainland, all situated in Western Greece - Kyllini, Patra and Astakos.
Ferries departing from Kyllini arrive at the port of Poros while ferries from Patra and Astakos at the port of Sami. The fastest crossings are those from Kyllini (1.5 hours).
Kefalonia is also connected with the nearby Ithaca. Routes to Lefkada and Zakynthos are often available in the high season, too.
Seasonal routes from/to Italy (Bari) may are also available during summer.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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• How to get there from abroad (London, Amsterdam, and other capitals/cities)?

Flights to Kefalonia from numerous European cities are available during summer, including but not limited to London (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Rome (Italy), Vienna (Austria), Paris (France) and Prague (Czech Republic).

• How to get there from Athens?

Flying to Kefalonia from Athens International Airport is the only direct way to reach the island since no ferries from any of the three ports of Athens operate routes to Kefalonia. Alternatively, you have to reach one of the regions of Western Greece (Kyllini, Patra, or Astakos) via car or bus and board a ferry to Kefalonia.

• How to get there from other islands?

You can travel to Kefalonia from other islands of the Ionian Sea. Ferries from Ithaca reach the island while smaller vessels may operate seasonal routes from Lefkada and Zakynthos. 



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