Getting Here

By boat

One can reach Kefalonia by ferry from several ports.

The island is connected through the mainland with Patras and Killini, and with the islands of Astakos, Ithaca, Zakyntos and Lefkada.

Starting from Athens, one can travel by bus or car to Patras (about 2.5 hours) or to Killini (approx. 3.5 hours). From both those two ports, one can find daily ferry boat connections to the island of Kefalonia.

When departing from the port of Patras, one will arrive at the port of Sami after 3.5 hours.
If you choose to depart from the port of Kyllini, you will arrive at the port of Poros after 1.5 hour.
Finally, from Astakos of Aitoloakarnania, there is a ferry boat to Sami, taking 2.5 hours to arrive.

Useful Numbers:


Port of Argostoli, I. Metaxas, Tel.: +30 26710 22224, Fax: +30 26710 22202
Port of Poros, Tel: +30 26740 72460
Port of Sami, Tel: +30 26740 22031
Port of Fiskardo, Tel: +30 26740 41400
Port of Ithaca, Tel: +30 26740 32909
Port of Nidri (Lefkas), Tel: +30 26450 92509
Port of Zante, Tel: +30 26950 28117-8

Port of Patras, Tel: +30 2610 341002, +30 2610 341024
Port of Kyllini, Tel.: +30 26230 92211

By airplane

The International Airport of Kefalonia (Code: EFL) is located between Lassi and the village Minies, just 8km south of Argostoli. The transfer to and from the airport is made very easy by taxi, car or buses; specially routed for this purpose.

There are daily domestic flights to Athens with a flight time of about 45 minutes. During the summer months a large amount of charter flights are available.

The Parking consists of 100 spaces and is conveniently located next to the terminal.

Useful Numbers:


Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos), Tel.: +30 210 3530000
Kefalonia International Airport, Tel.: +30 26710 41511


Olympic Air (Athens Office), Tel.: +30 210 9666666
Olympic Air (Kefalonia Office), Tel.: +30 26710 28808

By bus

Bus from Athens daily departures (via Patra or Killini) to Argostoli (through Sami port, Poros port or Argostoli port) Information: Bus Terminal Athens 100, Kifissou St., tel.: 2105129498. Duration 6,5 hours
for schedules Visit:

Bus Terminal Argostoli
Τel.: (+30) 26710 22281, (+30) 26710 22276