This is probably
the most practical page on this site and will
tell you how to get to and from Kefalonia and
how to find hotels and travel agents that work
with the island.
Going to and from
There is an airport south of Argostoli with daily
flights from Athens and Charters from the UK and
maybe a couple other countries.
There are seven different ferry ports in
Kefallonia but not all of them will be of use to
you. The main connections are:
Sami and Patras at least once a day
Sami and Igoumounitsa, Corfu and Brindisi
Sami and Bari or Venice three times a week in the
Argostoli and Kylinni on the Peloponessos, two a
Poros and Kylinni on the Peloponessos two a
Fiscardo and Vasiliki, Lefkada at least 2 a day.
Another goes to Frikes in Ithaki.
Agia Efthymia and Vathi, Ithaki once a day and
also goes to the mainland
Pesada to Skinari, Zakynthos once a day only
during high season
If you are a package tourist
you can get a flight from the UK. But then you are
part of a package tour.
B: Fly to Athens and
then fly to Kefallonia.
C: Fly to Athens and
take a bus, train or taxi to Patras in the
Peloponessos where there is a daily boat to Sami
or instead of Patras go south to the town of
Kyllini where there are two or three daily boats
D: You can also get
a ferry from Brindisi, Corfu or Ithaki.
Plan E: Fly to Athens, take the X93 bus to Bus Terminal A and take the bus all the way to Kefalonia. See Schedules
The best way and a great deal if you are 3 or 4
people and can split the cost is to do a taxi
transfer from the Athens airport or from your
hotel in Athens if you decide to stay the night to
Patras, Kyllini or the island of Lefkada. That way
the driver can find the boat schedules and get
your tickets for you and put you on the boat
instead of you having to figure it out yourself.
the website of George the
Famous Taxi Driver of Athens.
Kefallonia and the Ionian
islands provide some of the most magnificent
sailing in Greece. They are not as affected by
the Meltemi winds and there are lots of coves
and bays that are inaccessible by land and can
make swimming a very personal affair, plus it
is the easiest way to explore Kefallonia to
the fullest.. It can also be as cheap as
staying in a hotel and in the height of the
tourist season your best option for seeing the
island. For more information on renting a
sailboat or a yacht or joining a flotilla see
Finding a hotel or room in
July or August is difficult if not impossible
and it is getting harder in the off-season. I
can only imagine what it would have been like if
Captain Corelli's Mandolin had become a hit. You
can book hotels year-round through these
agencies and they will even try to find
something for you in high-season if that is
the only time you can go.
Contact these agencies
through their websites. They may not even have
pages for Kefallonia because the island does
not have the mass appeal of the Cyclades (yet)
but they work with a number of hotels and can
send you a list and rates. The
Limanaki Hotel is highly recommended
by George Gerassimides of Fantasy Travel.
for information on villas
and house rentals on Kefalonia
You can find hotels, apartments, rooms and even houses through Booking.com's Kefalonia Pages which also contributes to my website when you book.
Suggested Hotels in Kefalonia
|If you don't want to go through a travel agency and you want to book hotels directly here are some choices, started with the most expensive and going down. You can click on the hotel name for more information, more photos and to book.
|Ionian Emerald Resort
beautiful location in Karavomylos with excellent spa and leisure facilities and
a fully equipped business centre, Ionian Emerald is an excellent choice for
holidays in Kefalonia. This new and exciting luxury beach hotel offers
beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea from its landscaped gardens. Have a
relaxing start to your holiday with free transfers from Sami Port or Kefalonia
Airport. Enjoy a host of modern amenities in your tastefully decorated
room, including a luxurious Jacuzzi bathtub. Start the day with a sumptuous
breakfast buffet before your meetings or sightseeing activities. Children can
enjoy their own pool or have fun in the playground whilst you soak up the sun on
the lovely terrace. Pamper yourself with a massage at Ionian Emerald
Resortís spa centre. Spend time relaxing in the Jacuzzi or the sauna.
Afterwards, relax with an exotic cocktail and enjoy the stunning sea views from
|Regina Dell' Acqua
Aqua, an exceptionally beautiful, 5-star hotel complex, is located on the edge
of Kefalonia, across from the magnificent red beach of Skala.
Aqua tastefully combines traditional architecture with modern amenities. Each
spacious room is appointed with a king-size bed and LCD TV.
such as restaurants, conference center, swimming pool, kids' pool, pool bar, bus
stop, hospitable room service, as well as all the extras that make the
difference.Under the arched passages and hanging balconies, each day is a
revelation and each night is majestic. Still moments, when all that is heard is
the infinite blue...
|Astra Village Hotel & Suites
walk from Ammes Beach and 2 km from the airport, this cute resort is surrounded
by beautiful gardens and offers well-furnished rooms and suites with free
parking. Explore the beautiful island of Kefalonia from your relaxing
base at Astra Village Hotel & Suites. This resort offers a variety of
accommodation sizes in the form of bungalows. Each one features neoclassical
design and is well-appointed with a seating area and private balcony or veranda.
Every morning you can savour a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the elegant
restaurant. During the day, relax around the spacious outdoor pool or in the
Jacuzzi. Check your emails using free wireless internet access or enjoy a
cocktail from the pool bar. You can also play pool or table football, or even
borrow a book from the Astra Village library. Enjoy a short stroll to
Ammes Beach for snorkelling opportunities or visit one of the nearby
restaurants. The close proximity of the airport makes Astra Village a convenient
base and there is plenty of entertainment nearby, as well as weekly
entertainment provided by the hotel.
|Avithos Resort Hotel
close to Avithos Beach, this charming resort offers a variety of spacious and
well-appointed accommodation nestled amongst beautiful gardens by the freshwater
pool, creating a peaceful and relaxing retreat. The fully furnished
self-catering apartments at Avithos Resort combine traditional Kefalonian style
with modern comforts. Each apartment or studio offers its own distinct
personality, plenty of space and a well-equipped kitchen, creating an ideal home
away from home. Avithos Resort Hotel boasts beautiful gardens and a
large freshwater swimming pool. Relax around the pool on one of the comfortable
sun loungers and enjoy a cocktail from the friendly pool bar. The sandy beach of Avithos is just a leisurely stroll away from the hotel and there are
plenty of good local restaurants nearby when you want a break from cooking.
Lassi Beach is just 8 km away and the capital of Argostoli is 10 km away, making
an ideal day trip.
the charming bay of Argostoli, the Limanaki Hotel is walking distance from the
stunning sandy beaches, Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos. Here you can expect the
utmost in hospitality, comfort and enjoyment.
The hotel offers guests a
private bathroom / WC and cots.
The hotel's facilities include a swimming pool,
cafeteria, snack bar, pool bar and a room served buffet breakfast and dinner.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel
Karavomylos Sami, our hotel is near to the awarded Antisami beach, the Melissani
Lake and Drogarati cave, some of the most attractive sights of Kefalonia Island.
We can provide you with spacious, fully-equipped accommodation for up to 4 guests.
All rooms offer you a relaxing and peaceful Ionian Sea view or a verdant-mountainside view. We are also 1 km away from the centre of Sami, 2 km
from the Sami port and 40 metres from the beach. Argostoli city centre is 24 km
away and Myrtos beach is 15 km from our hotel. Kefalonia Island will impress you
with its idyllic evergreen landscapes, endless beaches and crystal-clear waters,
as well as its enigmatic caves and all fascinating archaeological sites.
|Porto Skala Hotel Village
Hotel - Village is a spacious complex set in attractive gardens and quiet
surroundings. It is perfectly placed in an amphitheatric shape and enjoys
marvelous views to the Ionian Sea.
The architecture is this of a
traditional Greek village and all rooms and public lounges are bright,
comfortable, with sea views and along with the attentive staff create a friendly
and relaxing atmosphere. Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge. Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms at an extra charge.
|Karavados Beach Hotel
peaceful location close to the beach, Karavados Beach Hotel offers
value-for-money accommodation with an outdoor pool and lovely sun terrace and
includes complimentary buffet breakfast.
Relax on your private balcony
and enjoy beautiful sea and countryside views. Soak up the sun on Karavados
Hotelís spacious terrace or take a refreshing dip in the large pool. Enjoy a
game of tennis with your family or friends or take a stroll in Karavados Hotelís
Karavados Beach Hotel can also arrange for you to
rent a car should you wish to further explore the beautiful island of Kefalonia.
Karavados Village is just 1.5 km away from the hotel, with plenty of tavernas
Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge. Wired internet is available in public areas and costs EUR 1.50 per 30
Hotel is a 3 stars large and comfortable Hotel of good standards, famous for its
friendly service, which creates a home atmosphere. It is situated at the south
coast of the Kefalonia island, in front of the gulf of Agia Pelagia, near
Svoronata village, at a distance of 10 km from Argostoli. It consists of
170 air conditioned (individual units) rooms , all with bath or shower and
balcony overlooking the sea or the landscape. In the rooms there is a satelite
T.V. and telephone with direct line.In the extensive gardens of the Hotel there
are 2 swimming pools; one large for the adults and one small for children. There
is a tennis court, ping-pong and a volley ball court.
restaurant with its terrace serves breakfast and dinner on buffet, while the
tavern by the pool serves a la carte lunch only.
The main bar of the Hotel
is open at evening time and a pool bar is operating at day time.There are
magnificent sandy beaches near the Hotel; Ammes at 700 meters, Ai Heli at 900
meters, Avithos, Minies at 3 km.
Wired internet is available in public areas and charges are applicable.
|Pacifae Golden Village
by beautiful gardens and having the largest swimming pool in Katelios, the
family-run Pacifae Golden Village (formerly known as Doumas Hotel) is the perfect choice for a relaxing break.
of our rooms is spacious, clean and offers all the modern comforts in a family
atmosphere that will make you feel like home. Enjoy the views of the sea or
private gardens from your bedroom window.
Take your place on one of the
many sun beds surrounding the pool, enjoy a drink at the pool bar and experience
freshly made home cuisine in the restaurant. For a pleasant stroll with stunning
views, the hotel is just 1km away from Katelios beach and numerous tavernas.
House Hotel is fully refurbished , located at the center of Skala and only 50m
from the sea. One of the big advantages of the hotel is that all the amenities
are situated around it, such as restaurants, super markets, rent a car services,
It is located only a 50m away from the dreamiest and best organized
beach of Kefalonia.
It is a beautiful, traditional, family hotel with a touch of
history. Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.
quiet little town of Lixouri, set in beautiful gardens, you can experience
unspoilt Greek life at this hotel, run by the same family for 25 years.
Hotel Summery welcomes guests from all over the world who wish to spend
time off the beaten tourist track. You can relax around the sparkling pool and
on the breakfast terrace, before exploring the rest of Kefalonia.
Argostoli Bay, Lixouri enjoys many beautiful beaches, including Lepeda, Xi and
Mega Lakos. In the main town, you can visit the bars and cafes surrounding
Plateia Petritsi Square. Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in public areas and is free of charge.
the peaceful surroundings of Trapezaki, Marina-Anna Studios boasts beautiful
views overlooking the sea and offers a large outdoor pool and bar, with free
Relax with a drink around the pool and enjoy beautiful
sea views. Enjoy Marina-Annaís lovely garden setting. In the evening, make use
of the barbecue facilities and dine outdoors with friends and family.
Each of the roomís at Marina-Anna Studios is light and airy and equipped
with modern bathroom facilities and a fridge that can chill drinks. Enjoy the
magnificent sunsets from the privacy of your balcony.
Studios is just a short walk from Trapezakiís lovely sandy beach, local
convenience stores and great tavernas. Trapezaki is ideal for taking long walks
and exploring Kefalonia.
Rent a car through Marina-Anna Studios and
enjoy this beautiful and unspoilt location.
an accommodation of studios, apartments and maisonettes. It is placed at
Svoronata resort, at Kefalonia island.Set in picturesque gardens amidst olive
groves and a lovely countryside setting these bright and welcoming studios are
just a short stroll from the beach.
The service starts early in the
morning and keep up until late in the night. You'll have to decide between
delicious snacks, home made food, refreshing cocktails and long drinks just
lying by the outdoor swimming pool.
Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Hotel is a magnificent 114-year old building at Argostoli, the capital of
Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands of Greece, recognised for its
cultural value. It has been recognised by the Greek ministry of culture
and funded in the refurbishing process by the European community as a
representation of former lifestyles.
All the meals served are homemade
with local products. Teaching sessions can be arranged for our guests on how to
cook local specialities.
Museum Hotel George Molfetas challenges you to
sample history in the exclusive 6 rooms. The only things that have been changed
are details that promote luxury and technology. Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.
Oceanis is located at the village of Poros, in Kefalonia island, just few
minutes by the sea, with great view at the Ionian Sea.
All rooms are
comfortable, furnished with high aesthetic and equiped with all modern amenities
that guarantee a pleasant stay. They all feature balconies with great view of
the Ionian sea.
Guests may relax by the swimming pool, while enjoying a
drink or snack, with the endless blue of the sea as a background.
location is ideal to explore the beaches of the island and the surrounding
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.
a hillside in Lassi and offering breathtaking views overlooking the Ionian Sea,
these friendly and family-run studios provide a relaxing home from home, with
free private parking.
The welcoming owners of Ventura Rooms offer just 7
charming studios, allowing guests to enjoy a more personalised service
throughout their stay. Each of the double studios is well-furnished and equipped
with modern bathroom facilities and a kitchenette.
Enjoy stunning sea
views from your private veranda whilst admiring the panoramic views from Lassi
Rent a car from Ventura Rooms and take time to tour
Kefalonia before returning to Ventura in time to watch the breathtaking sunset.
Ventura Rooms is also just 700 metres from 2 of the most popular beaches of
Hotel studios in Lourdata in the southern part of Kefallonia, is 500 metres from the
beach, and offers great views to the Ionian sea or mountain Ainos.
studios are spacious, with a private balcony or veranda. There is also a garden
full of trees and flowers, where you can enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening. You
can have fun there using the barbecue and traditional wooden oven, where you can
prepare your meals.
You can reach the blue flag awarded beach of
Lourdas, within few minutes walk, where you can enjoy many water sports. Very
close to Hotel Marinos, there are many cafeterias, tavernas, bars and shops.
Marinos studios are conveniently located to explore the surrounding
areas and beaches and the natural beauty of Kefallonia.
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