Kefalonia Travel Guide

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Kefalonia is the largest and most mountainous of the Ionian Islands, but has a relatively good network making it easy to get out and about and explore every corner.

Car Hire

By far the easiest and most convenient form of transport. There are car hire companies across the island, offering a range of vehicles from small 2 door cars up to 4 wheel drive jeeps.  Most companies offer fully comprehensive insurance with an excess which can be waived for an additional charge.  Please note though that the majority of companies do not cover you for the undercarriage or tyres.

Scooter hire

A much cheaper alternative to car hire, although exploring the whole island may be harder.  There are many companies offering scooter hire, some will even deliver to your accommodation.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking that if you ride a bike at home its just the same here, the roads are not as good and its highly unlikely that you will be wearing protective clothing, although helmets are compulsory.  Some companies also offer mountain bike hire.


The bus service on the island is not the best, sporadic would be the best description.  However, by studying the timetable you can make your way around the island, albeit not that quickly, and extremely cheaply


Taxies are plentiful and fairly reasonably priced, ensure you get a price though before you set off as they rarely use meters.  There are taxi ranks in most towns and tourist resorts and taverna owners will normally phone one for you at the end of the night.

Boat Hire

A number of resorts offer boat hire, where you captain your own small motorboat and explore the coastline local to where you’ve hired the boat from.  From Fiskardo you can also cross the channel to the island of Ithaka.

Organised Excursions

If you’d prefer to let someone else do the driving there are excursion companies in every resort on the island offering a selection of organised coach tours and boat trips.


Recommended Accommodation

Click Here for a List of Villas with pools on Kefalonia…

Located in the picturesque village of Katsarata near Fiskardo, Villa Evanthia is a new three-bedroom villa with a pool with wonderful views of the Ionian Sea and nearby islands… read more

Evanthia Villa, near Fiskardo

This two-bedroomed house, with its imaginative garden design, private pool, elegant interior and proximity to a private beach, lives up to its name. Only the eye and experience of a talented architect could create a house worthy of such a setting.... read more

The Architects House, Evreti