Kefalonia Car Rentals
There are dozens of car rental firms in Kefalonia including small local businesses and large international brands. Major chains with a presence in Kefalonia include Budget, National, Hertz and Avis. During the peak season it is advisable to book your car in advance using a major company as this will guarantee you a car and may secure you a better rate.
On average you can rent a small car for around 75 euros a day in peak season or 35 euros a day outside of peak season, excluding petrol. However, daily rates can work out cheaper if you are renting a car for three days or more.
Like the rest of Greece, most basic-rate car rental figures do not include the cost of CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), personal insurance and tax. As a result, it is important that you confirm what the advertised price does and does not cover before you commit to a rental vehicle.
In order to rent a car you will need to be at least 25 years old. However, there are some rental companies which will rent cars to those as young as 21 but you will often be charged extra or restricted to certain vehicles.
What to Do in Kefalonia
Kefalonia is fringed by a collection of beautiful beaches, the most beautiful being Myrtos Bay which is situated on the west of the island. Other popular beaches on the island include Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos which are near to the popular Lassi resort. These beaches have good facilities and offer a range of activities including water-skiing, banana boats and jet skiing.
Kefalonia’s most important landmark is the Assos Castle in Patricata. The castle is not only one of the largest in Greece but it is also listed as a European Heritage Site. You can easily spend half a day exploring the castle before heading to the nearby Myrtos Beach.
Located 2.5km away from Sami, the Melissani Cave is one of Kefalonia’s most unique attractions. The lake was discovered after the 1953 earthquake and is intense blue in colour. Getting a boat ride around the lake is great fun and it gives you the opportunity to view the interesting geological formations close up. The best time to view the lake is 2pm in the afternoon.
The Drogarai Cave is another one of Kefalonia’s interesting geological features. This enormous cave is more than 2 million years old and is full of stalactites and stalactites. In addition, the cave hosts concerts and events throughout the year.