Situated near the island’s capital city, Argostoli, Kefalonia International Airport (EFL) is Kefalonia’s only airport. A handful of airlines offer flights from the UK to Kefalonia including Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airlines, Vueling and Thomas Cook. In addition, discount airline EasyJet offers flights to Kefalonia during the summer.
On average, you can expect a nonstop flight to Kefalonia to take 3 hours 20 minutes while a stopping flight will take at least 6 hours. Most stopping flights will stop at Athens for an hour or longer while a flight with Vueling will typically stop at Rome (FCO).
As there is no public transport service at the airport, arrivals should get a taxi to Argostoli if they do not have a transfer prearranged. A taxi to Argostoli will cost around 15 euros and is just 15 minutes north of the city. The popular resort Skala is an hour’s drive away from the airport.
In order to make sure that you are getting your Kefalonia flights for the very best deal you should take advantage of flight comparison websites. After entering some basic details, these flight aggregators can allow you to quickly compare the cost of flights from a number of major airlines.
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.