Getting around Kefalonia

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The best way to get to know this beautiful island is by a private vehicle. Some road sections are among the most beautiful I have seen, as the road between Argostoli and Fiskardo. Also the road between Fiskardo and Agia Efimia is fantastically beautiful. If you are not able - or want - to rent a car or moped, you can do a guided tour around the island by bus.

A large island like Kefalonia is not suitable to drive around by scooter
, car is definitely preferable. But if you only are going to see the surrounding neighbourhood where you stay, like around Lassi or Skala, then a scooter is a good way to explore the area. But to see the whole island with a scooter can be quite exhausting. Scooter and car rental places are available in all tourist resorts. It is a keen competition so it may pay to ask around.

A well-developed bus network
connects virtually the entire island. Argostoli is the major hub for nearly all buses. The bus station (KTEL) is located south of the centre (after the bridge) in Argostoli. There are bus services to Fiskardo, Poros, Skala, Sami, Kourkoumelata, the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, Lassi and Agia Efimia. Of course the buses stops in many places along the way. There is also bus services between Poros and Skala, and between Sami and Fiskardo. Bus timetable »

Taxis on Kefalonia is wine-red and easy to find. Telephone number: 26710-22700.

Ferry that runs between Argostoli and Lixouri .

The ferry that runs between Argostoli and Lixouri peninsula.

Excursion boat in Argostoli.

Excursion boat in Argostoli.

Instead of driving, you can go by ferry from Argostoli
to the peninsula of Lixouri. The ferry runs every half hour from early morning until midnight. The voyage takes about 30 minutes.

You can make an excursion with a glass bottom boat
and see some of the surroundings of Argostoli and eat BBQ at a nearby beach. You can choose between a full or a half day tour, or a short evening tour. You will find current times and prices at the boat on the northern part of the waterfront in Argostoli.s

You can go on a guided bus tour
around the island twice a week (usually Wednesdays and Saturdays). The tour includes stops in Katavothres, Fiskardo, Agia Efimia, Melissani, Drogarati, Poros and Skala. The buses starts out from Argostoli 09:00 and returns around 18:30. Tickets can be purchased at travel agencies and at the bus station (KTEL) in Argostoli. Also the package-holiday operators organize bus tours around the island.

Day trips by bus and boat to Ithaca and Zakynthos runs twice a week from Argostoli. Check with a travel agency or KTEL in Argostoli for details about days and times.

Vathy in Ithaka.

Do not miss a day trip to beautiful Ithaca.

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