When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Kefalonia?
The summer months are busiest, when the temperatures are highest, and there are more Kefalonia flights from the UK. For a quieter experience, travel in April/May or September/October, when you can still enjoy the warm climate and are likelier to find cheap flights to Kefalonia or deals on last-minute flights. In August and October the island celebrates its patron saint St Gerasimos with parades and celebrations.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Kefalonia?
Kefalonia is a popular destination in the summer and it’s best to book as far in advance as you can to secure the best deal on your return flights. That said, last-minute flights and bargains are sometimes available in peak season, such as flight and hotel deals – check Netflights.com regularly for airlines’ offers and promotions on return flights.
Flying to Kefalonia Airport EFL
Kefalonia Airport (EFL) is located eight kilometres away from the capital city of Kefalonia, Argostoli. Kefalonia Airport operates domestic flights to other parts of Greece, including daily flights to Athens, and a wide range of international and charter flights too. It serves around 400,000 passengers each year and gets particularly busy in the summer months.
British Airways operates direct flights to Kefalonia from London Heathrow Airport, while Norwegian Air International offers direct flights to Kefalonia from London Gatwick Airport. Aegean Airlines runs indirect flights to Kefalonia with a stop in Athens on the way. You can also find Kefalonia flights from other airports in the UK, including Newcastle Airport and Glasgow International Airport.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Kefalonia Airport (EFL) is a compact airport. It has a single terminal building serving both international and domestic arrivals and departures and it is connected to many other Greek islands as well as Athens and other international destinations. When you arrive at Kefalonia Airport, you’ll find the terminal has some useful though limited facilities and services for travellers, such as Wi-Fi and cash machines, a café and a shop. There are also some car-rental agencies located in the main arrivals hall and you will find a taxi rank outside the arrivals exit
Getting to the City from Kefalonia Airport EFL
There are no public transport services from the airport to other parts of the island. The best way to get to Kefalonia's capital city, Argostoli, and around the island generally is by renting a car. There are car-rental companies located in the arrivals hall and it’s best to book your car hire in advance, especially during the peak holiday season, when demand is high. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to your accommodation. The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building, and there are fixed fares for destinations around Kefalonia – check the price with the driver before you travel.
Why Visit Kefalonia?
Made famous in the 1990s by Louis de Bernieres’s novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and the film that followed it, Kefalonia (also spelled Cephalonia) has become a popular holiday destination for British travellers. With its romantic coastline, pretty villages and rich sense of history and tradition, there’s plenty to see and do both in the capital, Argostoli, and beyond.
Starting in the city, head to the Argostoli Archeology Museum, where you can see a variety of local artefacts dating back to the Roman occupation, and the botanical garden, full of local herbs and plants. Kefalonia has plenty of hiking trails and you can easily spend a day roaming the island’s rugged mountains and valleys. At the monastery of St Gerasimos, you can explore the visit the underground caves where the island’s patron saint meditated. Finally, make a stop at one of Kefalonia's Robola vineyards to sample the island’s local wine.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. The local currency is the euro, and it’s a good idea to exchange some money before you fly so that you have some cash for transport when you arrive. There are also cash machines available at Kefalonia Airport. Greece is currently operating capital controls, so you can withdraw cash using a UK bank card up to a daily limit set by the Greek banking system, or your own bank’s daily limit, whichever is lower.