By Air – Kefalonia Airport (EFL)

Direct flights from major UK airports (April – October)

Austria, Cyprus Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia Slovenia and Sweden are all well served.

Internal flights – Aegean/Olympic return flights to Athens daily

Inclusivity & People With Cognitive Difficulties

Taxi, Car Hire & Transfers

There are numerous car hire companies immediately surrounding the airport within walking distance, some provide a meet and greet services. The major ones like Hertz and Europcar have desks inside the airport.

For small parties or extra baggage we recommend Adrian Hill, please contact him directly to check availability and book

Alternatively this page contains some trusted taxi companies

Finally, there is a very active Taxi rank at the airport. The cost of a Taxi to the villa in 2023 varied between 80-100 Euros

The journey from the airport (Google Maps – is all via main roads apart from the very last 100 meters.  

Ferry Ports

The Walnut Tree villa is a five minute drive to the Port of Sami and the journey to the capital/port of Argostoli and town/port of Poros are both about thirty minutes drive.  You can also reach Ithaca from Fiskardo and in summer time, the island of Lefkada.  Take the ferry from Pesada on the west coast to the island of Zankynthos.  Both Sami (Patras) and Poros (Kilini) have ferry connections to the mainland of Greece.   A popular day trip, taking the Poros/Kylini ferry, is a visit to Olympia.


  •  Booking direct with each airline is often a cheaper option
  •  Considering a flights from a European city (other than UK airport direct e.g. Gatwick/Bergamo/Kefalonia) is an option worth exploring
  •  Taking two one-way flights to get the length of stay you require can often be a more cost effective option

By Sea

Ferry Services  to Greece

From SAMI Kefalonia to Patras, Mainland Greece, Ithaca and Vasiliki, Lefkada

From POROS Kefalonia to Kilini, Mainland Greece

From PETANI Kefalonia to Zakynthos

Ferry Services to Italy

From PATRAS to Ancona, Venice, Bari and Brindisi

GETTING AROUND KEFALONIA – car, motor bike, bicycle, boat, cruises

Car Hire available almost everywhere

Car Ferry hourly from Argostoli to Lixouri

Local Bus (Argostoli/Sami/Poros)

Motorbike Hire available in Sami

Bicycle Hire available in Sami

Boat Hire available almost everywhere – locally in Sami, Aghia Efimia, Karavomilos and Poros

Cruises round the island and to Ithaca