The largest of the Ionian islands, Kefalonia won't disappoint with its exotic beaches and breathtaking mountain ranges. Hire a car and explore this truly stunning island located off the west coast of Greece on the Ionian Sea.
Whether you prefer to spend your holidays relaxing on a beach or exploring the sights and attractions, Kefalonia has something for every tourist. Spend a day cruising the streets of the island's capital, Argostoli and be sure to pay a visit to the nearby Koutavos Lagoon to watch the caretta-caretta turtles feed. Hire a rental car for cheap, hit the open road to the coastal town of Sami and explore the 150 million year old Drogarati caves. Take the opportunity to unwind and relax or satisfy the adventurer in you on the island of Kefalonia.
Hiring a car in Kefalonia
Securing a cheap rental car from Kefalonia Airport is easy with AirportRentals.com. Simply type in the location of hire, followed by your travel details to choose from a variety of cars for rent. Narrow your search by using the preference filters located on the left side of the page. Once you've selected your preferred car, take a minute to review the extra items page to secure something your travel plans may require such as a GPS or booster seat. You're almost done at the rental details page where you'll review your purchase and type in your payment information. Confirm your rental and you are set to go! With Airport Rentals there are no hidden fees and you have access to 24/7 customer service.
Getting to town from Kefalonia Airport
Kefalonia Airport is located on the southwest part of Kefalonia island near the village of Svoronata and is 9 km from Argostoli, the island’s capital. This airport receives flights from other Greek islands - Corfu International Airport - and other European countries such as Rome and Milan including daily flights from Athens. The airport is much busier during the summer months and serves more than 400,000 travelers per year. Although this transport facility is small in comparison to other major international airports, it has all the necessary facilities to suit your airport needs, including a cafeteria and bar, Hellenic Duty Free Shops, ATM machines, and WiFi.
Ready to get out and explore the island? Head to the car hire kiosk to pick up your car rental. When you’ve reviewed your rental details and your personal items are loaded, hit the road to your destination of choice.
Guide to driving on Kefalonia island
Use the guide provided below for directions, tips for driving on the island and parking information.
Driving from the airport
Follow the signage surrounding the Kefalonia Airport to determine which direction you will go. If travelling to Argostoli - located Southeast of the airport - exit the airport and keep left past the petrol station. Continue on until you reach Sklavou and turn left. Enjoy the scenery but keep your eyes on the road as you drive this winding road right into the heart of Argostoli.
Driving tips for your Kefalonia rental car
Be sure to hire a GPS for your rental car and it is wise to invest in an up-to-date paper road map of the island as road systems have been known to change.
Tips for driving on Kefalonia island
● Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left side.
● Roads are narrow and winding and drivers tend to drive in the middle of the road. Stay alert and keep to the right especially around corners.
● Watch for speed traps in and around the small villages. Follow the rules of the road and allow locals to pass.
● Traffic picks up during the busier summer months but is still light in comparison to larger urban areas.
● Enjoy the ride in your rental car and take time to savour the views.
Parking at Kefalonia Airport and Kefalonia island
Short-term and safe and secure long-term parking options are available, located a short walking distance outside the terminal.
There is a shortage of parking in Greece and it is not uncommon to see locals park their vehicle on sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk in the street. Park your vehicle safely and in a parking zone as ticket fines are hefty.
Check out our tips for driving in a foreign country to ensure your Kefalonia road trip goes off without a hitch!
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