Cephalonia International Airport
Kefalonia (Cephalonia) is on the western side of Greece in the Ionian Sea, an overnight ferry ride from Italy. Argostolion, the island’s capital has an international airport that is well served by airlines from throughout Europe. There are daily flights between the island and Athens summer and winter.
Kefalonia has numerous daily ferry connections with the nearby Greek islands of Lefkada, and Zakynthos, Patras and Igoumenitsas on the mainland and Brindisi, Bari and Ancona in Italy. Major car hire companies are present on the island including Hertz, Eurocar and Avis. There are also numerous local car hire companies that offer good service and competitive rates. Many visitors to the island use a tour company to organise every facet of the journey from flight bookings to accommodation and car hire. Company representatives meet guests at the airport or ferry port and are there to help with any problems. More and more though guests choose to make their own arrangements, which is now very easy to do via the Internet and phone.
The area around Fiscardo is breathtakingly beautiful and in summer it has a perfect, sunny climate. The coastline is dotted with rocky coves and a crystal clear sea, so warm you can swim all day. A dense, vivid green forest dominates the area. In the surrounding hills lie half-forgotten villages unchanged for generations, with small tavernas and bars where old men click worry beads, drink coffee and play endless games of tavli, (a form of backgammon).
How do you spend your time? Long, languid, sun-filled days watching your skin turn golden brown. Pottering about in a little boat to find an extra-private cove or slipping across to the island of Ithaca for a change of scene. Afternoon siestas, which everyone takes very seriously. Breakfasts of delicious local bread and even more delicious Kefalonian honey, late night suppers in tavernas where the produce is local and the service relaxed. Watching the lights of passing ships ghosting past in the strait between Kefalonia and Ithaca at night. Refreshing late night dips in the pool or sea.