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Kefalonia Airport

Kefalonia is the largest of the Greek Islands and has quite a large airport that serves roughly 400,000 passengers a year. Kefalonia Island International Airport (EFL) is the only airport on the island and is to be found in Svoronata, nine kilometers from the capital, Argostoli. The airport receives daily flights from Athens (via Olympic Airlines) and takes connections from all over the world. Flight time from Athens is only 45 minutes. You can fly to Kefalonia airport from any of the major UK airports and flights normally depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. The airport has only one terminal that is used both for departures and arrivals and it is, of course, busiest in summer when the charter flights arrive two or three times a day. Flight time from the UK is roughly three hours and fifteen minutes.

On arrival at the airport it is possible to hire a car, or take a taxi or private mini-van into Argostoli, Lixouri or any of the other nearby towns and resorts. If you are heading to Lassi or another resort on a package deal you will probably find that your hotel or tour operator will have arranged a bus to pick you up. If you want to take a taxi into Argostoli it will cost you about 10 Euros. Argostoli is 25 minutes from the airport, Sami 1 hour 15 minutes, Aghia Efhemia 1 hour 45 minutes and Fiscardo 1 hour 30 minutes.

It was announced in 2012 that Easyjet would also be flying to Kefalonia in the peak months (April through October). They now have flights twice a week from London to Kefalonia and they also run an additional service to Kefalonia from Milan from July to September.

If for any reason your flight is delayed by more than 3 hours you may be able to claim flight compensation from the airline. There is more information on the flight compensation process on our flying to Kefalonia page.