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A JOURNEY TO KEFALONIA

With the wind blowing, the endless sunshine, the smell of the sea, and the mesmerizing view of the turquoise waters; one thing is sure, the Ionian Sea is in front of you.

The Ionian Islands that adorn the coast of western Greece will enchant and draw you in with its beauty and culture.

Explore the cultural richness and hidden treasures of Kefalonia, a lesser-known gem among the Greek islands. Indulge in its traditional gastronomy and untouched landscapes, away from commercialization.

Relax on stunning beaches, letting the emerald waters soothe your body and mind. Dive into adventure with kayaking, snorkeling, and boat trips, revealing the unique beauty of the Ionian Sea.

Experience the charm of Kefalonia’s beaches embraced by fir trees, complemented by wine-tasting tours, village strolls, and scenic hikes through verdant landscapes.

Situated on the West Side of Greece, Kefalonia attracts visitors from across the globe eager to explore its majestic offerings.


Getting to F ZEEN KEFALONIA

By Plane:

The easiest and most comfortable way to reach Kefalonia is by airplane. Take a flight from the location you’re currently in and arrive at the International Airport of Ana Pollatou.

There are many daily direct domestic flights from the International Airport of Athens, Zakynthos, Corfu, Preveza, Kythera, Igoumenitsa, and Thessaloniki.

UK and European cities, such as London, Paris, Vienna, Milan, Prague, Munich, Oslo and Amsterdam, also have direct daily flights, which increase in the summer months.

During quieter times in the season where there are no direct flights to Kefalonia, the best way to reach the island is:

  • Land at Athens International Airport (Or any airport with a direct flight to Kefalonia) and wait for the connecting flight.
  • Land at Athens International Airport and take a bus to Kefalonia
  • Land at Athens International Airport and take a boat from Killini or Patra to the island. You can see more bellow.

Kefalonia’s airport is a 15-minute drive from F ZEEN KEFALONIA

By Boat

Even though there are no ferries from the port of Piraeus in Athens to Kefalonia, there are two optional routes:

  • Boat line Killini – Poros: this route is available all year around, and it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Boat Line Patra – Sami: this route is served mainly in the summer season, and it takes about 3 hours 30 minutes

Additionally, you can easily reach this magnificent destination from other locations in Western Greece. More specifically:

  • The islands of Ithaca, Zakynthos, and Lefkada offer daily routes to the port of Poros in Kefalonia.
  • Routes to Fiscardo, located on the northwest side of Kefalonia, are carried out from Ithaca and Lefkada.
  • Patra, Paxi, and Ithaca carry routes to the Sami.

By Boat through Italy

Many boat trips are available from Italy to Kefalonia. However, this trip isn’t direct, as it includes one or more stops to connect with another boat.

More specifically, the ferries from Bari, Ancona, or Venice step over in Patras or Igoumenitsa.

  • Stopover in Patras: When you reach Patra port, you can take a direct ferry to the port of Sami in Kefalonia. It takes about 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • Stopover in Igoumenitsa: You need to go to Lefkas, where you can embark from Nidri or proceed to Vassiliki. You can take local ferries to Fiskardo (the northern end of Kefalonia). Alternatively, you can go from Igoumenitsa to Astakos, where there are daily ferries to the port of Sami, and it takes about 2 hours 30 minutes.

By Bus

Driving from Athens to Patras port by bus or car takes about 2 hours. You can then take a ferry from Patras port to the port of Sami in Kefalonia which takes about 3 hours 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can go from Athens to the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese which takes about 3 hours 30 minutes and take the ferry to the port of Poros in Kefalonia which takes about 1 hours 30 minutes.

Also, from Astakos (mainland), there are daily ferries to the port of Sami in Kefalonia which takes about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Learn more here: https://www.ktelkefalonias.gr/en

Whichever option you choose to travel to Kefalonia, the best and easiest means of transfer to F ZEEN RETREATS is by taxi which we would be happy to organise for you.

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

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