Cheap flights to Kefalonia

WAS — EFL
May 23 — May 301

How long is the flight to Kefalonia?

Flights to Kefalonia, Greece will take around 20h or more if you are leaving from the West Coast, primarily out of Los Angeles (LAX). Flights from the East Coast, out of New York (JFK) or Atlanta (ATL) will take about 16-24h depending on transfers. Cheap flights to Kefalonia, Greece will sometimes include an overnight layover and will bump the total travel time up to 38-52h. If you are looking to save money this may be a good option to consider.

Where can you get direct flights to Kefalonia from?

Unfortunately, direct flights from the US to Kefalonia do not exist at this time. Currently, most options include one, two or three transfers on the way to Kefalonia. Whether you fly out of Los Angeles (LAX), Dallas (DFW), or New York (JFK), Kefalonia flight deals will typically be making a stop in a European hub, such as Munich, London or Amsterdam. From there, direct flights are typically available to Kefalonia during the high travel summer season. If you are traveling during the low season, your trip will include another stop in Athens (ATH), or other local Greek airport, before flying on to your final destination.

What is the best way to travel around Kefalonia?

You can travel around Kefalonia by bus, taxi, ferry, moped, motorcycle or car. The KTEL local bus system is a cheap option that can get you to almost any location you would like, but the time schedules can be very restrictive and eat up a lot of your vacation time. They also operate tours around the island by bus. Another option is to take a taxi. This will be more expensive, but will save you the hassle of driving the narrow, winding, cliff-side roads of the island. There is even the option to share with other passengers headed to the same location and split the fare. There are also ferries and a sea bus available between Argostoli and Lixouri, as well as the other surrounding islands. Finally, you can rent either a car, moped or motorcycle to travel around the island.

What are some things to do in Kefalonia?

Kefalonia is known for its amazing beaches that are scattered across the island. Petani beach is a white sand beach on the eastern Paliki Peninsula. Myrtos Beach is said to be one of the best beaches in Greece. Makris Gialos Beach is more catered to luxury tourists and has a water sports recreation area. If you need a break from the beach, some cultural places to explore include Assos Village, a pretty little town on a harbor, Agios Gerasimos Monastery, home to the mummified body of the patron saint of Kefalonia, or Agios Georgios Castle, a stronghold from the 16th century. There are also several other natural wonders to explore including the highest peak on the island, Mount Aenos, Melissani Cave which has an underground lake, and Drogorati Cave which is full of stalagmites and stalactites. There are also three large festivals held in Kefalonia, the International Music Festival, the Robola Wine Festival, and the Feast of Agios Gerasimos, where people celebrate the patron saint of the island and pray to his open sarcophagus.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Kefalonia?

US citizens do need a passport to fly to Kefalonia, as well as a booked return ticket. However, a visa is not necessary for US citizens who are traveling to Kefalonia with the intention of tourism, visiting family, attending business meetings or attending other cultural events. Travelers for other purposes should check with local authorities. Once in the country, you may stay for up to 90 days in every 180 day period.

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