Kefalonia

Ionian Islands

Kefalonia has a spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches, utterly translucent sea, mountains thickly forested with cypress trees, traditional villages tumbling with a riot of flowers and a rich history combining Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian influences.

FEATURED VILLAS IN Kefalonia
ALL VILLAS IN Kefalonia

The Pretty Good Guide

  • map
  • where to eat
  • local beaches
  • to-do
  • phone numbers
  • important
  • transport to greece
  • transport in greece
  • boat hire

Kefalonia Facilities Map

To help give an overview of the island a detailed map can be viewed here, giving you the best local insights and recommendations.

Destination Tour

Kefalonia has a spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches, utterly translucent sea, mountains thickly forested with cypress trees, traditional villages tumbling with a riot of flowers and a rich history combining Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian influences.

 

Pretty good recommendations

Cafe Tselendis

Fiskardo

Owner has a huge cd collection from Grieg to Coltrane and everything in-between. Many locals hang out here under the shade of a weeping fig. Food is good - Mediterranean/Greek/Nice Salads and good choices for Veggies.

Tel: (+30) 2674 041344

 

 

The Fishbone: beer bar

Fiskardo

Located just below the famous Fiskardo steps is the Fishbone. A fun bar which stays open late and has an influence on live music. A 'must' night out for people staying in the Fiskardo area.

Tel: (+30) 2674 023811

www.thefishbonefiskardo.com
www.facebook.com/thefishbone.fiskardo

 

Foki Bay

Taverna

At the top of Foki Bay. Great Greek Food - mostly done on the grill. The meat comes from the owners animals - excellent quality with no frills. Very short walk to the bay below the taverna for a dip before and/or after.

Mob: (+30) 697 819 7524

www.facebook.com/Taverna-Foki-375744456475574/

 

Makis

Vasillikades

Located in Vasillikades, also does take-away option

Tel: (+30) 2674 051556

Assos Restaurant

Assos

Il Borgo

Restaurant in Kastro - Kefalonia

Quite a sophisticated restaurant on the top of the Kastro Hill with wonderful views over the plains towards Argostoli. The menu is very good and prices reasonable. The Wine list is also interesting and features many local and Greek wines.

Tel: (+30) 2671 069800

www.facebook.com/ilBorgoKefalonia/?fref=ts

 

Le Passage

Fiskardo

Sit and watch the world go by in this very cool waterfront cafe bar.
Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee or Cocktails, Le Passage has 'the edge' in terms of friendly staff and quality.

Tel: (+30) 2674 041505

www.facebook.com/pg/lepassagefiscardo/posts/

 

Tassia Restaurant

Fiskardo

'Famous Fish'. Tassia does it the best! In the heart of Fiskardo, right on the quay. Traditional Greek Fish Tavernas and probably the best.

Tel: (+30) 2674 041205

www.tassia.gr
www.facebook.com/pages/Tassia-Restaurant/163648133701003

 

Ionio Taverna

Magganos

'Eat well - Live well' is their moto! The little taverna in the village of Magganos is on the way to Fiskardo
High quality produce is the secret to great Greek cuisine! Monday night is buffet night and Wednesdays live music.

Tel: (+30) 2674 041424 and speak to Anastasia.

www.facebook.com/Ionionrestaurant/

 

LY Enosis

Vasillikades
Offers pizza and pasta dishes

Taverna Platanos

Assos

Traditional Greek dishes in a friendly atmosphere.

Tel: (+30) 2674 051381

Psaraki

Fish restaurant with a modern twist - Argostoli

A must visit if you're in Argostoli!
A great restaurant on the quayside road of Argostoli serving Greek cuisine with a contemporary twist!

Tel: (+30) 2671 300353

www.facebook.com/Ψαρ?κι-226745841164336/

 

Lord Falcon: Thai food

Fiskardo

A Great ambience and a must visit - especially when you’ve spent the entire week eating Souvaki. The walled garden is a really nice place to sit and eat and the food is genuine - excellent. They have a buffet most nights as well as the a la carte (which I prefer).

Open 18:30 - 00:00
Mob: (+30) 693 892 4858

www.facebook.com/pages/Lord-Falcon-Elephant-Thai-Restaurant/219136118109801

 

Odysseus taverna

Agia Jerousalim

Situated on one of the quietest beaches in the North of Kefalonia is Odysseus Taverna. Serving traditional Greek food of an excellent quality.

Mob: (+30) 693 288 5944

www.facebook.com/ierousalem/

 

Irodotos

Emblissi

Located in Emblissi for great traditional food and fish dishes.

The Fisherman's Hut

Agia Kiriaki

On the way from Argostoli to Fiskardo is Zola bay. There is a little harbour for local fishermen to tie up their boats. Right on the side of the tiny harbour is The Fisherman's Hut which is a 'secret' of the island. It's a no frills shack of a place where the nails spoils are served in a simple but delicious way. The food, atmosphere and setting are unique.

Tel: (+30) 2671 085105

www.facebook.com/pages/category/Greek-Restaurant/Η-Καλ?βα-του-Ψαρ?-858247254223022/

 

Picnic

Sandwich and Breakfast - Fiskardo

A really great idea! Eat in or order a Pic-Nic. Perfect sandwiches and a great breakfast stop just outside Fiskardo. WiFi works really well and you can borrow/leave a book.
PicNic offers a Pic-Nic service which is perfect for a boat trip or other day trip with the family.
The owner Christina and her daughter Nicoletta provide a charming welcome throughout the day.
Open 8am - 7 pm.

Tel: (+30) 2674 041039

www.picnickefalonia.com
www.facebook.com/PicnicCafeMagganos/

 

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Pretty local beaches

Pretty good things to do

Boat Trip with Skipper

Christos has a traditional, wooden caique boat and takes guests out for the day from Fiskardo. If you are interested, please contact our office on.

Tel: (30) 211 780 3202

 

Boat Hire

If you're interested in renting a motor boat please contact our office

Email: arrivals@prettygreekvillas.com
Tel: (+30) 211 780 3203

Boats less than 50hp do not require a power boat licence. For larger boats, a power boat licence is necessary.

 

Pretty useful phone numbers

General

Pretty Greek Villas:
Tel: (+30) 2696 061414 or (+30) 211 780 3203

Local Taxi:
Mob: (+30) 693 7362341 (Aristea Nikoletatou)
Mob: (+30) 693 2637072 (Panagis)

 

Health

Medical Centre in Vasilikades:
Tel: (+30) 2674 051203

Lixouri Hospital:
Tel: (+30) 2671 092222

Argostoli Hospital:
Tel: (+30) 2671 024641

Sami Hospital:
Tel: (+30) 2674 022807

 

 

Emergency

Emergency Call:
112

Police:
100

Fire:
199

Doctors SOS:
1016

Road Assistance:
10400 (ELPA)

Pretty important

Toilets

Greece sewerage operates on a septic tank which is the reason for the seas being so clean. However, this means that you CANNOT put any toilet paper, sanitary towels or baby nappies down the toilet. If you do, it can cause serious blockage requiring a plumber. Please remember to put all paper etc in the bin provided next to the toilet. We do not like to deduct from a security deposit but if the plumber is called and it is because paper has been put into the toilet during your stay, the cost of the repair will need to be deducted from your security deposit.

Suntan lotions
Some suntan lotions and oils contain a dye that leaves a permanent orange stain on towels, linens and pool liners. Please avoid using these suntan products because most villa owners will now request to deduct from the security deposit in order to replace items that have been dyed. When using the pool, please shower before entering.
Water
In this area the tap water is drinkable. Since water is scarce in the summer in Greece, please use only what you need.
Air-Conditioning
If your villa has air-conditioning, please close all doors and windows when in use. Some villas have a system where if a door or window is left open, the air-con will not work so please check this first if you are experiencing problems.
Hot Water
The hot water system for most villas is on an immersion system. This means you need to switch on the boiler for the water to be heated. The switch will be in the main electricity panel of the house and usually is turned on for your arrival. It is easy by mistake to turn this off during your stay, so if you find that you do not have hot water then please check the electricity panel first.
Dishwasher
Most villas will have a dishwasher. Please rinse plates before putting them inside. Some areas of Greece (such as Porto Heli) have a very high salt level in the water so dishwashers do not work very well and you may find that glasses and cutlery are smeared.
Umbrellas
Greece can be very windy so we would be very appreciative if you could close any sun umbrellas at the villa when windy to avoid them breaking or flying away.
Animals

All villas are situated in the countryside so if screen doors or shutters have been fitted please use them so that unwanted animals don’t get inside the house. The villas are all thoroughly cleaned before arrival but it is still possible that you may see the odd spider, mice, rat, scorpion, cockroach, snake or lizard inside. If you do and think it is a problem, please let us know so that we can deal with it straightaway. Wasps – it is impossible to know in advance whether wasps are going to be prevalent in a particular location or not. If you do find that wasps are a nuisance, burning Greek coffee on a plate seems to keep them away.

Siesta Time
For villas that are situated within villages and towns, the siesta hours are 14:30hrs – 17:30hrs. During this time, please try to make as little noise as possible.
Shop & Bank Opening Hours

Large chain supermarkets (such as AB, Galaxias, Carrefour) are open Monday to Saturday from around 08:30hrs – 20:45hrs. Closed on Sundays.

Most other shops are open as follows:
Monday: 08:03hrs – 13:30hrs Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs & 17:30hrs – 20:30hrs
Saturdays and Sundays: On most islands, shops are open 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs & 17:30hrs – 20:30hrs. However, in traditional places frequented mainly by Greeks you will find that shops will be open on Saturdays until 13:30hrs and closed on Sundays.

Banks vary but are generally open from 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs. Some banks stay open for an hour or two longer.

Bakeries and mini-markets tend to be open every day.

Taxis and Porters

Taxis, porters and car hire are not included in the price of your villa. Please settle up directly with your driver, porter or car hire representative. When departing from your villa, if you require a taxi or porter, please ring or email us 24-48hrs in advance to arrange.

If you pre-book a taxi and do not notify us to cancel it, we will deduct this from your security deposit.  Please note that we need to receive the cancellation in writing 24 hrs at least before the time you have booked the taxi. For airport transfers, we need at least 1 month’s notice in July/August and at least 2 weeks notice in all other months so that your booking can be replaced.

Security

Greece is still generally a very safe country. However, when you are not at your villa please close windows and lock the doors.

Garbage
Please dispose of your garbage regularly because the high temperatures can attract vermin if left for too long. Unfortunately, very few areas of Greece have recycling so please put your rubbish in the nearest municipal bins (usually green). On Hydra, there are also lots of cats so please don’t leave rubbish bags outside.

Transport to greece

Charter flights and domestic airlines operate flights to Kefalonia airport.

Three good websites for flights from the UK are

www.travelsupermarket.com 
www.flightcomparison.co.uk 
www.charterflights.co.uk

A good UK flight agent is 
Scott at Belgrave Travel on 01708 380357 or 
Barry Lewis at Charter Flights on 02087 140 025 or 
email him barry@charterflights.co.uk

For non-UK flights, a good website is 
www.edreams.com

Please contact one of the PGV team for advice about where to book flights.

Take a ferry from Brindisi (Italy) to Sami (Self Drive)
The ferry crossing takes 16 hours 51 mins
You can take the car ferry from Brindisi to Sami. For information, please click below:
www.viamare.com/endeavor-lines-brindisi-cephalonia.html

 

Three good websites for flights from the UK are
www.travelsupermarket.com  
www.flightcomparison.co.uk  
www.charterflights.co.uk
For non-UK flights, a good website is 
www.edreams.com

Please contact one of the PGV team for advice about where to book flights.

There are three ways to get to Kefalonia

Fly to Kefalonia Airport direct.
Take a ferry from Brindisi (Italy) to Sami (Self Drive).
Fly to Athens and drive to Killini where you can take the ferry to Poros on Kefalonia.
 

 

Transport in greece

Car Hire on Kefalonia Airport

Our preferred car hire company is located outside Kefalonia Airport opposite the main airport gate. From the airport, you would walk directly to their office to collect your car and complete the paperwork.

Kefalonia Airport Car Hire rates 2020:

Group

Car Type

Doors

Seats

Engine size

Price/ Day

B

Fiat Panda, Suzuki Spark A/C

5

4

1.2

€33

C

Hyundai Accent, I-20, Peugeot 208 A/C

5

5

1.3

€36

E1

Suzuki Jimny Jeep Open top

3

4

1.4

€43

F

Nissan Primastar family carrier A/C

5

9

2.0

€78

G1

Nissan Note or Hyundai Accent (1.4) A/C

5

5

1.6

€43

G2

Nissan Primera luxury saloon A/C

5

5

1.6

€48

H

Nissan Primera Automatic, leather seats A/C

5

5

1.8

€58

 

Prices include delivery and collection from the airport. Baby seats and booster seats can be provided free of charge, (1 per car) second is 3 Euros per day. There is no mileage charge. No charge for a second driver.
Insurance package includes - Comprehensive insurance with an excess of € 500 To reduce excess to € 50, a € 10 fee per day may be paid. No coverage of vehicle undercarriage or tires.

Guests travelling from outside the EU need an international driving licence and their normal domestic driving licence in order to hire a car in Greece.

Please reserver your car hire through the ‘Manage Your Booking’ section to our website. If you require your access codes, please contact one of the PGV team. arrivals@prettygreekvillas.com.

 

 

From Kefalonia Airport to Villa

For villas not requiring car hire, or for members of your party travelling separately or where you would prefer to have a taxi transfer and your hire car delivered to your villa we can arrange a taxi transfer from the airport to your villa and back if required. Taxi Transfers need to be pre-booked so please indicate your requirements on your arrival form. The driver would wait for you in the Arrivals Hall of the airport holding a sign with your name.

Kefalonia Airport Transfers each way 2020 Season:

 

1 to 4 passengers

5 to 8 passengers

9 – 16 passengers

LASSI

45

55

55

MINIES

25

35

35

SVORONATA

25

35

35

TRAPEZAKI

55

65

80

AGHIA EFIMIA

66

80

110

ASSOS

77

90

150

FISKARDO

100

165

200

 

Please note that for all pre-booked taxis, we kindly request at least 24 hrs’ notice of cancellation otherwise the transfer fare will be deducted from your security deposit.
 

Please reserver your taxi through the ‘Manage Your Booking’ section to our website. If you require your access codes, please contact one of the PGV team. arrivals@prettygreekvillas.com.

Fly from Athens to Kefalonia

For domestic flights from Athens to Kefalonia: www.olympicair.com/549-en-gb.cmt

 

From Athens Airport to Patras Port

The drive from Athens to Patras takes 3 hrs.
Guests travelling from outside the EU need an international driving licence and their normal domestic driving licence in order to hire a car in Greece.
2020 Car Hire Rates from Athens per week
(please add Euro 20 for pick up/drop off at Athens Airport)

 

Group

 

Car Type

 

1/4 – 31/5

 

1/6 – 30/6

 

01/7 – 25/8

 

26/8 – 30/9

 

1/10 – 31/3

 

A

 

 

NISSAN Pixo

 

€133

 

€213

 

€236

 

€173

 

€115

 

B

 

 

HYUNDAI i10

 

€150

 

€225

 

€248

 

€184

 

€127

 

C

 

 

NISSAN Micra

 

€156

 

€242

 

€265

 

€196

 

€133

 

CD

 

 

FIAT Panda

Diesel

 

€265

 

€322

 

€357

 

€276

 

€225

 

D

 

 

NISSAN Note

 

€207

 

€288

 

€317

 

€225

 

€156

 

DD

 

 

TOYOTA Yaris

Diesel

 

€294

 

€363

 

€403

 

€305

 

€253

 

DDD

 

 

FORD Focus

Station wagon

 

€322

 

€391

 

€438

 

€345

 

€282

 

JD

 

 

FIAT 500X Diesel

 

€357

 

€414

 

€449

 

€391

 

€305

 

K

 

 

NISSAN Tiida

 

 

€288

 

€368

 

€426

 

€311

 

€253

 

K1

 

AUDI A4

 

€322

 

€403

 

€449

 

€357

 

€294

 

KD

 

 

BMW116 Diesel

 

€334

 

€460

 

€552

 

€403

 

€311

 

 

 

Group

 

Car Type

 

1/4 – 31/5

 

1/6 – 30/

 

01/7 – 25/8

 

26/8 – 30/9

 

1/10 – 31/3

 

KDD

 

 

SKODA Octavia

Diesel

 

€425

 

€541

 

€610

 

€472

 

€397

 

HD

 

NISSAN Qashqai Diesel 2X4

 

€449

 

€575

 

€644

 

€483

 

€403

 

GM

 

SKODA Citigo 

Automatic

 

€230

 

€322

 

€357

 

€265

 

€196

 

G2

 

NISSAN Tilda

Automatic

 

€357

 

€495

 

€547

 

€414

 

€286

 

GD

 

VW GOLF Automatic Diesel

 

€380

 

€518

 

€575

 

€437

 

€334

 
From Athens Airport to Killini Port

The drive from Athens to Killini Takes 4 hrs 30 mins.
Guests travelling from outside the EU need an international driving licence and their normal domestic driving licence in order to hire a car in Greece.
2020 Car Hire Rates from Athens per week 
(please add Euro 20 for pick up/drop off at Athens Airport)

 

Group

 

Car Type

 

1/4 – 31/5

 

1/6 – 30/6

 

01/7 – 25/8

 

26/8 – 30/9

 

1/10 – 31/3

 

A

 

 

NISSAN Pixo

 

€133

 

€213

 

€236

 

€173

 

€115

 

B

 

 

HYUNDAI i10

 

€150

 

€225

 

€248

 

€184

 

€127

 

C

 

 

NISSAN Micra

 

€156

 

€242

 

€265

 

€196

 

€133

 

CD

 

 

FIAT Panda

Diesel

 

€265

 

€322

 

€357

 

€276

 

€225

 

D

 

 

NISSAN Note

 

€207

 

€288

 

€317

 

€225

 

€156

 

DD

 

 

TOYOTA Yaris

Diesel

 

€294

 

€363

 

€403

 

€305

 

€253

 

DDD

 

 

FORD Focus

Station wagon

 

€322

 

€391

 

€438

 

€345

 

€282

 

JD

 

 

FIAT 500X Diesel

 

€357

 

€414

 

€449

 

€391

 

€305

 

K

 

 

NISSAN Tiida

 

 

€288

 

€368

 

€426

 

€311

 

€253

 

K1

 

AUDI A4

 

€322

 

€403

 

€449

 

€357

 

€294

 

KD

 

 

BMW116 Diesel

 

€334

 

€460

 

€552

 

€403

 

€311

 

 

Group

 

Car Type

 

1/4 – 31/5

 

1/6 – 30/

 

01/7 – 25/8

 

26/8 – 30/9

 

1/10 – 31/3

 

KDD

 

 

SKODA Octavia

Diesel

 

€425

 

€541

 

€610

 

€472

 

€397

 

HD

 

NISSAN Qashqai Diesel 2X4

 

€449

 

€575

 

€644

 

€483

 

€403

 

GM

 

SKODA Citigo 

Automatic

 

€230

 

€322

 

€357

 

€265

 

€196

 

G2

 

NISSAN Tilda

Automatic

 

€357

 

€495

 

€547

 

€414

 

€286

 

GD

 

VW GOLF Automatic Diesel

 

€380

 

€518

 

€575

  
From Patras Port to Kefalonia

There is one fast ferry each day at 12:00hrs to Sami on Kefalonia taking 1 hr 30 mins
(Please however check the timetable since this can be subject to change).


For information about ferries from Patras to Kefalonia, please click on this link:
travel.viva.gr/en/ferries

 

From Killini Port to Kefalonia

There are many ferries throughout the day to Poros on Kefalonia.
The ferry takes 2 hours.
 

For information on ferry crossings from Killini to Kefalonia,
please click on the link below.
Ferry schedules will be released for 2020 summer season towards the beginning of May:
www.ferries.gr/ionian-ferries/

 

From Athens Airport to Killini Port

2020 Taxi prices from Athens Airport to Killini:

Type of Taxi

Price

Athens Taxi (up to 4 passengers)

€440

 

 

Recommend boat hire

Please reserve your boat hire through the 'Manage Your Booking' section to our website. If you require your access codes, please contact one of the PGV team.
arrivals@prettygreekvillas.com.

Boat Hire on Fiskardo

We can arrange boat hire for any guests staying at our Fiskardo or Assos villas through Regina Boat Hire in Fiskardo.

Fiskardo Boat Hire Prices 2020 per day

Boat Type

Low Season

High Season

25 HP Standard – tiller (2-4 people)

€55

 

€65

30 HP Standard (5 people)

€75

€85

Family Delux 30 HP Standard (Mercury Bigfoot Engine) (5 people)

€85

€95

30 HP Deluxe (4-5 people)

€95

€105

30/40 HP Speedboat Bigfoot (7 people)

 

€110

 

€120

30/60 HP Speedboat Raneri (6 people)

 

 

€130

 

€140

 

 

30/60 HP Speedboat Raneri (8 people)

 

 

€150

 

 

€160

 

 

High season prices apply from 1 July - 31 August. All other months and dates are considered low season. For rental periods of more than 3 consecutive days a 10% discount may be requested.

The boats can carry up to the number of persons specified for optimum comfort and safety. Full instructions are given for novices. A map of the cruising area and an instruction sheet are also provided. Contact telephone numbers are provided in case you have any questions or require assistance whilst afloat. If you do not have a mobile telephone, you will be provided with one for the duration of your boat hire.

In addition, all boats are equipped with the following: sunshade, cool-box, ladder for swimming from the boat, full set of safety equipment (including lifejackets, flares, whistle for attracting attention etc).

To pre-book boat hire, please complete the relevant section on your arrival form.
 

 

Boat Hire on the Southern Kefalonia

For guests staying on the southern side of the island there is SeaBreeze Boat Hire available.

Boat Hire Prices 2020 per day (Southern Kefalonia)

Boat Type

Prices per day

Length

Max Capacity

20 HP

€ 90

4, 60 Meters

2 people

30 HP

€ 115

4, 90 Meters

2 people

30 HP

€ 140

5,15 Meters

4 people

60 HP

€ 170 

5,15 Meters 

5 people

115 HP

€ 215

5,60 Meters

6 people

140 HP

€ 240 

6, 20 Meters 

7 people

175 HP

€ 315

7,80 Meters

10 people

 

Prices for any boat doesn't include fuel. Fuel Payment is done when boat is returned after checking how much had spent. All our boats have emergency engines.