About Kefalonia Airport
The Cephalonia International airport was built in 1971, and since then it serves as an extremely important transportation hub for Kefalonia island. It accepts around half a million people on a yearly basis – more and more locals and tourists from all around the world (but mainly from Europe) use it and so it represents one of the biggest airports in southwestern Greece. It has faced many improvements throughout its existence thus always attracting new airlines and acquiring 3% increase in its number of visitors. Nevertheless, the airports logistical problem becomes greater as well, during peak season it becomes a crowded place, so plan to arrive at the airport ahead to arrange everything on time.
Basic info and car hire in Kefalonia Airport
IATA airport code: EFL
ICAO airport code: LGKF
Full name: Kefallinia International Airport "Anna Pollatou"
Location: Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
Hub for: EasyJet
Contact: + 30 26710-29900, email@example.com
Owner: Fraport AG
Elevation: 59 ft / 18 m
Number of runways: 1
Car hire locations at Kefalonia Airport
Car hire at Kefalonia Airport is a must without which your visit to this island would be very much limited. There are no bus or train connections between the airport and island’s villages and towns, and the only other option besides a car hire, is a taxi. If travelling to Kefalonia, make a research in advance and make sure to book your car hire in advance. There are international providers like Hertz and Europcar at Kefalonia Airports, but also, you can rent a car with a local provider, for example AbbyCar. In any case, to have perfect vacations, make sure to book your car hire with pick up at Kefalonia Airport, so you will be all set from the moment you land on his wondrous island. Avis Budget have their office 50m from the airport’s exit, left from Avis Budget you will spot AbbyCar and Hertz has their desk in the Arrivals hall conveniently.
Drive beyond Kefalonia Airport
Greece never stops to amaze with it pristine and wild nature, delicious food and historical presence. The same goes for this small island, which you can comfortably explore with a quality car hire. We suggest planning a diverse vacation for your family, so you will truly absorb the island’s beauties and have the best travel experience. If you’re traveling during the summer, going to the beach is an obvious activity, and Kefalonia has one of the most mesmerizing spots like Myrtos Beach, Kaminia Beach or Petani Beach, check this website for an even more detailed list. Another seaside destination worth visiting is the Lighthouse of Saint Theodori – park your hired car close by and enjoy the wonderful walk by the beach. You should also drive to the St. Andrew Monastery and Museum in Peratata, the museum contains wonderful religious art. A really popular activity on the island is also kayaking, a dash of adrenalin will make your trip an unforgettable one.
Available services Kefalonia Airport
As Kefalonia Airport is small and accepts mainly passengers that come as tourists to the island, there is no business lounge or VIP section. Nevertheless, you might find a calm spot in the cafeteria or alternatively, you can check with the Information Centre for any more demanding queries.
The airport has basic facilities and as such you and your family will find it rather dull. There is a bar and a cafeteria, and a health centre in case someone gets ill. You can also spend some time in the souvenir shop, but as the airport gets really crowded in the peak season, we suggest you have some children’s games with you.
You can find an ATM, Customhouse service and few travel agencies on the airport. If you’ve booked a car hire at Kefalonia airport, check where exactly you should present yourself, as the majority of car hire companies would have a ‘Meet&Greet’ or ‘Shuttle Bus’ service to the airport.
History of Kefalonia Airport
Kefalonia Airport was opened in the early seventies and has since then never stopped upgrading. It’s a small airport, that nevertheless accepts more and more passengers, so already in the 1980’s the current Terminal was built. In 2015, the airport was privatised and is no longer managed by the Greece state so it is reasonable to expect even bigger investments in the airport’s facilities.
Petrol stations near Kefalonia Airport
You will not find an abundant number of petrol stations around the island, so make sure you keep this in mind also when you’re returning your car hire at Kefalonia Airport. Most convenient petrol stations for your return would be Shell petrol stations and Liosatos Thanasis station in Koutavo. Fill up your tank completely and you’ll be ready to return it to your car hire provider.