Car Hire in Kefalonia

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Kefalonia, Greece
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Kefalonia Airport
Mini
Skoda Citigo or comparable
Skoda Citigo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avance Rent a Car
£ 51.15 per day
Kefalonia Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avance Rent a Car
£ 51.82 per day
Kefalonia Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 64.04 per day
Kefalonia Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 69.58 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Kefalonia Airport
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or comparable
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
EXER
£ 70.61 / per day
Kefalonia Airport
Mini Elite
Skoda Citigo or comparable
Skoda Citigo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
EXER
£ 70.63 / per day
Kefalonia Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
EXER
£ 71.91 / per day
Kefalonia Airport
Economy
Peugeot 208 or comparable
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 73.48 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 11:02 on 2022-06-30.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
30
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.65 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 2.11 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.47 / 1 liter

Why hire a car in Kefalonia?

The largest of the Ionian islands west of the Greek mainland, Kefalonia is one of this region’s prime travel destinations. Best known for its idyllic beaches, it also harbours interesting inland areas and fascinating cultural heritage. 

Kefalonia

Top ways to enter Kefalonia

  • Kefalonia Airport: Also known as Kefalonia-Anna Palatou, the main international airport of the island is especially active during the summer months when it has flights by more than 20 different airlines. During the winter months, there are only flights to and from Athens, the national capital.
  • By ferry: Kefalonia can also be reached by ferry as there is a service linking it to the Greek mainland (via the village of Kyllini, near the city of Patras), other Ionian islands, and even nearby Italy. Do keep in mind that not all car hire companies permit taking a vehicle onboard a ferry, and even if they do, you should inform them in advance. If you’re coming to Kefalonia via Patras, often the more convenient way is to travel to the island by public transportation and then pick up a car after you arrive. Ferry service is much more frequent during the warmer months of the year, but tickets tend to sell out much quicker during this time, so it’s a good idea to book in advance. You’ll need to buy a separate ticket for your vehicle.

Top destinations and activities

  • Argostoli. Located on the island’s westernmost coast, Argostoli has been the capital of Kefalonia for the last 260 years. Attractions include a scenic waterfront and a number of historic buildings, as well as the Archaeological Museum which holds a number of artefacts from the Classical Greece period. Thanks to its good accommodation options, Argostoli is also where many visitors tend to stay during their trip and explore the rest of the island from there.
  • Fiskardo. Quite different in feel from the rest of the island, Fiskardo is the most upmarket part of Kefalonia. The development, as well as a number of earthquakes, have sadly damaged much of the original architecture, but the area’s newfound opulence means that some seriously impressive yachts can be spotted in it. Located in the north of the island, Fiskardo is about an hour’s drive from Argostoli.
  • Skala. Situated in the far south of Kefalonia, the village of Skala is known as the location of one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the Ionian Islands. The long, sandy coastline is bordered by pine growth and also has a number of beach restaurants and bars. It is worth waking up early to visit the beach as sunrises are spectacular.

Traffic and parking tips

  • There are no highways on Kefalonia (nor on any other Greek islands).
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on roads outside populated areas, and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • While larger Kefalonian roads are in good shape, smaller roads might have poor surfacing and potholes. Be careful when driving on them, especially after dark.
  • Many petrol stations might be closed on the weekends and public holidays. 
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to high fines and a licence ban. Exceeding the limit of 0.08% is a criminal offence and can lead to up to two years of imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. The police number is 100, the ambulance number is 166, and the fire brigade number is 199.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads on Kefalonia, but there are a number of toll roads, tunnels, and bridges on mainland Greece. Many travelers find them very hard to navigate and some choose to avoid using the toll roads altogether because of the very complex system that is in place. Different toll roads are administered by different private companies and so there is not a single, nationwide (or even region-wide) system in place.

For most toll roads, payment can be either made in cash at a toll gate, by credit card, or with coins at an automatic machine. For some roads, an electronic transponder in a car might be used to pay for using the road. Some rental cars might be equipped with such an electronic transponder. However, because of the aforementioned different systems that are in place, this payment method might work for some toll roads, but not others. Plan your route in advance and ask your car rental supplier about the best way to pay for all the toll roads that you plan to use.

Find out more about toll roads in Greece on the European toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Drogarati and Melissani. The two impressive caves, located in the east of the island, are among the most popular attractions on Kefalonia. Characterized by their azure waters, underground currents, ancient ritual sites and even older stalactites, they are fascinating to visit on a boat trip. Drogarati is a 35-minute drive from Argostoli which, in turn, is just ten minutes from Melissani.
  • Ithaka. A small island that is only one seventh the size of Kefalonia, Ithaka is an idyllic place to visit. Located only 2-4 km (1.2-2.4 miles) to the west of its bigger neighbor, it is a scenic and slow-paced destination. Ithaka was also the legendary home of Odysseus and a number of sites on the island, including the cave in Polis Bay, are related to the hero of the Greek epic. Ithaka can be reached by ferry from Kefalonia, and while most companies don’t permit bringing a vehicle on board, you can park it at the port and pick it up upon your return.
  • The Castle of St. George. Built by the seafaring Venetian Empire which controlled Kefalonia for centuries, the Castle of St. George is one of the most impressive structures on the island. Located on a hilltop, the castle offers great views of the land below and the sea in the distance. The castle is just 5 km (3.1 miles) from the village of Leivathos where you’ll find the Byzantine Museum, dedicated to even earlier rulers of Kefalonia.

Most popular hire types and cars

The most popular car for hire in Kefalonia is Suzuki Alto, although many travelers also go for the Opel Corsa or VW Up. The most popular car types are mini, economy, and standard.

Car Hire Prices in Kefalonia

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 135 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 109 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 93 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 108 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 74 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 167 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

These are some good methods to save money on the car you’ll hire:

  • Compare the rates of different car hire suppliers
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Kefalonia is the cheapest in March when prices for an Economy class start from € 25 per day. This is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 64% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at € 68.97 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

Top 13 Cities near Kefalonia

  1. Heraklion starting at £ 18.76 per day
    523.1 km / 325.1 miles away
  2. Athens starting at £ 14.74 per day
    304.2 km / 189.0 miles away
  3. Corfu starting at £ 58.13 per day
    169.9 km / 105.6 miles away
  4. 706.2 km / 438.8 miles away
  5. Chania starting at £ 18.02 per day
    438.3 km / 272.3 miles away
  6. Thessaloniki starting at £ 33.04 per day
    346.3 km / 215.2 miles away
  7. Kos starting at £ 21.40 per day
    615.7 km / 382.6 miles away
  8. Zakynthos starting at £ 55.08 per day
    34.9 km / 21.7 miles away
  9. Mykonos starting at £ 45.04 per day
    434.7 km / 270.1 miles away
  10. Santorini starting at £ 64.61 per day
    481.9 km / 299.5 miles away
  11. Preveza starting at £ 40.74 per day
    88.2 km / 54.8 miles away
  12. Skiathos starting at £ 17.98 per day
    285.4 km / 177.4 miles away
  13. 191.0 km / 118.7 miles away

Top 18 Destinations around Kefalonia

  1. Kefalonia Lasi starting at £ 87.18 per day
  2. Kefalonia Hotel Delivery starting at £ 98.42 per day
    1.1 km / 0.7 miles away
  3. Kefalonia Argostoli Port starting at £ 84.59 per day
    2.6 km / 1.6 miles away
  4. Kefalonia Airport starting at £ 51.15 per day
    5.1 km / 3.2 miles away
  5. Kefalonia Lixouri Port starting at £ 90.48 per day
    5.4 km / 3.4 miles away
  6. Kefalonia Xi Beach starting at £ 90.48 per day
    5.8 km / 3.6 miles away
  7. Kefalonia Pessada Port starting at £ 84.59 per day
    11.3 km / 7.0 miles away
  8. Kefalonia Sami Port starting at £ 79.47 per day
    17.3 km / 10.8 miles away
  9. Kefalonia Poros Port starting at £ 79.47 per day
    26.3 km / 16.4 miles away
  10. Kefalonia Fiskardo Port starting at £ 90.48 per day
    34.2 km / 21.2 miles away
  11. Agios Nikolaos Port starting at £ 55.08 per day
    34.9 km / 21.7 miles away
  12. Zakynthos Airport starting at £ 28.49 per day
    57.9 km / 36.0 miles away
  13. Meganisi Vathi Port starting at £ 13.59 per day
    61.3 km / 38.1 miles away
  14. Lefkada Port Nidri starting at £ 64.61 per day
    63.6 km / 39.5 miles away
  15. Lefkada Aghios Nikitas starting at £ 37.29 per day
    70.4 km / 43.8 miles away
  16. Lefkada Bus Station starting at £ 98.42 per day
    76.3 km / 47.4 miles away
  17. Lefkada Port starting at £ 98.42 per day
    76.7 km / 47.7 miles away
  18. Lefkada Hotel Delivery starting at £ 98.42 per day
    76.9 km / 47.8 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Kefalonia?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Kefaloniafluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Kefalonia
£ 31.02
January
February
£ 21.54
March
£ 38.99
April
£ 23.78
May
£ 24.37
June
£ 41.13
July
£ 35.64
August
£ 43.17
September
£ 39.74
October
£ 59.42
November
£ 59.43
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Kefalonia is March with prices starting at £ 21.54 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is December with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 59.43. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 35. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Kefalonia?

Hirers picking up a car in Kefalonia keep them for an average of 14 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in April keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in Kefalonia
14
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
10
May
12
June
7
July
6
August
8
September
6
October
8
November
9
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Kefalonia?

While travellers visit Kefalonia year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is August.
Popularity of Car Hire in Kefalonia by Monthly Searches
265%
January
255%
February
340%
March
155%
April
70%
May
1%
June
July
August
30%
September
12%
October
35%
November
36%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
AddCar Suzuki Alto 4 1 Small cars
Avance Rent a Car Skoda Citigo 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Avance Rent a Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Alma Car Hire Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Surprice Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
AddCar Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Dirent a car Greece Seat Mii 5 1 Small cars
Dirent a car Greece Nissan Note 5 2 Medium cars
Alma Car Hire Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
24 June 2022
Europcar office is a couple hundred yards from the Kefalonia airport terminal.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
23 June 2022
We used the rental car for getting to and from our villa, shopping and touring around the island. The mountain roads, harbours and beaches were interesting to see and the roads were quiet, a bit more busy in Argostoli.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
11 June 2022
Kefalonia was stunning
United Kingdom
Seat Mii
2 June 2022
Great car at a good competitive price
United Kingdom
Fiat Doblo
28 May 2022
We drove all over the island, and up the mountain! It is all lovely.
United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
26 May 2022
The whole island is beautiful ,but we prefer the less commercial side above the airport.food seems to be good where ever you go.but I would recommend The Borg which is near the castle opposite the spartina area
United Kingdom
Suzuki Alto
23 May 2022
Always take photos and record the condition of the car before you set off, take your time on the roads of Kefalonia the views are amazing, don't be tempted to speed up if a driver comes up behind, let them go past when they can do so, they are probably local and know the road better than you.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
21 May 2022
Just explore the Island Its larger than you think.
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
20 May 2022
Kefalonia is a lovely island to travel around. Beware though, its very hilly and lots of s-bends, take caution and your speed down.
United Kingdom
Skoda Citigo
13 May 2022
Lovely island. Friendly people.
United Kingdom
VW Up
15 October 2021
Beautiful island with reasonably well made roads, both coastal and through mountains, everything easy to locate with Google satnav.
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
4 October 2021
Overall excellent service
United Kingdom
Nissan Note
28 September 2021
Fiskardo was stunning, as was the drive to and fro. Assos, Myrtle beach were all beautiful. Sami was spectacular and the beach had fantastic snorkelling, but the best beaches and snorkelling were in Lassi in my opinion
United Kingdom
Hyundai i30
27 September 2021
A car is a must to get around. I would recommend driving slowly if you're unfamiliar
United Kingdom
Suzuki Alto
24 September 2021
SUPER HELPFUL, AND SPOKE GREAT ENGLISH. GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.. WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK TO THEM.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
4 September 2021
Antisamos beach beautiful as is avithos beach but do not drive down ramp at avithos Park by top taverna.
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
31 August 2021
Very good!
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Rent Car Kefalonia
9.69 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
7.54 / 10
Total number of reviews
29
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
£ 113.58
Lowest daily price
£ 9.19
Total cars available
375

Top 24 Hire Companies in Kefalonia in 2022

Rent Car Kefalonia
Rent Car Kefalonia
Remarkable 9.7 / 273 reviews
+302671042047
Minies - Argostoli, 281 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Dirent a car Greece
Dirent a car Greece
Remarkable 9.2 / 41 reviews
+306932661164
Airport, 281 00, Kefalonia
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
AddCar
AddCar
Remarkable 9.1 / 215 reviews
+302671041008 / +306993339444 / +302645092201
Kefalonia Airport main road, Kefalonia 281 00, Greece
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8.8
+302671041794
Kefalonia International Airport Anna Pollatou
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.8 / 5 reviews
+302671440060
Kefalonia International Airport Anna Pollatou Cephalonia 281 00
Avance Rent a Car
Avance Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.8 / 10 reviews
+302671041019 / +302109011300
Kefalonia Airport, Cephalonia 281 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 3 reviews
+302671440060
Kefalonia International Airport "Anna Pollatou" Cephalonia 281 00
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Outstanding 8.6 / 33 reviews
+302671027313 / +306945604958 / +306945837381
Kefalonia Airport, 281 00, Kefalonia
Working hours
Mon:08:01-21:30
Tue:08:01-21:30
Wed:08:01-21:30
Thu:08:01-21:30
Fri:08:01-21:30
Sat:08:01-21:30
Sun:08:01-21:30
Carwiz
Carwiz
Outstanding 8.6 / 4 reviews
+302671027313
Kefalonia Airport Cephalonia 281 00, Greece
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
National
National
Outstanding 8.6
+302671440060
Aeroliménas, Kefalonia 281 00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.6 / 3 reviews
302671440076
Desk In Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
WheeGo
WheeGo
Outstanding 8.6 / 2 reviews
+302671029500 / 29530 / +306977253778
Xi Beach, Kατωγησ, Lixouri 282 00
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.5
+34966360360
Kefalonia Airport, Kefalonia 281 00
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5
2671440040
Kefalonia Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.4 / 2 reviews
+302671029500 / +306977253778
Kefalonia Airport, Cephalonia 281 00
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.4
+302671440040
Kefalonia Airport Anna Pollatou
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:59
Tue:08:00-20:59
Wed:08:00-20:59
Thu:08:00-20:59
Fri:08:00-20:59
Sat:08:00-20:59
Sun:08:00-20:59
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Outstanding 8.3 / 3 reviews
+302122135282190
AbbyCar, Argostolion 281 00, Kefalonia
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.3 / 1 reviews
+302671042030 / +306948688240
Svoronata, Kefalonia, 281 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.3 / 1 reviews
+302671041665
Cephalonia 281 00
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.1 / 21 reviews
+302111875536
Kefalonia Airport main road, Kefalonia 281 00, Greece
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
EXER
EXER
Outstanding 8.1 / 7 reviews
+306942674111
Kefalonia Airport, Kefalonia 281 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9
+302671041008 / +306936710040
Kefalonia Argostoli
Working hours
Mon:09:00-14:00; 16:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-14:00; 16:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-14:00; 16:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-14:00; 16:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-14:00; 16:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-14:00; 16:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-14:00; 16:00-21:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.8 / 5 reviews
+306937369384
Kefalonia Airport, Kefalonia 281 00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.5 / 51 reviews
+302671041019 / +306958611553
Kefalonia Airport main road, Kefalonia 281 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
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