Option 1

Fly Direct into Kefalonia

Kefalonia (EFL) has an international airport that receives direct flights from many cities in Europe. Check out the list of airlines that fly into Kefalonia (EFL).

Direct flights are the quickest way to reach Kefalonia. Every year new direct flights are added and many are not aware of all their options. Some volunteers fly direct to a major city and then fly direct to Kefalonia. Imagine having a little stopover in Italy or Germany before coming to Kefalonia!

Besides welcoming flights from several airports throughout the UK, there are also direct flights to Kefalonia from Paris, Madrid, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Oslo, Naples, Venice, Rome, Prague, Ljubljana, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Stockholm-Arlanda, St. Gallen/Altenrhein, Belgrade, Vienna and many more!

Option 2

Fly into Athens and then fly to Kefalonia

Athens (ATH) welcomes direct flights from many cities around the world. If you chose to add a little time for visiting Athens or other destinations in Greece, why not fly through Athens and add a few days to your visit.
Once in Athens, there are two ways to travel to Kefalonia. You can either fly to Kefalonia (EFL) or take the bus
If you chose to fly from Athens to Kefalonia, either Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines, or Sky Express offer daily flights to Kefalonia (EFL). Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

The Bus

From Athens to Kefalonia

Traveling by bus from Athens to Kefalonia is a great economical option. Your bus ticket includes the cost of the ferry ride from the mainland to the Island of Kefalonia. The cost is approximately 40 euros and the travel time including the ferry is around 7 hours. You simply book the bus ticket, and the ferry should be accounted for. There is no added stress of figuring out which ferry to board to Kefalonia. Details of how to reach the Bus Station in Athens and the journey to Kefalonia are on the following pages.

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Arrival at Kefalonia’s Airport

Once you arrive at the airport in Kefalonia

If you fly into the airport in Kefalonia (EFL) on your start date and entered your travel information on your volunteer user account, at least 2 weeks before your start date, your transfer will be arranged to your accommodation at the Field Station.

One week before your arrival, you will be informed regarding the location and time of your pickup. The driver will pick you up from the airport or Ikarus Café, a pool café, just over 100m away (a quick walk) from the airport depending on your arrival time.

Once you arrive at the airport, please collect your bags, and wait at the pre-arranged location. If you do not see someone there holding a sign and/or wearing a green Researcher shirt, please do not be worried. We make several trips on these start dates.

Contact Chanel via WhatsApp (+30) 6977231014 if you’ve arrived and you are concerned about your pickup.

Please provide us with your travel information at least 2 weeks in advance. We cannot arrange your transport if we do not have the information in time.

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