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!
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.
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.Read more
If you fly into the airport in Kefalonia (EFL) on your start date and entered your travel information on your volunteer user account with Wildlife Sense, at least 1 week before your start date, your transfer will be arranged to your accommodation at the Wildlife Sense Field Station that you have selected.
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 blue Wildlife Sense 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.
Argostoli Field Station (Sunday Start Dates): After collecting your bags, please wait just outside the airport at the green “A” arrivals sign. The driver will take you from the airport to the Field Station in Argostoli (a 7-minute drive from the airport).
Lixouri Field Station (Tuesday Start Dates): 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 have been picked up, the driver will take you from the airport to the ferry port in Argostoli. Your ferry boarding time will be pre-arranged (it departs every thirty minutes to an hour during the daytime). Once you board the ferry, you’ll find a seat and wait for the crew to come around and give you a ticket. The ferry cost three euros and is around 30 minutes. When you arrive in Lixouri, there will be a Lixouri Team Leader waiting for you. You will then walk to the field station together, taking a tour of the town as you walk (around 500m).