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    Car Hire in Kefalonia at the best prices

    Auto Europe has been a leader in the car hire industry for more than 60 years, offering quality car rental services in over 150 countries worldwide. Here at Auto Europe, our philosophy is "If you think there is something more important than a client...then you need to think again." We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and on being able to help our customers get the best rental car offer available to meet their holiday needs in Kefalonia. Book your car hire in Kefalonia online today with Auto Europe and save with our special deals in Greece. Visit our Kefalonia car hire reviews page to read the unbiased opinions of other Auto Europe car rental users on the island.

    Traffic and Parking

    Driving a car hire in Kefalonia may seem a bit daunting given its mountainous landscape, but many enjoy the challenge of a nice drive along such a beautiful island. Here are our driving tips to help you get around safely during your holiday.

    • Driving is done on the right; therefore, vehicles coming from the right have the right of way unless otherwise posted.
    • If there is not enough room for two cars on the road, faster drivers expect slower drivers to pull over to allow the faster car to pass.
    • Traffic signs are usually written in both Greek and English.
    • Parking along the streets is permitted.
    • You may only use your horn in case of an emergency.
    • Petrol stations often close at 7pm.
    • Minimum driving age in Greece is 17; however, most car rental suppliers require a minimum age of 21 in order to rent a car.
    • Seat belts are mandatory for everyone in the vehicle.
    • Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to sit in the front seat. Children between the ages of 3-11, measuring less than 135 cm must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
    • Roadways are divided by white lines, which can often become faded due to Greece's strong sun. You should be particularly careful of this, especially near bends in the road, where it is easier to be surprised by oncoming traffic.

    Geographic Information

    The Greek island of Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands in Western Greece. It is considered to be the heart of the earthquake zone and, therefore, experiences dozens of tremors each year. Driving here can offer you breathtaking views of the stunning turquoise blue seas that surround the island. Kefalonia has a mountainous terrain; therefore, when hiring a car you should make sure you get one suited for the route you plan to travel.

    Kefalonia has a sister island, Ithaca. Ferries can be taken there daily, from Sami to Pisaetos, which takes approximately 40 minutes. You can also take a ferry directly to Lefkas in the north, an island that is well known for its wine. Please note that most car hire companies do not authorise the use of rental cars on ferries; therefore, we advise you to check with your local supplier beforehand. This information can also be found listed on our website under "Terms, Conditions & Local Fees", as well as on our voucher, in the Terms and Conditions.

    Other popular routes include a scenic drive by car to Sami; from there you can ferry to Corfu. Easter celebrations here are said to be an experience of a lifetime. Whichever way you decide to spend your holiday in Greece, you are sure to enjoy yourself by taking in the breathtaking views and warm sunshine.

    Kefalonia Airport

    Kefalonia International Airport (EFL)
    Website: Kefalonia Airport
    Telephone: +30 267 102 9900
    This is the only airport in the island, located about 10 km south of Argostoli. Flights mainly arrive from Athens; however, in the summer there are often a number of charter flights from all over Europe.

    Public Transport

    The ferry between Argostoli and Lixouri runs every hour during the off season and every half hour during peak season. There are a few bus lines that serve the more rural areas of Kefalonia, which usually run two times per day. Services offered are from Lixouri, Poros and Argostoli to the mainland. Please note that, as mentioned above, most car hire companies do not authorise the use of rental cars on ferries. Always check the relevant Terms and Conditions.

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