Car hire in Kefalonia

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Kefalonia is the largest of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea and, for this reason, the places worth visiting are as far apart as 50 km, as are the beautiful beaches that should not be missed. This makes it almost necessary to think about organizing even the internal movements of the island, renting a car before departure. In this way you will have the peace of mind to visit the island in total freedom, from north to south, on the coast and inland.

Car rental in Kefalonia is, therefore, widespread and almost indispensable for tourists who reach the island by sea or by plane. The island, however, is also served by the Ktel bus line departing from the city of Argostoli and from there also by a cab service. Depending on the type of trip you want to enjoy, you can choose the comfort of a car that, booked online and before departure, will be waiting for you on arrival ready to take you anywhere on the island!

Car Rental in Kefalonia Airport

Car rental in Kefalonia Airport is the easiest and cheapest way to find your chosen car ready on arrival at the airport.

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The best place to rent a car is the airport

Once you have landed at the international airport of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, you need to get to the city located about 9 km away and from there, then to the place of your stay. In order to avoid waiting or queuing for the buses or cabs that reach the main town, the best solution is to take advantage of the car rental in Kefalonia airport and find the car of your choice ready and available.

Many of the international car rental companies operate at Kefalonia Airport, including Europcar, Hertz, Kosmos, Avis, InterRent, Enterprise, Caldera and Thrifty.

The advantage of choosing and booking your car before leaving is enormous both in terms of quality of the car, given the greater choice available, and in terms of economic convenience, given the many offers available online for car rental directly at the airport.

For the rules, limits and tips for driving a car in Kefalonia, see the Driving in Greece page.

Car categories available in Kefalonia

The following models are some examples of the cars that you can rent in Kefalonia.

Car hire Mini in Kefalonia
  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 0
  • Examples: Fiat Panda, Fiat 500, Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto
Car hire Budget in Kefalonia
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • Examples: Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, Seat Ibiza, Citroen C3
Car hire Standard in Kefalonia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Audi A3
Station Wagon
Car hire Station Wagon in Kefalonia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Opel Astra SW, Ford Focus SW, Golf SW
Car hire MPV in Kefalonia
  • 5-9
  • 3
  • 1
  • Examples: Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford Galaxy
Car hire SUV in Kefalonia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Toyota RAV 4, Ford Escape, Jeep Renegade
Car hire Luxury in Kefalonia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Mercedes Classe C, Mercedes Classe E, Audi A5
Car hire Convertible in Kefalonia
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • Examples: Ford Mustang, Audi A3 cabrio, BMW serie 2

Frequently asked questions about car rental in Kefalonia

Here are some quick answers to the most common doubts about car rental in Kefalonia.

More and more people are choosing to rent a car to reduce contacts and increase social distancing, avoiding the often crowded public transport.

Car rental companies are committed to higher hygiene standards to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.

All the safety measures we are accustomed to are taken at the rental desks and the cars are disinfected after each rental, especially the areas most at risk, such as seats, gearboxes, handles and steering wheel.

Undoubtedly yes. During the pandemic, almost all car rental companies in Kefalonia were forced to reduce their car fleet to reduce operating costs.

When tourism in Kefalonia has restarted, due to the crisis in raw materials and electronic components, they have not managed to buy back enough cars.

The consequence is that today every company has far fewer cars than in 2019 and cannot cope with the high demand. This leads to higher prices and less availability, especially during the high season.

The advice we give you is therefore to book the car well in advance, both to get the best prices but above all to be sure of having a rental car.

To reserve a car in Kefalonia a credit card or debit card is sufficient. However, when you go to collect the car, you will need:

  • a credit card in the name of the driver. Debit and ATM cards are not accepted;
  • copy of the reservation;
  • a driving license valid for at least 12 months;
  • an identity document.

The car rental companies in Kefalonia allow to rent a car to all those who are between 21 and 70 years old. However, there is an additional cost for under 25 and for those over 70.

A car rental in Kefalonia always includes:

  • theft insurance;
  • limitation of liability for damage to the vehicle;
  • local, road and airport taxes.

Any extras or additional insurance coverage are separate.

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