Ferries to Kefalonia

Ports and routes

During the summer months there is a regular ferry connection between Fiskardo and Vassiliki on Lefkas. The Captain Aristides makes daily trips in low season and more frequent daily trips at busy times.  Timetables vary seasonally but West Ferries who operate this line, have a good regularly updated website.

However, to connect with other parts of mainland Greece and different islands, it will be necessary to use alternative ports on the island.  These are listed below in order of distance from Fiscardo:


Sami at 39 k and around an hours drive from Fiscardo is one of the larger ports on Kefalonia and, depending on the time of year, has ferries to and from Ithaca, Patra, Astakos and high season, Italy.

The Sami Astakos route is served by the Ionian Pelagos which runs between Sami and Astakos on the mainland,via Pisso Aetos on Ithaca. Schedules vary depending on the time of year. Timetable and routes can be found on the Ionian Pelagos website.

The Sami to Patras route now only operates throughout the summer months. The same ferry also calls at Vathi on Ithaca as it starts from here each morning.  More details for Sami to Patras ferries here.

In high season only, there is a ferry from Italy which docks in Sami – this is unusual, as most Italy Greece ferries dock either in Igoumenitsa or Patras.  The only company operating this route are Red Star Ferries, unfortunately they do not currently appear to have a valid website. If you are really interested in this connection, then searching some of the online ferry ticket services may prove fruitful.




Argostoli, at 50k from Fiscardo, is the capital of the island and also has a large harbour. There is a frequent shuttle ferry to Lixouri from here which runs every 30 minutes connecting the two largest towns on the island.

At some times of year the Killini to Poros Ferry continues Argostoli, therefore, when it is running, it is also possible to travel Argostoli to Killini. This is dependent on which ferry line is operating the route. Again, for details of this, we advise searching the ticket provider services.


Pessada, at 58 k  from Fiscardo is a tiny harbour and most useful if you wish to take the ferry to Zakinthos. This runs during the summer and travels to Aghios Nikolas on the northern tip of Zakinthos – this is about an hours drive to reach the capital from here.  Details for the Pessada Ferry here


Poros, at 64k from Fiscardo is the main port of the island as ferries operate from here to Killini on the mainland all year round. During the winter, when the Pessada ferry is not running, the main route to Zakinthos would have to be via Killini.

There are two competing ferry companies running on this route. This gives a good choice of times as they both run several times a day. Timetables vary by season so you need to check the websites below for the most up-to-date timetables and contact details
Ionian Group

Kefalonian Ferries

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