There are 2 ferry routes operating between Italy and Kefalonia offering you combined total of 3 sailings per week. Ventouris Ferries operates 1 route, Bari to Sami which runs 1 time weekly. Red Star Ferries operates 1 route, Brindisi to Sami which runs 1 time weekly. European Ferries operates 1 route, Brindisi to Sami which runs 1 time weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Italy to Kefalonia to get the most up to date information.
Italy is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Together with Greece, it is known as the birthplace of Western culture.
Full of high art and monuments, almost every small village in Italy offers a few interesting locations. From the Roman ruins, Byzantine cities and Renaissance masterpieces to cobblestone streets, beautiful churches and wide variety of stunning beaches, Italy is a place that provides rare experiences that can never be overrated.
Italy is the ideal departure country for those travelling by ferry with numerous amazing destinations, many of them domestic on offer. With so many miles of coastline and famous islands to choose from, the list of destinations is truly unrivalled. In terms of international travel, Italy is connected to almost all of the countries in the Adriatic Sea as well as featuring numerous links to Greece, Tunisia and Spain.
The short island crossings are usually made with small passenger vessels while the longer international journeys are operated by luxurious cruise ferries.
Kefalonia is the largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea, sitting just off the mainland’s west coast.
Thanks to its sheer size, quiet beaches can be found all year round, which are also some of the most photogenic stretches of sand in Greece. It is, therefore, a popular holiday destination for couples and families, with plenty of hilltop villas overlooking the vividly blue sea. Yachters and sailors usually flock to the beautiful port town of Fiscardo, unique in how it remained virtually intact after the 1953 earthquake.
Kefalonia is also known for its quaint seaside villages, medieval castles, charming chapels and magnificent coastal caves. And, it was where the Hollywood film, ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, was filmed, all offering days’ worth of sights and attractions.
Given Kefalonia’s appeal, it boasts an impressive ferry network with a couple of excellent ports along the east coast. You can either hop one of the many domestic routes from the mainland and nearby islands or sail overnight from Italy.