There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Ionian Islands and Kefalonia operated by 2 ferry companies – Kefalonian Lines & Levante Ferries. The Ithaka (Pisaetos) to Sami ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 20 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Ionian Islands Kefalonia crossing between Ithaka (Pisaetos) and Sami.
The Ionians comprise seven Greek islands named Zakynthos, Ithaca, Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Paxi and Kythira scattered along the mainland’s west and south coasts.
With each island offering a distinct character, they’re a fantastic holiday destination for any kind of traveller. Some boast stunning Parisian-style architecture and blossoming food scenes, whilst others claim some of the country’s finest beaches and tallest mountains.
The Ionian Islands offer excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities too, as plenty of colourful fish and sea turtles can be seen beneath the turquoise waves. Also, superb museums and stunning palaces await inland, where you can learn all about the islands’ fascinating cultural history, so there’s plenty to see and do.
There is no shortage of sailing options from the Ionians as there are numerous routes available to both international and domestic destinations. With a wide range of ferry companies to choose from, it couldn’t be easier to sail from these beautiful Greek islands.
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.