The island of Kefalonia is part of the Ionian Islands and a family holiday destination with a very low population density and a local population of only 30,000. Kefalonia offers a combination of modern resorts with traditional villages, churches and monasteries.

Facts about Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands.

The island has a rich biodiversity, with a substantial number of endemic and rare species. Some areas have been declared a site in the European Union’s Natura 2000 network.

Kefalonia is well known for its sea turtles Caretta-Caretta which nest on many beaches along the south coast of the island. A small population of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus Monachus, also lives along the island's coast, especially at places which are inaccessible to humans due to the terrain.

Famous for

  • The villages Fiscardo and Assos 
  • Melissani's underground lake 
  • Drogarati Cave 
  • Myrtos beach 
  • Robola, dry wine
  • Olive Oil 
  • Meat pie

Facts and Figures about Kefalonia Airport

Kefalonia Airport offers connections from / to domestic and EU destinations. Traffic is highly seasonal and is mostly generated by EU tourists, around 70% of them from the UK.

The catchment area of Kefalonia Airport includes the island of Kefalonia and Ithaki.

Passengers 2015: 0.5 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 4,400
Terminals: 1
Runways: 1

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