Car rental Kefalonia
The island of Kefalonia, also named as Cephallonia or Cephalonia, is the largest of the lonian Islands in Greece. It is a separate regional unit of the lonian Islands region and the only municipality. The capital of the island is Argostoli. As a popular holiday destination, it draws a large number of tourists during the peak season. It has gained international fame since the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin was filmed on the island. Cephalonia is especially favored among tourists from Italy mainly because of the close distance.
Driving your rental car at Kefalonia
Car rental on Kefalonia is essential for tourists to fully explore the outlying villages and enjoy the impressive natural scenery, boasting high mountains covered with lush pine forests, splendid high cliffs and the dazzling blue seas. To admire the magnificent views of the mountains and wander in the natural forest park, you can rent a car on Kefalonia and drive to Mount Aenos, the tallest mountain in the island. There is a highway passing through the mountain range, connecting traffic from southwester to eastern part of the island. As some mountain roads are only suitable for 4WD, you need to plan your routes beforehand and book a 4WD jeep or similar vehicle with the car rental company if necessary. Tourists using car rental in Kefalonia can reach various holiday resorts by following the major roads including Greek National Road 50, Argostoli-Poros Road, Argostoli-Fiskardo Road (with link to Lixouri) and Poros –Sami road. With a rental car on Kefalonia, you can easily visit Lassi, a major tourist area close to Argostoli, or the beautiful village Fiscardo surrounded by greenery, around 50 kilometers north of Argostoli. For those keen on sailing, you can take a leisure drive in your rental car to Poros, a yacht marina and a scenic village in the eastern corner of the island. The bus service here is not of much use to the tourists due to its scarcity, most of the tourists use car rental on Kefalonia as the main means to travel around the island. You can find many car hire places in towns, but it's advised to rent a car on Kefalonia in advance, which saves you money, time and hassle.
Tips and tricks for parking your rental car
Parking rules are applicable in major towns and resorts alike in the island. You can spot the double or single yellow lines and parking signs. It's worth noting that there is an alternate-month parking system in some resorts along a busy roads, where you can park along the same side of the road and then swap to the other side of the road when the month changes.
See some history while you rent a car
The Archaeological Museum, displaying a large collection of finds from prehistoric, the Hellenistic and the Roman period; Drogarati cave, a natural miracle, with many impressive formations of stalactites and stalagmites; the Monastery of Panagia Atrou, the oldest monastery of Kefalonia, standing at an altitude of 500 meters on the top of a green hill.
Get your groove on at one of Kefalonia's many festivals
Kefalonia has no shortage of events and festivals to cater to all visitors: Union of the Ionian Islands, celebrating the union of the Ionian Islands; International Music Festival of Argostoli, featuring various performing artists from Greece and across the world; Theatrical Festival, showing various theatrical plays performed by Greek theatrical troupes.Don't forget to look up when these festive activities take place to avoid getting stuck in traffic with your rental car.