About renting a boat in Kefalonia
Kefalonia is an island located in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece near the Ionian islands
. It is notorious for its sandy coves and breathtaking landscapes. The capital of Kefalonia is called Argostoli which is built on a hillside which overlooks the harbour. With many bays and beaches to explore, boat hire in Kefalonia is the ideal way to spend your holiday.
A paradise for sea activities and the perfect place to explore with boat hire, Kefalonia is a must visit. There are endless private beaches such as Myrto and Makri Gialos which can only be accessed by boat. If water sports are your thing then why not try kayaking or scuba diving in a variety of locations.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Kefalonia?
A boat charter in Kefalonia varies in cost depending on the boat type, capacity, season and more. A sailing boat rental in Kefalonia
costs from $4,047 per week in high season and $2,150 per week in low season
. For a day charter
in Kefalonia the cost is from $253 in low season and $443 in high season
Is it possible to rent a boat in Kefalonia with or without a skipper?
It is possible for a boat hire in Kefalonia to be with or without a skipper. It is a great idea for a Kefalonia boat rental to be with a skipper if you prefer to be guided through your sailing vacation. You don’t have to worry about the technicalities of sailing and you can focus on enjoying the views.
It is also possible to do a bareboat charter in Kefalonia. You will need a valid boating license or can rent a license free boat! This is a great option for those who want to be in charge of their sailing experience. You are fully in charge of your sailing experience!
What to do in Kefalonia?
Kefalonia is known for its exotic paradises. This breathtaking Ionian island is popular for its breathtaking beach settings. The long sandy coastlines, turquoise waters and beautiful mountain views. Whether you are looking for a relaxed sailing holiday in Kefalonia or want to enjoy a Kefalonia fishing tour, there is always something for everyone.
With so many beaches and islands surrounding this island to choose from, your boat trip in Kefalonia will never be boring. The first beach, Myrtos Kefalonia beach is a picture perfect postcard beach. This photogenic beach is a must visit during your visit.
Antisamos is another beautiful beach for a swim stop during your day touring the area. The crystal clear water and shiny white pebbles make this beach stand out. The view from your Kefalonia boat hire is one of a kind.
Then you must visit Skala, a picturesque village with a beautiful beach. You will be able to enjoy the long sandy beach, rocky hills and exotic views. It gets crowded during the summer however this is a must for our snorkeling enthusiasts!
Pentani beach is one of the most impressive beaches in this area! Crystal clear waters, white sandy, pebbles and the mix of blue and green background from your Kefalonia yacht charter. What could be better? On this beach you must pay attention to the colour of the water. Ranging from deep blue, cobalt, emerald and light blue you will be enamored with the different colours.
Looking for a beach that seems out of the ordinary? Then you must visit Xi beach. The red sand from the clay content and crystal waters are surely a sight to see. You must use the sand and water to give yourself a free natural spa treatment! Any water sports lovers? This is the beach for you with facilities for you to rent out anything from jet skis, kayaks and more.
Looking for secluded beaches and coves for your Kefalonia boat trip? The best way to find one, especially if you’re an experienced sailor, is usually starting on one beach or area and exploring the area with your gulet hire in Greece
. To give you some ideas, there is Platia Ammos
. Completely isolated and only accessible by boat, this beach is a must. No cell service makes this beach the ultimate relaxation place.
Another one, Kato Lagadi, is on the way to Skala and Limenia beach. This pebbled and rocky beach is relaxed and has natural shade during the day. For our snorkeling lovers, there are many caves and rocks to explore!
In Kefalonia, rent a boat and head to Mania. The sandy beach and shallow waters make it ideal for families with kids. Then the last beach which we highly recommend for your day cruise is Dafnoudi. Surrounded by a shaded forest this small white pebbled bay with a view towards Lefkada. This area is great for snorkeling and has a beautiful cave with a small shaded beach inside to discover. For our adventurers, this is a must visit.
Some other areas to explore include:
- Agia Kyriaki – Kefalonia
- Agia Kyriaki is located close to the picturesque village of Agonas, in a distance of 18 km from Argostoli.
- Atheras bay – Kefalonia
Simply wonderful is the only way to describe Atheras on the west coast of Kefalonia. This is the perfect overnight anchorage on a calm night. Atheras is known only to a few sailors. There are no shops here except a taverna.
How is the weather and sailing conditions in Kefalonia?
The climate of Cephalonia (or Kefalonia), a Greek island of the Ionian Sea, is the Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. At sea level, the monthly average temperature ranges from 11.5 °C (52.5 °F) in January to 25 °C (77 °F) in August.
Which are the most popular ports in Kefalonia?
The most popular ports in Kefalonia are:
- Sami Port
- Agia Evfimia Marina
- Argostoli Port
- Lixouri Marina
How to get to Kefalonia?
Starting from Athens, you can take a KTEL bus or a car to reach Patras (2.5 hours) or Kyllini (3.5 hours). From these two ports you can take a boat to reach Kefalonia.