Kefalonia Island (Argostoli, Greece)

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Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2019-07-18 12:02

min: 66 °F (18 °C) / max: 78 °F (26 °C) 77°F
24.9°C
Wind: 278°/ 1.9 m/s  Gust: 2.1 m/sWind: 278°/ 1.9 m/s  Gust: 2.1 m/sLight breeze
1.9 m/s
Min / Max Temperature78 °F / 26 °C
66 °F / 19 °C

Kefalonia Island (aka Cephalonia) is the largest in Greece's Ionian Islands (region). By land area (approx 773 km2  / 298 ml) the island is ranked Greece's 6th largest (after Crete, Evoia, Lesbos, Rhodes, Chios). Kefalonia is also a municipality and a separate unit of Ionian Islands. Its main town (Argostoli) has population around 11,000 (island's total population is around 36,000).

Cephalonia (Greece) cruise port Argostoli

Regularly scheduled ferries connect Kefalonia (via Port Sami) with Bari Italy (Ventouris Ferries / 1 weekly crossing, travel time 17 hours), Brindisi Italy (Red Star Ferries / 1 weekly crossing, time 14 hours), Zakynthos Island (Ionian Group / 4 weekly crossings, time 4,5 hours), Ithaca Island (Kefalonian Lines / 7 weekly crossings, time 0,5 hours) and Patras (Kefalonian Lines / 7 weekly crossings, time 3 hours) 

During Middle Ages, the island was ruled by Byzantine Empire (330-1453 AD), after 1185 by Kingdom of Sicily (1130-1816) and after 1479 by Ottoman Empire (1299-1919). However, the Turkish rule ended in 1500, when during the Second Ottoman-Venetian War (1499-1503) Cephalonia was captured by a Spanish-Venetian army. In 1797, the Venetian Republic (697-1797) awarded all Ionian Islands to France after the French captured Venice.

Kefalonia Island cruise terminal

Most cruise ships to Cephalonia Island dock (anchor) at Argostoli - port town on the western coast. Smaller ships may alternatively stop at Fiskardo - port town located on the island's northern tip. Most ferries (from mainland Greece) to Cephalonia Island dock at Sami - port town on the eastern coast.

In the period 2007-2010, at Argostoli was built a new pier consisting of 3 islets. They are based on a total of 132 concrete piles, each with length 32,5 m and width 1,2 m. These piles are the foundation of a reinforced concrete-made superstructure. The islets are connected with the shore via a corridor (length 171,50 m, width 8 m) and provide access to the docked cruise ships.

Cephalonia Island (Argostoli cruise port terminal)

All necessary cruise terminal facilities are built on these islets. Among those is the terminal building and an open-air theater - both located ashore - right before the access corridor's entrance. The cruise port development project also included landscaping and electrification of the surrounding area.

The new pier has only one berth. When the berth is occupied (usually by the larger vessel), the other ship is anchored in the bay and its passengers are transported to the old harbour via the ship's tender boats.

Port Kefalonia Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kefalonia Island, Argostoli, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 July, 2019
Monday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Luminosa07:0014:00
1 July, 2019
Monday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Celebration11:0020:00
3 July, 2019
Wednesday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey08:0017:00
5 July, 2019
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Star09:0015:00
8 July, 2019
Monday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Luminosa07:0014:00
10 July, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Infinity07:0016:00
10 July, 2019
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Veendam10:0018:00
11 July, 2019
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineRhapsody Of The Seas12:0018:00
15 July, 2019
Monday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Luminosa07:0014:00
15 July, 2019
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Star08:0014:00
17 July, 2019
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 607:0018:00
22 July, 2019
Monday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Luminosa07:0015:00
22 July, 2019
Monday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Celebration11:0020:00
24 July, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Infinity07:0016:00
25 July, 2019
Thursday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Discovery09:0018:00
26 July, 2019
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Star09:0015:00
29 July, 2019
Monday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Luminosa07:0014:00
31 July, 2019
Wednesday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey08:0017:00
31 July, 2019
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Lirica08:0015:00
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