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Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Kefalonia?

You should plan to spend around $256 (€235) per day on your vacation in Kefalonia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $88 (€81) on meals
  • $58 (€53) on local transportation
  • $261 (€240) on hotels

A one week trip to Kefalonia for two people costs, on average, $3,588 (€3,295). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Kefalonia cost?

A one week trip to Kefalonia usually costs around $1,794 (€1,648) for one person and $3,588 (€3,295) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Kefalonia on average costs around $3,588 (€3,295) for one person and $7,177 (€6,590) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kefalonia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Kefalonia on average costs around $7,690 (€7,061) for one person and $15,379 (€14,122) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Kefalonia has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Kefalonia expensive to visit?

Prices in Kefalonia are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Kefalonia is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or Bern.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Kefalonia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Kefalonia?

The average Kefalonia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Kefalonia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 240 ($261)
Local Transportation 1 53 ($58)
Food 2 81 ($88)
Entertainment 1 33 ($36)
Alcohol 2 11 - 33 ($12 - 36)
Accommodation Budget in Kefalonia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Kefalonia is $131 (€120). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Kefalonia is $261 (€240). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Kefalonia

Looking for a hotel in Kefalonia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Kefalonia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $107. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Kefalonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kefalonia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $58 (€53) per person, per day, on local transportation in Kefalonia.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Kefalonia
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Rental Cars in Kefalonia
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Food Budget in Kefalonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Kefalonia can vary, the average cost of food in Kefalonia is $88 (€81) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kefalonia should cost around $35 (€32) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kefalonia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Kefalonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Kefalonia typically cost an average of $36 (€33) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Kefalonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $24 (€22) on alcoholic beverages in Kefalonia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: May 14, 2024
Kefalonia on a Budget
Kefalonia Kefalonia, Greece
With its dramatic landscapes, picturesque villages, and endless sandy beaches, Kefalonia offers a quintessential Greek island experience away from the crowds. This stunning Ionian gem has something for everyone, from outdoor adventurers to history buffs to beach bums. Kefalonia provides excellent value compared to some of Greece's more popular islands like Santorini or Mykonos. Hotels are not as expensive, and budget-friendly options are common. Eating at casual tavernas or buying fresh produce from local markets can keep food costs very reasonable, too.
Kefalonia's top sights showcase its natural splendor and cultural roots. The jaw-dropping Melissani Cave with its underground lake is a must-see, as are the Drogarati Caves with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. In Argostoli, the lively capital, you'll find the Archaeological Museum with fascinating exhibits on Kefalonia's ancient history. Beach lovers will be in paradise exploring coves like Myrtos, Antisamos, and Horgota. For a taste of village life, spend a day wandering Fiscardo with its Venetian architecture and waterfront tavernas.

With both rugged mountains and turquoise waters, Kefalonia is an ideal destination for outdoor adventures. Explore the underground Mellisani Lake by boat or venture below ground on a tour of the Drogarati Caves. Take a scenic hike on trails with views of the beaches, coves, and cypress forests. Sea kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling provide even more ways to enjoy Kefalonia's stunning coastline and marine life. Guided boat trips to nearby islands are also a popular activity.
Food and Dining
Like the rest of Greece, Kefalonia's cuisine celebrates fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with olive oil, tomatoes, feta, fish and meat playing star roles. Must-try dishes include kreatopita (meat pie), salted cod, and the island's unique meat and rice mixtavili. Kefalonia is also known for its peppery krasi wine and pasteli sesame snacks. For an authentic experience, seek out family-run tavernas in villages like Fiskardo.

There are direct flights to Kefalonia from several European hubs as well as ferries from mainland Greece and nearby islands like Zakynthos and Lefkada. Renting a car is advised to explore Kefalonia's remote beaches and inland areas, but there are also good local buses serving the main towns and attractions. Tours are also an option, as they can take you around the island to various attractions and beautiful spots in a convenient way.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.