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Sami (Kefalonia) is located in the Ionian Islands and is connected by ferry to and from Italy and other ports in the Ionian Islands.

There are 3 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Sami (Kefalonia). Ionion Pelagos, Levante Ferries and Ventouris Ferries all operate ferries to and from Sami (Kefalonia). In the summer season, there are a total of 25 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Ithaca (Pisaetos) to Sami (Kefalonia) with 24 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Sami (Kefalonia) is Ithaca (Pisaetos) with a distance of just 9.4 kilometres - that's 6 miles or 5 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Bari at a distance of 454 kilometres - that's about 282 miles or about 245 nautical miles.

Sami port is located on the central east coast of Kefalonia, and serves as the island's busiest seaport. The port is a small port and is generally not very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Sami (Kefalonia) are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Sami (Kefalonia) is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Sami (Kefalonia) with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Sami (Kefalonia) ferry schedules

Why visit Sami (Kefalonia)?

  • Visit the breathtaking Melissani lake and cave by boat
  • Explore Ainos National Park: bike, hike or walk. Perfect for nature lovers
  • Go inside the massive Drongarati cave. It's 95 metres long and very impressive
  • Visit the villages. We especially recommend the fishing village of Fiscardo
  • Swim at Myrtos beach. One of the most famous beaches in Greece. It can't be missed

Island hopping around  Sami (Kefalonia)

Sami (Kefalonia) is one of the Ionian islands islands and so it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. You can easily book quick ferries to Ithaca, and Astakos and Corfu.

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Sami (Kefalonia) port address & GPS

Sami (Kefalonia) Port
Sami (Kefalonia) Port, Sami Town, 28080, Greece.
Telephone: +30 26740 22031
Fax: +30 26740 22031
GPS Co-ordinates
20.6476 ° N, 38.2543 ° E

Sami (Kefalonia) port facilities

Sami (Kefalonia) port is located directly in the second town of the island. You can find car rentals, restaurants, gas stations, hotels, supermarkets and ATMs.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Sami (Kefalonia), you can visit Wikipedia.

Getting to and from the port


By car

Sami port is easy to reach by road and well signposted. You should have no problem finding it.

By Taxi

Kefalonia has enough taxis however be proactive during the peak season.

By Bus

KTEL offers regular busses from Sami to the rest of the island throughout the summer.
on foot

On Foot

As the port is located in the main town of Sami (Kefalonia), it’s very easy to reach by foot.

Frequently asked questions for Sami (Kefalonia) ferries

Flights to Kefalonia Kefalonia Airport "Anna Pollatou" (EFL) has domestic flights from Athens, Corfu and Zakynthos and in the summer has flights from many countries throughout Europe: both charter flights and scheduled. The airport is about 20 minutes by car or bus from the capital Argostoli. Ferries to Sami (Kefalonia) Taking the ferry is also a very popular way to reach the island especially from the mainland port of Kyllini.
At the current time only routes from Ithaka Sami (Kefalonia) are available. These routes are served by Ionion Pelagos.
  • Route: Ithaca to Sami (Kefalonia): Average one way cost per person traveling on foot in July: € 10.50
In the port area in Sami (Kefalonia), directly opposite where ferries arrive and leave, you can find an office for Levante Ferries. You can also find several agencies in the capital of Argostoli and the central agency for Levante Ferries in Platia Ballianou

If you go to a non central agency you may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Sami (Kefalonia):

  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries
You can travel to Sami (Kefalonia) from the mainland town of Ithaki. You can also travel to Sami (Kefalonia) from the small mainland town of Astakos, however, currently, ZasFerries does not sell this route.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
  • On conventional ferries If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box. The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
    • On fast ferries or catamarans Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Sami (Kefalonia), if you travel on large ships such as those from the companies Blue Star Ferries and others. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Sami (Kefalonia) can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Sami (Kefalonia) is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.

Special offers & latest prices for Sami (Kefalonia) ferries

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Fare details
  • Booked: 12th May, 2021
  • Travel: 3rd August - 5th August
  • People: Two foot passengers
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Up to 30% off return trips
BY Ventouris Ferries
The discount applies to the return trip fares for passengers and vehicles as long as outbound and return legs are booked at the same time. Up to 30% Return discount for the Bari-Corfu-Igoumenitsa-Chefalonia Line. Up to 30% Return discount for the Bari-Chefalonia Line. 20% Return discount for the Bari – Saranda Line.

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