Just off the mainland in the clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea, west of Athens and to the south of Corfu, the Greek island of Kefalonia is a popular destination for holiday sun-lovers and leisure travellers. Kefalonia, also known as Cephalonia, is blessed with a sunny climate, sandy coves, as well as several sleepy, scenic villages. The coastline of the large, stunning island is replete with small fishing ports and picture-perfect postcard views, stretching from picturesque Poros on the east to the relaxing resort of Kateleios in the south. In Kefalonia, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a range of quality car hires from its local Kefalonia Airport branch, which is conveniently located in the southwest part of the island.
For solo travellers, couples, and families visiting the Greek island of Kefalonia for a relaxing holiday, Enterprise offers a great selection and range of modern vehicles for hire that can suit all needs. Couples and smaller families or groups can opt for a compact, economy, or intermediate car for excellent fuel-efficiency and easy parking, while larger groups may prefer a full-size 9-seater people carrier, or perhaps an SUV that can comfortably seat 5 passengers and carry plenty of luggage or gear with ease. With every Enterprise vehicle, drivers and passengers can rely on reliable and quality for stress-free and comfortable travel.
Kefalonia Airport is the main arrival point for travellers visiting the island. For maximum convenient, Enterprise offers car hires at the airport itself. The Enterprise office is easy to find and their friendly staff will be delighted to help you pick up your car as quickly as possible, ensuring you can start your onward journey right away. The airport is within easy reach of Kefalonia's main town of Argostoli via route 50, the main inland route, or you can drive north along the coastal road.
After a leisurely breakfast, you can choose to visit quiet beaches, peaceful picnic places, or local markets full of fresh produce and souvenirs. The village of Assos isn't far from Argostoli, where visitors can soak up the authentic seafaring atmosphere, see a ruined Venetian castle with colourful architecture, or visit secluded beaches. Alternatively, located near Frangata and the village of Omala is the Agios Gerasimos monastery, which offers peaceful surroundings on top of a hill. The monastery is popular amongst local pilgrims, who travel there through the tree-lined valley to see its silver sarcophagus. The area is steeped in religious history, and the buildings are set on beautiful grounds with well-kept gardens.
As well as the convenience of not having to rely on taxis or public transport, self-drive customers will love the flexibility of being able to organise their own itineraries at their own pace. Enterprise offers special car hire deals throughout the holiday season. To get the most competitive rates, it's best to book your rental car online, where you can also discover other special offers, such as special weekend car hire rates. Whether you choose a fuel-efficient compact car, an economy hatchback, or a people carrier van, Enterprise provides the most reliable vehicles and the best car hire rates.
From the archaeological museum in Argostoli to the renowned caverns and caves at Drogorati, there's plenty to see on this Ionian island. One of the islands best beaches is Kimilia Beach, which is near Fiscardo, a small town that offers a sense of the island’s past. Alternatively, a stay in Kefalonia is probably incomplete without seeing Petani beach, which is about 30 kilometres west via the Lixouri ferry. At Petani, the waves lap gently on its sun-bleached white pebbles, which form an impressive foreground for spectacular sunsets. Emblisi beach is also worth a visit, located in the northeast part of the island. The beach is relatively quiet for its impressively large size. Myrtos Beach is an earthly paradise that has earned superb ratings from its many visitors, owed to its crystal clear waters, panoramic views, and wonderful sunsets with hues of orange and rose.
Usually, parking places are not difficult to find outside the town centres. On this large island, traffic conditions can vary considerably. Minor roads that connect to coastal resorts and inland villages often have sporadic potholes, so drivers should try to return to town before darkness falls. In busy areas, the general rule is to give way to traffic coming from the right, including on roundabouts, which are located mainly on the island's south coast road. Also, although it may be a myth that donkeys have the right of way on Greek roads, it is nonetheless wise to show consideration and give way.