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Greek Island Hopping/Ferries

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Greek Island Hopping/Ferries


We are going to Zante in May 2014 for a wedding and from here would like to "hop" to Ithaca and ideally fly home from Kefalonia. Can anyone tell me if you can get a ferry from Zante to Ithaca or if you have to go via Kefalonia and does anyone have any good ferry website recommendations? Finally, how long would everyone recommend on the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca?

Many Thanks,


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1. Re: Greek Island Hopping/Ferries

For ferries look at www.openseas.gr. You can scroll back to May this year which will at least give you an idea of what was running. No guarantees of course for next year and its far to early to see timetables for when you are travelling.

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It is really a 3 weeker. Maybe 7 ni Zante, 4 ni Ithaki, 10 ni Kefalonia.

You can go this way:

Zante > Kylini(Mainland) > Kylini > Poros(Kefalonia) > Argostoli > Sami > Piso Aetos(Ithaki).

Then of course you would have to go Piso Aetos(Ithaki) > Sami to get a flight from Kefalonia.

Ferries are daily, starting early for the 1st move, expect waits of hours in Kylini/Sami with possible overnights. It's syncing 3 ferries and swopping ports on Kefalonia.

It's not the only way, but I suggest that way as I know it can be done with bus connections.

You can use http://www.gtp.gr/ to suss the ferry connections as they are at the moment. It will be similar next year.

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There is no direct ferry link between Zakynthos and Ithaca. The direct ferry between Zakynthos and Kefalonia is unlikely to be running that early in the season, so you would need to go via Kilini. There are many ferries each day between Zakynthos and Killini, and I would have thought that if you caught one of the earlier ones you'd be able to get over to Kefalonia on the same day.

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