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6 great reasons to hire a car in Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the biggest island in all of the Ionian archipelago, and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. As such, there's a lot on offer here in the ways of beaches and activities, plus a bit of a trek in between.

The easiest and most cost-effective way to travel between it all is by hiring a car – that way, you can ensure you won't miss a morsel of Kefalonia's rich island culture. Here's just why we suggest you hire a car in Kefalonia.

It’s the best and most reliable way to see the island

Kefalonia's public transportation is very limited, consisting of buses that can sometimes be unreliable.

They're a good last minute resort should you find yourself in a pickle, but otherwise you're largely confined to taxis if you want to get between resorts or activities that are too far to walk between.

That's where hire cars come in handy – you can see Kefalonia at your own pace, without having to worry about booking taxis or relying on others to make your dinner reservations.

You can beach hop with ease

Kefalonia is renowned for its beaches-, which come in just about every size, shape and colour you can think of. With the beaches logically being confined to the coast, you'd potentially need to do some light travelling to get between them.

There's Asos Beach in the north and curvy Petani Beach in the west, Skala in the south, and that's just the beginning. With a car, you can lounge on a new beach every day of your holiday.

And throw in some lakes and caves for good measure

The island's pebbly coastlines may be stunning, but what's inside is just as good. We're talking about the caves and lakes that make up inland Kefalonia.

Having a car will open the doors on voyages to natural wonders like the epic Melissani Cave and the epically eerie Drogarati Cave in Sami, plus the lakes that surround them. Once there, you can paddle through the underground waterways to your heart's content, discovering massive chambers and natural skylights.

Your travels are totally self-contained

This concept might sound novel, but it's especially pertinent to holidaymakers travelling as a family, or with small children.

Having a car at your disposal in Kefalonia will mean you won't have to worry about hauling your beach cargo across resorts, leaving your sun cream in the back seat of the taxi, or mentally preparing yourself for the age-old debacle that is deciding where to buy lunch and calculating how far you'll have to carry it. With a hire car, you've got your own personal oversized suitcase always at your disposal.

Drives to Mount Ainos are very doable

Mount Ainos is the tallest point in Kefalonia and is almost totally surrounded by pine forested national park. Hiring a car is the easiest and best way to reach the top.

All it takes is a drive along a particularly scenic route before ditching your car in the designated parking lot and hiking up just 10 minutes to the viewing point. There, you'll get unimpeded views of the water and islands beyond.

Hiring a car is incredibly convenient

Hiring a car in Kefalonia will take astonishingly little effort on your part, especially if you book your car in advance.

You'll have the option to pick it up from Argostoli Airport when you land, but if your tour operator offers airport transportation as part of your holiday package, a number of car hire companies on the island will deliver your hire car to your hotel and then pick it up again on your last day – all that's left for you to do is drive.

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