Kilini is a small seaside town in the Kastro-Kyllini region, west of the Peloponnese. Since it has been mostly used for transportation to the touristic islands, the town gets crowded in summer seasons. You can get to Kilini from Athens by car or by public buses that run 3-4 times a day from KTEL station in 3 hours. The ferries departing from Kilini harbor set sail to three islands in the Ionian Sea. These islands are Zakyntos, Kefalonia (Poros, Sami) and Ithaca (Pisaetos) and there are daily voyages to Zakynthos and Kefalonia.
Important attractions in the region preferred by those who visit Kilini town; Kyllini Baths consisting of natural springs and Chlemoutsi Castle with a hexagonal structure and inner courtyard. In addition, Ancient Olympia, which everyone who comes to Greece wants to visit and where the first Olympic games in history were played, is only 40 minutes away from Kilini by car. There are beach hotels as well as the golden sand beaches of Kilini.
The Port of Kilini
The ferry trip from Kilini to Zakynthos takes approximately 1 hour. Although it varies according to the season, 6 to 10 trips are arranged daily. For Kefalonia, where there are also daily trips throughout the year, the ferry journey takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Please do not forget that there are 2 ports in Kefalonia and there is a voyage to both ports from Kilini. On the other hand, ferry services between Ithaca and Kilini are arranged seasonally between May and October. However, regardless of the island, we recommend that you reserve your tickets in advance in July and August, when the season picks up.
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