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Argostoli: Full-Day Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch

1. Argostoli: Full-Day Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch

After gathering at the pier in front of your boat, you will begin your perfect day out on the emerald waters. You can relax on your traditional wooden boat, exploring secluded beaches and isolated islands whilst making new friends from all over the world. Enjoy traditional homemade Greek food accompanied by fresh Greek salad, fruit, and plenty of wine to enjoy throughout the day. The boat will spend more than an hour at each stop, providing you with enough time to explore, swim, snorkel, or just lay down onboard whilst enjoying a tasty cocktail that your crew can prepare for you. Later, you can use your snorkeling mask at White Rocks to explore the amazing sea bed, before reaching Vardiani Island to walk around or try some natural clay spa therapy. Your boat will be anchored at every destination, and you can simply ask someone from the crew to transfer you to shore with the small motorized boat on hand.

Kefalonia: Shore Excursion to Melissani and Drogarati Caves

2. Kefalonia: Shore Excursion to Melissani and Drogarati Caves

Explore Drogarati cave with the remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. This magnificent cave opened to the public in 1963 and was discovered about 300 years ago. It is also famous for its excellent acoustics. Several concerts have taken place in the cave. Even famous Opera singer Maria Callas gave her appearance. Take a boat ride into Melissani, Lake of the Nymphs, a lake – a cave of unique beauty, and see how the sun rays lighten up the crystal clear water to an unreal bright turquoise. It constitutes a unique geological phenomenon. Seawater disappears into swallow holes near Argostoli City and reappears after 15 days. The cave is shaped like a B and a part of the roof collapsed about three thousand years ago. Discover this astonishing unique cave. Visit Myrtos Beach viewpoint and capture stunning photos of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Kefalonia: Half-Day Lake Melissani and Drogarati Cave Tour

3. Kefalonia: Half-Day Lake Melissani and Drogarati Cave Tour

Delve into the heart of the island's geological history as you explore Drogarati Cave. This ancient masterpiece boasts impressive stalactite formations that have evolved over millions of years. The cave's acoustics are legendary, and you may find yourself enchanted by the echoes of your own footsteps or the occasional drip of water, creating an otherworldly ambiance. The adventure continues at Melissani Lake, where you'll board a boat to traverse the underground marvel. As you glide over the crystal-clear turquoise waters, sunlight pierces through the collapsed cave roof, casting an ethereal glow on the ancient stalactites and stalagmites that adorn the subterranean chamber. Pause and breathe in the breathtaking beauty as we make a captivating photo stop above Myrtos Beach.

From Zakynthos: Kefalonia Island Full Day Tour by Bus & Boat

4. From Zakynthos: Kefalonia Island Full Day Tour by Bus & Boat

Guests will be picked up from their resorts to connect with the ferry boat from the port of Agios Nikolaos, Skinari. At the start of the tour you will see the Venetian castle of St George's as we pass by. This was the capital of Kefalonia until the end of the 17th Century. First stop will be the monastery of St. Gerassimos, the patron of the Island who was known for his miraculous abilities to cure people with mental illness. The monastery is considered one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Kefalonia and is situated under the imposing Mount Ainos. Next we head to the impressive Drogarati Cave, located outside of Sami, with its fine stalactites & stalagmites. Experts estimate that the cave is about 150 million years old. Continuing on to Melissani Lake and Cave. Take a short boat trip on the lake located within the cave and experience the fantastic colors of the water as the sunlight is reflected through the open roof. Our next stop will be at the town of Aghia Efimia. You will have time here for lunch, a stroll or souvenir shopping. After we drive towards Argostoli along the west coast of the island and have a short photo stop at the viewpoint overlooking Myrtos Beach. This is followed by a short break in Argostoli for a nice stroll around the square. The ferry boat departs Kefalonia at 18.00 and arrives back in Zakynthos at approx. 19.45. You will then be transferred back to your resort. ***Note: the order of the itinerary may be subject to change at the guides discretion ***Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

From Argostoli: Melissani Lake and Myrtos Beach Guided Tour

5. From Argostoli: Melissani Lake and Myrtos Beach Guided Tour

Your day starts with a visit to the mystical Melissani Lake, a natural wonder steeped in Greek mythology. As you glide across the crystal-clear waters in a rowboat, you'll be immersed in the mesmerizing beauty of the cave's interior and the breathtaking play of light on the subterranean lake. Following your exploration of Melissani Lake, the day unfolds with a relaxing swim at the world-famous Myrtos Beach. With its powdery white pebbles, turquoise waters, and dramatic cliffs, this beach is a paradise for beach lovers. Immerse yourself in the inviting waters and bask in the warm Mediterranean sun as you enjoy the tranquility of Myrtos Beach. The beach has limited facilities, which include sun beds and umbrellas, a small beach shack bar offering drinks and snacks, showers, and toilets

From Argostoli: Kefalonia Shore Excursion Highlights Tour

6. From Argostoli: Kefalonia Shore Excursion Highlights Tour

The perfect tour to discover the highlights of this wonderful island. You will spend the day exploring Kefalonia’s best stops including the spectacular Melissani Cave and Lake, you’ll enjoy a wine-tasting experience at Orealios Gaea Winery and you will stop at the breathtaking Myrtos Beach - one of the best beaches on the island! • You’ll be picked up from the cruise ship pier and you will head to the Orealios Gaea Winery to taste some delicious local Greek wines at one of the finest producers on the island. Here you can taste the Robola which is specific to this area - the Robola Valley. • After a wonderful wine-tasting experience, the next stop is the spectacular Drogorati Cave where you can marvel at the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in this 50 million-year-old cave. • Next will be a stop at the breathtaking Antisamos Beach*. This Blue Flag beach was made famous by the movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ and will delight visitors with its turquoise waters, pebbly white sands and the lush pine trees surrounding the shore. • Afterwards, we will then take a rowing boat out to visit the spectacular Melissani Lake which is hidden inside the Melissani Cave. This incredible underground lake is a fantastic sight to see and you’ll be blown away by the natural beauty here. • Next is the picturesque fishing village of Agia Efimia. This once-quiet fishing town now attracts yachts and tourists looking to admire the beautiful sea views from one of the many traditional Greek tavernas on the waterfront. • Finally, the last stop on the tour is the stunning Myrtos Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Don’t forget to snap plenty of pictures of the breathtaking scenery! • If you have chosen to visit the traditional village of Assos* over Antisamos Beach, this will be the last stop of the tour before you had back to Argostoli and your cruise ship. Order of visiting places might change.

Kefalonia: Assos and Fiscardo Island Day Tour

7. Kefalonia: Assos and Fiscardo Island Day Tour

Uncover the northern part of Kefalonia on this island tour! Your first stop will be at the mesmerizing cave of Melissani where you will see firsthand the most beautiful changing waters of this natural phenomenon, learn about its fascinating discovery and the many myths surrounding this magical cave! The next stop is Assos village known for its colorful houses beautiful scenery & charming coffee shops! Following next is the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo famous for its posh visitors. mega yachts and waterfront restaurants! Stroll around this village and see for yourself why so many people fall in love with this traditional village! No trip to Kefalonia is complete without a stop for a photo above Myrtos Beach- its many shades of blue. dramatic scenery truly makes this stop unique! A perfect day exploring the best highlights of Kefalonia!

Kefalonia: Drokarati Cave, Melissani Lake & Myrtos Day Trip

8. Kefalonia: Drokarati Cave, Melissani Lake & Myrtos Day Trip

If you want an unforgettable day on your holiday, you must join us for an excursion to explore the Caves of Kefalonia and Myrtos Beach. We start our tour with a visit in Drogarati, a cave over 100 million years old with stalactite and stalagmite formations. Afterwards, we will have a boat trip around the Lake known also as the Cave of the Nymphs. During the visit in the underground lake, you can enjoy the crystal-clear brackish water which combines archaeology and mythology. Where the God Pan was indifferent to Melissanthi’s love and from her sorrow she fell in the lake, therefore the lake took her name. Then our next stop will be the famous Myrtos beach for swimming in the turquoise waters where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beach and the sun (2 ½ hours swim stop). Myrtos is the most photographed area. The beach of a thousand colors, is an organized one with a snack bar, toilet facilities, changing rooms, lifeguards, sunbeds, and umbrellas which you can make use off.

Kefalonia: Road Trip to Myrtos Beach, Assos & Fiskardo

9. Kefalonia: Road Trip to Myrtos Beach, Assos & Fiskardo

Enjoy an unforgettable road trip in Kefalonia to the north of the island. Be picked up in Argostoli, Agia Effimia, or Sami and drive along the scenic roads to go swimming at Myrtos Beach. Have traditional lunch in the village of Fiskardo by the sea and finish your trip in Assos. Choose to get picked up in Argostoli, Agia Effimia, or Sami and drive along the scenic roads of Kefalonia to start your epic road trip to the north of the island. Admire picturesque views passing by your window as you arrive at Myrtos Beach. Take the chance to swim in the idyllic, crystal clear waters or relax on the stretching white sands. Continue on to the village of Fiskardo, a paradise on the water. Explore the excellent selection of boutique shops and admire the beautifully colored Venetian buildings. The village has many taverns, where you can enjoy traditional local dishes and even freshly caught seafood. Arrive in Assos in the early afternoon, a small and charming village with traditional architecture and pebbled beaches. Choose to relax with a coffee and ice cream or stroll along the lovely paths between old churches. When you are done, return to Argostoli.

From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

10. From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

The boat is sailling at 18:30 right across Eurobank in Argostoli harbour, after an hour we arrive at vardiani ishland where we spend the next hour for the first swimm. After we pick up the anchor we gentle cruise towards the sunset and then boat is headin towards xi beach where the Greek buffet is served and everyone has the oportunity for a second swimm. Boat is returning at argostoli at 10:30 Program is changing according the time of the sunset!

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4.3 / 5

based on 234 reviews

A great way to see Kefalonia if you don’t have a car. We really enjoyed ourselves. We mostly stuck to the original itinerary, but were offered alternatives and asked if we wanted to spend more or less time in certain places. Dimitris told us about history and the local customs as well, plus took on a role of our personal photographer, so for a change we have lots of holiday pictures of us together.

Very nice and enthusiastic tour guide, everything went smoothly, without the feeling that you didn't have time, etc. The cave and the lake certainly did not disappoint, neither did the viewpoint on the beach, although we would have liked to go to the beach as well. (Was not possible now because of a cruise ship that was leaving again!) Thanks Daphne!

The cave was beautiful and the lake even more beautiful. They transport was on time and easy to find from the cruise port. The guide was pleasant but did not give very much information about the area like guides onll our other excursions.

The tour was great and so was the guide. She was very knowledgeable and very nice. Loved it all. Would have loved to visit the beach instead of the town. That would be perfection.

Well structured and organised. Gerasimo, our guide, was extremely helpful