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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 – cave of unique beauty and see how the sunrays lighten up the crystal clear water to an unreal bright turquoise. It constitutes of a unique geological phenomenon. Seawater disappear into swallow holes near Argostoli and appear again after 15 days as backwater in the cave’s lake which is situated 30cm above sea level. The cave is shaped like a B and a part of the roof has collapsed about three thousand years ago.

From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

3. 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!

From Argostolion: Private Kefalonia Highlights Tour

4. From Argostolion: Private Kefalonia Highlights Tour

•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 – cave of unique beauty and see how the sunrays lighten up the crystal clear water to an unreal bright turquoise. It constitutes of a unique geological phenomenon. Seawater disappear into swallow holes near Argostoli and appear again after 15 days as backwater in the cave’s lake which is situated 30cm above sea level. The cave is shaped like a B and a part of the roof has collapsed about three thousand years ago. •Enjoy a lunch (optional) to the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. Its colorful houses and flower-filled alleys make this village an absolute must to stroll through! •You will admire the panoramic view of Myrtos Beach, which lies between two mountains, and its one of the most famous beaches in Greece! The view from high above is truly unforgettable.

Shore Excursion: Kefalonia Half Day Highlights

5. Shore Excursion: Kefalonia Half Day Highlights

This is the perfect tour to see the most famous highlights of the island in one day. • Explore St. Gerasimos Monastery. St. Gerasimos is worshipped in Kefalonia as the patron saint and the Monastery in his name is a beloved and blessed place for Kefalonian people. Saint Gerasimos’ remains are kept in a glass display above his tomb. • Take a boat ride into the underground Melissani Lake, known for its crystal blue-green color of the waters. • Discover the traditional fishing village of Agia Efimia and enjoy your coffee break at one of taverns and restaurants line the waterfront overlooking the wonderful bay. • Stop for impressive photos at Myrtos beach, one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece. The stunning view from above of the turquoise waters along with long stretch of bushes and trees on tall hills just adds to its already existing beauty.

Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

6. Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

Discover the highlights of the island of Kefalonia on this full-day trip. Immerse yourself in the island's gastronomic and wine culture at Robola Winery and the village of Fiscardo. Witness the breathtaking natural beauty of Drogarati Cave and enjoy a boat ride on Melisani Lake. After getting picked up from your hotel on the island, head to your first stop, Robola Winery Cooperative. Here, discover the stories of the local farmers who export the famous Robola wine worldwide and maybe even sample some of their finest produce. Next, stop at Drogarati cave to observe the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that give the place the feel of a natural cathedral. The cave is 150 million years old and is well known for its spectacular acoustics. Continue with a boat ride on Melisani Lake and Cave as the sun shines into the cave. Your next stop is the famous Antisamos Beach, where you may spot filming locations from the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Enjoy 1 hour to swim in the beach's turquoise waters and take in the surrounding green hills before continuing to Myrtos Beach for a photo stop. Afterward, pay a visit to the village of Assos and take in the picturesque vibrantly colored houses. Finally, arrive at the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo. Learn about the village's tragic past and admire its traditional architecture before sitting down for a bite to eat in one of the oldest dining venues in the area.

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

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

At the start of this day trip to Kefalonia Island, you will be picked up from your resort and will be taken to the port in Zakynthos Town to board the boat. After the approximately one-hour ferry ride, the first stop on the island tour will be the monastery of St. Gerassimos, considered one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Kefalonia and situated under the imposing Mount Ainos. Next, the tour will head to the impressive Drogorati Cave, located outside of Sami, with its fine stalactites and stalagmites - experts estimate that the cave is about 150 million years old! A natural balcony was created in 1953 from an earthquake, which overlooks a chamber of about 100 square metres of floor space, making it possible to hold concerts for up to 500 people. The tour will then continue on to Melissani Lake and Cave.  Explore by boat the cave's stalactites, which are over 20,000 years old. Following a roof cave-in, an impressive sight has been created causing the colours of the water to be reflected onto the walls of the cave. Lunch will be at the town of Agia Efimia, a wonderful town with a small harbour. After lunch, the drive continues towards Myrtos Bay, one of Kefalonia's most famous beaches, for a photo-stop. Finally, a visit to Argostoli, the capital city of Kefalonia, will be an opportunity for refreshments, relaxing in the square or taking a walk to explore the town before reboarding the bus. The ferry will arrive back at the port in Zakynthos at about 7:00 PM.

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

8. Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

Tour Kefalonia on this shore excursion to the island's highlights. Follow your guide as they take you through idyllic scenery to enchanting caves and a charming harbor. This tour is designed specifically for cruise ship visitors. Your excursion begins from the cruise terminal with a minibus drive through the island's inviting scenery. stop at Drogarati Cave and be impressed by its remarkable stalactites. Continue your tour with a boat ride in the crystal clear waters of Melissani Cave. Be in awe of its rich terrain and mesmerizing contrasts of water and stone. Head to Agia Efimia and be delighted by the picturesque harbor with its lovely restaurants and cafes. Feel immersed in the Greek way of living in this authentic village. Afterward, make a photo stop above Myrtos Beach, a true treat for the eyes. Conclude your tour with time to explore the administrative center of Kefalonia, the town of Argostolion. Be transported back to the cruise terminal in time for your ship's departure.

Kefalonia: Small-Boat Rental and Self-Guided Cruise

9. Kefalonia: Small-Boat Rental and Self-Guided Cruise

Enjoy a 6-hour discovery of the Mediterranean gem known as Kefalonia with a convenient boat rental. This exciting way to get around is made all the more exciting as the rental is for everyone, including those without a license. This is the best way to discover the breathtaking scenery of Argostoli's coastline, offering you a unique vantage point from the water. The experienced team that rents out these vessels are also happy to suggest special sea journeys that will satisfy your holiday needs.  These boats have 30 HP engines, making them available to drive for everyone. You will receive full onboard instruction along with a safety presentation. All the boats are equipped with a canopy for shade and have a 5-person capacity. All boats are fully insured and come with complimentary magical memories! Once aboard your vessel, there are plenty of places to witness. The local partners are happy to offer a selection of unique itineraries to help you experience the best that Kefalonia has to offer, whether it's taking in the best-known sights or getting off the beaten track. This is the most intimate way to see it. During your trip, you can travel to places such as White Rocks Beach, Paliostafida Beach, Xi Beach, Makris Gialos Beach, Vardiani Island and Lebeda Beach.

Kefalonia: Greek Cooking Class at a Local Village

10. Kefalonia: Greek Cooking Class at a Local Village

A cooking class in Kefalonia is perfect for travelers who want to take home not just a souvenir, but a piece of a true Kefalonian experience! The Kefalonian cooking experience is not a simple cooking demonstration, but a complete culinary experience with you at its very heart! Are you ready for an appetizing journey into the world of Kefalonian gastronomy Immerse yourself in the ultimate culinary experience, prepare your appetite to explore new flavors and why not put your cooking skills to the test! The Kefalonia cooking class experience is ideal for those who seek an alternative insight into the island, culinary traditions, and authentic Kefalonian hospitality! The journey kicks off with a drive to the breathtaking scenery of Argostolis bay where the crystal-clear waters meet the dark green pine trees, and the picture square town can be seen with the best panoramic views! Once you have arrived in the tucked-away village of Kourouklata you will be welcomed by locals with authentic Kefalonian delicacies to prepare your taste buds for what follows ahead. The village is famous for its classical houses, views that will leave you in awe, and the friendly locals with whom you will have the opportunity to interact and embrace their culture and lifestyle. The presentation of local products will begin this authentic culinary journey! You will have the time to taste local wines & honey and get first-hand knowledge of the long journey it takes for each product to develop from start to finish! You will continue your journey of exploration to the oldest taverna in the village where you will get your hands dirty and prepare Greek appetizers like ‘tzatziki’ and the world-famous Kefalonian riganada; roll up your sleeves to create your very own phyllo pie for a traditional meat pie!. Under the guidance of Mrs. Stavroula, the journey into the world of Kefalonia cuisine ends with lots of pictures and smiles. Savor the fruits of your labor with the company of a glass -or two- of fine Greek wine and engage in a cheerful conversation with new friends from around the world. Get a souvenir scroll with all the recipes you have prepared yourself and get ready to host a Greek night with your friends back home.

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4.3 / 5

based on 234 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was varied and well-planned. The caves are definitely worth seeing, the boat trip was in a comfortable boat, Romantika 2, with plenty of shade, good swim stop, nice way to arrive in pretty Fiscardo. We had time to wander around various places and saw a lot of this beautiful island.

This tour was amazing! Private and way better than going with my cruise line! They made sure we got back in time and went above and beyond for us! Elena and Devin were a great team and made us fall in love with the city.

It was an amazing trip with Dani (tour guide). He was very kind and explained history and showed so many nice places with beautiful views.I liked the cave and lake. I really enjoy time in Kefalonia.

Our sunset cruise was absolutely wonderful. They crew was very friendly and helpful. We had plenty of time to swim and the wine was endless! My husband and I would highly recommend.

Great day, friendly staff. Lovely food, plenty of Wine Loved the music