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Kefalonia: Shore Excursion to Melissani and Drogarati Caves

1. 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.

Kefalonia Highlights Robola Winery, Melissani & Fiscardo

2. Kefalonia Highlights Robola Winery, Melissani & Fiscardo

Explore the whole island, taste local wine, and visit the most impressive sights, starting from Robola winery where you will have the opportunity to taste this locally made wine! Your next stop will to the magnificent Drogarati Cave, where you can see the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. A visit to the fabulous Cave of the Nymphs, Melissani Lake follows next, heading after to the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, which still stands as a model of the old port, untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. Stroll around the village to explore its many hidden gems! Finally a photo stop of the stunning beach of Myrtos which the view from above is truly breathtaking.

Kefalonia: Island Bus Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Kefalonia: Island Bus Tour with Wine Tasting

Commence a scenic island drive through olive groves, vineyards, and thick cypress glades. Passing through Mount Aenos, you'll visit the Robola Winery and taste the famous Robola variety of wine on this bus tour. Hop on board and find a comfortable seat, then set out to explore the best of Kefalonia. See the Drogarati Caves, famous for their acoustics, and witness the geological phenomenon that is the Melissani Lake, an underground cave. Next, head to lunch at the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. Leaving Fiscardo you will head to the little fishing village of Assos, which gives the impression of being an island of its own. En route on your way back, you’ll make a photo stop at Myrtos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. What you will see: • Robola Winery: visit inside and enjoy a wine tasting • Drogarati Cave: visit inside • Melissani Lake: visit inside and take a boat ride • Fiscardo Village: lunch break (optional) • Photo-stop at Myrtos beach

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.

Kefalonia: Island Sightseeing Bus Tour with Hotel Transfer

5. Kefalonia: Island Sightseeing Bus Tour with Hotel Transfer

Uncover how nature steals the show in Kefalonia on a full-day excursion by air-conditioned bus. Travel to Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake. Explore the village of Agia Efimia with some free time. Take a walking tour in Fiscardo village and stop to capture some photos at Myrtos beach. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Kefalonia. Sit back and relax on the bus ride to the Drogarati Cave. Buy a ticket to the cave to see its stalagmites and stalactites. Continue to Melissani Lake where you can purchase a boat ride in lake that lies in a cave. View this underground lagoon where the sunlight changes the waters from blue to green and purple. Head to the colorful village of Agia Efimia which is located in a bay on the east side of the island. Spend some free time here where you can see sailboats from all over the world that anchor here and hear the mixture of languages coming out of the tavernas and bars. Stop at the fishing village of Fiskardo for a short walking tour. Have time to buy lunch at one of its painted waterfront tavernas. End your tour with a photo stop at Myrtos beach which was made famous in the movie 'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.' Return to your accommodation at the end of the tour.

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

6. 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: Highlights Private Half-Day Trip

7. Kefalonia: Highlights Private Half-Day Trip

Explore the best of Kefalonia in just 1 day with this all-encompassing tour. First, head to the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia. Next door, pay a visit to a wine cooperative where you can sample some delicious locally-produced wines.  Afterward, travel to Drogarati Cave and observe the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that give this place the feel of a cathedral. The cave is more than 150 million years old and is well known for its spectacular acoustics. Next, explore the Cave of the Nymphs and the famous Melissani Lake. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the turquoise waters as the sun shines into the cave. Finally, head to the tranquil and colorful village of Agia Effimia where you will have some free time to explore. On the way back to your hotel, stop at the breathtaking Myrtos Beach.

Kefalonia: The Caves & Myrtos beach

8. Kefalonia: The Caves & Myrtos beach

Choose a private tour to discover the island on your own pace. The guide picks you up from your hotel in a private car at the time you choose. Moving through the mount of Ainos we will explore the most representative attractions of Kefalonia island. We will travel to Drogarati cave and observe the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that give this place the feel of cathedral. The cave is more than 150 million years old and is well known for its spectacular acoustics. Next we will explore the cave of the nymphs the famous Melissani Lake. We will enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the turquoise waters as the sun shines into the cave. Next you will swim at multi awarded and renown Myrtos beach. It stands at the top of the list of the best Greek beaches and ranks among the best worldwide, for more than ten consecutive years. Finally you will be dropped off at the door of your hotel.

Shore Excursion: Kefalonia Half Day Highlights

9. 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

10. 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.

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This was a great excursion. We stopped at a shop first selling sweets, olive oil and wine. Then we went to two monasteries. These were spectacular and a bonus to see. The winery was nice and five different tastes of wine. We then went to the two caves. These are amazing. At Melissani cave the boat men tell you all about the history and you even get some singing from them, which was very pleasant. We took an hours drive to Fiskardo. Along the harbour are several shops and restaurants. A stop for a bite to eat was nice and we watched all the boats come and go. The last stop was Myrtos beach you actually look down from the cliff tops. This was also amazing. The guide tells you all about the history of Kefalonia this was good to know and so informative. The driving did a great job. The roads are so winding and very scary in parts. Great day and would recommend

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.

这次旅程非常开心,为我们开车的师傅也非常友好,很早就到酒店来接我们,一天行程中也积极与我们交流,给我们介绍当地的历史文化。由于是定制的行程,师傅按照我们的意愿稍微修改了原定路线,把我们希望可以游览的部分都看到了。这里真是一个很美丽的小岛,游客不多,饭很好吃还便宜,当地人都很友好。非常推荐大家来玩。

Tour guide was fantastic and saw the highlights of the island in comfort and easy pace.