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Argostolion

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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 the boat, we will begin our adventure out on the emerald waters! You can relax on the boat while we are taking you to 3 unique places accesible only by a boat! You can use your snorkeling mask at White Rocks to explore the amazing sea bed, you can explore the idyllic Vardiani Island having a walk around or you can have clay spa treatment with a special clay that can only be found at xi beach! Enjoy traditional homemade Greek food accompanied by fresh Greek salad, tzatziki,fruit, and plenty of free wine to take you throughout the day. The boats will spend more than an hour at each stop, providing you with enough time to explore, swim, snorkel, paddle board or just lay down onboard whilst enjoying a tasty cocktail that the crew can prepare for you! The boat will be anchored at every destination, and if you dont feel comfortable swimming you can simply ask someone from the crew to transfer you to shore with the small motorized boat on hand. Please for any food preferences and or allergies please let us know in advance! As of season 2024 and forward we are sailing out with 2 boats, the new addition of our fleet the Christina will be sailing alongside our first boat the konstantinos, In case Konstantinos is fully booked your reservation will go through with the Christina, our team members will be there at the port during embarkation to guide you through.

Kefalonia: Half-Day Lake Melissani and Drogarati Cave Tour

2. 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.

Kefalonia: Shore Excursion to Melissani and Drogarati Caves

3. 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: Assos and Fiscardo Island Day Tour

4. 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!

From Argostoli: Kefalonia Shore Excursion Highlights Tour

5. 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.

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

6. 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

7. 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

Kefalonia: Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, & Myrtos Day Trip

8. Kefalonia: Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, & 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 to the Nautical museum, where you can see how the traditional and the ancient ships were built in the past and then we will visit 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

Set sail from Argostoli on a sunset boat trip that offers not just a journey across the waves but an immersion into the tranquil beauty of the Ionian Sea. Your adventure begins with a visit to the serene Vardiani Island, where for an hour, you're invited to dive into the crystal-clear waters, snorkel amidst the vibrant marine life, or simply revel in the untouched beauty of this secluded paradise. As the day wanes, your vessel gently cruises towards the horizon, offering you a front-row seat to one of nature's most spectacular shows - the sunset, where skies morph into a canvas of fiery hues. But the enchantment doesn't end with twilight. After darkness blankets the sky, the boat makes a special stop at Xi Beach, famous for its unique red sand, inviting you for a magical night swim under the stars. This intimate encounter with the night sea is paired perfectly with a traditional Greek buffet served onboard, allowing you to savor authentic flavors as you float on the gentle waves. The voyage concludes as you return to Argostoli at 22:30, your heart and belly full, carrying with you memories of a journey where time seemed to stand still, and nature played host to an unforgettable evening. Times and scedule may vary during summer because the time of the sunset is changing day by day! Please for any food preferences and or allergies please let us know in advance!

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Our most recommended things to do in Argostolion

Argostoli: Full-Day Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch

Argostoli: Full-Day Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch

After gathering at the pier in front of the boat, we will begin our adventure out on the emerald waters! You can relax on the boat while we are taking you to 3 unique places accesible only by a boat! You can use your snorkeling mask at White Rocks to explore the amazing sea bed, you can explore the idyllic Vardiani Island having a walk around or you can have clay spa treatment with a special clay that can only be found at xi beach! Enjoy traditional homemade Greek food accompanied by fresh Greek salad, tzatziki,fruit, and plenty of free wine to take you throughout the day. The boats will spend more than an hour at each stop, providing you with enough time to explore, swim, snorkel, paddle board or just lay down onboard whilst enjoying a tasty cocktail that the crew can prepare for you! The boat will be anchored at every destination, and if you dont feel comfortable swimming you can simply ask someone from the crew to transfer you to shore with the small motorized boat on hand. Please for any food preferences and or allergies please let us know in advance! As of season 2024 and forward we are sailing out with 2 boats, the new addition of our fleet the Christina will be sailing alongside our first boat the konstantinos, In case Konstantinos is fully booked your reservation will go through with the Christina, our team members will be there at the port during embarkation to guide you through.

Kefalonia: Half-Day Lake Melissani and Drogarati Cave Tour

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.

Kefalonia: Shore Excursion to Melissani and Drogarati Caves

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: Assos and Fiscardo Island Day Tour

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!

From Argostoli: Kefalonia Shore Excursion Highlights Tour

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.

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

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

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

Kefalonia: Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, & Myrtos Day Trip

Kefalonia: Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, & 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 to the Nautical museum, where you can see how the traditional and the ancient ships were built in the past and then we will visit 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

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

From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

Set sail from Argostoli on a sunset boat trip that offers not just a journey across the waves but an immersion into the tranquil beauty of the Ionian Sea. Your adventure begins with a visit to the serene Vardiani Island, where for an hour, you're invited to dive into the crystal-clear waters, snorkel amidst the vibrant marine life, or simply revel in the untouched beauty of this secluded paradise. As the day wanes, your vessel gently cruises towards the horizon, offering you a front-row seat to one of nature's most spectacular shows - the sunset, where skies morph into a canvas of fiery hues. But the enchantment doesn't end with twilight. After darkness blankets the sky, the boat makes a special stop at Xi Beach, famous for its unique red sand, inviting you for a magical night swim under the stars. This intimate encounter with the night sea is paired perfectly with a traditional Greek buffet served onboard, allowing you to savor authentic flavors as you float on the gentle waves. The voyage concludes as you return to Argostoli at 22:30, your heart and belly full, carrying with you memories of a journey where time seemed to stand still, and nature played host to an unforgettable evening. Times and scedule may vary during summer because the time of the sunset is changing day by day! Please for any food preferences and or allergies please let us know in advance!

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Overall rating

4.3
(234 reviews)

10/10 would recommend! Amazing value for money. Great way to see southern Kephalonia. Friendly team on the boat who were very lively. They accommodated our dietary requirements (vegetarian) and navigated the changing weather. They supported one of our guests who was nervous in the sea with a life jacket and float for paddle boarding. Three paddle boards were available alongside a small motorboat for transport to the beaches. Good music and free flowing wine. Happy to take and later send us pictures of ourselves. Our favourite part of our weekend trip :)

What an AMAZING experience! This was a great tour around the highlights of the beautiful island of Kefalonia. It was very affordable for the many beautiful places visited. Dimitris our driver was very friendly and informative on the history of the island and allowed us to go at our own pace. He even took many photos of us and took us on an excursion to try traditional wine and food from the island, which was greatly appreciated. A 10/10, unforgettable experience!

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.

Amazing trip- great lunch provided and they were very happy to cater for vegetarians at short notice (and we still got a great Greek meal). Beautiful locations, was a highlight of our trip I could not recommend more

Excellent tour, I liked it, they speak English and Spanish, I would like more time at the stops but I imagine the time was just right. It has certainly been very pleasant