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Nydri: Ionian Islands Full-Day Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

1. Nydri: Ionian Islands Full-Day Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

Set sail on a full-day boat cruise to explore Greek islands and beaches with plenty of stops to swim in the crystal-clear Ionian sea. Step on board a comfortable large cruiser in Nydri in the morning and enjoy a day which includes free time on Kefalonia Island and a stop at historic Papanicolis Cave. Begin your tour at Egremni beach. Enjoy your first swim stop of the day on this famous beach. Next, it's back on the boat to move onto Porto Katsiki for some pictures and swimming while moored offshore. Throughout your day, make use of the ship's onboard bar. Continue your journey to the seaside village of Fiskardo on Kefalonia island. Enjoy some free time to stop for lunch (own expense) and explore the scenic alleyways of this authentic village. After the lunch break, get back on the boat to head to your next swim stop at Afales Beach at Ihaca island. Be taken next to Papanicolis Cave at Meganisi Island and learn all about the submarine which hid there during World War II. Continue back to Nydri with a final swim stop in sight of the billionaires' island of Scorpios.

Argostoli: Full-Day Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch

2. 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: 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: Half-Day Lake Melissani and Drogarati Cave Tour

4. 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

5. 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: 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.

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: Assos and Fiscardo Island Day Tour

8. 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 Kefalonia: Blue Cave Boat Cruise & Shipwreck Photo Stop

9. From Kefalonia: Blue Cave Boat Cruise & Shipwreck Photo Stop

Start your full-day boat trip from Kefalonia and visit the famous island of Zakynthos. Explore the stunning coastline and enjoy the swimming stops in secluded little coves around the island.  Your day starts off at Poros Port, where the boat will head to the northern coast of Zakynthos. Experience the blue caves and take the opportunity for a swim in this beautiful blue water. Enjoy the vivid colors of the Zakynthos coastline.  The next stop is the famous Navagio shipwreck beach where you can see the semi-covered remains of a ship. Admire the impressive landscape and the crystal blue water at this amazing beach and take some great PICS during a photo stop at the beach. Your next stop will be at Kato Livadi beach where you will swim in the crystal clear waters. Spend lunchtime relaxing in the traditional village of Alykanas on the northern side of Zakynthos. Savor a Greek lunch and use your free time there to explore the area at your own pace. At the end of your trip, the boat will return to Poros Port.

Kefalonia: Wine Tasting, Melissani, Drogarati & Fiscardo

10. Kefalonia: Wine Tasting, Melissani, Drogarati & Fiscardo

Commence a scenic island drive through olive groves, vineyards, and thick cypress glades. Passing through Mount Aenos you will visit the Robola Winery and taste the famous Robola variety of wine. Visit Agios Gerasimos Monastery, the largest and the most important on the island of Kefalonia. Explore the Drogarati Cave, famous for its acoustics. Discover the geological phenomenon of the Melissani Lake in an underground cave. Leaving Melissani Lake, head towards the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. En route on our 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, wine tasting • St. Gerasimos Monastery - Visit inside, guided tour • Drogarati Cave – Visit inside • Melissani Lake – Visit inside, boat ride • Fiscardo Village – Lunch break/ Free time • Photo-stop at Myrtos beach

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How can I describe such an experience, the manager of the bar/restaurant is exceptional 👌. I highly recommend this incredible event combining tasty dishes and incredible wines accompanied by history and proximity. Thank you again for this experience Melina ♥️. Signed: the 2 Frenchmen.

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

Amazing tour, you can enjoy all the beauty thing on the island