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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: 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

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: 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.

Kefalonia: Wine Tasting, Melissani, Drogarati & Fiscardo

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

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.

Argostoli: Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, and Myrtos Beach

Argostoli: Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, and Myrtos Beach

Enjoy a day tour through Kefalonia and visit some of its most famous attractions. Travel to Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, and Myrtos Beach, and learn the history of these locations and what makes them special. Start the tour with pickup in a minivan, minibus, or bus and travel to Melissani Lake. Walk through an underground path and discover the place of worship dedicated to Pan and Melissani. Learn the myths about Pan and Melissani while at the site and take a tour of the cave. Visit Drogarati Cave and admire the countless stalactites and stalagmites throughout the cave, some of them formed 150 million years ago. The cave can hold a large number of guests and is sometimes used for events. ago. Finish the tour with a stop at the top of Myrtos Beach, one of the most famous in Kefalonia. Enjoy some time to take beautiful photos to remember your tour.

Kefalonia: The Caves and Myrtos Beach Nature Tour

Kefalonia: The Caves and Myrtos Beach Nature Tour

Embark on a magical boat ride through the mystical Melissani Lake, a breathtaking underground cavern. As sunlight filters through the collapsed roof of the cave, it illuminates the turquoise waters, creating a captivating play of light and shadows. Marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites that adorn the cave, while your guide shares the fascinating history and mythology surrounding this natural wonder. Next, venture into the depths of Drogarati Cave, an ancient marvel formed over millions of years. As you descend into the cavern, be awestruck by the impressive formations of stalactites and stalagmites that have evolved over centuries. The cave's exceptional acoustics make it a popular venue for concerts, and you might be lucky enough to experience the enchanting sounds echoing within its chambers. Conclude your journey with a visit to the iconic Myrtos Beach, renowned for its stunning white pebble shoreline and crystal-clear azure waters. Spend two blissful hours soaking up the sun, swimming, and relaxing. The beach offers spectacular views of the surrounding cliffs and the iridescent Ionian Sea, creating a picture-perfect setting for an unforgettable beach experience

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4.6
(100 reviews)

That was really fun! We were picked up directly at the cruise terminal 👍🏼 For a moment we just thought: sh... like the AIDA tours, crammed into the buses and mass processing... But NO! The bus was not jam-packed and we did not travel in a convoy with the other excursion buses. It felt and actually we were always there before the mass rush and hardly had to wait. Katrin ❤️, our German-speaking tour guide, deserves special praise here. She has lived, loved and lived on the island for 12 years and entertained us very well with historical facts and accompanied by her personal experiences 👍🏼👍🏼 @Katrin: the helmet strap is for buckling up and not for holding on!!! 🫣 and THANK YOU!!!

Excellent value for money, boutique (possibly private) exclusive small group, George our tour guide is great, professional and attentive!

Fantastic day. Caves surpassed expectations. Driver and guide were exceptional. Highly recommend this tour.

Isadora was excellent. The scenery was spectacular. The wine was delicious.

it was very nice, got to see everything with time and was very lovely