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

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

From £50.80 per person

Have a superb day out exploring the island of Kefalonia, whose beauty you'll recognize from the film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"! In bus and boat, see the natural landscapes of this island including caves, mountains, and beaches.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from various pickup points in the resorts of Keri, Agios Sostis, Lagana, Kalamaki, Argassi, Vassilikos, Zakynthos Town, Bochali, Tsilivi, Tragaki, Kypseli, Alykanas, and Alykes. After providing details of your accommodation, you will receive an email from the local supplier with your exact pickup point (make sure to check your junk mail folder). This location may not be directly from your hotel, but from the nearest pickup point instead.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the monastery of St. Gerassimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia
  • Tour around Drogorati Cave and take a memorable boat cruise on the Melissani Lake and Cave
  • See the sights or relax in Argostoli, the capital city of Kefalonia
Full description
At the start of this day trip to Kefalonia Island, you will be picked up from your resort and will take a 45-minute drive to the port of Ag Nicholas in Skinari to meet the ferryboat.  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.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from specific areas in southeastern Zakynthos
  • Expert tour guide
  • Ferry boat tickets (round trip)
  • Entrance fees to Drogorati Cave and Melissani Lake (€10 total)
  • Food and refreshments
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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  • Pick-up can begin up to 1.5 hours before the tour's departure
  • Please note that the entrance fees for Drogorati Cave is €4 and Melissani Lake is €6 (optional)
  • There are 118 steps at Drogorati Cave to walk down and up again, so comfortable walking shoes are required
  • Changes to the itinerary are at the guide's discretion.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
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Where to begin about this amazing day?! First our tour guide Alexandra was stunning, generous, funny! Also our bus driver was great, fast, drove safe, and managed to arrange us the day to the fullest. These guides really exceed and managed a great day despite some of the situation happened on our road that day. I enjoyed very much that day, you have to take this attraction in Kefalonia Island- there is so much to see! Everything was organized well, on time, comfortable and we learned a lot from Alexandra. Thank you so much! I more than recommend on Fidelity travel that organized this trip! Yakir

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September 28, 2019

It was a great experience, my partner and I were staying in Zakynthos and we had decided to take an excursion out of town, so Get your Guide proposed an excursion to Kefalonia, all very organized from being picked up directly at the hotel until to take the ferry to the port and with the guide who explained the various places to visit. The only flaw in my opinion was to see only one of the most beautiful beaches of Kefalonia at a panoramic level and not having the opportunity in the middle of August to take a short stop to take a bath, rather than in a lake where you could not not even take a bath in the city center.

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August 27, 2019

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