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Kefalonia: Island Sightseeing Bus Tour with Hotel Transfer

1. 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

2. 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.

From Agia Efimia: Day Cruise to Ithaki Island with Lunch

3. From Agia Efimia: Day Cruise to Ithaki Island with Lunch

Bright and early in the morning, set sail for your first stop Polis Beach. While there, take the opportunity to see the eastern shore of Kefalonia, including its beautiful bays. Your first stop rewards you with stunning coastal views, complete with a marvelous pebbled shore and crystal clear, beautiful water. Your time at Polis Beach eventually concludes with a snack and a drink, before you set sail for Kioni Village - a neoclassical gem flowing amphitheatrically down to the sea. As you sail north along Ithaca’s coast, take in views of the popular village of Fiscardo in Kefalonia. Continuing to sail, approach Kioni for a long stopover. As you enjoy your swimming/snorkeling, the crew prepares a traditional Greek lunch. This lunch is later served on board along with soft drinks, beer, and local wine. Following lunch, continue sailing to the east coast of Ithaca, enjoying views of the magnificent Vathy Bay as well as other charming beaches. Your next destination is Gidaki Beach, considered by many to be the best beach in Ithaca. The turquoise blue waters and the natural landscape with its scenic, lush vegetation impress every visitor. The bay is open, ideal for swimming from one side to the other. Over the water, you can see one of the small islands of Ithaca, Atokos. As you enjoy the sun or swim around, your crew prepares a variety of fruit for dessert. Following this, we set sail back to Agia Efimia where your arrival at the port is estimated at 6:20 PM.

From Agia Efimia: Sailing Cruise to Ithaki

4. From Agia Efimia: Sailing Cruise to Ithaki

Meet the crew at 8:30 AM and set sail from Agia Efimia to discover some of the most scenic locations around the island of Ithaki. Enjoy a journey on a modern and comfortable sailing yacht. Make your first stop at the beach of Aspros Gialos. While anchored, swim in the beautiful waters followed by a drink and snack on the yacht. Next, make your way to the village of Kioni. Enjoy an extended stop off the coast of the village and admire its impressive architecture. Swim along the coast, snorkel, or do some paddleboarding. Then, enjoy a traditional Greek lunch prepared by the crew with soft drinks, beers, and local wine. After lunch, continue sailing to the east coast of Ithaki and see the magnificent Vathy Bay. Stop at Gidaki Beach, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Marvel at its turquoise-blue waters which contrast with the lush green landscape of the island. Enjoy some fresh fruit for dessert, before embarking on the return leg of the journey around the island. Arrive back at Agia Efimia port by 6:30 PM.

Kefalonia: Highlights Private Half-Day Trip

5. 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 Island: Customized Private Tour

6. Kefalonia Island: Customized Private Tour

You'll meet your private driver/guide at your hotel, or alternately at Argostoli's cruise ship terminal/port. From there, hop inside your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your custom tour of the island. Your tour includes all transportation, with all meals and entrance fees at your own expense. Before you head anywhere, chat with your friendly guide/driver about the sights you want to see and visit during your tour. As your tour is private, the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests and preferences. You can opt to begin with a visit to one of Kefalonia's must-sees, such as the stunning Melissani Cave, which is also known as the "Cave of the Nymphs". You can also stroll around the picturesque village of Fiscardo, famous for its traditional houses, taste local Kefalonias wines, and see the award-winning Myrtos Beach from above.

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What people are saying about Agia Effimia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 54 reviews

Great English speaking guide interesting information about the island and what we saw Lovely to have two hours stop at the northernmost village for lunch and look at village caves great. Coach comfortable. Plenty of toilet stops. We were so glad to have been on the winding narrow mountain roads with an extremely good coach driver instead of driving ourselves.

What a fantastic way to see the beautiful island of Kefalonia. The whole trip was brilliant. The schedule was clear and well structured. Our guide Katerina was amazing - such a knowledgeable and beautiful person. The food in Fiskardo was lovely with a table right on the harbour. We cannot recommend this tour highly enough - a must do

Paul, our driver, and Evá, our guide were both excellent. Eva shared so much of her knowledge of Kefalonia and it’s rich history. The caves and the lake are amazing. So beautiful and unusual. Fiskardo is a quaint fishing village with buildings from the Venetian period. The island is very green and the scenery is spectacular.

A wonderful informative trip with a great guide and got to see some amazing sights around the island. Well worth the money.

Well organised trip and a lot to see. Our guide Eva was very informative. Lovely views along the way