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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 your boat, you will begin your perfect day out on the emerald waters. You can relax on your traditional wooden boat, exploring secluded beaches and isolated islands whilst making new friends from all over the world. Enjoy traditional homemade Greek food accompanied by fresh Greek salad, fruit, and plenty of wine to enjoy throughout the day. The boat will spend more than an hour at each stop, providing you with enough time to explore, swim, snorkel, or just lay down onboard whilst enjoying a tasty cocktail that your crew can prepare for you. Later, you can use your snorkeling mask at White Rocks to explore the amazing sea bed, before reaching Vardiani Island to walk around or try some natural clay spa therapy. Your boat will be anchored at every destination, and you can simply ask someone from the crew to transfer you to shore with the small motorized boat on hand.

From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

2. From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

The boat is sailling at 18:30 right across Eurobank in Argostoli harbour, after an hour we arrive at vardiani ishland where we spend the next hour for the first swimm. After we pick up the anchor we gentle cruise towards the sunset and then boat is headin towards xi beach where the Greek buffet is served and everyone has the oportunity for a second swimm. Boat is returning at argostoli at 10:30 Program is changing according the time of the sunset!

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

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

At the start of this day trip to Kefalonia Island, you will be picked up from your resort and will be taken to the port in Zakynthos Town to board the boat. 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.

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

4. 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.

Kefalonia: Greek Cooking Class at a Local Village

5. Kefalonia: Greek Cooking Class at a Local Village

Upon your arrival in the village of Lakithra, once home to Lord Byron, you will be met by the owner of the bio farm which has been passed down from generation to generation. Learn abou the history of the farm, the products made onsite, and daily life on the farm. The authentic feast begins when you start cooking in the setting that has been prepared for you. Taste all local products from olive oil, local wine, veggies, and many more local delicacies. While your local dishes are baking in the oven, you will enjoy a stroll around the village of Castro, and visit St Georges castle with stunning views of Argostoli bay. Enjoy the experience by meeting new people, and new flavors but most importantly experience Kefalonian hospitality at its best.

Kefalonia: Small-Boat Rental and Self-Guided Cruise

6. Kefalonia: Small-Boat Rental and Self-Guided Cruise

Enjoy a 6-hour discovery of the Mediterranean gem known as Kefalonia with a convenient boat rental. This exciting way to get around is made all the more exciting as the rental is for everyone, including those without a license. This is the best way to discover the breathtaking scenery of Argostoli's coastline, offering you a unique vantage point from the water. The experienced team that rents out these vessels are also happy to suggest special sea journeys that will satisfy your holiday needs.  These boats have 30 HP engines, making them available to drive for everyone. You will receive full onboard instruction along with a safety presentation. All the boats are equipped with a canopy for shade and have a 5-person capacity. All boats are fully insured and come with complimentary magical memories! Once aboard your vessel, there are plenty of places to witness. The local partners are happy to offer a selection of unique itineraries to help you experience the best that Kefalonia has to offer, whether it's taking in the best-known sights or getting off the beaten track. This is the most intimate way to see it. During your trip, you can travel to places such as White Rocks Beach, Paliostafida Beach, Xi Beach, Makris Gialos Beach, Vardiani Island and Lebeda Beach.

Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

7. Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

Discover the highlights of the island of Kefalonia on this full-day trip. Immerse yourself in the island's gastronomic and wine culture at Robola Winery and the village of Fiscardo. Witness the breathtaking natural beauty of Drogarati Cave and enjoy a boat ride on Melisani Lake. After getting picked up from your hotel on the island, head to your first stop, Robola Winery Cooperative. Here, discover the stories of the local farmers who export the famous Robola wine worldwide and maybe even sample some of their finest produce. Next, stop at Drogarati cave to observe the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that give the place the feel of a natural cathedral. The cave is 150 million years old and is well known for its spectacular acoustics. Continue with a boat ride on Melisani Lake and Cave as the sun shines into the cave. Your next stop is the famous Antisamos Beach, where you may spot filming locations from the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Enjoy 1 hour to swim in the beach's turquoise waters and take in the surrounding green hills before continuing to Myrtos Beach for a photo stop. Afterward, pay a visit to the village of Assos and take in the picturesque vibrantly colored houses. Finally, arrive at the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo. Learn about the village's tragic past and admire its traditional architecture before sitting down for a bite to eat in one of the oldest dining venues in the area.

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What people are saying about Argostolion

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Amazing experience. The crew made us feel very welcome and it was easy to make friends with other guests on the trip. The food provided felt like a family home cooked meal which was one of the highlights. Wine was plentiful and cocktails on board were delicious. All of the beaches visited were incredible, especially the first White cliffs beach. I would recommend taking this trip to anyone visiting the island. Big time.

Amazing, so glad we did this activity. Very well explained and easy to navigate for amateurs like us. Perfect way to get to the different beaches and make good use of the boat, only downside was neither of us can swim so we didnt stay out for as long as the 6 hours because of this but nevertheless still explored with the boat and had fun! Highly recommend!

From the moment we stepped on board we were looked after by the friendliest of crew. Nothing was too much trouble. All 3 stops were great and the wine was free flowing. A MUST trip for anyone. 5*

This was an amazing day great bunch of guys made it fun. Food was fabulous and loved the breeze an the boat and clay rub down didn’t want it to end

Boat handover excellent. Personal service excellent. So relaxing.