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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.

Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

2. Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Embark on a full-day bus trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape. Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monastery complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high. Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron. Take in panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.

Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

3. Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

Discover the beauty of Zakynthos island on a combined minibus and glass-bottom speedboat tour. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation. Swim in azure caves, visit Navagio Shipwreck beach, and see sights like a 2000-year-old olive tree and Kalamaki Beach. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel or nearby accommodation in an air-conditioned bus and listen as your guide will share with you the day's tour plan. Explore the north-east of Zakynthos Island by, stop in Katastari to snap pictures of panoramic views of Alykes Beach. See a Xigia beach which has a natural spa with sulfur and collagen, and the rocky shore of Makris Gialos Beach. Hop aboard the glass-bottom speedboat and visit the stunning Navagio Shipwreck beach. Walk on the fine golden sands and take pictures with the boat. On the way back to the harbor, you'll get the chance to swim inside the beautiful blue caves of the area. Purchase lunch at the shipwreck panoramic viewpoint before hitting some more photo hotspots like the 2000-year-old olive tree in the charming town of Exo Chora. View the island of Agios Sostis, the 8-kilometer-long Kalamaki Beach before transferring back to your hotel.

Kefalonia: Road Trip to Assos with Myrtos Beach & Fiskardo

4. Kefalonia: Road Trip to Assos with Myrtos Beach & Fiskardo

Enjoy an unforgettable road trip in Kefalonia to the north of the island. Be picked up in Argostoli, Agia Effimia, or Sami and drive along the scenic roads to go swimming at Myrtos Beach. Have traditional lunch in the village of Fiskardo by the sea and finish your trip in Assos. Choose to get picked up in Argostoli, Agia Effimia, or Sami and drive along the scenic roads of Kefalonia to start your epic road trip to the north of the island. Admire picturesque views passing by your window as you arrive at Myrtos Beach. Take the chance to swim in the idyllic, crystal clear waters or relax on the stretching white sands. Continue on to the village of Fiskardo, a paradise on the water. Explore the excellent selection of boutique shops and admire the beautifully colored Venetian buildings. The village has many taverns, where you can enjoy traditional local dishes and even freshly caught seafood. Arrive in Assos in the early afternoon, a small and charming village with traditional architecture and pebbled beaches. Choose to relax with a coffee and ice cream or stroll along the lovely paths between old churches. When you are done, return to Argostoli.

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

5. 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 Kefalonia: Zakynthos Boat Trip with Navagio Swim Stop

6. From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Boat Trip with Navagio Swim 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 photos.  Spend lunchtime relaxing in the traditional village of Alykanas on the northern side of Zakynthos. Savor a Greek lunch and use the 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: Biodynamic Winer Tasting in a winery

7. Kefalonia: Biodynamic Winer Tasting in a winery

Visit a family owned winery located in an area with a very rich history in viticulture. Learn about lime-stone destructive vine type, unique in qualitative characteristics like Robola, Mavrodafni, Muscat, Vostilidi, Moschatela and learn the secrets of the winemaker. Learn about the huge tradition that the vineyard and the wine have in this island, about the effort to continue this tradition. During the guided tasting you will learn about local varieties, natural vinification and biodynamic cultivation. From the tasting terrace you will have the view of the vineyards. The tasting includes 4 wines accompanied by a plate with cheeses, tomatoes, olives and bread. Get ready to live an authentic experience in Kefalonia!

Zakynthos: VIP Day Cruise with Blue Caves & Shipwreck Beach

8. Zakynthos: VIP Day Cruise with Blue Caves & Shipwreck Beach

Spend the day touring Zakynthos in a comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan. Swim and snorkel in crystal waters and even venture into the Blue Caves for incredible views. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch in a typical Greek tavern and visit a traditional olive oil factory for a tasting.  The day begins with pickup from Zakynthos and the surrounding areas. The first stop of the day is Bohali hill to take in splendid views of the sea and town below. Continue to Xigia beach, where the springs provide a natural spa. In the second part of the tour, will take a 3-hour cruise to Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves. Enjoy 20-minute stops at each location for swimming and venture into the Blue Caves by boat to admire the lights and colors.  Return to the port and head to the Shipwreck viewpoint for stunning views. Enjoy lunch in a traditional Greek tavern and take a photo stop at the 2,500-year-old olive tree at Exo Chora. Last but not least, stop at the traditional olive oil factory, Aristeon, for a tasting and to learn about the production of olive oil in Zakynthos.

Kefalonia: Highlights Private Half-Day Trip

9. 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.

Lefkada: Guided Half-Day Island Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour

10. Lefkada: Guided Half-Day Island Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour

Discover the diverse natural attractions of Lefkada from the vantage point of a stand-up paddleboard. On this unique half-day guided tour, embark on a sightseeing adventure filled with paddling, diving, and swimming in the pristine waters of Rouda Bay. Visit places also frequented by marine life. Begin your tour with a brief orientation on the activity and equipment preparation. Set out from Makros Gialos Beach and paddle to a cave with a small beach inside that serves as a winter home for seals. The deep waters of the caves around Rouda are also an inviting home for turtles and dolphins. Paddle onwards to arrive at Persistera Beach, accessible only by water. Pause to swim in the crystal-clear water in this beautiful setting. Further on, continue to the western cape of the bay, where you can make a splash with some aerial diving from the natural heights. Afterwards, rest for a moment with the balmy ocean air on your cheeks and regain your energy with a snack of coffee, fruit, biscuits, and juice. Next, explore the eastern cape and admire its limestone slopes. Peer inside a final cave before paddling homewards.

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What people are saying about Kefalonia

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based on 1,820 reviews

Excellent! Our guide (Eleni) was very friendly and helpful and gave us so much info about our destination (Meteora) and more. The ride from Thessaloniki and back is long but goes by fast thanks to the small stops halfway. There you get about 45 or 50 minutes for each monastery but its enough to wander around, take pictures and enjoy the view. The restaurant after the trip was great. Delicious food and nice view. Definitely recommend.

We had Dennis as a Guide! What a great man. What an enthusiasm and what passion in his work. The day was long, but well worth it! We saw beautiful and special places and learned a lot more about Zakynthos through Dennis

Our guide was very nice and also the driver. The trip started at 8 am and ends at 7 pm. Meteora is beautiful , and the restaurant was very good. I highly recommend about this tour

amazing day, our guide elena was excellent, highly recommend this tour

Perfect trip and super nice Captain ⛵. Recommend 100%