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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!

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

3. 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: Island Bus Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Kefalonia: Island Bus Tour with Wine Tasting

Commence a scenic island drive through olive groves, vineyards, and thick cypress glades. Passing through Mount Aenos, you'll visit the Robola Winery and taste the famous Robola variety of wine on this bus tour. Hop on board and find a comfortable seat, then set out to explore the best of Kefalonia. See the Drogarati Caves, famous for their acoustics, and witness the geological phenomenon that is the Melissani Lake, an underground cave. Next, head to lunch at the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. Leaving Fiscardo you will head to the little fishing village of Assos, which gives the impression of being an island of its own. En route on your 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 and enjoy a wine tasting • Drogarati Cave: visit inside • Melissani Lake: visit inside and take a boat ride • Fiscardo Village: lunch break (optional) • Photo-stop at Myrtos beach

Assos Village, Drogarati Cave & Tasting Experience

5. Assos Village, Drogarati Cave & Tasting Experience

One of the most beautiful driving routes in Kefalonia starts from the port of Argostoli towards to Assos peninsula and Myrtos Bay on the northern part of the island. Assos nestles, at the base of a hill on a small peninsula, on the northwest coast of Kefalonia and is surrounded on three sides by the stunning blue of the Mediterranean Sea. The village is almost hidden amidst a thick pine forest, ringed by tall cypress trees and overlooked by a ruined 16th-century castle built high on the peninsula by the Venetians who then governed the island. Leaving Assos and following the coastline you will have the chance to stop above Myrtos Beach for photos. The light on these Kefalonian cliffs has an unworldly clarity, drawing every shade of blue and turquoise from the sea, setting it off against the snow-white arc of the beach. Leaving the Myrtos Beach we head towards the majestic Drogarati Cave, located nearly 200 feet below the surface. Discovered 300 years ago when an earthquake exposed the entrance, this spectacular two million-year-old cavern features stunning rock formations (enhanced by hidden lighting) and a magnificent hall called "Sala of Apotheosis". You cannot pass from Kefalonia without tasting a glass of our famous local wine, an extra virgin olive oil, honey and traditional sweets at a Winery which operates as an exhibition of wines and traditional products , located at the Omala Valey Itinerary Transfer to Assos Village - 60min Assos Village - 60min Transfer above Myrtos Bay - 20min Photo stop at Myrtos - 10min Transfer to Drogarati Cave - 30min Drogarati Cave - 30min Transfer to Robola Winery - 10min Vassilakis Distillery – Winery - 30min Return Transfer - 40min

Kefalonia: Greek Wine Tasting at Sclavos Winery near Lixouri

6. Kefalonia: Greek Wine Tasting at Sclavos Winery near Lixouri

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 6 wines accompanied by a plate with cheeses, tomatoes, olives and bread. Get ready to live an authentic experience in Kefalonia!

Kefalonian Highlights of Olive Oil , Honey & Wine Tour

7. Kefalonian Highlights of Olive Oil , Honey & Wine Tour

Olive Oil We start the day learning everything we need to know about olive oil. Most of the island of Kefalonia is covered with olive trees. It is the most important product here both for our economy and our cuisine. At Marina s Oil Mill, we will learn how olive oil is made in the modern method. We will also learn the varying methods of production and quality levels. Have you ever wondered what Extra Virgin Olive Oil means? You’ll find out! In their tasting area, we’ll get a chance to sample different oils and other Kefalonian products. 1 hour is enough to learn about olive oil and to add it in your daily diet for ever Honey In 2 hours, you'll see what a honeybee experiences over the course of a lifetime, and what a beekeeper experiences over the course of a day. Suit Up After donning a provided beekeeper suit, you'll step inside an apiary, where Eleni or Thanassis will open active hives . Bring a camera if you'd like a picture of you with frame in hand. Look Inside a Glass Observation Hive While you gaze at bees inside a glass observation hive, your guide will share interesting facts about the bee's life. Have a Taste.Visit the laboratory. Depending on the season and the hives' productivity, you might help extract and taste fresh honey, or collect fresh royal jelly or pollen. If the bees come up empty that day, you'll attend a tasting of local honeys instead.At the end We will treat you a snack "of the beeman" with Herbal Tea, Fresh Juice, Coffee, Local Wine, Walnut Pie, Pasteli, Cheese Pie. Wine Tasting - Wine Museum A special site that houses a large and extraordinary artifact collection of historical value and aesthetics. The exhibits are mainly from the original winery and the owners family pre-war home. Some items have been donated by family and friends, in recognition of the Wine Museum as the appropriate site to showcase these items in the manner they deserve. Other items have been found abandoned, throughout Kefalonia, The Museum’s smaller exhibits include a collection of old household utensils, decor items, and photographs. Special mention is due to several old suitcases and steamer trunks which have made several transatlantic crossings in the first part of the 20th century. Most Wine Museum exhibits are 200-300 years old. Tours of the Winery and Museum, available for groups and independent visitors, include a guided walk through the wine producing facilities and wine tasting in the wine exhibit section of the Museum. During August and September, peaks of the grape harvest and wine-producing season, visitors are treated to a live, on-site view of the process. In non-producing months, visitors are given a detailed description of the wine-making process as they are guided through the production facilities. Wine tasting takes place inside the Museum, where the wine exhibit and a point of sales for all winery products are housed. Pick up is from your hotel or villa or Cruise Ships Terminal

Sami: Ithaca Island Boat Cruise with Swim Stops and Snacks

8. Sami: Ithaca Island Boat Cruise with Swim Stops and Snacks

Spend the day sailing around Ithaca in a classic wooden boat. Enjoy traditional Greek snacks onboard and fresh seasonal fruits and juice. Take stops at Pera Pigadi, Filiatro and Gidaki beach for swimming and snorkeling. Discover those pebble beaches with stunning water - transparent and clean with a gentle turquoise hue. Visit Vathy village, the capital of Ithaca, an attractive settlement with a pronounced Venetian influence, pretty houses with tiled roofs, imposing mansions and picturesque stone-paved alleys. Take beautiful pictures of "Lazaretto", a small island situated in the bay of Vathy. It is covered with pine trees and has only one erected building: the chapel of the Transfiguration of the Savior.

Kefalonia: Greek Cooking Class at a Local Village

9. Kefalonia: Greek Cooking Class at a Local Village

A cooking class in Kefalonia is perfect for travelers who want to take home not just a souvenir, but a piece of a true Kefalonian experience! The Kefalonian cooking experience is not a simple cooking demonstration, but a complete culinary experience with you at its very heart! Are you ready for an appetizing journey into the world of Kefalonian gastronomy Immerse yourself in the ultimate culinary experience, prepare your appetite to explore new flavors and why not put your cooking skills to the test! The Kefalonia cooking class experience is ideal for those who seek an alternative insight into the island, culinary traditions, and authentic Kefalonian hospitality! The journey kicks off with a drive to the breathtaking scenery of Argostolis bay where the crystal-clear waters meet the dark green pine trees, and the picture square town can be seen with the best panoramic views! Once you have arrived in the tucked-away village of Kourouklata you will be welcomed by locals with authentic Kefalonian delicacies to prepare your taste buds for what follows ahead. The village is famous for its classical houses, views that will leave you in awe, and the friendly locals with whom you will have the opportunity to interact and embrace their culture and lifestyle. The presentation of local products will begin this authentic culinary journey! You will have the time to taste local wines & honey and get first-hand knowledge of the long journey it takes for each product to develop from start to finish! You will continue your journey of exploration to the oldest taverna in the village where you will get your hands dirty and prepare Greek appetizers like ‘tzatziki’ and the world-famous Kefalonian riganada; roll up your sleeves to create your very own phyllo pie for a traditional meat pie!. Under the guidance of Mrs. Stavroula, the journey into the world of Kefalonia cuisine ends with lots of pictures and smiles. Savor the fruits of your labor with the company of a glass -or two- of fine Greek wine and engage in a cheerful conversation with new friends from around the world. Get a souvenir scroll with all the recipes you have prepared yourself and get ready to host a Greek night with your friends back home.

Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

10. 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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This tour was amazing! Private and way better than going with my cruise line! They made sure we got back in time and went above and beyond for us! Elena and Devin were a great team and made us fall in love with the city.

It was an amazing trip with Dani (tour guide). He was very kind and explained history and showed so many nice places with beautiful views.I liked the cave and lake. I really enjoy time in Kefalonia.


Tour guide was fantastic and saw the highlights of the island in comfort and easy pace.

Great day, friendly staff. Lovely food, plenty of Wine Loved the music