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Our most recommended Kefalonia Day Trips

Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

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

Discover the beauty of Zakynthos island on a 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.

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.

From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

3. 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!

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.

Kefalonia: Island Bus Tour with Wine Tasting

5. 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

From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Full-Day Boat Tour

6. From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Full-Day Boat Tour

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.

From Agia Efimia: Sailing Cruise to Ithaki

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

9. 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.

Kefalonia: Highlights Private Half-Day Trip

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Kefalonia

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 62 reviews

An amazing experience! The places that we visited were beautiful and somewhere we wouldn’t have been able to travel to independently. The tour guide was really knowledgable and told some interesting stories and bits of local history. We didn’t receive a map as advertised, but did receive a small traditional gift! We also booked the night before and we’re accepted onto the bus - would highly recommend this service.

Great excursion, although the journey from Thessaloniki is quite long at 3 hours. The guide Rita shared a lot of interesting information during the trip. The monasteries and rocks are very impressive and definitely worth seeing. It's a pity that you only visit 2. Please note: access for women only with long skirts or dresses (if you wear trousers, a (wrap) skirt must be worn over them.

This was an excellent trip. Scenery was amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our bus driver was excellent and we travelled comfortably. Trip was perfectly organised and timed. My family and I very much enjoyed this tour and would sincerely recommend it.

The tour was really easy to book, we were collected on time from our accommodation, the tour guy is very friendly and chatty you really enjoy your time from the begging till the end of the tour,

Very attentive guide who thought about everything ( water, skirts, grest spots for photos).