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Our most recommended Kefalonia Day Trips

Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Boat Trip with Navagio Swim Stop

4. 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: 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.

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

6. 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.

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.

Kefalonia: Private First Impressions Half-Day Tour

8. Kefalonia: Private First Impressions Half-Day Tour

Have your first impressions of Kefalonia on this private half-day tour. You'll tour the island in an air-conditioned vehicle, have the chance to swim at Antisamos Beach, visit the village of Sami, enjoy breathtaking island views, and more. Meet your driver and head to Antisamos Beach where you can first relax and breathe in the fresh sea air. Take in the stunning scenery as you dip your feet into the water. If the mood suits, check out different adventure activities that are on offer by locals. After you have soaked in the sun, head to Sami. Take a stroll around this charming village and delight in its character, full of traditional tavernas. Your next stop is Melissani Cave. Sail away on its turquoise waters. See why it's known as the cave of the nymphs. Your final stop is at a breathtaking balcony above Myrtos Beach. Be sure to have your cameras ready to snap incredible pictures with a beautiful backdrop.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Breathtaking views. Gives you the opportunity to go into 2 monasteries and a 3rd stop to stand out on boulders to get panoramic views from afar of the monasteries. The tour guide provided adequite history info on bus transit about monestaries as well as key landmarks on the way. Tour allowed you free roaming once on the ground so you could do what you wanted with the hour or so stops. Food was great!

The four of us had a great time, crew were really good fun. Drink & food plentiful, the Sunset was great & swimming off the boat was enjoyed by several onboard. Sat with some lovely people, a couple had just got engaged that morning, two girls from France (one was celebrating her birthday) so everyone was in high spirits & it really made the trip. Would highly recommend.

This must be the best tour I have ever done. You get to see all the main attractions of the island and explore the caves and beaches around Kefalonia with a great guide. The visit to the vineyard is amazing as you’re surrounded by an incredible landscape while tasting some of the best wine I have ever had. The organization of the tour is impeccable!

Wonderful experience. Guide and driver were well informed and welcoming

The tour was amazing and the guide was very polite and professional!