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Kefalonia: Shore Excursion to Melissani and Drogarati Caves

1. Kefalonia: Shore Excursion to Melissani and Drogarati Caves

Explore Drogarati cave with the remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. This magnificent cave opened to the public in 1963 and was discovered about 300 years ago. It is also famous for its excellent acoustics. Several concerts have taken place in the cave. Even famous Opera singer Maria Callas gave her appearance. Take a boat ride into Melissani, Lake of the Nymphs, a lake – cave of unique beauty and see how the sunrays lighten up the crystal clear water to an unreal bright turquoise. It constitutes of a unique geological phenomenon. Seawater disappear into swallow holes near Argostoli and appear again after 15 days as backwater in the cave’s lake which is situated 30cm above sea level. The cave is shaped like a B and a part of the roof has collapsed about three thousand years ago.

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

2. 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.

Shore Excursion: Kefalonia Half Day Highlights

3. Shore Excursion: Kefalonia Half Day Highlights

This is the perfect tour to see the most famous highlights of the island in one day. • Explore St. Gerasimos Monastery. St. Gerasimos is worshipped in Kefalonia as the patron saint and the Monastery in his name is a beloved and blessed place for Kefalonian people. Saint Gerasimos’ remains are kept in a glass display above his tomb. • Take a boat ride into the underground Melissani Lake, known for its crystal blue-green color of the waters. • Discover the traditional fishing village of Agia Efimia and enjoy your coffee break at one of taverns and restaurants line the waterfront overlooking the wonderful bay. • Stop for impressive photos at Myrtos beach, one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece. The stunning view from above of the turquoise waters along with long stretch of bushes and trees on tall hills just adds to its already existing beauty.

Kefalonia Island: Customized Private Tour

4. Kefalonia Island: Customized Private Tour

You'll meet your private driver/guide at your hotel, or alternately at Argostoli's cruise ship terminal/port. From there, hop inside your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your custom tour of the island. Your tour includes all transportation, with all meals and entrance fees at your own expense. Before you head anywhere, chat with your friendly guide/driver about the sights you want to see and visit during your tour. As your tour is private, the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests and preferences. You can opt to begin with a visit to one of Kefalonia's must-sees, such as the stunning Melissani Cave, which is also known as the "Cave of the Nymphs". You can also stroll around the picturesque village of Fiscardo, famous for its traditional houses, taste local Kefalonias wines, and see the award-winning Myrtos Beach from above.

Discover Ithaca Private Tour ( ferry tickets included)

5. Discover Ithaca Private Tour ( ferry tickets included)

Starting from Kefalonia this private tour is about visiting to our sister island of Ithaca, home of the mythological hero Odysseus, one of the greatest heroes of the Trojan War. Departing from Sami it’s just a 35 minute ferry ride to Ithaca arriving in the port of Pisso Aetos. We first of all make our way to the capital town of Vathy where you have time for shopping, an ideal opportunity to purchase some of the hand made lace produced by the local ladies or to pay a visit to the towns archaeological or folklore museums. Admire the breathtaking view of the Monastery of Panagia Katharon (distance 10 km.), located on the Mt. Neritos at a height of 600 meters (1,967 feet), with its spectacular views to the whole of the Southern part of Ithaca. Continue to the nearby (distance 2 km.) village of Anoghi with its renowned church of Panagia, known to have renovated to its current form at the end of the 17th century but believed to be dating back to the 12th century. The church is dedicated to Panagia and its interior features notable and impressively preserved Byzantine frescos. Explore the unique village of Stavros (distance 5 km.). This is the biggest town in the northern part of the island, having Ulysses’ effigy in the main square, and an interesting archaeological museum. The findings of the excavations that took place in the area are exhibited here and you will have the chance to have a short liik at this small yet most interesting collection dating from the Mycenean and Corinthian Periods. Discover the north, to the piscturesque village of Kioni (distance 5 km.). This traditional settlement is one of the loveliest in Ithaca with typical houses built amphitheatrically round a small wind protected cove. Here, you will have some free time to explore the souvenir shops or quaint cafes, before boarding your vehicle for the return trip back to the port of Piso Aetos, [with a photo stop at the narrowest part of Ithaca (650 m.) Chani with simultaneous views to Kefalonia and mainland Greece], there should you want you can explore this beautiful

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What people are saying about Sami

The ride was great. You were shown everything worth seeing and learned a lot about the island and its history. Our guide was very nice and explained everything very clearly. On the way we made spontaneous photo stops and the time in the caves was sufficient. Highly recommended.

The tour was long and we got to see many Kefalonian landmarks. The guide was extremely passionate and helpful. She made our visits interesting, and fruitful. She also wanted to help us find other activities, including boat cruises around Kefalonia.

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.