Scenic island drive through olive groves, vineyards and thick cypress glades. Drive through nature’s scenery until the magnificent Melissani Lake, one of the most spectacular caves in the world and the impressive cave of Drogarati, with the stalactites and stalagmites.
Free time in the colorful, tranquil village of Agia Efimia and after continue to Fiscardo the and enjoy unique atmosphere. On your way back photo stop above the dazzling Myrtos, one of the most famous beaches.
Days available: Thursday & Saturday.
Price: Adult 45€ | Child 22€
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Activity Level Moderate
Discover Kefalonia in a full day excursion by bus!
Nature steals the show in Kefalonia!!
See the caves at Drogarati crammed with stalagmites and stalactites. Sail across to Melisanni and above its underground lagoon where the sunlight changes the waters from blue to green and purple. Stop at Agia Efimia –a colorful, tranquil village- which is located in a bay on the east side of the island.
Sailboats from all over the world anchor here and the mixture of languages coming out of the tavernas and bars give the place quite cosmopolitan air, in the pretty harbor from which there are superb views over to Kefalonia’s sister island Ithaca. Discover the fishing village of Fiskardo, grabbing a bite at one of its painted waterfront tavernas. Ending the tour above Myrtos beach, made famous in the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
• Drogarati Cave – Visit inside
• Melissani Lake – Visit inside, boat ride
• Agia Efimia Village – Free time
• Fiscardo Village – Lunch break (optional)
• Photo-stop at Myrtos beach
• Pick up from the hotel
• Bus transfer by air conditioned coach with professional driver
• Tour guide
• Walk with your Escort through Fiscardo
• Drop off at the hotel
• Entrance Fees to Melissani Lake and Drogarati Cave
• Personal Expenses
• Coffee, snacks & drinks/Lunch
Pick up from Argostoli area and Skala
Start the Tour
Pick up from your Hotel or closest pick up point.
Walk inside an underground cave
Drogarati Cave is one of the most spectacular caves of Greece. The name of the cave refers to a myth, according to which a dragon lived in the cave. The cave is 40km deep from the surface of the earth and is 150 million years old. This huge cavern is full of stalactites and stalagmites in different colours and its wonderful acoustics made it a natural setting for music performances by artists such as Maria Callas. The impressions are unique.
Melisani’s Lake crystal clear water sparkles in the sunlight and pours in through the hole in the cave roof. The lake is over 2om deep in parts. Stalactites, wild pigeons, even wild vegetation at some points, bath and stony anthropomorphic figures make their presence felt both day and night, creating a sense of mystery in a cave that mythology has associated with the divine. In the 1960’s team of archaeologists discovered a clay figurine of Pan surrounded by dancing nymphs, and an impressive statue of a young woman, perhaps that of the nymph Melissanthe. The one of the version that the locals believe is that the lake owes its name to the nymph, who took her own life because her love for Pan was unrequited. Recent speculation suggests that the Mellisani Lake is the “Cave of the Nymphs” described in the Odyssey.
Agia Efimia Village
The colourful and tranquil villageof Agia Efimia is located in a bay on the east side of the island. Sailboats from all over the world anchor here and the mixture of languages coming out of the tavernas and bars gives the place quite cosmopolitan air, in the pretty harbour from which there are superb views over to Kefalonia’s sister island Ithaca. Agia Efimia exudes an atmosphere of traditional Greek hospitality.
Fiscardo is built on cypress-covered hillsides around hairpin bays and small coves. The village suffered less damage in the 1953 earthquake. Amongst some of the amazing sights to see in Fiscardo are the 19th century church, a stone sarcophagus and a depression in the rock measuring 2.3m deep, which the locals call “the throne of Queen Fiscardo”. From here to high can be seen Daskalio islet, considered to be the Astris of Homer, where – so the myth goes – Penelope’s suitors waited for Telemachus to return. The port of ancient Panormou is first mentioned in Homer, and according to the report by Riemann and Parts, it was today’s Fiscardo. The harbour is usually full of yachts and quayside tavernas and cafés where you can sit and relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere, brushing shoulders with the world famous jet set.
Photo Stop above the famous Myrtos Beach.
End of Tour
Drop off at the Hotel or at the closest drop off location