Highlights of Kefalonia
Explore the whole island, taste local wine and visit the most impressive sights, starting from the magnificent Drogarati Cave, where you can see the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. A visit to the fabulous Cave of the Nymphs, Melissani Lake follows next. Then we head to the traditional village of Agia Efimia for free time. Departing from Ag.Efimia and on the way back to the port the spectacular and breathtaking Myrtos beach is waiting for you to capture for yourselves incredible photos. Then, on our way to Argostoli, you will visit the St Andreas Monastery and have a wine-tasting experience at the Divino Winery.
Duration: 5 Hours on Thursday & Sunday
Price:Adult 45€ | Child 30€
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Activity Level Moderate
Discover with us in a short time the highlights of this unique island!! Passing through Mount Ainos you will find and discover the Drogarati cave that was discovered 300 years ago and opened to the public in 1963. Next stop at the Melissani Lake, an underground lake fed by subterranean channels with water running from the opposite side of the island. From there, a small boat rowed by master oarsmen will take you to a tour over the lake. Leaving Melissani we will head to Agia Efimia Village, a quiet little fishing village situated on the east coast of Kefalonia Island. Departing from Ag.Efimia and on the way back to the port the spectacular and breathtaking Myrtos beach is waiting for you to capture for yourselves incredible photos. Then, on our way to Argostoli, you will visit the St Andreas Monastery and have a wine-tasting experience at the Divino Winery.
Drogarati Cave – visit inside
Melissani Lake – Visit inside, boat ride
Agia Efimia Village – Free time
Photo-stop at Myrtos beach
St.Andreas Monastery – Visit inside
Divino Winery – Visit inside, wine tasting
• Pick up from the hotel
• Bus transfer by an experienced driver in an air-conditioned
• Tour guide
• Entrance Fees to Melissani Lake and Drogarati Cave
• Wine tasting
• Drop off at the hotels
• Personal Expenses
Pick up from around Argostoli
Start the Tour
Pick up from your Hotel or closest pick up point.
Inside visit of the 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.
Visit Inside, Boat ride
The Lake of Melissani is a unique geological phenomenon located 2 km northwest of Sami. It’s unthinkable to visit the island and not do the boats trip into this spectacular geological wonder.
The tour starts from the uncovered part of the cave where the light falls on the water and creates the most beautiful turquoise shades and continues in the part of the cave which is covered.
Village of Agia Efimia
Lunch Stop (optional)
Aghia Efimia is part of the municipality of Pylaros which takes its natural borders from mountains to the north and south and from the sea from West to East. Situated 7 km north of Sami on the east coast of Kefalonia and 30 kms from Argostoli, it is a picturesque fishing village with a well sheltered harbor.
The village exudes an atmosphere of traditional Greek hospitality where visitors are welcomed back as friends. The local harbour is lined with restaurants, tavernas and bars which reflect an uncommercialised Greek ambience rather than tourist-inspired catering.
Myrtos-the breathtakingly beautiful beach- has been ranked as the best beach in Greece and among the ten best beaches in the world. Myrtos is best viewed from the road where the full effect of turquoise water lapping the white pebbles.
It is example of the amazing alternation of colours and the commanding presence of the mountain massifs leave the visitor riveted.
St Andreas Monastery
The monastery was founded in the Byzantine era and restablished in the 16th century as a convent. The Greek Romanian princess Roxanne donated a large amount in 1630 and lived as a nun here. In the early 19th century the British converted the nunnery into a school and covered the beautiful frescoes with asbest. At the erathquake of 1953 the white wash fell of the walls and the frescoes were redescovered and renovated. It runs as a convent again and the old church and the neighbour building are used as a museum with treasures from the 13th to the 19th AD and includes also belongings of other Kefalonian churches. The right sole of Apostle Andreas is kept inside the new church.
Next to the St Andreas convent you will find the Divino winery of Kefalonia. Try the local wines, the Melambus wine made from Tsaoussi and Vostilidi grapes, the red Linos wine made from Agioritiko and Mavrodavne grapes and others.
Discover the most traditional variety of Kefalonian wine at the most distinctive winery of the island. You will have the chance to taste a selection of different wine styles, learning about the unique viticulture that makes vine-growing in Kefalonia respected worldwide.
End of Tour- Return
Drop off your Hotel or closest drop off point.