Highlights of Kefalonia
Passing through the Mount Ainos you will find and discover the famous monastery of St Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia. Next to the Monastery you will visit the Robola Winery and gain insight into the production methods of the famous and rare Robola wine. Leaving the winery we will head towards the Drogarati Cave with amazing stalagtites and stalagmites. Passing Sami, where Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed, we will end up at the Melissani Lake, an underground lake fed by subterranean channels with water. Leaving Melissani we will head to a quiet little fishing village of AgiaEfimia. Departing from Ag.Efimia and on the way back, the spectacular and breathtaking Myrtos beach is waiting for you to capture photos you cannot go home without.
Duration :5 Hours on Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
Price:45,00 Euros per adult / 30,00 Euros per child
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Discover with us in a short time the highlights of this unique island!! Passing through Mount Ainos you will find and discover the famous monastery of St Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia and marvel the solid silver casket containing his remains. Next to the Monastery you will visit the Robola Winery and gain insight into the production methods of the famous and rare Robola wine made of a local selection of grapes, which comes in red, white and sweet Muscat. Leaving the winery we will head towards the Drogarati cave that was discovered 300 years ago and opened to the public in 1963. Passing Sami, where Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed, we will end up 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.
St.Gerasimos Monastery – Visit inside
Robola Winery – Visit inside, wine tasting
Drogarati Cave – visit inside
Passing by Sami Village
Melissani Lake – Visit inside, boat ride
Agia Efimia Village – Free time – Lunch (optional)
Photo-stop at Myrtos beach
• Pick up from the hotel
• Bus transfer by 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.
St Gerasimos Monastery
The convent of St Gerassimos is the largest and also most famous of Kefalonia. It is situated in the valley of Omala about 400m above sea level. The body of St Gerasimos, the island’s patron Saint, is kept in a silver casket in the church. A big festival is held at the convent twice a year to the Saints’ name day. The day he died – 16th August and the date of the transfer of his remains – 20th October. Thousands of believers come to these festivals to worship the Saint. A impressive new church finished some years ago next to the older and much smaller one is used only twice a year for the festivals.
Next to the St Gerasimos convent you will find the Robola 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. The winery was founded in 1982, has 260 members and is the largest one in Kefalonia.
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.
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.
End of Tour- Return
Drop off your Hotel or closest drop off point.