Kefalonia Island Excursion
Through an amazing scenery the first stop will be at the stunning Myrtos beach for an unforgetable photo stop.Our next visit is to the peaceful Assos village to wander around and enjoy the picturesque village, will head to the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, which still stands as a model of the old port, untouched after the severe earthquake of 1953. Leavind Fiscardo we head to the traditional village of Agia Efimia for lunch. After continues a visit to the fabulous Cave of the Nymphs, Melissani Lake. A small boat takes you around the lake to admire the beautiful colours.Next stop at the impressive Drogarati Cave, where you can see the beautiful stalaktites and stalagmites. Then, on our way to Argostoli, you will visit the St Gerasimos Monastery and have a wine-tasting experience at the Robola Winery.
Days available: Tuesday & Friday.
Price: €55(Adult) & €40(Child)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
A scenic island drive through a nature’s scenery. En route you’ll make a photo stop at Myrtos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You will visit the lovely village of Assos, which gives the impression of being an island of its own. Next we go to the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. Leaving Fiscardo you will head to the little fishing village of Ag. Efimia , where you will enjoy your lunch stop. Visit the Phenomenon that is the Melissani Lake which is in an underground cave. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the turquoise waters as the sun shines into the cave. Explore the Drogarati Caves, famous for their acoustics where orchestras have held concerts and opera singers such as Maria Callas have sung. Passing through the Mount Aenos you will visit the famous monastery of St. Gerasimos and next to this you will visit the Robola Winery.
• Photo stop at Myrtos beach
• Assos Village
• Fiscardo Village
• Village of Ag. Efimia – free time for coffee or lunch (optional) for approx. 45min
• Melissani Lake – visit inside, boat ride
• Drogarati Cave – visit inside
• St.Gerasimos Monastery – visit inside
• Robola Winery – Visit inside, wine tasting
• Pick up from the hotel
• Bus transfer by air conditioned coach with professional
• Tour guide
• Entrance Fees to Melissani Lake and Drogarati Cave
• Wine tasting
• Drop off at the hotel
• Personal Expenses
Pick up from around Argostoli
Start the Tour
Pick up from your hotel or closest pick up point.
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.
Dominated by the ruins of a 16th century Venetian castle, the village of Assos is built on a small peninsula reflecting a beautiful and warm atmosphere. The traditional architecture, the peaceful landscape and the pebbled beaches compose the natural beauty of Assos. There you will enjoy a walk around in a relaxed atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
Walk in 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.
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.
End of Tour
Drop off at the Hotel or the closest drop off point.