Kefalonia Island Excursion
Through an amazing scenery, the first stop 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. Leaving Fiscardo you’ll make a photo stop at Myrtos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Then 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 colors. Next stop at the impressive Drogarati Cave, where you can see the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Then, on our way to Argostoli, you will visit the St Andreas Monastery and have a wine-tasting experience at the Divino Winery.
Days available: Tuesday & Saturday.
Price: Adult 55€ | Child 35€
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Activity Level Moderate
A scenic island drive through nature’s scenery. 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’ll make a photo stop at Myrtos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Then 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. Andreas and next to this you will visit the Divino Winery.
• Assos Village
• Fiscardo Village
• Photo stop at Myrtos beach
• 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.Andreas Monastery – visit inside
• Divino 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.
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.
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.
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
TDrogarati 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 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
Drop off at the Hotel or the closest drop off point.