Kefalonia Nature & adventure

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Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

1. Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Embark on a full-day bus trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape. Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monastery complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high. Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron. Take in panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.

Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

2. Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

Discover the beauty of Zakynthos island on a combined minibus and glass-bottom speedboat tour. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation. Swim in azure caves, visit Navagio Shipwreck beach, and see sights like a 2000-year-old olive tree and Kalamaki Beach. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel or nearby accommodation in an air-conditioned bus and listen as your guide will share with you the day's tour plan. Explore the north-east of Zakynthos Island by, stop in Katastari to snap pictures of panoramic views of Alykes Beach. See a Xigia beach which has a natural spa with sulfur and collagen, and the rocky shore of Makris Gialos Beach. Hop aboard the glass-bottom speedboat and visit the stunning Navagio Shipwreck beach. Walk on the fine golden sands and take pictures with the boat. On the way back to the harbor, you'll get the chance to swim inside the beautiful blue caves of the area. Purchase lunch at the shipwreck panoramic viewpoint before hitting some more photo hotspots like the 2000-year-old olive tree in the charming town of Exo Chora. View the island of Agios Sostis, the 8-kilometer-long Kalamaki Beach before transferring back to your hotel.

Kefalonia: Melissani Lake and Antisamos Beach Private Tour

3. Kefalonia: Melissani Lake and Antisamos Beach Private Tour

Go on a private tour of Kefalonia which can be fully customized based on your needs. Forget standing in lines and waiting for other travelers. Board a luxury minivan with a professional English-speaking driver, who will get you from place to place and provide you with informative commentary.  Visit the enchanting Melissani Lake. Embark on a relaxing boat ride through its turquoise waters, as the sun shines into the cave from a ceiling more than 300 feet above. Then, head to the 18th-century Monastery of Agrilia where you can catch breathtaking views of the island. Swim at the famous Antisamos Beach, as seen in the Hollywood movie, "Captain Corelli's Mandolin." Stop for a photo on a cliff overlooking the stunning white sand of Myrtos Beach and the Aegean.  The tour will last around 5 hours and includes hotel pickup & drop-off.

Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

4. Kefalonia: Full-Day Island Tour with Winery Visit

Discover the highlights of the island of Kefalonia on this full-day trip. Immerse yourself in the island's gastronomic and wine culture at Robola Winery and the village of Fiscardo. Witness the breathtaking natural beauty of Drogarati Cave and enjoy a boat ride on Melisani Lake. After getting picked up from your hotel on the island, head to your first stop, Robola Winery Cooperative. Here, discover the stories of the local farmers who export the famous Robola wine worldwide and maybe even sample some of their finest produce. Next, stop at Drogarati cave to observe the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that give the place the feel of a natural cathedral. The cave is 150 million years old and is well known for its spectacular acoustics. Continue with a boat ride on Melisani Lake and Cave as the sun shines into the cave. Your next stop is the famous Antisamos Beach, where you may spot filming locations from the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Enjoy 1 hour to swim in the beach's turquoise waters and take in the surrounding green hills before continuing to Myrtos Beach for a photo stop. Afterward, pay a visit to the village of Assos and take in the picturesque vibrantly colored houses. Finally, arrive at the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo. Learn about the village's tragic past and admire its traditional architecture before sitting down for a bite to eat in one of the oldest dining venues in the area.

Kefalonia: Highlights Private Half-Day Trip

5. Kefalonia: Highlights Private Half-Day Trip

Explore the best of Kefalonia in just 1 day with this all-encompassing tour. First, head to the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia. Next door, pay a visit to a wine cooperative where you can sample some delicious locally-produced wines.  Afterward, travel to Drogarati Cave and observe the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that give this place the feel of a cathedral. The cave is more than 150 million years old and is well known for its spectacular acoustics. Next, explore the Cave of the Nymphs and the famous Melissani Lake. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the turquoise waters as the sun shines into the cave. Finally, head to the tranquil and colorful village of Agia Effimia where you will have some free time to explore. On the way back to your hotel, stop at the breathtaking Myrtos Beach.

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What people are saying about Kefalonia

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Really well organized. At the beginning of the trip our guide, Eleni, gave us an overview of the plan for the day. She was also sharing information about the places we were passing by on the way - as well as commentary about the monasteries we were about to visit. The guide does not come with you inside, you have time to visit and explore each place by yourself. Monasteries can get overwhelmingly crowded, which in my opinion kills the charm of those beautiful places. The views around are simply magnificent so I opted for less time inside monasteries to admire the views instead. If your clothes are not compliant to the dress code, your guide might have (Eleni did) extra skirts or long trousers to borrow - otherwise you can also borrow some at the monasteries (for a small fee). The lunch place serves really delicious food. There are 2 extra stops on the way to and from Meteoras for bathroom and getting some snacks. I'd suggest to bring enough water and some snacks with you

Meteora is an amazing place. The natural beauty is stunning. We visited 2 monastaries and got a bit of insight into the history of their founding and the faith of the residents. The logistics of the trip went smoothely and everything was on time. The guide was not a registered tour guide, as far as I know, but she gave good and clear explanations, pointing out places and facts on the bus. The visit to the monastaries was on our own. The lunch break was rather long, and no provisions were made for anyone who did not wish to eat at the restaurant where we stopped. We ate the lunch that we brought with us on the wall outdside in the company of cats and had to cross the road to order a cup of coffee. I don't know if there is any alternative.

The views were amazing! One of the best locations i have ever seen, highly recommend to anyone who is touring in thessaloniki. For anyone wondering, We are not religious at all, yet we have still enjoyed the interesting monasteries greatly, along with the astonishing landscape and stone pillars

Meteora is a must while visiting Greece. I would highly recommend on either taking a bus tour or even better if you can rent a car and drive to this stunning location.

great trip! Beautiful views, visiting monasteries, unforgettable experiences. I recommend!!