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From Argostoli: Kefalonia Shore Excursion Highlights Tour

1. From Argostoli: Kefalonia Shore Excursion Highlights Tour

The perfect tour to discover the highlights of this wonderful island. You will spend the day exploring Kefalonia’s best stops including the spectacular Melissani Cave and Lake, you’ll enjoy a wine-tasting experience at Orealios Gaea Winery and you will stop at the breathtaking Myrtos Beach - one of the best beaches on the island! • You’ll be picked up from the cruise ship pier and you will head to the Orealios Gaea Winery to taste some delicious local Greek wines at one of the finest producers on the island. Here you can taste the Robola which is specific to this area - the Robola Valley. • After a wonderful wine-tasting experience, the next stop is the spectacular Drogorati Cave where you can marvel at the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in this 50 million-year-old cave. • Next will be a stop at the breathtaking Antisamos Beach*. This Blue Flag beach was made famous by the movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ and will delight visitors with its turquoise waters, pebbly white sands and the lush pine trees surrounding the shore. • Afterwards, we will then take a rowing boat out to visit the spectacular Melissani Lake which is hidden inside the Melissani Cave. This incredible underground lake is a fantastic sight to see and you’ll be blown away by the natural beauty here. • Next is the picturesque fishing village of Agia Efimia. This once-quiet fishing town now attracts yachts and tourists looking to admire the beautiful sea views from one of the many traditional Greek tavernas on the waterfront. • Finally, the last stop on the tour is the stunning Myrtos Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Don’t forget to snap plenty of pictures of the breathtaking scenery! • If you have chosen to visit the traditional village of Assos* over Antisamos Beach, this will be the last stop of the tour before you had back to Argostoli and your cruise ship. Order of visiting places might change.

From Argostoli: Melissani Lake and Myrtos Beach Guided Tour

2. From Argostoli: Melissani Lake and Myrtos Beach Guided Tour

Glide over the an underground lake and visit one of the most scenic beaches in Greece on this bus tour from Argostoli. Take a boat across Melissani Lake and have free time to soak up some sun at Myrtos Beach.  Travel north past the town of Sami, which was made famous in the Hollywood movie, “Captain Corelli's Mandolin.” Arrive at the subterranean Lake of Melissani and hop aboard a comfortable boat.  Ride across the underground lake, where sunlight passes through caves to turns the water a bold blue and scatters rays of light. Get back on the bus for a drive through the picturesque harbor of Ag. Efimia.  Stop at Myrtos Beach, which is often lauded as one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece with its mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles that cuts deep into a sheer cliff on the island’s northwest coast. Have 1.5 hours to explore the lush green area, the abrupt terrain, the white pebbles, and the crystal-clear waters. Make use of the beaches facilities which include sunbeds, umbrellas, a small beach shack bar offering drinks and snacks, showers, and toilets. 

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

3. Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

Tour Kefalonia on this shore excursion to the island's highlights. Follow your guide as they take you through idyllic scenery to enchanting caves and a charming harbor. This tour is designed specifically for cruise ship visitors. Your excursion begins from the cruise terminal with a minibus drive through the island's inviting scenery. stop at Drogarati Cave and be impressed by its remarkable stalactites. Continue your tour with a boat ride in the crystal clear waters of Melissani Cave. Be in awe of its rich terrain and mesmerizing contrasts of water and stone. Head to Agia Efimia and be delighted by the picturesque harbor with its lovely restaurants and cafes. Feel immersed in the Greek way of living in this authentic village. Afterward, make a photo stop above Myrtos Beach, a true treat for the eyes. Conclude your tour with time to explore the administrative center of Kefalonia, the town of Argostolion. Be transported back to the cruise terminal in time for your ship's departure.

Kefalonian Highlights of Olive Oil , Honey & Wine Tour

4. Kefalonian Highlights of Olive Oil , Honey & Wine Tour

Olive Oil We start the day learning everything we need to know about olive oil. Most of the island of Kefalonia is covered with olive trees. It is the most important product here both for our economy and our cuisine. At Marina s Oil Mill, we will learn how olive oil is made in the modern method. We will also learn the varying methods of production and quality levels. Have you ever wondered what Extra Virgin Olive Oil means? You’ll find out! In their tasting area, we’ll get a chance to sample different oils and other Kefalonian products. 1 hour is enough to learn about olive oil and to add it in your daily diet for ever Honey In 2 hours, you'll see what a honeybee experiences over the course of a lifetime, and what a beekeeper experiences over the course of a day. Suit Up After donning a provided beekeeper suit, you'll step inside an apiary, where Eleni or Thanassis will open active hives . Bring a camera if you'd like a picture of you with frame in hand. Look Inside a Glass Observation Hive While you gaze at bees inside a glass observation hive, your guide will share interesting facts about the bee's life. Have a Taste.Visit the laboratory. Depending on the season and the hives' productivity, you might help extract and taste fresh honey, or collect fresh royal jelly or pollen. If the bees come up empty that day, you'll attend a tasting of local honeys instead.At the end We will treat you a snack "of the beeman" with Herbal Tea, Fresh Juice, Coffee, Local Wine, Walnut Pie, Pasteli, Cheese Pie. Wine Tasting - Wine Museum A special site that houses a large and extraordinary artifact collection of historical value and aesthetics. The exhibits are mainly from the original winery and the owners family pre-war home. Some items have been donated by family and friends, in recognition of the Wine Museum as the appropriate site to showcase these items in the manner they deserve. Other items have been found abandoned, throughout Kefalonia, The Museum’s smaller exhibits include a collection of old household utensils, decor items, and photographs. Special mention is due to several old suitcases and steamer trunks which have made several transatlantic crossings in the first part of the 20th century. Most Wine Museum exhibits are 200-300 years old. Tours of the Winery and Museum, available for groups and independent visitors, include a guided walk through the wine producing facilities and wine tasting in the wine exhibit section of the Museum. During August and September, peaks of the grape harvest and wine-producing season, visitors are treated to a live, on-site view of the process. In non-producing months, visitors are given a detailed description of the wine-making process as they are guided through the production facilities. Wine tasting takes place inside the Museum, where the wine exhibit and a point of sales for all winery products are housed. Pick up is from your hotel or villa or Cruise Ships Terminal

From Argostolion: Kefalonia Half-Day Shore Excursion

5. From Argostolion: Kefalonia Half-Day Shore Excursion

This is the perfect tour to see the most famous highlights of the island in one day. • Explore St. Gerasimos Monastery. St. Gerasimos is worshipped in Kefalonia as the patron saint and the Monastery in his name is a beloved and blessed place for Kefalonian people. Saint Gerasimos’ remains are kept in a glass display above his tomb. • Take a boat ride into the underground Melissani Lake, known for its crystal blue-green color of the waters. • Discover the traditional fishing village of Agia Efimia and enjoy your coffee break at one of taverns and restaurants line the waterfront overlooking the wonderful bay. • Stop for impressive photos at Myrtos beach, one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece. The stunning view from above of the turquoise waters along with long stretch of bushes and trees on tall hills just adds to its already existing beauty.

Kefalonia Island: Customized Private Tour

6. Kefalonia Island: Customized Private Tour

You'll meet your private driver/guide at your hotel, or alternately at Argostoli's cruise ship terminal/port. From there, hop inside your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your custom tour of the island. Your tour includes all transportation, with all meals and entrance fees at your own expense. Before you head anywhere, chat with your friendly guide/driver about the sights you want to see and visit during your tour. As your tour is private, the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests and preferences. You can opt to begin with a visit to one of Kefalonia's must-sees, such as the stunning Melissani Cave, which is also known as the "Cave of the Nymphs". You can also stroll around the picturesque village of Fiscardo, famous for its traditional houses, taste local Kefalonias wines, and see the award-winning Myrtos Beach from above.

Argostolio: Melissani Lake, Myrtos Beach, and Fiscardo Tour

7. Argostolio: Melissani Lake, Myrtos Beach, and Fiscardo Tour

Make your way to Kefalonia,after being collected from your Argostolion accommodationl . Once there you will be blown away by the beautiful waters, complete with their changing shades of blue. Your first glimpse of Kefalonia's subterranean world at Melissani Lake is sure to take your breath away. Feel the breathtaking view at Myrtos beach, which is framed by tall steep cliffs and is sure to seduce your vision with its endless horizon. The lush green landscape and pristine beach containing crystal clear waters also create a unique combination. You will then advance towards the village of Fiscardo. With countless boats filling the harbor and colorful houses surrounding it, Fiscardo combines traditional architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

From Argostolion: Private Kefalonia Highlights Tour

8. From Argostolion: Private Kefalonia Highlights Tour

•Explore Drogarati cave with the remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. This magnificent cave opened to the public in 1963 and was discovered about 300 years ago. It is also famous for its excellent acoustics. Several concerts have taken place in the cave. Even famous Opera singer Maria Callas gave her appearance. •Take a boat ride into Melissani, Lake of the Nymphs, a lake – cave of unique beauty and see how the sunrays lighten up the crystal clear water to an unreal bright turquoise. It constitutes of a unique geological phenomenon. Seawater disappear into swallow holes near Argostoli and appear again after 15 days as backwater in the cave’s lake which is situated 30cm above sea level. The cave is shaped like a B and a part of the roof has collapsed about three thousand years ago. •Enjoy a lunch (optional) to the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. Its colorful houses and flower-filled alleys make this village an absolute must to stroll through! •You will admire the panoramic view of Myrtos Beach, which lies between two mountains, and its one of the most famous beaches in Greece! The view from high above is truly unforgettable.

Zante Cruise to Blue Caves & Shipwreck beach photostop

9. Zante Cruise to Blue Caves & Shipwreck beach photostop

Visit Zante from Kefalonia Island. Enjoy this amazing experience in the stunning coastline of Zakynthos, starting from the beautiful “Blue Caves”. Cruise inside the caves and see for yourself the changing colors of the fascinating caves! Enjoy swimming stops in secluded little coves around the island and also a photo stop in the famous Navagio beach also known as Shipwreck Beach! Lunchtime is spent relaxing in a traditional village of northern Zante where you can interact with locals. taste mouthwatering dishes & stroll around the beautiful traditional Greek village! On our way back to Kefalonia, you will visit Kato Lagadi beach where you can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters.

Argostoli and Beyond: A Journey through Villages

10. Argostoli and Beyond: A Journey through Villages

Embark on an enriching journey through Kefalonia's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures. Our curated tour begins at the iconic Katavothres Water Wheels and the Argostoli Lighthouse, where history and nature intertwine. Venturing into the heart of the island, we'll explore the charming Leivathos Villages, immersing ourselves in traditional life and the warm hospitality of locals. At the historic Kastro Village, where the St. George Castle stands sentinel, our route winds through picturesque hamlets and breathtaking vistas. As we traverse the meandering roads, you'll witness the timeless lifestyle of mountain communities, each village with its unique character and traditions. The journey offers a glimpse into the daily rhythms of life, where locals tend to their fields and ancient architecture speaks of generations past. Our path leads us through the enchanting Omala Valley, where fertile lands yield vineyards and orchards, a testament to the island's rich agricultural heritage. A moment of serenity awaits at the Monastery of St. Gerasimos, a spiritual haven nestled amidst nature's embrace. Savor the island's flavors through a tantalizing tasting of local products, an indulgence for the senses in a local winery – boutique Our journey continues to the captivating Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli, where nature's beauty takes center stage. Amidst the tranquil lagoon, reflections of the island's essence mirror in the calm waters. Join us on this expedition through Kefalonia's hidden gems, where each destination weaves a tapestry of culture, history, and natural splendor.

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4.5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

The ride was great. You were shown everything worth seeing and learned a lot about the island and its history. Our guide was very nice and explained everything very clearly. On the way we made spontaneous photo stops and the time in the caves was sufficient. Highly recommended.

This tour was amazing! Private and way better than going with my cruise line! They made sure we got back in time and went above and beyond for us! Elena and Devin were a great team and made us fall in love with the city.