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Island Hopping to Kefalonia

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Key facts

Where: Zakynthos , Greece Duration: Approx. 11 hours

Highlights

  • See the amazing stalactites and stalagmites of the Drogerati Cave
  • The acoustics of this cave have made it a popular venue for musical events!
  • Row across the stunning aquamarine underground Lake Melissani and see its breathtaking colors

Overview

Go island hopping to the stunningly beautiful island of Kefalonia, just a short sail away to the north of Zakynthos. Kefalonia beckons with a rural landscape rich in colour, set amid towering peaks and unspoilt beaches.

Two of Kefalonia’s most famous sites are deep underground. Take a walk through the stalagmites and stalactites of the Drogerati Cave, whose acoustics continue to amaze despite the passage of a million years.

A row boat across Lake Melissani promises to be a surreal experience as the sun lights up this aquamarine underground lake, creating a stunning reflection of the colors.

Free time in Argostoli, the island’s capital town, for lunch, shopping, relaxation or a walk along the harbour front bring a perfect day to an end.

Itinerary

The tour begins from Mediterranean Laganas. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, set out in an air-conditioned vehicle to the pier from where you will board a boat that will take you to the island of Kefalonia.

The journey takes an hour-and-a-half.

On arrival at Kefalonia, set out to explore this magical paradise.

The highlights of your tour are:

Caves of Drogarati: These amazing caves are said to be 150 million years old and local myth has it that it was once the home of a dragon. The caves house some of the most spectacular multi-colored stalactites ever seen. Hanging from the roof, these snaking, ice wonders still remain in the large underground chamber. The acoustics of these ancient caves is so amazing that they are used as venues for cultural events even today!

Underground Lake and Cave of Melissani: This subterranean lake and cave is one of the most idyllic places, previously buried deep in the earth. A tunnel offers easy passage to small boats carrying visitors to admire the spectacular sight of the stalactites and the changing kaleidoscopic colors of the water. Enjoy a 15-minutes cruise on the transparent waters of the lake and see the sun’s rays create magical hues on its surface.

Stop to take in the view of Myrtos Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in Greece.

Enjoy some free time in Argostoli, the island’s capital town. Wander around its myriad cafes and eateries for lunch (Payable direct), shopping, relaxation or just a walk along the harbour front.

The tour returns to the starting point.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May - 30 Sep: Saturday

Duration

Approx. 11 hours

Start time

Start time: 0740h (07:40am)
Duration: Approx. 11 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from Mediterranean Laganas.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Ferry boat ride to Kefalonia (1.5 hours each way)
  • 15-minutes boat ride on Lake Melissani

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to Drogerati and Melissani Caves
  • Lunch

Do/Dont's

Bring photo camera, walking shoes, sun protection (cream, hat) and light jacket

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Infants under 3 years go free. However, they will not have their own seat on the coach.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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