Highlights of Kefalonia
Commence a scenic island drive through olive groves, vineyards and thick cypress glades.
Travel to Drogarati Cave and observe the vaulted ceiling and elegant stalactites that give this place the feel of a cathedral. Passing Sami, where Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed, you will end up at the Melissani Lake, an underground lake fed by subterranean channels with water running from the opposite side of the island. From there, a small boat rowed by master oarsmen will take you to a tour over the lake. The boat passes through a channel whose walls sprout eccentric-looking stalactites. The ceiling, more than 300 feet above you, combined with the light coming in from the entrance creates a spectacular and eerie effect of dancing colors.
Your next stop is Agia Efimia, a quiet little fishing village situated on the east coast of Kefalonia. We continue our visits to to the magnificent Myrtos Beach where you will snap some postcard-worthy photos from the top of the hill and to the Monastery of St. Andreas, assumed to have been built during the 13th century and renovated later in 1639. Our last stop is at the Divino Winery, an old family winery that has been restored as an exhibition/museum area with a wine bar, restored facilities for the production of straw wines, and the new, high-technology winery, equipped to produce quality wines with respect to the natural characteristics and special requirements of each grape variety. The 12 wines and 3 exceptional vinegar varieties produced cater for all preferences and will satisfy every palate.
-Thorough introduction to the best of Kefalonia in half a day
-Mystical underground waterway & cavern at Melissani Lake
-Sighting remarkable twinkling stalactites in Drogarati Cave
-Insight into local wine with a tasting at a Robola winery
-Mount Ainos, Monastery of Saint Andreas & Myrtos Beach
Prices: AD 45//CH 30 (4-14.99 years old)
Duration: 5 hours, start time to be confirmed for pick up
Included: Guide, admission fees, wine tasting, round trip transfers,live tour commentary provided in English
Excluded: Food & drinks
Runs: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
Meeting point: Your hotel
Cancellation policy: Up to 48 hours prior 100% cancellation fees. Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only
Important notes: Guests must be able to step in and out of a boat and walk unassisted in the caves. No wheelchair access available. Those wishing to enter the monastery must dress conservatively, shorts are not permitted. Flash photography prohibited.