Highlights of Kefalonia with Taste of Local Delights

Highlights of Kefalonia with Taste of Local Delights

Passing through the Mount Aenos we will arrive in the area of Omala Valley and we will find the largest religious monument in Kefalonia having been established in 1560 by St. Gerasimos, the patron saint of the island. You cannot pass from Kefalonia without tasting a glass of the famous local wine or other traditional products at a Winery which operates as an exhibition of wines, alcoholic beverages & traditional products of Kefalonia and other Ionian Islands, located in this area. Continuing we will visit t the subterranean lake of Melissani, where small boats carrying visitors to admire the spectacular sight of the stalactites and the changing kaleidoscopic colors of the water and Drogarati Cave, discovered 300 years ago when an earthquake exposed the entrance. Leaving the caves we will meet another beautiful location surrounded by sea and fir tree cloaked mountains, Agia Efimia. On the way back snap some postcard-worthy photos from the top of the hill of Myrtos Bay.


Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, Omala Plain Frangata Greece

Explore the monastery's main church, dedicated to St. Gerasimos. Admire the religious artwork, icons, and the overall architecture of the church. Wander through the monastery's grounds and take in the peaceful atmosphere. The surrounding gardens and pathways offer a serene environment for reflection and relaxation. Explore the cave where St. Gerasimos is believed to have spent years in seclusion.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vassilakis Winery Kefalonia, Valsamata 281 00, Greece

In Vasilakis Culture Boutique we have arranged a special tasting experience of Kefalonia's finest local products. Indulge in the rich flavors of olive oil, wine, honey, and traditional sweets, savoring the essence of the island's culinary heritage

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Drogarati Cave, Chaliotata 280 80 Greece

Marvel at the intricate and impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations within the cave.Explore the various chambers of the cave, each offering its own array of stunning formations.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Melissani Cave, Melissani Lake, Karavomylos, Sami 28080 Greece

Take a boat ride across the crystal-clear waters of Melissani Lake. The boats are typically guided by experienced local rowers who navigate through the cave, providing visitors with a leisurely and informative tour. Marvel at the stunning blue and turquoise colors of the lake. The clear waters and unique lighting conditions within the cave create a magical ambiance.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Agia Efimia Chandlers, Port of Agia Efimia, Agia Efimia 280 81 Greece

Wander along the picturesque harbor and enjoy stunning views of the crystal-clear waters. Explore the waterfront tavernas and cafes, where you can savor traditional Greek cuisine and fresh seafood. Enjoy a leisurely meal with views of the harbor.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Myrtos Beach, Pylaros Ionian Islands, Cephalonia, 280 81 Greece

Capture the scenic beauty of Myrtos Beach with its contrasting colors – the deep blue sea against the white pebbles and the lush green hillsides. It's a photographer's paradise.

Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Please note that the total driving time between our planned stops and visits is approximately 2 hours. This ensures a smooth and comfortable travel experience, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic route between each captivating destination"
"Vessels at Lake Melissani are 12-man rowboats with rower. Passengers may experience crowds while boarding the boats during the high Season of July & August"
"Visitors to Drogarati Cave must negotiate approximately 150 steep steps carved out of cave rock."
"Visitors at the Melissani Lake are not permitted to swim in order to preserve the natural environment and protect the site"
"The boat ride, spanning approximately 10-15 minutes, includes entry to the cave, the duration of which depends on the number of visitors in the queue"
"Recommended Dress:Smart, Casual, Comfortable footwear.Those wishing to enter the monastery must dress conservatively"
"Please have available the necessary identification documents (EU Passengers-ID, International Passengers-Passport)"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duration: 6 Hours
Start location: 1: Visitor Center, Leof. Antoni Tritsi 26, Argostoli 281 00, Greece
2: Avalon Travel Kefalonia, Leof. Antoni Tritsi 26, Argostoli 281 00, Greece
Traveler pickup is offered
Customers arriving on cruise ships will be picked up at the Argostoli Port. Look for our staff holding signs that say "Viator & Avalon Travel" at the Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal. Our staff will be present at the port upon the arrival of the ship.

Holidaymakers in Kefalonia will enjoy a pick-up service from the listed hotels or designated meeting places. Please note that the pick-up time from hotels or meeting places situated away from Argostoli is additional to the scheduled tour duration

Ports

  • Cruise Ship Terminal Argostoli, Leof. Antoni Tritsi 26, Argostoli 281 00, Greece


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tasting Experience of Local products ( Wines , Olive Oils, Honey, Traditional sweets)
  • Entry/Admission - Melissani Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Drogarati Cave

Not Included

  • Food and drinks

Facilities


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