From Zakynthos: Kefalonia Island Full Day Tour by Bus & Boat

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Have a superb day out exploring the island of Kefalonia, whose beauty you'll recognize from the film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"! In bus and boat, see the natural landscapes of this island including caves, mountains, and beaches.

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Highlights

  • Visit the monastery of St. Gerassimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia
  • Tour around Drogorati Cave and take a memorable boat cruise on the Melissani Lake and Cave
  • See the sights or relax in Argostoli, the capital city of Kefalonia
  • Agia Efimia photo stop opportunities

Description

Guests will be picked up from their resorts to connect with the ferry boat from the port of Agios Nikolaos, Skinari. At the start of the tour you will see the Venetian castle of St George's as we pass by. This was the capital of Kefalonia until the end of the 17th Century. First stop will be the monastery of St. Gerassimos, the patron of the Island who was known for his miraculous abilities to cure people with mental illness. The monastery is considered one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Kefalonia and is situated under the imposing Mount Ainos. Next we head to the impressive Drogarati Cave, located outside of Sami, with its fine stalactites & stalagmites. Experts estimate that the cave is about 150 million years old. Continuing on to Melissani Lake and Cave. Take a short boat trip on the lake located within the cave and experience the fantastic colors of the water as the sunlight is reflected through the open roof. Our next stop will be at the town of Aghia Efimia. You will have time here for lunch, a stroll or souvenir shopping. After we drive towards Argostoli along the west coast of the island and have a short photo stop at the viewpoint overlooking Myrtos Beach. This is followed by a short break in Argostoli for a nice stroll around the square. The ferry boat departs Kefalonia at 18.00 and arrives back in Zakynthos at approx. 19.45. You will then be transferred back to your resort. ***Note: the order of the itinerary may be subject to change at the guides discretion ***Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Includes

Pick-up and drop off from specific areas in southeastern Zakynthos Tour escort Ferry boat tickets (round trip)

Important Information

  • Pickup can begin up to 1.5-hours before the tour's departure
  • Please note that the entrance fees for Drogorati Cave is €5 and Melissani Lake is €8 (optional)(prices may change)
  • There are 118 steps at Drogorati Cave to walk down and up again, so comfortable walking shoes are required
  • Changes to the itinerary are at the escort's discretion
  • Wear attire that covers the shoulders and knees so you can enter the monastery Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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