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this shore excursion combines a boat ride at the magical lake of Melissani and and island tour in some of the most characteristic, religious and traditional area of Kefalonia island

Starting from the port of Argostoli, you’ll take the road passing by the famous bridge of Drapanos, with its obelisk, leading up the slopes of Mount Ainos. You reach the Monastery of Aghios Andreas and stop for a visit. After the visit to the monastery you drive through the vineyards, to the Rombola Wineries, where a stop for a short tour around the winery will take place. Here you;’ll have a true insight into the production methods of the famous local “Rombola” Wine followed by a complimentary taste of the wine. From there you take the road passing by the traditional village of Fragata leading up to Mount Ainos where the unique “Abies Cefalonica” (fir tree) forest lies.

You will be able to view part of the forest on the peak of Mount Ainos from the coach as we pass by. Afterwards you’ll take the coastal road leading to the Cave Lake of Melissani in Karavomylos. On arrival, in the company of your guide, you will walk the short distance down the tunnel leading to the underground lake where you will board the small wooden boats for the short trip around the lake and the surrounding caves.

The tour then continues to the coastal summer resort of Sami on the north-eastern shores of the island, where the blockbuster movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” was filmed. Here, you may rest at one of the “kafenions” (traditional coffee shops) by the old port (coffee or local wine & “mandolata” to be offered – optional)  as well as some free time to walk around the “prokymaia” for some souvenir shopping, before you board your coaches for the return transfer back to Argostoli


-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, based on your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7


* guides in other languages available, upon request



-         entrance fees

-         winery fees

Step 1

Your tour starts from the port of Argostoli

Step 2

Visit of the Monastery of Aghios Andreas

Step 3

Visit of the Rombola Wineries

Step 4

Short boat trip around the Cave Lake of Melissani in Karavomylos

Step 5

Free time in the coastal summer resort of Sami



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