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KEFALONIA EXCURSIONS

Shore Excursions

Port of Argostoli, Katavothres, Light house, Aqui memorial monument - Makrys Gialos beach

 Distance: 8klm / hours: 4 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Katavothres

One of the world's most astonishing geological phenomena for which there have been many discussions. Katavothres is not difficult to reach, as it takes only 3 kilometers from Argostoli long the Fanari road. The sea water rushes in through some cracks in the rocks on the shore and vanishes underground. The unique phenomenon of Kefalonia is that the sinkholes beneath the sea, underground cross the entire island, from west to east, a distance of about 15 km.

Port of Argostoli, Melissani lake cave, Drogarati cave - Agia Efimia village

 Distance: 85klm / hours: 5 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Melissani Lake

Visit Kefalonia hidden gem! Melissani lake is one of the most famous underground lakes all over the world and is located 35 km east from argostoli, in the small village of Karavomilos. In antiquity the lake was a place of worship for the god Pan and the nymph Melissanthi. Melissani Lake opened to the public in 1963.The cavern caved in several thousand years ago creating an amazing sight. Scientists have discovered by dye tracing experiments in 1959 that the water travels from Katavothres, on the other side of the island, and comes out here. The best time to visit the lake is when the sun is right overhead around noon (depending on the season) when the sunlight rays strike the water, creating a magical blue light atmosphere. Explore the lake with a small rowing boat

Port of Argostoli, Melissani lake cave, Antisamos beach

 Distance: 70klm / hours: 5 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Melissani Lake

Visit Kefalonia hidden gem! Melissani lake is one of the most famous underground lakes all over the world and is located 35 km east from Argostoli, in the small village of Karavomilos. In antiquity the lake was a place of worship for the god Pan and the nymph Melissanthi. Melissani Lake opened to the public in 1963.The cavern caved in several thousand years ago creating an amazing sight. Scientists have discovered by dye tracing experiments in 1959 that the water travels from Katavothres, on the other side of the island, and comes out here. The best time to visit the lake is when the sun is right overhead around noon (depending on the season) when the sunlight rays strike the water, creating a magical blue light atmosphere. Explore the lake with a small rowing boat.

Port of Argostoli, Myrtos (photo stop), Assos (photo stop), Cosmopolitan Fiskardo

 Distance: 100klm / hours: 5 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Myrtos Beach

Myrtos is 35 km far from Argostoli. It is the gem of the beaches of Kefalonia! Known worldwide Myrtos, mostly awarded, vindicates the most expectations of visitors, some come in Kefalonia just to see it by close. The landscape in Myrtos is unique, as lush vegetation, wild rocks and cliffs surround huge pure white sand with very fine white pebble. The waters here are crystal clear, blue-green in shallow, clear and transparent where is combined with the green nature and the result is unique! Myrtos is one of the most famous Greek beaches and it’s also the island’s trademark. Myrtos is international every year awarded with GNTO’s blue flag. Certainly it will take your breath away with its wonderful combination of azure and green.

Port of Argostoli, Saint George castle, Elitiko local farm, Kourkoumelata village, Lassi and Makrys Gialos beach

 Distance: 30klm / hours: 5 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Saint George Castle

The castle of St George is one of the most well known and historic sites in the region of Livatho. The fortification of the hilltop was begun by the Byzantines but it was the Venetians who gave the castle its final form in the 16th century. The castle served as the island’s capital until 1757 when it was damaged in a major earthquake. Within its wall are the remains of various churches and dwellings, while beneath the castle gates lies the ‘Kastro’ quarter with the metropolitan church of Evangelistria, a typical example of Ionian baroque, in which notable post-Byzantine icons from the ruined churches of the Castle have been preserved.

Port of Argostoli - Robola winery - Melissani lake cave- Agia Efimia village

 Distance: 100klm / hours: 5 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Cephalonia Robola Wine Cooperative

The Cephalonia Robola Wine Cooperative (established in 1982) collects and processes almost 85% of the total produce of Robola wine grapes. The island of Cephalonia is the most mountainous Ionian island and without any doubt, it hosts some of the most important vineyards in Greece. The mountainous morphology, the sunshine, the altitude, the variety of the mesoclimates and the marine aura favour viniculture, which is characterized by low yield per stremma and high quality.

Port of Argostoli- katavothres- Aqui Italian Monument- Lassi - Gentilini winery

 Distance: klm / hours: 3 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Katavothres

This is one of the world's most astonishing geological phenomena for which there have been many discussions. Katavothres is only 3 kilometers far from Argostoli . The sea water rushes in through some cracks in the rocks on the shore and vanishes underground.The unique phenomenon of Kefalonia is that the sinkholes beneath the sea, underground cross the entire island, from west to east, a distance of about 15 km.

 
Port of Argostoli - Lassi - Makrys Gialos beach

 Distance: 6klm / hours: 3,30 hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Lassi

Lassi is a small and charming tourist village placed just behind the capital of Kefalonia island, located 3 km out of Argostoli.
The village of Lassi is developed in front of the sea, is surround by a couple of hills and has never had a massive development, keeping the tourist building hidden in the Mediterranean nature.
Even if this town is placed in a lovely and relaxing area, it is very well organized to offer any kind of services and amusements to the tourists.
 The main beaches of this tourist village are two: Makris Yalos and Platis Yalos.Both beaches are very large and equipped for tourists with sunbeds and umbrellas as well as showers, beach bars and water sports.

Port of Argostoli – Saint George castle- Saint Andrew monastery & museum- Elitiko local farm

 Distance: 25klm / hours: 4hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Saint George Castle

The castle of St George is one of the most well known and historic sites in the region of Livatho. The fortification of the hilltop was begun by the Byzantines but it was the Venetians who gave the castle its final form in the 16th century. The castle served as the island’s capital until 1757 when it was damaged in a major earthquake. Within its wall are the remains of various churches and dwellings, while beneath the castle gates lies the ‘Kastro’ quarter with the metropolitan church of Evangelistria, a typical example of Ionian baroque, in which notable post-Byzantine icons from the ruined churches of the Castle have been preserved.

Port of Argostoli – Saint George Castle- Elitiko local farm- Makrys Gialos beach

 Distance: 30klm / hours: 4,30hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Saint George Castle

The castle of St. George is one of the most well known and historic sites in the region of Livatho. The fortification of the hilltop was begun by the Byzantines but it was the Venetians who gave the castle its final form in the 16th century. The castle served as the island’s capital until 1757 when it was damaged in a major earthquake. Within its wall are the remains of various churches and dwellings, while beneath the castle gates lies the ‘Kastro’ quarter with the metropolitan church of Evangelistria, a typical example of Ionian baroque, in which notable post-Byzantine icons from the ruined churches of the Castle have been preserved.

Port of Argostoli - Myrtos Beach (swim stop)– Assos Village

 Distance: 80klm / hours: 5hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Myrtos Beach

Myrtos is 35 km far from Argostoli. It is the gem of the beaches of Kefalonia! Known worldwide Myrtos, mostly awarded, vindicates the most expectations of visitors, some come in Kefalonia just to see it by close. The landscape in Myrtos is unique, as lush vegetation, wild rocks and cliffs surround huge pure white sand with very fine white pebble. The waters here are crystal clear, blue-green in shallow, clear and transparent where is combined with the green nature and the result is unique! Myrtos is one of the most famous Greek beaches and it’s also the island’s trademark. Myrtos is international every year awarded with GNTO’s blue flag. Certainly it will take your breath away with its wonderful combination of azure and green.

 
Port of Argostoli - Myrtos Beach (swim stop)

 Distance: 70klm / hours: 4hrs

 On this shore excursion, we visit:
 
Myrtos Beach

Myrtos is 35 km far from Argostoli. It is the gem of the beaches of Kefalonia! Known worldwide Myrtos, mostly awarded, vindicates the most expectations of visitors, some come in Kefalonia just to see it by close. The landscape in Myrtos is unique, as lush vegetation, wild rocks and cliffs surround huge pure white sand with very fine white pebble. The waters here are crystal clear, blue-green in shallow, clear and transparent where is combined with the green nature and the result is unique! Myrtos is one of the most famous Greek beaches and it’s also the island’s trademark. Myrtos is international every year awarded with GNTO’s blue flag. Certainly it will take your breath away with its wonderful combination of azure and green.