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Kefalonia Island Tour
Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Sea and one of the greatest island to explore taking in the highlights of Kefalonia. The first visit of the day is at Drogarati Cave, one of the islands most spectacular caves and once a venue for classical concerts. Here we have time to explore the cave and have our morning coffee break. Next we go to Karavolimos Lake, a chance to stroll around the lake and take photos looking over to Ithaca and Sami. Just a short distance away is Melissani Lake, a mystical underground lake where boatmen wait to row you around the lake that was once home to gods and nymphs. It is in this lake, the lake Karavomilos and the bay of Sami that the water of the sea, swallowed in Katavothres Argostoli reappears. Just a short distance along the coast is the small town and port of Agia Efimia, situated around its natural harbour area with plenty of quayside tavern’s to select for your lunches. After lunch we head northwards towards the village of Fiskardo, stopping en-route to see the magnificent world famous Myrtos Beach & Bay lapped by clear blue waters and lying before a breathtaking backdrop of cliffs, one of the most photographed places in Greece. Fiskardo, our final stop of the day is situated at the most northerly point of the island, a picturesque village also known to the rich and famous where you will have time for shopping or relax in a cafe for afternoon ice creams.
The Southern Regions
A full day tour taking in the past and the present. Concentrating on exploring the southern regions of Kefalonia our tour starts at the church and museum of Saint Andreas, inside the museum original wall frescoes can be viewed along with beautiful embroideries, icons and manuscripts. The church is where the holy relic of St Andrea is housed a gift to the church from a Romanian Princess. Onwards to St George’s castle, one of the two fortresses we have on the island, the more important of the two as the castle once served as the islands capital, time here to explore the ruins and enjoy a coffee break. We then make our way inland and find ourselves in the Omala Valley for our next two visits. One, to the island’s main monastery dedicated to the Patron Saint of Kefalonia, St Gerassimos, and where his relics are still on display. The other to the Robolla wine co-operative, the island’s largest producing wineries for some wine tasting. Sami on the east coast is where we stop for lunch, a pleasant town where you’ll find traditional Kefalonian fare on offer in the harbour side restaurants and taverns. After lunch we make our way to the southeast corner of the island to pay a visit to Poros/Skala for afternoon coffee and ice cream. The final visit of the day is to the Metaxa Winery, a small family business that produces some excellent wines, which we have the opportunity to taste.
A full days tour by coach paying a visit to our sister island of Ithaca, home of the mythological hero Odysseus, one of the greatest heroes of the Trojan War. Departing from Sami it’s just a 45 minute ferry ride to Ithaca arriving in the port of Pisso Aetos. Rejoining the coach we first of all make our way to the capital town of Vathy where you have time for shopping, an ideal opportunity to purchase some of the hand made lace produced by the local ladies or to pay a visit to the towns archaeological or folklore museums. We then make our way northwards to the village of Stavros, time here to explore the village and sample the islands traditional cake the Rovani Rice Cake, just a short drive by coach will take us to the area of Pillikata to pay a visit to a small museum that houses many artefacts that have been discovered locally. It’s in the area of Pillikata that Odysseus is thought to have had his kingdom. We then continue northwards to the top of the island to the village of Kioni. A traditional village situated around its natural harbour and offers a selection of tavern’s for lunch and also the opportunity for time to swim. We then make our way back to the port of Pisso Aetos to meet the ferryboat to bring us back to Kefalonia.
A full day cruise around our sister island of Ithaca, home of the greatest hero of the Trojan War Odysseus. Leaving from port we cruise around the southern tip of Ithaca and along the eastern coast to make our way to our first port of call the capital town of Vathy. Here you will be able to go ashore to enjoy time for shopping or to visit the towns archaeological or folklore museum. Once back on board we then cruise to a secluded bay that is only accessible by boat and moor up to enjoy a swim from the boat. We then continue along the east coast to make our way to our lunch stop, which is in the village of Kioni. A traditional village situated around its natural harbour and offering the opportunity to sample some traditional Ithacan fare. After lunch we continue around the island cruising around the northern tip and past Afales Bay the largest bay on Ithaca, we then come into the channel between Kefalonia and Ithaca. Cruising along the west coast we make our way to Polis Bay situated beneath the village of Stavros, where we cruise around the bay to take photos. We then make our way back to port on Kefalonia.
Water Sun Cruise Glass Bottom Boat
A fun full day out on the water, cruising along the coast of Kefalonia looking out for dolphins on the way. Mooring up off one of the islands beautiful beaches where you will go ashore to enjoy an afternoon full of entertainment on the beach and of course the afternoons beach bar-b-que. After time on the beach a gentle cruise will bring you back into port. BBQ consists of souvlaki, salad and bread, fruit for dessert and wine or juice to drink. Sun umbrellas for shade are provided for the beach and also beach games.
A full day excursion to the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Olympia, situated on mainland Greece. Taking the ferry from Kefalonia to the port of Killini it’s just an hour’s drive to ancient Olympia. Once there a specialist guide will guide you around the site and bring to life all the ruins such as the Temple of Zeus and the wrestling school, the area where the Olympic flame is still lit today and of course the original stadium. Afterwards you will enjoy a fully guided tour around the museum where many of the discoveries made are on display such as the statue of Athena Nike, statues taken from the temple of Zeus and a model replica of how Olympia is thought to have looked. Lunch will be in the village of Olympia along with the opportunity to do some shopping before returning to Killini to meet the ferryboat back to Kefalonia.
Delphi, Athens and Parta
A two-day excursion taking in the highlights of Delphi, Athens and Patra. Leaving from Kefalonia in the morning and driving to Delphi stopping en-route for lunch. A specialist guide will take you around the site and museum at Delphi bringing to life all that you see. On leaving from Delphi you will continue into Athens. On arrival you’ll be checking into your hotel situated near to the centre of Athens. That evening you have the option of exploring Athens by night yourselves or partaking of a Greek night in the district known as the Plaka, sampling Greek cuisine and enjoying some traditional Greek entertainment. Day two, after checking out of the hotel our specialist guide will take you on the city tour and then to the Acropolis where again she will bring to life the mainstay of Greece’s history. After revelling in the history of Athens you will have time the area of Monastiraki for some souvenir hunting. Starting the return journey from Athens we head back towards Patras in order to pay a visit to the Achaia Clauss Winery where the name is the stuff of legends. Indeed there is more legend and romance surrounding this winery than any other in Greece. The history of this operation is not only charming with a guided tour with special wine tasting afterwards, but also often charmingly told. We then make our way back to port to meet the ferryboat to take us back to Kefalonia.