Cephalonia

Highlights of Kefalonia with Taste of Local Delights

Badge of ExcellenceCephalonia, Greece
Discover Kefalonia Island
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover all the wonder and amazement on Kefalonia Island, a well-preserved, unspoiled paradise on this guided day trip. Take in the deep blue sea, historic monasteries, wineries and quiet fishing villages as you learn about the history and culture of the island.
  • Guided day trip to Kefalonia Island
  • Explore ancient monasteries and churches
  • Linger in rustic fishing villages
  • Visit Drogarati Cave, renowned for its amazing acoustics
  • Learn about the history and culture of the island

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tasting Experience of Local products ( Wines , Olive Oils, Honey, Traditional sweets)
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

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Pickup details

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

What To Expect

Monastery of Agios Gerasimos

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vassilakis Winery Kefalonia

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Drogarati Cave

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Melissani Cave

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Agia Efimia Chandlers

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Myrtos Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


If you take this tour, do yourself the greatest service and request Maria as your guide.
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Nice way to see the island
Myriam_C, Oct 2023
The excursions went very smoothly. The guide kept us well informed at all times and was very well spoken. Kefalonia is beautiful, but there really isn’t much to see. We were lucky to be there at the end of the season, the lines weren’t crazy.
Seamless Splendor: Unforgettable Kefalonia Highlights with Avalon Travel
Ian_C, Aug 2023
Our experience with Avalon Travel on the "Highlights of Kefalonia" tour was exceptional. Despite the busy crowd at Melissani Cave, the day was impeccably organized, allowing our group of 6 adults and 2 infants to enjoy every moment. The knowledgeable guide, Maria, and seamless planning made the trip unforgettable. Highly recommended for a well-managed and enriching travel experience.
Good In the Off Season
Elizabeth_C, Aug 2023
The ride along the mountains was beautiful. The ocean water was a gorgeous blue. However, we had a 2 hour wait in the hot sun to get in to see Melissani Lake. The lake water was beautiful, but not worth a 2 hour wait in the sun. They did have a store you could go into and shop while you waited. It had refreshments as well so that was nice. If the wait was maybe 30 min, I would definitely recommend it. This was in the summer, peak tourist season, too. Drogarati Cave was nice and no wait!
A long bus ride, but worth it
David_W, Aug 2023
Our guide Patricia was excellent. She made adjustments to some of our stops along the way due to a very long wait to get on the boat ride. The boat ride was worth the price all by itself even though it lasted 10 minutes.
Catherine was an amazing...
Yvette_G, Jul 2023
Catherine was an amazing guide. So knowledgeable and passionate and helped us fall in love with the Kefalonia.
Highlights
Amanda_N, Jun 2023
Great trip Picked up and dropped back at hotel Lake is amazing Great staff,very informative Highly recommend to book
Had a great time
Ines_C, Jun 2023
Our guide Maria was amazing and the places visited were all worth it. Very enjoyable and the island is beautiful. Definitely recommend this tour if you come on a cruise to Kefalonia
Great Day in Kefalonia!
Victoria_H, Jun 2023
Such a fun day in kefalonia! We went to two different caves, road on a boat ride in one of the caves, wine tasting, a monastery, and saw several panoramic views! Definitely will recommend to all family and friends to do if they go to Kefalonia!
Experienced many places in a short amount of time
Manuel_a, May 2023
The tour was great. We were able to see a lot in a short amount of time. We loved our tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the island. Her passion for the island and the sea turtles and hearing about her daughter's experience as a marine biologist on the island was icing on the cake. My son who was 7 enjoyed the tour and the Details she shared. It was perfect to see so many places on the island in such a short amount of time.
An Unequalled Adventure
Ellen_L, May 2023
Another fabulous trip from Viator. Wonderful guide, and talented bus driver who managed the hilly terrain with ease! The caves were our favorite, and were informed by guide Catherine of the many steps needed before we conquered the stalagmites. The sights along the way were beautiful, particularly the gorgeous beach. Thank you.
Amazing!
Courtney_R, May 2023
We had a great time exploring the island of kefalonia and our tour guide was an amazing host. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Argostoli Highlights
Kathy_L, Oct 2022
We enjoyed visiting the caves, and especially the rowboat tour of the lake in the cave. The water was such a clear beautiful blue. We also loved the visit to the winery and the Monastery.
Really nice day mix of...
nbsarn, Oct 2022
Really nice day mix of activities. At winery need to offer another beverage like water. The cave is really challenging for older people and out of shape people really need that emphasized
The winery and both caves...
Sheri_H, Oct 2022
The winery and both caves were wonderful also the coastline. The only thing that I would mention is that our tour guide was ok but did not give us warning on what to expect ahead very well. For instance, the first cave had 166 steep steps to see the cave and she did not tell us.
Good Group Experience- a little rushed
sharmayne_b, Sep 2022
Our first stop was actually to a church- not on the itinerary- which to be honest, could've been missed. We then headed to the Caves which was interesting and the steps were a slight killer so heads up. There was no scheduled lunch stop- so pack some lunch! Then onto the lake- which was honestly the highlight of the day! We did feel a little rushed and disappointed we had to scoff our kiosk lunch down at the caves (which was terrible) before getting back onto the bus. It was a good group tour for the day- not great..
Stunning
Anthony_W, Sep 2022
The trip encapsulated the beauty of the island and the organisation of the tour company was excellent. Maria as a very good knowledgeable guide.
Very in-depth and informative.
oleung123, Sep 2022
Nice spots and information. Tour guide from Poland was amazing and very accommodating even when we had a super Iong wait at the Melissani Cave.
The best tour ever
samsin, Aug 2022
Tour guide Kika was amazing. She explained everything and made the tour enjoyable. I would highly recommend
Awesome trip with a great guide
Bram_M, Aug 2022
Great trip, only downside is that you dont have a lot of time at every stop. But enough to explore Kefalonia in a day!
Agia Efimia Chandlers was...
Emmi_J, Aug 2022
Agia Efimia Chandlers was a really lovely stop. I might however change the tour a bit and maybe leave out something, because now all of the stops felt a bit rushed.

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