Leisure & Sightseeing: Melissanni Lake –Drogaratti Cave – Sami – Myrtos – Fiskardo
Ertsos Travel Kefalonia

Departure from Argostoli.

Argostoli has been the capital of the Kefallonia Region since 1757. It is the island’s commercial and administrative centre, and has beautiful neo-classical buildings. It’s a modern city with a remarkable historic and cultural tradition. Argostoli, built amphitheatrically with a view to the Lagoon of Koutavos, overlooks the fir tree-covered Aenos.

Visit Melissani Lake
Short tour by rowing boat Melissani lake is a wonderful underground lake with sublime stalactites, where some kind of worship of God Pan took place in historical times. When illuminated by the sun’s rays, sublime colors are reflected on the lake water.

Tour of Drogarati Cave
Nature’s splendor is evident in every centimetre of this unique sculpure of earth and rock. The visitor will be impressed at the very moment that he steps into this laboratory of nature, where stalactites and stalagmites have been taking shape and

We continue through Sami and Ag Efimia.
Sami is a beautiful town built by the seafront and one of the four major cities
comprising the four-state Kefallinia, was well-known from Homer’s epic poetry.
When Homer referred to the island, he called it ‘Sami’. Sami remained known in
history from its resistence to Romans. It is the second major port of Kefallinia
connecting it with Italy and one of the most important touristic sea resorts.
In 2001 Captain Corelli’s mandolin was filming at Sami.
We reach the picturesque village of Agia Efimia. It’s a quiet town sporting wide streets and good urban-planning, with a port where numerous yachts from all over the world flock in the summertime.

Photo stop in Myrtos
The most beautiful beach on the island and one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, with snow white sand, a paradise on earth is protected by high rocks while the sea offers sublime combinations with colours ranging from blue green to deep blue.

Cosmopolitan Fiskardo Village, free time
Fiskardo lies 54 Km northeast of Argostoli. It is a beautiful and quiet (with the exception of August) town with Venetian houses to be situated around a beautiful harbour. Part of Fiskardo charm is being the only town in Kefalonia not to have been devastated by the earthquake in 1953. It is a major sailing port.

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