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Highlights of Kefalonia with Taste of Local Delights
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Highlights of Kefalonia with Taste of Local Delights

By Avalon Travel
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Ages 0-80, max of 45 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: German, English, Italian, Spanish
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tasting Experience of Local products ( Wines , Olive Oils, Honey, Traditional sweets)
  • Entry/Admission - Drogarati Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Melissani Cave
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Visitor Center, Leof. Antoni Tritsi 26, Argostoli 281 00, Greece
    Customers from Cruise Ships will be collected at the Argostoli Port. Staff with signs Avalon Travel will wait the customers at the Visitors Center of the Argostoli Cruise Ships Terminal
  • Option 2
    Avalon Travel Kefalonia, Leof. Antoni Tritsi 26, Argostoli 281 00, Greece
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
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Cruise Ship Terminal Argostoli, Leof. Antoni Tritsi 26, Argostoli 281 00, Greece
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Dolphin Supermarket, Argostolion 281 00, Greece
    • Lourdas Mare, Epar.Od. Keramion - Vlachatas, Lourdata 280 83, Greece
    • Grillhouse Spyros, Devosetou, Argostoli 281 00, Greece
    • Minimarket Tiritompas, Argostoli 281 00, Greece
    • Vagelati food market, Argostolion 281 00, Greece
    • Trapezaki Supermarket, trapezaki 1 Τραπεζακι, Mousata 281 00, Greece
    • Casa Buganvilla, Unnamed Road, Minia 281 00, Greece
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14101P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Travellers 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 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14101P2

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      • You’ll have 2 starting options
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      • 1
        Monastery of Agios Gerasimos
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • 2
        Vassilakis Winery Kefalonia
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 3
        Drogarati Cave
        Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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      • 4
        Melissani Cave
        Stop: 70 minutes - Admission included
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      • 5
        Agia Efimia Chandlers
        Stop: 50 minutes
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      • 6
        Myrtos Beach
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Avalon Travel
        289
        Greece
        Joined in June 2016
      • Jim R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour away from the crowds
        Great shore excursion option. We were not in competition with the larger tours. Pickup was a bit chaotic, but we all found eachother and got off on time. Eva was a great guide - very pleasant and informative and made sure we all were on track without feeling pushed or rushed. I loved the sites chosen, especially the views from the fortress on the peak.
        Written 22 October 2023
      • LyndaRobinson1967
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Comfortable trip with sights and history
        As well as seeing the promised sights, we learned much about the island. Who knew there are wild horses here! Friendly tour guide, accessible to all abilities and not too long.
        Written 13 October 2023
      • stephanie s
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Greece trip
        Tour guide was knowledgeable and extremely helpful! Driver was excellent! We were lucky to not hit any lines and was given enough time to experience each place we visited
        Written 11 October 2023
      • ZoomLoom
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Shockingly dreadful! DO NOT USE AVALON TRAVEL.
        Do not trust Avalon. Very friendly until problems arose then were so awful. Over charging, safety issues, lying, ignoring. Ruined our holiday!
        Written 10 October 2023
      • ashwin_nandakumar
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip with a great guide (Maria)
        We did the Drogarati cave & Mehissani lake trip and we loved it, well organised and punctual. Our guide Maria was very friendly, knowledgeable and answered all our questions with a smile. Highly recommend this trip.
        Written 6 October 2023
      • Navigator61258995900
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Stunning nature
        Very lovely natural beauty to admire. Tour guides were very informative and helpful! They also kindly picked us up and dropped us off.
        Written 4 October 2023
      • mikewZ3355RO
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do not take this tour,
        The bus ride was terrible. 5 people in our group were ill when we arrived at the beach. the diver was very rude and demanding, at one time he slammed the brakes so hard to avoid an accident 3 people fell out of the seats. At this point when he started up rocks were hitting the underside of the bus and the driver was definitely stressed about the noise. Booked a private shuttle, we booked a 12 passenger bus for the return and was less expensive and much more comfortable. 2 in our group returned on the bus and told the guide the other 10 would not return
        Written 4 October 2023
      • Darren N
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Tour and value for money!
        Amazing places to visit. 100% worth the money and great photo opportunities. Much needed places to eat and drinks after the long steep stairs. Great tour guide and everything on time.
        Written 29 September 2023
      • M W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful tour in Kelafonia-small group, knowledgeable guide, well run and overall great experience !
        We had a wonderful tour of Assos village, the caves and a winery! I was initially skeptical because I normally don't like bus tours, but our guide, Katherine made the trip in Kelafonia one of our favorites of our cruise to italy and greece. Her English was excellent (she is British but has lived on the island for over 15 years) and she explained so much about the island. There were only 12 of us and we were the only people at the caves and the winery! I was so happy we booked with Avalon and not through the cruise. It was all very special. Nikko our driver also was great at navigating the curvy roads. I would definitely recommend Avalon travel in Kalafonia
        Written 24 September 2023
      • sharonfL1633CK
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A must do tour when visiting Kefalonia
        Great trip, and great value! Was picked up and dropped off in resort location. Fabulous driver! Christina, the tour guide was amazing ! She was friendly ,informative and engaging. First tour guide that we have had that managed to keep everyone’s focus. The history that island holds was very interesting . Would highly recommend. A* Both the lake and the caves are beautiful , if mobility is an issue then it’s not for you. I would not be recommending it to my 80 year old parents even though they would Of loved hearing the history about the island.
        Written 8 September 2023
      • K283YVmichellec
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Melissani Lake
        The trip was very nice. We had a wonderful careful driver and a great tour operator who stayed in the very long lines to keep our spot during a very hot day to see the Melissani lake while we had some food and shopped. The lake was amazing!
        Written 1 September 2023
      • F3054CGjoshc
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice attractions, poorly organized
        The Melissani Cave lake is a cool attraction certainly worth seeing. You are in a small row boat with about a dozen people and the guides are friendly and cooperative with taking pictures. The whole ride is only about ten minutes though and if you have to wait in line for an extended period of time to get in then the whole experience may seem less worthwhile. In our case the travel company guides did a poor job timing things and we ended up waiting in line in the heat for over 90 minutes for the ten minute ride. There is a smallish gift shop and snack bar there while you wait that may entertain you for a short time but that wears out quickly. The traffic flow around the site is also challenging and our tour bus basically got stuck which meant we had no choice but to wait out the long lines. Had we started the tour on time from Argostoli the lines might not have been so long by the time we got there, which increased our level of frustration. As a result we never got to go Mrytos Beach at all. Instead we were taken to another nearby beach that was supposedly less crowded. Our time there was limited though as a result of waiting so long at the first stop so it ended up not being that enjoyable. I don’t fault the travel company for the long lines — that’s what you get during peak season, but I do fault them for being disorganized and not having better plans in place. The whole experience could have been managed much better.
        Written 27 August 2023
      • kenjow2023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Taste of Kefalonia
        Good tour as we booked as part of our cruise port stop in Argostoli. The drive around the island was beautiful and the tour guide, Catherine, was exceptionally knowledgeable. Great taste of Kefalonia.
        Written 27 August 2023
      • voulav2013
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth seeing !
        Definitely worth seeing If you have a car it’s easily accessible. I booked a tour bus but it wasn’t necessary Try go early to miss the queues
        Written 26 August 2023
      • F4302LJgabrielg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lake Melissani
        Excellent travel agency, fair price, great staff. Maria was particularly amazing, so thoughtful and helpful. Definitely recommend
        Written 25 August 2023
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      allygold
      London10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely fantastic tour. Ridiculously good value with all of the entrance prices included and Sandra, our tour guide, talked through the history and background behind everywhere we were visiting during the time on the air-conditioned coach. She was a credit to the company and really interesting. You also get the perfect amount of time at each location to walk around. Every stop is a worthwhile one. Really recommend it.
      Written 19 June 2022
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      Giulia G
      Milan, Italy49 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Family
      Sandro was our guide. He has the right qualities for an excellent guide, he was nice, friendly and did know a lot of stuff about the places we went to. He accompanied us to the Melissani lake and told us the great story about the nimphs. During the whole trip he managed to keep high the attention of the people on the bus explaining every little detail of the places we passed. What else can I say? Only what a great guide for such a young boy. It was an amazing day and thanks to the Avalon agency for the opportunity.

      Sorry if my English is bad I’m Italian and I tried my best. Have a great day there.
      Written 27 July 2022
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      Shane C
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent service start to finish, great communication with Mark prior to today about the trip. Today's trip felt VIP, full coach for only 6 and the guide Katerina was a joy to listen to, her insights on the locations visited and as we travelled around the island was great. Would gladly use again if revisiting the island.
      Written 6 July 2023
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      gean j
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022 • Family
      Really had a pleasant experience. Avalon travel (Mark) really looked after us from pick up from where we were staying to an upgrade onto the highlights of Kefalonia tour. The guide Maria was great and really informative on the trip (even taking some lovely pics at Myrtos beach). The melissani cave was absolutely stunning!!! Due to visiting in April this is usually closed and was worried I would miss out but thanks to Avalon me and my daughter were awe struck by the beauty of the cave. Drogatti was so amazing with the natural stalactites and stalagmites 😍 Definitely recommend a tour by Avalon if you are in Kefalonia!!
      Written 9 April 2022
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      Steve H
      32 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rated 5 out of 5 we visited in the middle of July 2023 for our second visit to the island combining a sailing course ICC with a week in a hotel sailing and windsurfing so pretty active. We found the all the Greeks we met to be welcoming and very genuine. In Lixouri where we were based, you could buy fruit and veg from farmers from the side of the road very cheaply, drink coffee in some wonderful local bakeries and sit in the town square and watch the world go by, watch turtles swim in the marina. Undoubtedly much hotter this year but the Greeks quietly disappear and shut down between 2-5pm. Fabulous place to holiday.
      Written 30 July 2023
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      Melissa B
      19 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our holiday was at the end of the season, when most trips had stopped running, however this tour was still available and I am so happy it was. The company still honoured the booking even though there were only 7 of us booked on the trip. Our tour guide was Sandra and she was fabulous. This was a great way to see the highlights of Kefalonia. As a small group and it being off season we got a good amount of time to take in each experience. Sandra is a lovely woman, who was passionate about her job. Thank you for a lovely trip.
      Written 26 October 2022
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      Emma P
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Friends
      Firstly wow! What an amazing trip! Secondly Kathrine our tour guide I can’t recommend her enough she is the most friendliest person I’ve ever met so easy to talk to really welcoming, very knowledgeable and so kind hearted, a true genuine lovely lady! All stops of the tour was amazing, hardly any of our group turned up and it kind of turn into a private tour with a lovely Mercedes bus! Honestly the whole thing made our week, fully recommend! 5 stars.
      Written 4 June 2023
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      Maria K
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021
      This island is incredibly beautiful and this company knows how to organize excursions to enjoy it to the fullest. The tour was amazing and Giuliana the guide is really fun and full of excitement and information that is interesting about the places we visited.
      I would 100% recommend this service to everyone that is travelling to Kefalonia! Thank you!!
      Written 7 August 2021
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      Loretta F
      Loretta F
      Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so glad that we could share this magical island with you - it was a real pleasure
      Written 8 August 2021
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      Kelly B
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      I SO wish I could remember our guide's name. She was from the UK and her daughter was a marine biologist on the island. She was incredibly organized, informative, kept us in the loop of what was coming up next and what to expect, pleasant, positive, easy going, and great at her job. She would run ahead to handle tickets or whatever was needed. We tasted 4 wines and the bottles were well priced I think. She let us know those were the best bathrooms we would see. We were one of the first out of Drogarati cave so had some time to purchase honey and gelato and a drink while the rest finished. Some purchased dried herbs and souvenirs. We EXPECTED the long lines which you should expect seeing sites like melissani and drogarati caves. I do wish our group was a little more respectful in the church which is active and people chatted loudly while nuns were praying. We found kefalonia to be a lovely mix of greece and italian countryside--and we felt like we truly hit all the highlights in a short time.
      Written 22 May 2023
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      Richard C
      7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Couples
      Great day seeing the sights of Kefalonia today. Our tour guide was Catherine, who was superb and very friendly. The trip was about 5 hours and great value for money. The driver was Andreas who was a very safe pair of hands as we drove up the mountains and experienced the most amazing views. Particularly enjoyed the monastery visit and hearing about the miracles of Saint Gerasimos.
      We even heard all about the goats with the golden teeth 😂
      Thank you
      Written 27 June 2023
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