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Melissani Cave

| Melissani Lake, Sami 280 80, Greece
+30 2674 022997
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“boat ride” (133 reviews)
“underground lake” (113 reviews)
“worth a visit” (169 reviews)
| Melissani Lake, Sami 280 80, Greece
+30 2674 022997
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's beautiful no doubt. It's the place where the legend of the nymph exists but it is also quite literally a small pool of clear water in a cave. The story by the boatmen is factual but it could have been more theatrical. I could...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a stunning place. We visited in October so very quiet. This meant that our boatman spent 20-25 minutes with us showing us round and telling the history. He was a star and so passionate even though he has probably told the same story millions...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago

7 euros seemed quite expensive for a five minute outing in a boat around the lake. It is rather spectacular but we were glad we hadn't come far to see it.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cave is a must see when you are in Kefalonia, as the waters are so clear and even at a depth of 12 meters you can see the bottom.... The boat men who take you around give you all the information you need, whilst...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here on our day trip to kefalonia with Nefis tours....its a place I have wanted to come to and see and wasn't disappointed....a nice and relaxing boat trip with our lovely boat man.....its just a pity the sun wasn't shinning to show of...More

Thank depeche2
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cave is amazing, don't get me wrong. However, it is literally just two caverns and a 5 minute tour with a guy singing and taking you round on a rowing boat. I enjoyed it but if I didn't see it, I wouldn't have minded...More

1  Thank BrettT420
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful tour of Melissani cave. The guide was very friendly and gave various facts about the cave during the tour. The water is crystal clear but very cold. The boats carry about 10 people and the tour takes about 20 minutes. It was...More

Thank sarahw515
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's not often you get to go on a boat on a lake within a cave! Really clear water (cold when you put your hand in) and a very friendly boatman happy to tell you all about it and take your photo for you!

Thank SwindonSas
Reviewed 1 week ago

This boat excursion costs only 7 euros. If it were in another country it would cost 30 euros. You will go through a nice experience. Drive to Sami and from there follow the signs! Enjoy your trip.

Thank Vivyrom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if your touring around the island, super cave to visit with the added bonus of going on a short boat ride into the back of the cave. The boatman was very friendly on our trip and was no problem for him to take...More

Thank 0StevenW
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Humps400 | Reviewed this property |
There's a slope down to the boats and you'll need to hold them tight getting on and off the boat, but yes I'd say the experience is toddler friendly.
William W
6 September 2017|
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Response from Vaggelis P | Reviewed this property |
Hello!!! 7€ per adult!
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17 July 2017|
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Response from Emma C | Reviewed this property |
The cave is on kefalonia one of the ionian islands, nowhere near mykonos or santorini, you would need to fly into kefalonia or get a boat from athens which i think takes 6 hours. Also there is relatively no public transport... More