Next stop at the impressive Drogarati Cave, where you can see the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. There is a gift shop and a pleasant café to enjoy treats before we set off on the road up north to Assos.
As we arrive to Assos village there is plenty of time to wander around and enjoy the picturesque village, to eat and perhaps to swim in the pebbly bay.
After our idyll in Assos it’s a half hour drive on to the cosmopolitan port and village of Fiscardo for tea time, shopping and photographs. Leaving Fiscardo we will make a photo stop at Myrtos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for photographs.
Every Tuesday / Thursday and Sunday for 2022
Join us on a coach tour to visit the highlights and the best places on Kefalonia. An excellent opportunity to get a taste of what our beautiful island has to offer. Pay your respects to the island’s patron saint and enjoy a spot of wine-tasting. Visit the magical underground lake of Melissani and the breathtaking cave of Drogarati. Savour a traditional lunch at the fishing village of Agia Efimia and finish the day by photographing the stunning beach of Myrtos, one of the most photographed beaches in Europe.
Once everyone is on board the coach, we will make our way from the outskirts of Argostoli and a 25 minute drive will take us to the Omala Valley area. Our first stop of the day is at the Monastery of St Gerasimos, Kefalonia’s patron saint where we will stay for approximately 20 minutes. Saint’s body is housed in a silver and glass casket in the smaller of the two churches, which was built over a cave where the saint once lived as a hermit.
We will then continue with a spot of traditional wine tasting at the Robola Winery located next to the monastery. A 30 minute visit includes a guided tour through the factory where we will see the wine making process and also have the opportunity to taste and purchase the products.
Leaving the Omala valley, we continue to our next destination which will be the breathtaking cave of Drogarati. A 40 minute stay allows time to explore the large underground chamber filled with stalactites and stalagmites.
A further 10 minute drive brings us to the beautiful underground lake of Melissani. Enjoy a boat ride around the cavern, where the sunlight hits the crystal clear water and fills the cave with an amazing blue light while the boat-man will point out the various rock features. We will stay here for approximately 50 minutes.
A short drive through Karavomilos and along the eastern coast will bring us to the picturesque village of Agia Efimia. We will stay here for 1 and a half hours allowing time for lunch and to explore the village. On leaving Agia Efimia, we will begin our return journey via the western coast of the island. We will make a short stop for photographs overlooking the stunning beach of Myrtos and a 40 minute leisurely drive will return us to Argostoli.
Optional entrance fees to Drogarati Cave (5e p.p./3e p.chl.) and Melissani Lake (8e p.p./4e p.chl.)
For guests visiting both, entrance fee : 10e p.p. / 7e p.chl.
After a lovely drive over to Sami Port we board a ferry boat and cruise across to Piso Aetos port on Ithaka.
We see Vathi town for museums, shopping and churches. Then, it’s up to an area just above the town for photographs of Lazaretto Island and Vathi Bay.
Following that, we meander up a mountain side to the Kathara monastery for astounding views of southern Ithaka. Lunch time is enjoyed in Kioni Bay. A full programme of photographs in Frikes, Rovani dessert, the only bust of Odysseus in Stavros and history of Polis Bay finds us back at the ferry boat after a day of mythological splendour.
On our way to Fiscardo, we would not miss out the breath-taking view above Myrtos Beach, combined with the magnificent sunseat. There, the splendid meets the divine, in a breathtaking natural poetry. When the sun goes down, the picturesque Fiscardo acquires a romantic and mysterious mood that completely changes the image of the day. Fiscardo at nights takes on a cosmopolitan atmosphere, where guests and celebrities stroll along the port with the colourful anchored yachts. The village offers a selection of bars and restaurants, where you can have dinner or just get a drink, have fun and relax.
Spend the evening exploring the Island’s capital, Argostoli. Arriving in Argostoli at about 18.30 you will find all the shops, bars and tavernas open. Spend your time ambling along the lively pedestrianised shopping street, Lithostroto.
Relax in one of the many fashionable bars whilst you sit outside and watch the world go by.
When you’re ready you can stroll along the waterfront and keep an eye out for turtles. Why not find one of the tavernas in the town and partake in some of the many specialities on offer?
After supper it’s fun to adopt the Greek way and move on to the main square area for coffee and cake.
Every Saturday from 14 May 2022
Imagine fun in the sun onboard a boat as you cruise around Kefalonia’s stunning
coastline. Snorkelling and dolphin-spotting are just part of the entertainment you can expect during this brilliant day.
Departing at 09.30, Captain and his crew will welcome us on board the boat as we set sail from Argostoli port. Firstly, the boat will take us near to the fish farms where dolphins are often spotted. Then we will gently cruise along the Lassi shoreline and we head over White Rocks area where we stop for swimming for about one hour. Plenty of games such as snorkelling and paddle boards will keep us entertained.
We will then cruise towards Vardiani or Xi beach where we dock for the lunch stop. There is plenty of time to relax in the sun whilst the crew prepare a delicious barbecue lunch. The meal is accompanied by local wine, refreshments and water. After lunch, we relax on the beach and enjoy the afternoon sun.
At around 4pm, we will leave the beach and set sail for the return journey to the port. At around 5pm, we will arrive back into port.
For anything extra, there is a small bar on the boat.
Itinerary and swim stops are subject to sea conditions.
Towels and swimwear, cameras, sunscreen and spending money for bar on board.
Guests must be able to board the small cruise boat.
Not suitable for wheelchair bound as steps on the boat.
Lunch (vegetarian option must be pre-booked
We set off from various resorts and meet in the fishing village and port of Agia Efimia where we start our day on board the Romantika 2. Captain Makis and the crew take us up the nautical channel between Kefalonia & Ithaka and we advise that you keep an eye out for turtles and the dolphins that populate the Ionian seas.
A short stop in Fiscardo is only for photographs and to pick up a few more passengers and then we head out into the open waters between Kefalonia and Lefkas . En-route we view both Arkoudi and Astakos islands and then reach a sea cave called Papanikolis . Here we actually take the boat into a fabulous cave that is full of rock formations whilst it is steeped in fantastic folklore.
After the cave it’s a short cruise on to our forty minute swim stop from the boat on the shores off the island of Meganisi . Then, we cruise around the island of Skorpios and see how the present owner of this magical little island lives a life of unbelievable luxury in a paradise of Onassis’ making.
We then cruise down the south eastern coast of Lefkas and into a lovely sheltered port called Syvota . It attracts the yachting crowd and has a good choice of shops, tavernas and coffee bars in which you can while away the hour and a half allowed at this stop. There are also two swimming areas within the bay and you may even be lucky enough to have a few local ducks join you!
Thereafter, you’ll return to the Romantika 2 at the time given by your reps & crew and make the exciting journey back down to first Fiscardo and ultimately, back into the port of Agia Efimia.
Every Saturday from 28 May 2022
Sail away over the sea to our neighbouring island of Zakynthos, famous for its impressive landscape and crystal clear blue waters. Take a dip in the sea at the famous beach of Navajo, renowned for its impressive shipwreck and vertical white rock face. Cruise along by the Blue Caves to admire the unique scenery, keeping a watch out for sea turtles and monk seals before enjoying lunch in the picturesque port of Agios Nikolaos, relaxing on the beach or indulging in a spot of shopping.
After transferring by coach to Port of Poros, we will board our cruise boat Hermes, for the day, departing at 09:00. Passing the Cape of Skinari, admiring the steep, rocky and very impressive coastline, we will arrive to the shipwreck itself, where, weather permitting, we will stop for swimming and photos. If sea conditions do not allow the boat to get close to the beach, we will swim at another beach close by. Then we will sail towards the Blue Caves, arriving in less than half an hour. It is during this time that the monk seals may be spotted as we pass the sea caves. We will admire the unique scenery and photograph the amazing colours reflected onto the caves from underwater. A further 30 min sail will take us to our last stop, Agios Nikolaos. This is a small picturesque village with a few shops and restaurants for those who want to eat and also two tiny beaches with free umbrellas for those wishing to swim afterwards. Here, the boat will drop its anchor for approximately two hours. Finally, leaving from Agios Nikolaos at about 14:30, one and a half hour sail will take us back to Kefalonia.
Itinerary and swim stops are subject to sea conditions.
Every Friday from 13 May 2022
A day of myth and magic as we gently cruise around Kefalonia’s sister island of Ithaka, home of the mythological hero Odysseus. Relax on board as we follow the rugged coastline and explore enchanting villages that time has forgotten. Shop in the capital of Vathi, savour the local specialities for lunch in the stunning harbor of Kioni and enjoy swimming at the most beautiful beach on the island, the famous Gidaki Bay.
Our day begins with a transfer by coach to the port of Agia Efimia, where we board the cruise boat for the 1h and 15 minute sail up to Ithaka channel where dolphins are quite often spotted. Our first stop of the day, the stunning Gidaki Beach. Approximate stay of 30 minutes for swimming.
A further 15 minutes sail, following the east rugged coastline of Ithaka, will take us past the islet of Lazaretto to Vathi, the capital of the island. Approximate arrival time here is 12:00. We will have one hour free time for exploring the town, its museums, churches and shops.
Back on board, the cruise continues around the island and 35 minutes later we arrive to the harbor of Kioni. Here we will stay for one and a half hours, time to enjoy lunch at one of the many harbourside tavernas serving local specialities.
After lunch, weather permitting, we will have a second half hour swimming stop to amoudi beach and then we sail back to Agia Efimia, where we will dock at approximately 17:30 to 18.00.
Itinerary and swim stops are subject to sea conditions.