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.
Our adventure begins once we leave the town of Argostoli and head off to the mighty St. George’s castle. After that we make our way up the west coast of Kefalonia and view Myrtos Bay from above. We then drive through the isthmus of the north and on into the bay of Agia Efimia on the east coast for lunchtime.
After we’ve spent time eating and enjoying the fabulous views of the harbour town, we drive though to the mythical Melissani Lake and cave. Next, it’s off to the Drogorati cave for a little exercise and the awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites.
After a time of rest and the opportunity to have a cool drink and to shop in the gift shops, we drive through the Ainos mountain range and into the Omala valley where we visit the Robolla wine co-operative and the chapel of St Gerasimos.
A short bus ride, with fabulous views on down into the town of Argostoli, finds us back where we began our day out.
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.
Time: 10:00 - 14:00 | Half day cruise
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Our cruise begins from Argostoli city. Our first destination is the area with local fish farms where we sail around them looking for dolphins, seals & sea turtles.
We continue cruising very close to the coastline where we can check the remarkable views of the seabed & reefs and explore the majestic underwater world.
Finally we are making 2 stops very close to sandy beaches where we can indulge in snorkeling, kayaking, volleyball inflatables and by our tradition - our joyous & therapeutic mud bath.
Finishing our cruise, on our way back to Argostoli, we are having the fun with karaoke.
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.
Our cruise starts from Skala. In about 40 minutes we reach cape Skinari with the homonymous light house, visible from Kefalonia at night. This is the closest point with Kefalonia (katelios 8 nM distance). From cape Skinari until the famous shipwreck the coastline is rocky, steep, and truly impressive..
As we reach the famous shipwreck, weather permitting, we will steer the ship to the sand, you will disembark, and have a chance to get a good look, take photos etc for about 30 minutes.
Shipwreck is known worldwide and is almost synonymous with Zante. An impressive landscape, with crystal blue waters caressing this beautiful beach that embraces the semi covered remains of a ship and behind it a breathtaking escarpment, complete this magic scene.
About half way there you can see a castled wall. About 1100 years ago St. Andrews monastery was built there and the only thing remaining is this castled wall that protected it from the pirates. Just down the way, a strange cave with stalactites. The depth is about 70m. Large waves, especially during winter occur in this area and very often we can see seals and sea-lions and also near the light house.
Our last stop is at Alykes for 2 hrs, a small picturesque village with a sandy beach, water sports & restaurants for whoever wants to eat.
Our day begins with a beautiful bus journey through the mountains and into the port of Agia Efimia. Once there we make our way on board the "Romantika 2", our cruise boat. Captain Makis sets off up the nautical channel that exists between Ithaka and Kefalonia and we may stop to collect more passengers in the bay of Fiscardo.
After that we head over to Marmakas bay on Ithaka for the first swim stop, from the boat, of half an hour. Then, we cruise into enchanting Kioni for a land stop. After that it’s down to the capital of Ithaka, called Vathi. There is time to enjoy the views, shops, churches and plethora of delights that this busy port with its sea-side tavernas offers.
After that we have a short cruise south to the bay of Gidaki where we have our second swim stop of the day, from the boat. Once this is over we cruise all the way around the southern tip of Ithaka and then back across the waters into Agia Afimia. Buses parked on the jetty then efficiently drive us back to our resorts.