Melissani cave is one of the most romantic and beautiful caves in the world and the largest of a network of underwater caves across Cephalonia that are all interconnected. The nymph “Melissanthi” killed herself in this very same lake because the God Pan would not return here love. This has some credence as archaeologists have unearthed a clay idol of the god Pan as well as a clay disk with at representation of Nymphs dancing in a circle and a clay tile with the procession of Nymphs walking towards the left. Archaeologists have dated these finds to the late 4th to early 3rd century BC and believe it was an important place of worship for the locals of that time.
Here you will descend a manmade tunnel to the water's edge where you will board a small rowboat for a scenic cruise around the majestic cavern. View dramatic stalactites and stalagmites that border its aquamarine waters. Take in the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds you as shafts of sunlight filter from above, enhancing the vibrant colors of the glistening lake.
The driving route from the cave to north Kefalonia is simply breathtaking!!Colours and scents , mountains and seaside sceneries , dramatic contrasts and indescribable beauty is just to prepare your senses for the most magical place in this Island , Assos Village .
Assos is a tiny hamlet of pastel-colored houses with a population of just one hundred. It nestles, at the base of a hill on a small peninsula, on the north-west coast of Kefalonia and is surrounded on three sides by the stunning blue of the Mediterranean Sea. The village is almost hidden amidst thick pine forest, ringed by tall cypress trees and overlooked by a ruined 16th-century castle built high on the peninsula by the Venetians who then governed the island. It has a pebble beach and small marina lined with traditional restaurants. Idyllic doesn’t even begin to describe it. Take the chance to wonder around the village, swim at the little pebbly beach at the front of the village or walk up to the remains of the Venetian Castle. On the way back, snap some postcard-worthy photos from the top of the hill of Myrtos Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for its exotic sceneries and its wild beauty.**This is a suggested itinerary planned to enhance your Kefalonia Experience .We can always adapt it to your personal preferences .
|The underground cave of Melissani|
|Photos above the Myrtos Beach|
|Pick up and drop off locations of your choice|
|Transportation in a/c car, minivan or coach with professional driver|
|Wi Fi internet connection on board|
|Water on board|
Please Note: We recommend that you bring sun cream and a sun hat as at times it can get extremely hot. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as it involves some walking on uneven ground. Passengers must negotiate a number of steps at the lake and be able to enter and exit the boats without assistance.