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Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake

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Argostolion, Greece

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Visit one of Kefalonia’s most dramatic sights, the Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake, on this half-day sightseeing tour in a comfortable, climate-controlled bus. This affordable outing includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off and an informative guide who provides commentary and insights. See stalactites and stalagmites, explore the lake in a small rowboat, and descend into ‘Sala of Apotheosis’ to experience its dramatic rock formations and remarkable acoustics.
  • Experience Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake on an affordable half-day tour
  • Travel in an air-conditioned bus with an informative guide and narrator
  • Descend 200 feet (60 meters) underground into a subterranean cave
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and dropoff at the Port of Argostoli
Driver/guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Live commentary on board
Port pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottled water on board bus
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Λιμάνι Αργοστολίου, Argostolion 281 00, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
The guide will wait the customer at the main gate of the port Argostoli , holding a sign TRIP ADVISOR EXPERIENCES

Ports

  • Port of Argostoli


Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • COVID-19: New Operational Guidelines The safety, security and well-being of our guests and employees is our priority Monitoring the coronavirus situation and the global health environment the below actions will take place on all of our tour and transfer services • Separate customers inside busses - Plexiglas barriers for Drivers • Personal safety - Providing operators with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and personal protective equipment • Environmental Hygiene - Every bus and van is cleaned and disinfected daily, before and at the end of its run. This includes detailing of high-traffic areas aboard the vehicle like handles, rails, straps and seats. • Social Distancing – Safe Capacity of maximum 50% of seated capacity per bus, No access to the seats behind the driver and guide • Daily controls of the AC System and ventilation of the vehicles
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake.

Traveler Tips


  • "Be warned, Drogarati involves an almost 100 m decent via steps and the place can get slippery but otherwise a well worth experience." See review
  • "The caves are not for the fainthearted - a lot of slippy steps to climb down and back up!" See review
  • "It was a very hot day so this was a good excursion because it was mostly in the shade and you could keep cool." See review

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Lovely
Lisa R
, Nov 2019
Really lovely drive to both locations. The lake is beautiful with a nice little row boat ride around. The caves are not for the fainthearted - a lot of slippy steps to climb down and back up! All in all a nice couple of hours.
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Beautiful experience
wai212
, Nov 2019
No problem with the transport. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the area.. The boatman is helpful with taking pictures., and tells story about the cave. The cave floor is wet, watch your steps. .its magnificent.
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Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake.
DrKladis
, Oct 2019
Nice little day trip to the cave systems around the town of Sami. Tour was ran by Avalon Travel Kefalonia. Very professional and well run setup. The tour itself was short as it's a cruise ship shore excursion. The cave systems were absolutely amazing to view. Melissani Lake was my favorite. Be warned, Drogarati involves an almost 100 m decent via steps and the place can get slippery but otherwise a well worth experience. Would have like some time in Sami as well.
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Very Interesting!
Dina S
, Sep 2019
The actual tour was really great. Both the cave and the lake were like nothing I had every seen. Lake visit lasted about 15 minutes on a boat in the water. There wasn’t any swimming allowed. Heard some history about the city but missed out on seeing the city itself except from the bus. Beautiful landscape and great guides.
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Super Cool Spots
immapfefer
, Aug 2019
Loved having the transportation to these 2 awesome attractions and listening to some history along the way. Able to go at your own pace and check it out.
star-5
Great tour
specklerl
, Jul 2019
MAria was a Great guide. She understood our concern as our ship changed its timeline. We arrived first at the lake before other organized cruise ships tour arrived. So our line was somewhat shorter. Little boat can only take 12 people at a time and only 3 to 4 boats at a time. The visit of the lake was lovely too bad we couldn't swim in it After we took the bus for 15 minutes to go to the cave This was also nice. We arrived 1/2 hour earlier and I was able to walk into town
star-4
Don't bother with the cruise ship excursion!
kristin p
, Jul 2019
This is the same trip as the ship but for half the price. The tour started out with lots of history about the island on our drive to Melissani Lake. You look at the photo on the website and think that has to be photoshopped. HOWEVER, the picture is real. The water is amazing and the pictures are breathtaking. We left the lake and went to Drogarati Cave which was also very interesting. I wish we could have heard a concert down there. I'm sure that was amazing back in the day. We also had a little shopping time in the gift shop which was nice. This trip did require lots of walking up and down steps and inclines. If you have mobility issues, you might want to consider that. The trip was wonderful and I have lots of amazing pictures to show for it.
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Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake
ralphcfernandez
, Jul 2019
Although the underground Melissani Lake was beautiful, the whole tour took 4-1/2 hours and we only spent 15 minutes on the boat touring the lake. The cave visit lasted perhaps 10 minutes after descending 130 steps as we had to get back in order to make it back to not miss the cruise ship. We were in the bus, or in line to visit the attraction, approximately 3-1/2 hours, too long in my book for such short visit to the attractions.
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Fun excursion!
caroleernc
, Jun 2019
We enjoyed the boat ride on the lake and the cave. The kids thought it was cool. The ride there goes across the mountain and it is a pretty ride. It was a very hot day so this was a good excursion because it was mostly in the shade and you could keep cool. There is a bathroom and a place to get a sandwich/snack at the lake stop. Only negative was the bus driver wouldn’t turn on the bus and made us wait on a hot and sweaty bus until we got going at each stop. Even with the AC it wasn’t very cool on the bus.
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Kefalonia is just beautiful and I...
Nelly H
, Jul 2018
Kefalonia is just beautiful and I really enjoyed our tours of the caves and lake. It's about an hour drive there and back but I enjoyed the gorgeous views of the countryside while learning about some history by our guide. There was a long line for Melissani Lake but it is lovely inside - we took a little boat across the lake - love my photos!

Product code: 14101P9

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