Argostoli Sightseeing

Argostoli Sightseeing
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedCoffee, tea, and homemade sweets are included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, smart casual seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair or walker with advanced notice at the time of booking, provided that the guest is able to take a seat on the bus and put the wheelchair in storage. Children ages 4 and younger may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.
Tour Details

Argostoli Sightseeing

Spend part of your day in port exploring Argostoli, the capital city of the island of Kephalonia with one of the busiest ports in Greece. Your journey starts as you leave the port and follow along the scenic coastal road of Fanari with photo stops at the lighthouse and Katavothres water wheels.

Residents in Katavothres take advantage of the area’s special water flow by using the sea water to generate their mills. From there, continue to the scenic resort area of Lassi and the beautiful Livathos villages, and on to the to the village of Kourkoumelata, arguably the most picturesque village you can find in Kefalonia. Kourkoumelata is hugely considered as the crown jewel among the villages in Kefalonia, perhaps because of its unrivaled beauty and color. It boasts of colorful structures, gardens, and impressive town planning and street layout. In the traditional village of Kastro lies St. George’s Castle, a Venetian fortress dating back to the 16th century. The caste’s strategic location will gift you with gorgeous panoramic photos of some of the best views of the island as well as the neighboring island of Zante. The area around the castle is well worth exploring, with remains of pre-earthquake village houses and a medieval church of Evangelistria built in 1420. The ruins of the church of St. Theodori are located south west of the castle, and this church may well be even older than Evangelistria.

Make your way next to En Kefallinia, an organic farm filled with sweet-smelling citrus trees and gardens. While here, walk among lavender paths and feel the forgotten pleasures of the countryside while you enjoy your coffee, tea, and homemade sweets. Pick up a bio-friendly souvenir or two, then make your way back to Argostoli with a stop at Koutavos Lagoon.

This famous lagoon is a nature reserve for wildlife, including the Caretta Turtle and various waterfowl. Pass in front of De Bosset Bridge, the longest stone bridge in the world, on your way back to port.

This tour will give you a well-rounded and comprehensive look at this picturesque part of Greece. Book now, as spaces are selling out fast.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Coffee, tea, and homemade sweets are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, smart casual seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair or walker with advanced notice at the time of booking, provided that the guest is able to take a seat on the bus and put the wheelchair in storage. Children ages 4 and younger may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.
4.5 Stars4.3 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Way to See Argostoli
October 18, 2019
This was a delightful excursion. Small group as promised and a great guide. The fort was worth the climb and views were spectacular. The farm was a highlight with a fun visit and nice refreshments. The lighthouse was very picturesque and we got some great photos. A nice relaxing day.
Reviewer: Tom Dunbar
5 Stars
An enjoyable visit to a family farm.
August 17, 2019
Our tour date: June 27, 2019. It was a hot day in Greece. We were in a small 15 seater van, cool inside the van. The places are nice, we just feel kind of rushed during our first stop. Probably because our ride was late. According to the agency, their other transport broke down so we got a replacement van. Our tour guide is kind of new also, she reads her notes but it doesn't affect the ambiance of the tour. She's friendly & doesn't hesitate to offer information even if she's just reading it. The private farm we visited was nice. The family was very hospitable. Will definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Mildred Alpuerto
4 Stars
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July 23, 2019
was a good tour, the farm was lovely, a good experience, also the owners were friendly and served refreshments which was greatly appreciated on such a hot day, and again the tour guide was excellent
Reviewer: val
4 Stars
Great visit to Argostoli and its treasures
June 14, 2019
Hello, Our guide was professional and friendly answering all questions. Loved visit to organic farm and learning about its history. Great excursion, recommend it.
Reviewer: Mary
4 Stars