Highlights of Cephalonia and Wine

Highlights of Cephalonia and Wine
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $75.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Snack, Beverage
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sun screen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Highlights of Cephalonia and Wine

Depart the port of Argostoli and begin your day of discovery and exploration. Take in the panoramic scenery as you make your way past charming villages to the slopes of Mount Airos and the Robola Winery where you will taste the area's indigenous wine including an exquisite white varietal with lemony tones.

From there you will continue down to the Old Monastery of Saint Gerasimos to explore the monastery and the crypt of the Saint (optional) hidden in the basement. Venerable Saint Gerasimos of Kefalonia is the patron saint of the island of Kefalonia. The Monastery is a sacred place for every citizen of Kefalonia where the relics of the Saint are kept in a glass case which is placed above his tomb.

Take a short ride to the Cave of Drogarati where you will take a steep, descending corridor into the cave and be greeted by 2-million-year-old stalagmites, stalactites, and other colorful formations. This cave lies 60 meters below the surface and its ideal acoustics makes it a popular venue for concerts.

Conclude your time in Cephalonia with a stop atop Mount Aires for breathtaking views and panoramic photos before your return trip back to port.

This half-day tour is the perfect introduction to beautiful Cephalonia, don't miss out and book today.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Perfect introduction to Cephalonia
October 02, 2019
Really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide was very easy to find at the port and we only had 3 people on our tour! Tour guide had a lot of interesting facts and made the ~30-minute ride to the cave much more enjoyable. Be sure to ask questions! Sometimes he's a bit shy :) The caves were really cool and beautiful. Plus, there's a nice little cafe up above that has good coffee and pastries. The church of Saint Gerasimo was very nice. A beautiful little church. We especially loved the flowers in the garden. The highlight was definitely going to the castle. The views were stunning and the history was very interesting. The wine tasting was nice. We tried 3 different varieties and ended up buying a bottle. It's a very unique flavor profile because this particular kind of grape only grows in this region. I would definitely recommend this excursion if you're trying to get a variety of experiences packed into a day!
Reviewer: Joseph Davis
5 Stars