Melissani Lake and Dogarati Cave
Your journey of discovery begins with a scenic ride past the vineyards, olive orchards and cypress groves dotting the lush Greek countryside as you make your way to the shores of Lake Melissani. Along the way you will enjoy spectacular views as you cross Mt. Ainos, one of the highest peaks in Greece.
Once at Lake Melissani you will descend into a manmade tunnel and board a small rowboat for a closer look at a majestic cavern known as the Cave of the Nymphs thanks to ancient Minoan relics recovered from the cave that depict nymphs along with the god Pan. When the sun shines down into the cave the brackish water turns into a beautiful aquamarine blue hue. While here you can admire the numerous stalactites and stalagmites that hang from chamber ceilings.
Continue to Drogarati Cave, a breathtaking 2-million-year-old cavern discovered about 300 years ago when an earthquake exposed the hidden entrance. Descend nearly 200 feet below surface level to view stunning rock formations and stand at the Sala of Apotheosis. This popular hall is frequently used for concerts and other shows thanks to its perfect acoustics.
Sign up today for this half-day tour and bring your camera to capture the underground beauty of Cephalonia's famous caves.
Reviewer: Mark Lupton
the tour guide met us at dock where all the busses were loading up guests. Except our bus was about 4 blocks away. We walked in the heat to the agency office. Guide was nice, driver good, sites were nice except the Lake was ridiculously backed up with busses and people Stood in a long line for approximately 2 hours for a 15 mins canoe ride into the beautiful lake/cave. The site was amazing, but the distance and line were just as amazing, but in a negative way. Not worth the work to get to it. Would not recommend unless there's no other ships in the port.
Reviewer: Gregory Taylor
One of the highlights of our 24 day holiday America cruise and we enjoyed the boat ride in the cave and the Melissa I lake it was all beautiful and well organized thank you very much
Very nice tour. Good guide and interesting sights.