Melissani Lake and Dogarati Cave

Melissani Lake and Dogarati Cave
Price: $52.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get into and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get into and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4 Stars4.2 / 5  |  9 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excursions
December 23, 2019
Had a wonderful time on the tour and the shopping was great
Reviewer: DeAnna Douglas
5 Stars
Nice Excursion
November 27, 2019
Greek Island - Argostroli is a nice island. Pier front shops were lovely and the town is clean and will cared for. The boat ride on the below ground lake was nice. The cave was a disappointment. It is very small and only took a few minuets to walk thru.
Reviewer: John Haley
4 Stars
Magical Worlds
September 02, 2019
These two locations were more amazing than described, even though the lake was very small and the boat ride lasted maybe 20 minutes. One warning: to fully experience the cave, people need to walk down a lot of stone steps that are wet and slippery so be sure to wear closed shoes with good tread.
Reviewer: Blaze Newman
4 Stars
Lake and Cave Excursion
August 22, 2019
The views in the lake were absolutely spectacular. My pictures look like postcards. The one drawback was the day we went the lines for the lake were longer than the actual boatride. Shore Excursions did an excelllent job.
Reviewer: Liane Neumann
4 Stars
How badly do you want to see Melissani Lake
August 05, 2019
Melissani Lake is without question. However, the question is how badly do you want to see it. It is VERY popular so depending on how many other cruise ships are there and tourists from other places, you could easily wait 1-2 hours for a 10 minute boat ride which travels 50 yards at best. I heard some later arrivals ended up not even going in because of the wait. Dogarati Cave is also pretty but if you've ever been in a nice cave, there isn't anything unique about it.
Reviewer: Jonathan Chen
3 Stars
tour of lake and cave
June 12, 2019
we had a wonderful time on this excursion very organized and our guide was very knowledgeable Definetly would recommend this tour price was must better than the cruise ship
Reviewer: claire cavalier
5 Stars