Melissani Lake and Drogarati Cave

Melissani Lake and Dogarati Cave
Excursion Highlights:
  • Visit Melissani Lake and the Cave of the Nymphs, with its stunning aquamarine hue and ancient Minoan relics
  • Journey through the scenic Greek countryside, crossing Mt. Ainos, one of Greece's highest peaks
  • Explore Drogarati Cave, a spectacular 2-million-year-old cavern with the renowned Sala of Apotheosis
  • Enjoy the best quality shore excursions at unbeatable prices, with smaller groups for an unforgettable experience
Price: $71.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
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.

Melissani Lake and Drogarati 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 the Melissani Lake. Along the way you will enjoy spectacular views as you cross Mt. Ainos, one of the highest peaks in Greece.

Once at Melissani Lake 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 Melissani Cave tour and bring your camera to capture the underground beauty of Cephalonia's famous caves.