Melissani Lake and Drogarati Cave

Melissani Lake and Dogarati Cave
Price: $65.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
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.

4.5 Stars4.3 / 5  |  11 ReviewsReview This Tour
Melissani Lake and Dogarati Cave
November 18, 2022
We really enjoyed this excursion. Be prepared to walk!!! The sights were beautiful.
Reviewer: Patricia Hoagland
4 Stars
September 30, 2020
Love the tour and guide
5 Stars
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