Journey up Ainos Mountain, one of the highest mountains in Greece as well as a National Park. Pass the ancient city of Sami, Cephalonia’s busiest port and the location of where the film ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ was filmed.
Pastel-coloured houses surround Fiskardo’s waterfront, lined with coffee shops, tavernas and souvenir shops. This delightful village was the only place on the whole island that was not affected by the disastrous 1953 earthquake. Enjoy free time here to explore this beautiful location.
The highlight is a visit to Melissani Lake, the most spectacular cave lake on the island. Enter the cool cavern through a man-made tunnel, which emerges to the shore of the open lake. Board a small boat for an exploration of the lake and its eccentric stalactites. When the sun is directly overhead, light pours in, striking the ultramarine waters and creating a myriad of colours.
Stop at a vantage point, high above Myrtos Bay, to take a perfect photo of the most stunning beach on the island.