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Highlights of Kefalonia Tour

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Greece, Greece

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover all the wonder and amazement on Kefalonia Island, a well-preserved, unspoiled paradise on this guided day trip. Take in the deep blue sea, historic monasteries, wineries and quiet fishing villages as you learn about the history and culture of the island.
  • Guided day trip to Kefalonia Island
  • Explore ancient monasteries and churches
  • Linger in rustic fishing villages
  • Visit Drogarati Cave, renowned for its amazing acoustics
  • Learn about the history and culture of the island
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Local taxes
Driver/guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Wine tasting
Live commentary on board
Port pickup and drop-off
All Fees and Taxes
Port pick up
Bottled water
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
For cruise ship's passengers the pick up is at the Port of Argostoli

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • COVID-19: New Operational Guidelines The safety, security and well-being of our guests and employees is our priority Monitoring the coronavirus situation and the global health environment the below actions will take place on all of our tour and transfer services • Separate customers inside busses - Plexiglas barriers for Drivers • Personal safety - Providing operators with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and personal protective equipment • Environmental Hygiene - Every bus and van is cleaned and disinfected daily, before and at the end of its run. This includes detailing of high-traffic areas aboard the vehicle like handles, rails, straps and seats. • Social Distancing – Safe Capacity of maximum 50% of seated capacity per bus, No access to the seats behind the driver and guide • Daily controls of the AC System and ventilation of the vehicles
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AVALON KEFALONIA TRAVEL SERVICES

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Highlights of Kefalonia Tour ?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Highlights of Kefalonia Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Kefalonia Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Highlights of Kefalonia Tour ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Kefalonia Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Highlights of Kefalonia Tour ?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Kefalonia Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Highlights of Kefalonia Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Kefalonia Tour .

Traveler Tips


  • "If you take this tour, do yourself the greatest service and request Maria as your guide." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Surprising!
Gary G
, Nov 2019
We did not have high expectations regarding this tour of an island our cruise ship happened to be stopping at. We were very pleasantly surprised, however. The tour guide, Maria, was wonderful, the stops-- a small winery, an underground cavern, a hidden grotto, and others-- were quite special, and the scenery was fantastic. We enthusiastically recommend this tour!
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star-5
Maria represents Kefalonia to the fullest!
Road21516029521
, Aug 2019
If you take this tour, do yourself the greatest service and request Maria as your guide. She is knowledgeable, personable and extremely passionate about her country and especially Kefalonia. If you are on a cruise excursion with limited time, you will be safe and secure in her hands. You will love what you learn from the point of view of a true local. We intend to return and explore other parts of Kefalonia with her. She is priceless and that sentiment is echoed by my group of 11.
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Maria is a good guide! Loved caves
nstanik
, Jun 2019
Bus was very nice. It was a good excursion. Excursion took about 4 hours. Totally worth it. I would skip the winery.
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star-3
Great Highlights but Some Lows as Well
976harryk
, Sep 2018
We took this tour as an alternative to a cruise ship tour. We docked early and when we checked in to the tour we were told that they would leave at the originally scheduled time. This was fine as we had a chance to explore Argostoli on our own. But the tour company (Avalon Travel) used this time to recruit other people for the tour. So the group grew from 6 to 20+. This would still have been fine had the bus being used been properly air conditioned. It was a hot day and warm on the bus. Overall the tour was very good although there were some unnecessary stops for taking photos which reduced the time we could have spent elsewhere. The sea caves were worth the price by itself so all in all we found the day very worthwhile.
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this is not a small group tour...
alla
, Sep 2017
this is not a small group tour. They were 45 minutes late pick in us up at the port, and because of a large group we were not able to make all the stops as it was described. Very disappointing. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable
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My husband and I are so conflicted...
Megan T
, Dec 2016
My husband and I are so conflicted about this tour. It was 5 stars most of the time but one big issue made it a 2-star review. First of all, this is an amazing itinerary of things to do. It's the only Greek island that we really liked the others were Corfu, Crete and Athens. The guide was friendly when he met us at the port. The bus was in good condition. We went to so many places. The monastery was very cool, the winery samples were very generous, Dragarati Cave wasn't anything super special given that it's 140 steps one way, but Melissani Cave/Lake was incredible and an awesome experience. There were a couple of other additional photo ops that were nice. That said, after Melissani Lake my husband asked the guide if we'd be back in plenty of time for all aboard at 4:30pm. He didn't seem to have any urgency. We continued expressing concern as the afternoon went on. At one point he was telling stories and he shared a story about coming home to find a snake in his kitchen and told us, quite graphically, how he beat it to death. I'm a huge animal lover and hated hearing this. His boss apparently called him towards the end of the tour wondering where he was since she was more concerned about all-aboard than he was. After hanging up he joked that he should have told her we were still a few stops back. We ended up back at the port at 4:31pm and walked onto the ship at 4:35pm. It was just way too close of a call and kind of ruined our perfect day in Greece. If two photo ops were eliminated I think this would have been better.
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star-5
Went on a 7 day cruise with 6 ports...
Frank S
, Sep 2016
Went on a 7 day cruise with 6 ports and Argostoli was a favorite because of this tour! Very thorough and gave a good overview of the island from a charter bus. One complaint is that the AC on the bus was not great and we found ourselves very hot. All of the stops were worth while!
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This tour was top notch. If you only...
trevorsy
, Jul 2016
This tour was top notch. If you only have a few hours to spend in Kefalonia this tour will give you a great taste of all it has to offer! You essentially travel around the island and experience a little of it's best. The drive alone is worth the tour in my opinion, as the scenery in Kefalonia was some of the best on our trip! We arrived on a cruise so this functioned as a more personalized, less expensive shore excursion than we would have bought through Royal Caribbean. The highlight is Melissani Cave for sure - such a magical place! The only downside of the tour is that it can be hard to fit all of these amazing things in a short period of time, so if you'd rather spend a lot of time at any one place in Kefalonia, this tour may not be for you. Having said that, I'm so glad we chose this comprehensive tour of the island!
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star-2
We waiting for the tour to start in...
Vanessa M
, Jun 2016
We waiting for the tour to start in a very hot bus for about 45 min. Once the tour started they took us to a winery, a cave (nothing extraordinary) and then the famous boat ride in a cenote. The tour guide, John was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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This tour was really well organized...
Crystal N
, Oct 2015
This tour was really well organized and packed a lot of cool places in one day at a really good price, compared with something similar offered by our Costa cruise ship. The tour guide met us on time right at the pier so there was no confusion and walked us over to their company up the street. We loaded a bus with a bunch of other people and were on our way. There were such beautiful views from the St Georges castle at the top of the hill and the Drogarati Cave was beautiful! It was smaller than the other caves I've been to but it was definitely worth seeing nonetheless. I don't think we went to see the lighthouse but Sami and Melissani Lake were stunning to see. I thought the boat ride was very crammed with people and it was hard to get pictures because of this, and on a really hot day, it's not pleasant being squished in like that. The boat ride was also shorter than I expected. It only went in the cave part. I thought this would lead to the actual lake but it didn't. There was opportunity to do a little souvenir shopping as well on this tour and dip your feet in the water at Agia Efimia Village to cool off. Stopping to see Myrtos beach was truly spectacular and it ended off the trip nicely. Overall, I would definitely recommend this tour to people. The staff at the tour agency were really nice as well.
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