Duration: 4 Hour
Route: St. Gerasimos Monastery – Robola Wine Cooperative – Drogarati Cave – Melissani CaveLake – Myrtos Beach.
First stop on this route is the center of faith in Kefalonia, the Holy Monastery of St. Gerasimos in the "Omala" valley. There, twice a year housands of believers attending to venerate devoutly Saint Gerasimos relic and to pray. The Saints have been attributed numerous miracles and certainly the landscape is very devout.
Next stop is the Robola Wine Cooperative of Kefalonia in "Omala" valley. At the winery you can visit the Museum or Robola, and taste free of charge the wines as well as choose and purchase from our wide range of wines.
We are heading towards Drogorati Cave, one of the largest and most beautiful natural sights nearby Sami. According to archeologists, Drogorati Cave is aged over 100 million years. The depth of the cave is about 60 meters, with an average temperature of 18 °C and fairly high humidity (90%).
Next we will be visiting the unique cavelake of Melissani, where we meet a rare geological phenomenon. The water enters the limestone rock, erodes the rocks and creates cavities in a process called karstification. The tour of the visitor is by boat and can enjoy the magnificent spectacle of stalactites, crystal clear water and sunlight which are coexisting harmoniously.
The tour ends at the famous beach of Myrtos. The view from above Myrtos is magnificent. Myrtos beach is well known for the contrast that makes the white pebble beach with the different shades that the sea water is taking, due to sea currents, and the dark green forests of the region. The beach wins every year the blue flag, and is well organized for every aspect.