Travel Guide of Kefalonia - Part 1
In part I we will present places that are top attractions on the island and must be seen.
1. Melissani Cave - Nymph Lake
One of the main attractions of Cephalonia is located in the town of Karavomylos. It's easy to get there by local bus departing from the island's capital - the city of Argostoli. The journey takes about 45 minutes and the price of a one-way ticket is around 4 euros. The costs do not include the same admission ticket to Melissani, the cost of which is 7 euros (adult) and 4 euros (child over 5 years old). The youngest participants under 5 years old can enter for free. Opening hours from 9 am to late afternoon.
The cave is undoubtedly the most anticipated attraction. The depth of the lake is up to 20-30 meters but there are also very shallow places up to 1 meter deep. The lake is 160 meters long and 40 meters wide. Stalactites found in the cave are products from 16 to 20 thousand years old. The lake water is a mixture of fresh groundwater and salt sea water, and its constant movement from one side to the other can be observed. The cave consists of two parts: the first where the ceiling collapsed, letting in the rays of the sun that illuminate the lake's waters, and the second where we already have darkness and a small island.
After collecting the ticket and going down the stairs you can immediately feel the variable temperature. Because the cave is a much cooler place and I give some respite from the heat outside. On your turn to get on a boat floating on the lake you have to wait a bit, but it is not very bothersome. There are about 10-15 people on one boat. The time of the whole trip is about 10 minutes. It is time not only to admire, but also to take pictures and videos. The beautiful blues surrounding visitors make them feel like they are in paradise. The color of the water is the result of the rays of sunlight coming through the upper hole. It is therefore worth visiting the caves in the afternoon, when the sun is at its highest.
There is also one of the myths associated with the cave, but we won't reveal this secret, we invite you to learn about it on our trips!
2. Drogarati Cave
The cave is located near the Melissani Cave. It was discovered about 300 years ago and made available for sightseeing in 1963. To get to it you have to overcome a large number of stairs leading down. The reward will definitely be a pleasant coolness inside the cave, a constant temperature of 18 degrees. Drogarati's beauty is associated with a huge amount of stalactites and stalagmites. Breath taking also collects its sheer size and especially the height - affecting the amazing acoustics used by many artists to perform concerts. The price of a normal ticket is 5 €.