Melissani Lake is one of Cephalonia’s most impressive natural wonders. Walk the short distance, down a steep tunnel, to the underground lake where you’ll reach the shore. Board the small wooden boats for a trip around the deep turquoise waters of the lake and the surrounding caves. Amazing stalactites sprout from the walls and natural light penetrates and reflects on the lake into a myriad of dancing colours.

One of the most awe-inspiring caves on the island, lying 60 metres below the surface, Drogarati Cave is more than 2 million years old. A spiral staircase leads to this remarkable natural phenomenon. The concealed lighting will arouse your senses, highlighting the hidden depths of the cave.

On the north-eastern shores of the island, where the blockbuster ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ was filmed, is the coastal summer resort of Sami. Here, you can rest at one of the traditional coffee shops or perhaps shop for a souvenir.

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