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Premier Kefalonia
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Premier Kefalonia

Kefalonia was just another beautiful Ionian island when Captain Corelli and his mandolin came along and sprinkled some Hollywood glamour on the island. Your adventure kicks off underground at the romantic Melissani Lake. We'll then head to Sami, the fishing village where Nicolas Cage fell in love with Penelope Cruz. Next up is at Agia Efimia, where you'll board a boat for a cruise to Fiskardo – a tiny port with pastel-coloured houses – for lunch. In the afternoon, head to Assos by road and explore the island's interior. This is adults-only trip is limited to approximately 30 guests.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Flavours of Greece
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Flavours of Greece

An evening of history, culture and good food and wine await. You'll be whisked away to the hilltop Venetian Castle of St George after being picked up from your hotel in the early evening. Learn all about the sieges that took place here and admire the views to the south as you stroll around the old castle walls. Afterwards, you'll head to a geological phenomenon, the Katavothres sinkholes, to see water mills. Last but not least, take a seat at the seafront Vinaries taverna, where a wine expert will guide you through a tasting of Greek wines. A tasty meal rounds off the evening.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Sunset Cruise
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Sunset Cruise

This sunset cruise has all the little things that make for a perfect holiday experience. Sail out into the Ionian and you'll drop anchor near the uninhabited islet of Varidani. Dive off the boat for a swim or snorkel and catch a glimpse of the sea life. And it gets better. We'll sail to a beautiful bay, where you will have free time to relax on the beach or swim. Back on board, you'll enjoy a tasty home cooked dinner – washed down with local wine – all to the sounds of a live saxophonist. And the romantic atmosphere continues as your skipper steers you leisurely back to the port.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Azure Cruise
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Azure Cruise

As leisurely cruises go, this sun-kissed trip along the Kefalonia coastline is hard to beat. Prepare yourself for a day of total relaxation as you take in the lush landscapes, greenish-blue crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches. During this exclusive-to-TUI boat trip, you'll be able to dive into the enticing Ionian for some swimming or snorkelling. Come lunchtime, enjoy a traditional Greek lunch along with free-flowing wine on board. Then, all you have to do is lie back and soak up the sun. Plus, as you make your way back to port, there'll be karaoke on board.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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VIP Cruise
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VIP Cruise

With its pine-clad hills rolling down into rugged coves fringed by turquoise waters, Kefalonia's coastline was made for cruising. You'll board the yacht in either Poros or Agia Pelagia and begin making waves in the bright blue Ionian Sea by circling around Kefalonia's coastline and tiny islands. Hidden bays and coves will all be revealed as well as the opportunity to cool off with some snorkelling at a few chosen spots. A Mediterranean and Asian fusion lunch will be served along with local wine under the sun. Then continue exploring or snoozing away the afternoon, keeping watch for dolphins and turtles.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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A Taste of the Capital
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A Taste of the Capital

The capital of Kefalonia is that rare thing in Greece – a place more famous for its present than its past. It all starts with the chance to toast your night out with a trip to the Robola wine estate. Raise a glass of its acclaimed wine and kick off to a night to remember in style. On to Argostoli and you can wander along the promenade or soak up the atmosphere in the lively main square. There are plenty of trendy bars and cafés to choose from, so whether you're after a cocktail or a frappé, you'll find it here. You'll find a host of great shops, too, all tempting you with their wares.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Ancient Ithaca
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Ancient Ithaca

Famed since ancient times as the home of Odysseus, the island of Ithaca lies off the northeastern coast of Kefalonia. You'll hear many mythical tales as you discover Ithaca. Explore the capital, Vathi the go by boat to Kioni in the north, passing a cliffs and secret beaches – there's swim stop at one. Kioni is built like an amphitheatre on the slopes of a mountainside, flower-bedecked houses overlook the harbour. You'll then head to the even tinier port of Frikes, where you'll have free time for lunch. And there's a stop in the inland village of Stavros before sailing back to Kefalonia.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Ancient Olympia
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Ancient Olympia

Birthplace of the Olympic Games, this daytrip to Olympia is a real winner. We'll make the hop by ferry to Kyllini, before we head on to the site by coach. Your guide will then take you on a tour of the original stadium – including the racetrack – as well as the religious monuments. Highlights are the Temple of Hera – where the Olympic torch ceremony is held – and the Temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You'll then hit the Archaeological Museum where you'll marvel at its collection of statuettes, busts and bronze armour. After lunch, you'll round things off with free time to explore the village of Olympia.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Sea kayaking Kefalonia
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Sea kayaking Kefalonia

The calm waters of the Ionian Sea surrounding Kefalonia are the perfect place to try out a new adventure-tinged activity – sea kayaking. Paddle along the rugged coastline, past limestone cliffs jutting out of the sea, discovering along the way white, sandy beaches hidden in secluded coves, secret caves and quaint fishing villages tucked away in little islets. And there'll be a stop along the way at a quiet bay to swim and snorkel, plus a typical Greek lunch is included. This activity offers you the chance to discover the hidden gems of the Ionian while taking part in new adventures.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Kefalonia Off-road Adventure
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Kefalonia Off-road Adventure

Kefalonia's hidden beaches, pine-cloaked hills and whitewashed villages serve up some of the best scenery in Greece. You'll climb into a 4x4 to see the places you wouldn't be able to reach by coach. Drive through rugged countryside and meadows freckled with wild flowers. You'll pass through the National Park of Mt Ainos and by an eerie ghost town. Plus, you'll visit Mt Roudhi and your guide will take you along some of the island's best coastal routes. Last but not least, you'll drive to the Omala Valley and visit the Aghia Varvara church, before rounding the day off on the beach.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Discover Kefalonia
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Discover Kefalonia

Natural wonders, amazing beaches and pretty villages – when it comes to sightseeing, Kefalonia has it all. But in Kefalonia, the natural beauty isn't always in the open. You have to look a bit harder to find the stalactites and stalagmites of the Caves of Drogarati. While the boat trip on the waters of the mystical underground Lake Melissani will have you feeling like you're starring in a movie yourself. Later on, you'll have time to explore the fishing village of Fiskardo, whose pastel-coloured tavernas will tempt you in for a bite. And the dinky port of Agia Efimia will also capture your heart.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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