Cruise to Kefalonia, Ithaca & the beaches around Lefkada
The cruise departs from Nidri, passing many bays and villages, including Vasiliki and sailing round the southern tip of Lefkas islnad, known as Sappho’s leap. The first stop is at the stunning bay of Porto Katsiki and the imposing Egremni beach. Your journey continues on to Fiskardo Kefalonia, a picturesque fishing village and the only one left standing following the catastrophic earthquake of 1953.
The next stop is on the island of Ithaki, believed to be the home of Odysseus. Here you can visit the museum, have lunch and perhaps another swim.
On the return journey the captain will take the baot inside the famous Papanikolis’ cave, where a submarine lay hidden during the 2nd World War.
The last part of the cruise takes you around island of Scorpios, otherwise known as the Onassis island. Here you will be told the history of the tragic family and there will be time for a last swim.
Return to Nidri passing the island of Madouri or Poet’s island.
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What's included :
- All Fees and Taxes
What's excluded :
- Transfer from Hotel to Nidri Port and from Nidri Port to Hotel
- Tips (optional)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Porto Katsiki, Greece
Porto Katsiki beach on Lefkada Island is one of the most beautiful Greek beaches. It is also in the top of the list of best beaches in Europe each year. It is situated 40 kilometers southwest of Lefkada Town, the island’s capital city. Porto Katsiki beach looks truly fascinating surrounded by incredible hills which make it accessible only by 80 steep steps descending along the cliff. This is one of the most favorite beaches and it is considered to be one of the island’s major attractions. Porto Katsiki owes its fame to fascinating landscape and most of all, crystal clear blue sea. Golden sandy beach adds a beauty to the overall impression of Porto Katsiki.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Egremni Beach, Greece
Egremni beach is located in the south-west part of Lefkada Island, about 30 km of Lefkada Town, the capital of the island. It is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and in Mediterranean as well. This beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece and in Europe as a whole. It is famous for remarkably blue and clear waters and long sandy beach. Egremni beach is of the longest beaches on Lefkada, stretching for more than 2.5 km. Similar to Porto Katsiki beach, Egremni is surrounded by cliffs and as a consequence, not so easy accessible. The nearest village is Athani village, located a few kilometers in the north.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Fiscardo, Fiscardo, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands
Fiscardo village is located 50 km north of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. The village is very much based around its waterfront with many private yachts and small fishing boats. This lovely spot offers nice views to the neighbour island of Ithaca.
This picturesque fishing village is recognized as a traditional preservable settlement as it is one of the few villages that remained untouched from the major earthquake of 1953. Today it is known for its cosmopolitan and warm atmosphere. There is a massive amount of tourism in this small village but it manages to hold its beauty against all odds.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Ithaca, Ithaca, Ionian Islands
Famous all over the world as the mythical island of Odysseus, Ithaca is probably the most remarkable island of Greek mythology! Apart from its mythical essence, though, Ithaka boasts an incredible beauty. Its laid-back character, emerald waters and lush greenery make it a heavenly destination for those who seek relaxation.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Papanikolis Cave, Meganisi Greece
Archaeologists believe that the Cave of Papanikolis used to be the hideaway of a submarine. It is replete with many caves. Papanakolis Cave is ideally located on the island of Meganisi, which is a mere 12 nautical miles from Nydri village, Lefkada. The best way to reach the cave is by a boat cruise from Nidri and it takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the cave.
This cave shot into prominence during World War II by virtue of being a secret hideaway for the submarine Papanikolis. The sheer magnitude of The cave is astounding. It is believed that the Papanikolis submarine would tuck up inside this mammoth cave after its blitzkrieg on the Italian armada. First-time visitors will live an awesome experience.
The remarkable Papanikolis Cave is actually the second largest cave in Greece. It is not an authentic sea cave, but a karst cave, and is presently partially inundated by the sea. This cave was much preferred by the ships that would drop anchor inside the cave during spells of inclement weather. This cave could easily accommodate even large shipping vessels with their flagstaff.
Pass By: Skorpios, Meganisi Municipality, Greece
korpios island is located right across Nidri village in Lefkada. Despite its small size, this island has become a true legend due to its impressive history. Verdant and bursting with life, Skorpios has been transformed from a strip of land in an unspoiled Paradise to a hub for jet setters and celebs. And the power horse behind this transformation has been none other than the Greek tycoon, Aristotle Onassis!
Pass By: Madouri, Ellomeno, Greece
Madouri is a small and very green island with large pine trees, which lies east of the larger island Lefkas or Lefkada. It is not far from the coast of Lefkas, opposite the village of Nidri or Nydri. The island is about 400 meters in diameter and overlooks Lefkas and other islands such as Skorpios and Skorpidi.
The island of Madouri has long been privately owned by the Valeoritis family. In the 19th century, the Greek poet Aristotelis Valaoritis grew up there and wrote his poems. He had a beautiful house built here overlooking Nidri and Lefkada. The current owners are his grandchildren. Nanos Valaoritis is another famous Greek writer.
Departure Point :Port Nidri, Lefkada Municipality 311 00, Greece
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
- 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
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.