KEFALONIA FAR AND WIDE, BY BUS
Sightseen, Culture & local gems, My Explorations, Passepartour, Less than 1 hour walking
Discover the whole island of Kefalonia on a guided bus tour and prepare for the many sights and attractions around the capital Argostoli. Observe the Katavothres sinkholes, a true gem for geologists, the architectural wonders of the village of Kourkoumelata and St. George's Castle, the picture-perfect village of Sami and the record-setting De Bosset Bridge.
- St. George's Castle: external visit
- De Bosset Bridge
- The sightseeing bus will take you to Katavothres, near Fanari, to view a geological phenomenon where the sea water is seemingly swallowed up by the rocks. Take a look at the water mill installed by Englishman Mr. Stevens in 1835 to study this phenomenon. Only in 1963 was it discovered that the water re-emerges 14 days later at the other end of the island.
- Traveling on by bus you'll come to the traditional village of Kourkoumelata, an entirely neoclassical settlement. The reason for this stylistic uniformity is the full reconstruction that took place after the 1953 earthquake.
- The third stop is the Castle of St. George, or Agios Georgios in Greek. Built by Byzantine emperors in the 12th century BC, it measures 16,000 square meters. You'll feel very small standing before its walls.
- After the oldest castle, you'll visit the trendiest place on the island, Sami. Stretch your legs on the seafront promenade with its mix of natural attractions and Venetian buildings.
- The tour will end with a stop for a few photos on the De Bosset Bridge in Argostoli. This is the longest stone bridge in the world and crosses the entire Koutavos Lagoon.
Good to know
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- Limited number of Italian guides: if none are available, you will be accompanied by a guide who will conduct the tour in English.