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Argostoli, Greece-port

Discover charming Argostoli, flowing up from the turquoise bay along the sides of white limestone hills with its colorful fishing boats, vibrant open-air market and relaxing atmosphere. Visit the archaeological museum and explore the rich artifacts of the Mycenean culture. See the Venetian-built St. Georges Castle dating from the 16th Century in the nearby village of Kastro. Stroll through Vallianos Square in Argostoli browsing the stalls and shops to take home popular gifts and keepsakes including thyme honey, fine gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, and the excellent locally produced Robola Taoussi (white wine).

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Cephalonia Highlights
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Melissani & Drogarati Cave
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Melissani, Meze & Ouzo
    Light Activity /Walking
  • St. Andrew's Monastery & Robola Winery
    Light Activity /Walking

Cephalonia Highlights

Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Code: ARM-004

Commence a scenic island drive through olive groves, vineyards and thick cypress glades. Your coach will climb Mt Ainos and pass the city of Sami, where Captain Corelli's Mandolin was filmed. You will see Melissani Lake, an underground lake fed by subterranean channels with water running to the opposite side of the island. You will visit the cave, which is partly open to the elements, accessing it via a manmade tunnel that leads to the shore of the lake.

From there, a small boat rowed by a master oarsman will take you across the lake. The boat passes through a channel whose walls sprout eccentric-looking stalactites. The more than 300-foot ceiling and the light coming in from the entrance create a spectacularly eerie effect of dancing colors.

Fiskardo village is the most picturesque village on the island, being the only settlement that was not devastated by the 1953 earthquake. Enjoy some free time here to stroll past the waterfront tavernas, cafés and shops before returning to Argostoli.