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Daytrip excursion to Kefalonia from Zakynthos

The unique factor of the VIP Kefalonia island tour excursion is that we travel by luxury coach with an original program unique to Nefis Travel, designed so that it avoids you having to wait in lines with many crowds. On the Kefalonia island daytrip you have an opportunity to meet the locals and their Kefalonian hospitality! The excursion VIP Kefalonia island tour starts early in the morning with transfers from nearly all the Zakynthos resorts. We will continue our road to Agios Nicholas, the most northern part of Zakynthos, where the local ferry will take you to the neighboring island of Kefalonia. The boat trip on the ferry has fantastic views both to Kefalonia and Zakynthos. The chance to see dolphins is certainly present.

Upon arrival at the small harbor Pessada, the southern tip of Kefalonia, we will resume our Kefalonia island tour excursion by luxury coach. We visit the Kefalonia beautiful natural highlights such as the famous Myrtos Beach at a panoramic picture point. The beautiful cave-lake of the Nymphs Melissani lake, a real gem, discovered in the 1950s. The stalactites that decorate its walls betray its true age, which is estimated at 16,000 to 20,000 years. The green and blue colors created by the sun’s rays give to the crystal clear waters a unique setting. We take a memorable ride on one of the many boats designed for this purpose.

Next stop at this unique Kefalonia island tour excursion by luxury coach is at the Drogarati cave, we will stroll through an incredible beautiful fairytale of stalagmites and stalactites. The Drogarati cave is a true geological monument, the atmosphere inside the cave overwhelms its visitors. The main hall has incredible acoustics, so don’t be surprised if you see a podium for concerts in the middle. You might even try out your own Greek X factor talent! These more commercialized stops are the must do’s on the island of Kefalonia. Nefis Travel Zakynthos will make sure these stops on the Kefalonia daytrip are planned in time, no waiting in line with the crowds!

Our lunch at the picturesque seafront tavern is another highlight on our Kefalonia excursion. You will have time to enjoy: Greek cuisine, a refreshing dip in the sea or a walk to the nearby famous lake, not to mention the breathtaking views of the island of King Odyseus, Ithaca. Back on board the Nefis Travel Kefalonia daytrip, we will first continue our journey down the valley, set amongst beautiful vineyards, before the Nefis Travel Kefalonia excursion will move deeper into the mountains of Kefalonia, taking in majestic views of the national park of Mount Enos along the way.

We travel to the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, patron saint of Kefalonia, the convent, which is still used daily and where the friendly nuns designate the sights , the silver shrine with the holy relics of Saint Gerasimos, but also the cave where Saint Gerasimos lived for many years. A pilgrimage to the Greeks in the summer time, a special place to visit . During our journey back to the ferry, on this VIP Kefalonia island tour excursion, we will stretch our legs in a very welcoming and authentic village, you be charmed by the locals with their Kefalonian hospitality. Step back in time at the oldest shop a "Pandapolio" from mister Niko and try some of the Kefalonia local mandolates, that will tickle your taste buds...

Kefalonia with her rich mythical history and many legends, has one big question that remains, where did King Odyseus live? Kefalonia or Ithaka? Join us on this Odyssey!

Please be aware:

• This tour involves walking up steps at the ferryboat, Drogarati cave and a slope going downhill at Melissani Lake.

• If you would like to swim please bring dry clothes.

• The time spent on Kefalonia is subject to change due to prevailing sea conditions.

• This tour is not suitable for most children aged below 6 years old.

The excursion days:

The excursion day is Wednesday, but in the high season the tour is also available on Saturday.

Starting date in the season is after the 15th May until beginning days of October.

The excursion prices:

Adult: 49 euro PP

Child: 39 euro PP

(Child age on this tour: Until 10 years old)

The above mentioned prices are including the ferry tickets. Not included in the price are the entrance fees for the Melissani Lake €10 and the Drogarati Cave €5. The lunch is not included in the price, but it’s allowed to bring your own packed lunch, which can be consumed next to the restaurant on the beach.

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  • Michael S.
    October 1, 2019 at 20:06

    Fantastic trip to Kefalonia. Really knowledgeable guide and great driver! We avoided all the queues and saw the beauty of the island. Thoroughly recommend Nefis, great company with amazing people who go the extra mile for you. Having done Olympia and Back to the Roots tour we can recommend this trip too.

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  • Margret D
    November 22, 2017 at 19:31

    You cannot do any better than using this company for day trips, the guides are excellent and very knowledgeable, they treat each trip as though it’s their first, sounding enthusiastic about each subject. The staff in their offices are friendly without being pushy and bend over backwards to help in any way.

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  • Valia
    November 18, 2017 at 15:02

    On a recent visit to Zakynthos (end September) we decided to call upon the services of Nefis Travel again, having used them last year for a VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves Tour, and an excursion over to the mainland to visit Olympia.
    This year we decided to go on the VIP trip over to Kefalonia. Jackie the owner of Nefis Travel was our guide, and throughout the whole trip she was informative and cheerful, and it is very clear to everyone that she is passionate about the service her company delivers. Great trip, loads of amusing yet informative facts and anecdotes and the whole trip ran like clockwork. Even when our private coach unexpectedly had a puncture 10 minutes away from the departure port on Zante, Jackie was straight on the phone and arranged a replacement coach with great professionalism, and enabled us to catch the ferry on time.
    By booking with Nefis Travel on the VIP trips you get the added benefit of visiting places that the 50 or 70 + seater coaches can’t, and obviously you can get to the points of interest much quicker. We initially used this company via the recommendations on Tripadvisor, and we are glad that we did. If you are looking for a quality tour company and real value for money then please do give Nefis Travel a try.
    Keep up the good work Jackie, and again thank you for making our trip a memorable one

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  • Antony
    July 17, 2017 at 14:39

    We took the whole day trip to Kefalonia from Zante on a perfect day for ferry across the sea and views from the coach and stop off points.As usual our guide Jo was the perfect person to give the traveller insights in to the history of the island and great viewing points. The knowledge that Jo and owner Jackie have of the local areas make the trips so enjoyable. Good value for money.

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  • Marta
    December 5, 2016 at 17:44

    We went on the day trip t kefelonia, Jackie was a very knowledgable and friendly guide. We realy enjoyed our day and would reccommend Nefis to others as they take smaller groups, are knowldgable about the area, and made the day fun.

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  • Anderson family
    July 28, 2016 at 09:27

    Had a fantastic day out with this company. I booked online a few months before our holiday, and the lady arrived at the hotel exactly when she said she would to collect our money and give us the tickets. On the day of the trip the coach was bang in time and the whole experience was very professional. The coach driver was very careful on the bendy mountain roads both in Zante and Kefalonia and Jo our guide was a lovely lady and the info she gave us was very helpful and interesting. It is a long day 7.30am until 9pm but it is worth every penny. We will use them again to do another trip when we go next year.

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  • Paul Fry
    June 18, 2016 at 12:33

    Hello Jackie, Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Kefalonia on Saturday . Please pass on to Jo our thanks for a well planned day and for the friendly, thorough and informative way she guided. Best wishes Paul

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  • Alison F
    August 19, 2015 at 23:16

    My boyfriend and I are repeat customers after finding Nefis online for our trip to Zakynthos in May 2014. This year (May 2015) we did: Back to the Roots, Kefalonia and Zante Delight. Previously in May 2014 we did: Olympia, Turtle Tour, Blue Caves and Shipwreck.
    Each tour we have done with them has been beyond amazing and we have nothing but good things to say.
    Back To the Roots: This tour is a MUST. One of the reasons we decided to return to Zakynthos this holiday was because we wanted to do this tour and were unable to last year. Jackie and Nefis did not disappoint. Our stop at Botega Cafe Museum was amazing (you must try the cake) and our lunch time stop at the Cross Taverna had views to die for. The food was delicious and a very reasonable price. The live Greek music added to the ambiance and made you feel like you were getting an authentic taste of the island. This is hands down one of the best trips we have been on and you get a really good feel of the island and it’s history.

    Kefalonia: This was another tour we wanted to do last year and was unable to. Jo was so friendly, welcoming and you could tell her love for Zakynthos and Kefalonia. The lake and caves are a must (if you are physically able to) and well worth the money. Our lunch stop was again a beautiful location, with delicious food and reasonable prices. You were right on the coast and could not help but feel relaxed and at peace. This trip is well worth the money.

    Zante Delight: Again Nefis did not disappoint. We had gorgeous views of Zante Town at Bochali and made our way to Solomos Wineries for a wine tasting. The wine is delicious and there was no pressure to buy. That being said, I highly recommend you do because it is delicious and a very reasonable price. We then headed back into the heart of Zante town for shopping/dinner. I highly recommend you go with the group/Jo to the Greek Taverna for live music. His voice is amazing (I am shocked he has not released a cd himself) and again the food was delicious. For the food, ambiance and entertainment both Nefis and the taverna could easily charge more but is very reasonably priced.

    You can tell the love for Zakynthos and Greece that each member of Nefis staff has. They are very friendly, welcoming and approachable. They remembered us from our trip last year, and we would always top and have a quick chat with them whenever we passed by their office. Their tours take you off the beaten path, and are amazing value for money. You get to meet locals and see things that you would not see on any other tours. I cannot recommend them enough.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Will you pick me up from my holiday resort?

Yes, we have pick up transfers from nearly all the Zakynthos resorts but please keep in mind that South Vassilkos and the Harbour of Keri are remote areas in Zakynthos. We will do our very best to give you the pickup service transfer with a small extra cost, but we do ask cooperation in being flexible with the days and cannot guarantee a pick up from these areas.

Can I participate in the VIP tours, with my rental car?

You can join our boat trips with your rental car. You can book tickets by email or through our booking form and meet us at the port where we will board our Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour and the Turtle Spotting tour. In this way you have the freedom of your own transport and you will enjoy arriving at the Shipwreck bay before the crowds, see the turtles in an eco-friendly way and help the turtles in their fight for survival.

How do I book a tour?

You can book your tours by email, Whats App or at our Nefis Travel Zakynthos facebook page by personal messages. You can also use our website’s booking form to send a booking request for your desired tour and date.

Please keep in mind that our office is open between 9 AM - 10:30 PM. We will answer your email within 24 hours. If you wish to make an urgent booking because you are already on the island, please contact us directly on +30 2695048004, +30 6987746506 or +30 6984534687 numbers to avoid a delay in your booking.

For our tours we have different pickup routings, to keep the transfers as short as possible. We kindly ask to be flexible with the preferable days of your tours.

How can I pay?

You can pay upon arrival at the ticket delivery service on your arrival day, one of our team members will come to your holiday address to take care of it all. You can pay by Credit Card in the offices in Tsilivi or by signing an Authorized Credit Card form. If you have an IBAN number then you can also easily pay into our bank account. If you pay by Credit Card or bank account, we will send the tickets to you by email with the explanation of where the pick-up point for the tours will be. The choice is yours.

Are the tours child friendly and what is considered child age?

Our child age is normally 12 years old, but we can be flexible on our "VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting" tour and "Back to the roots" minibus island tour, if families are travelling with teenagers.

On our VIP "Once upon a time" tour the children and young at heart will step back in time and by interactive stories will enter the world of Aesop and his enchanting and inspiring stories. They will learn a little Greek poem and while we sit around the camp fire singing songs, you might drift away to your own childhood memories…
On our VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting tour, we will have a presentation from the Sea Protection Society Archelon where the children will learn about the high endangered Caretta - Caretta Turtles and in a pirate game they will also learn a few facts about Odysseus while looking for the treasure.
At our VIP "Back to the roots" tour they will hear a few nice short Greek mythology stories and see and learn how Zakynthian olive oil and local sweet are made. They can sing along with the live music over lunch and the tour has many stops, what means that they will be out and about and entertaint the whole day. Many of our little Nefis friends have send us beautiful drawings, from this unique tour afterwards.
At our VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour the children might see dolphins or our Monachus Monachus seals and get guided with nice stories about Zante. On certain days they will be able to enter a pirate game at the Smugglers Cove, please do ask about this opportunity! Our family tours are designed to spark a passion, inspire a sense of wonder, and enrich understanding.

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Do you have a Book Now - Pay Later policy?

With Nefis Travel you can indeed enjoy the freedom to choose a tour now and pay later! Our unique customer service is created for your convenience. We will organize a ticket delivery service on your arrival day at your holiday accommodation, where the payment can be done (as long as you arrive at least 24 hours before the departure of the tour). If you are staying in Planos – Tsilivi, we then kindly ask to pick up your tickets in one of the 2 Nefis Travel offices close to your accommodation. For guests staying on a far distance, a payment in advance will be requested.

Do you have group discounts?

We can indeed look into a tailor-made discount for groups.

Is lunch included on the tours? May I bring a lunch box?

Lunch is not included on any of the Nefis Travel tours, but our dear Nefis Travel guests are more than welcome to bring their lunch boxes on the tours.

How can i contact Nefis Travel?

You can contact us by phone (+30 2695048004, +30 6987746506, +30 6984534687) or email ( or through our website's contact form. You can also reach us by sending a message via Facebook or Whats App.

What happens if the sea conditions are not okay for a tour?

We at Nefis Travel provide the highest level of customer service given on the island. If the weather reports are bad, we will cancel the tours and give you a refund.
If the weather shows a 50-50 situation, we will phone you on your mobiles or at the hotels before the tour starts and tell you that we might have to use an alternative program. This only happens on the Shipwreck and Blue Caves tours. The east coast of the island as in Blue Caves and Xingia Sea Spa and the west coast as in Shipwreck beach is possible to have 2 totally different sea conditions.
Our captains will check the situation early in the morning and if we see that the Blue Caves and Xingia Spa, east coast are okay but around cape Skinari on our way to the west coast, the sea doesn’t allow us to go to the Shipwreck beach, we will create Plan B:
Plan B: We will go to the Shipwreck platform by bus so you'll see the Shipwreck from above and we will offer extra time at the Blue Caves for pictures and swimming, and go to the Xingia Sea Spa after our lunch stop. We will tell you honestly what the situation is and leave the choice to you. You can swap your trip around and go on another day, take a refund or decide to come.
From our experience those who came on these few rare days that this happens in the summer, still had a great day out. And as we said it is a 50-50 situation sometimes the wind drops, while we drive to the harbor and we can still sail to the Shipwreck beach. We at Nefis Travel just want to be as straight forward about as we can be and will always be honest about the weather conditions.

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