Kefalonia has various different caves of interest including Melissani, Agalaki and Drogarati. Drogarati cave, which is 37 metres below ground and is said to be 150 million years old, has huge stalactites which hang from the roof like a veil. The red colour in the rock is from the iron content and the white from the chalk and limestone.
Discover a mystical underground world on a caving adventure under the supervision of experienced guides and equipped with the latest safety equipment. We can organise these trips based on your level ranging from caves of 20 metres deep to 120 metres deep. The basic level of caving needs no prior experience and is suitable for all abilities, the caves are not narrow and there is plenty of light for a clear vision. The professional level is a much longer descent and is in Kefalonia’s largest cave. The expert level has the longest descent of 120 metres, is very steep and requires a change of equipment and ropes during the activity.
- St.Theodoros cave
- Agalaki cave
- Fterouso cave
Atheras / Fteri Beach:
Transportation: Transportation to and from activity is in Elements’ Land Rover
Duration of the walk: Approx 1,5 - 2 hours
Beach Sojourn - Approx 1,5 hours
Profile: Easy to moderate
Elevation level - Approx 200m
No special experience is necessary for these tours but you should have sturdy, slip-resistant footwear, waterproof clothing for wet conditions and a good physical condition, being able to walk up to 3 hours a day
Recommended items to bring:
At least 1-2 litres of water, sun protection, sunhat, swimwear and a good mood.
The total walking time including beach sojourn is about 3 - 4 hours and will be done through an easy to moderate rolling terrain. We follow an old path down or descend the canyon on ropes in the direction of Fteri Beach. Time for recreation will be found at the wonderful beach with fantastic view to the north-western coast of the island.
Duration of the walk: Approx 4 - 6 hours
Elevation: Approx 300m downhill & 200m uphill
The walking tour starts in Drapanitika. We follow an old mule track towards Assos passing a more than 500 year old hut. Picturesque and rustic, the beauty of Assos lies in its simplicity, the traditional village is topped by the remains of a large Venetian Fortress and set on its own peninsula. Surrounded by pines, cypresses and terraced fields. Assos and its area offer fantastic rugged and costal scenery. Walk to the top and explore the Fortress, one of the largest in Greece, which was built to protect the island from pirate attack and later used as a prison during World War II. Walk back down to the horse-shoe shaped bay, its glistening sea and pebbly beach, via a rough path, taking in some superb views and natural beauty.
Antisamos - Koutsoupia
Distance: Approx 12,5 km
Duration: 5 - 6 hours including beach sojourn
Stay: Hut, pirate guardhouse, Koutsoupia Beach
Profil: Moderate to difficult.
No special experience is necessary for these tours but you should have sturdy, slip-resistant footwear, waterproof clothing for wet conditions and a good physical condition, being able to walk up to 6 hours a day. 3/5 of the way is in the shade.
The route from Poros in the direction of Sami with the same goal is simpler in profile, since the path is a little shorter and the rise runs not quite as steep.
Transportation: Argostoli - Antisamos - Argostoli or Argostoli - Poros - Argostoli
Tour description: Hike to a magical unknown beach in the south of the island accessible by hidden tracks through wild forests and Greek Macchia. Walk along the coast and experience absolutely stunning views to find a gem of a beach completely off the tourist track. The total walking time including beach sojourn is about 6 hours and will be managed through an easy to moderate rolling terrain at an altitude of about 270m in elevation. We follow an old path up the hill in the direction of Poros. The first 200m will be a little steep. Time for recreation will be found at an old hut and a wonderful sandy beach with fantastic views of the nearby islands.
Atheras - Amidi
Distance: Approx 4.5 km one way
Canyoning: Approx 20 minutes easy canyoning
Duration: 6 - 7 hours including beach sojourn
Stay: In a meadow under trees, Amidi Beach
Profile: Moderate to challenging.
No special experience is necessary for these tours but you should have sturdy, slip-resistant shoes, waterproof clothing for wet conditions and a good physical condition, being able to walk up to 6 hours a day. 3/5 of the way is in the shade
Transportation: Argostoli - Atheras - Argostoli
Tour description: The total walking time including beach sojourn is about 6 hours and will be managed through moderate rolling terrain at an altitude of about 420m in elevation. We start with the hike in Atheras village; follow an old path walking uphill about 100m along the slopes of Mount Loutsa. From there we have a full, beautiful view of Atheras bay and Cape Atheras and its lovely coastal outline. The path leads through the scrubland of the Atheras hills. Strawberry trees line the path and offer a refreshing fruit in autumn. Time for recreation will be found at a meadow with an old cistern, used by the shepherds for their goats and sheep. After we have passed through a dense hardwood forest, the adventurous part of the tour starts at the gorge of Pigadia. We climb down a fantastic canyon for approx 20 minutes towards Amidi Beach.
A Barbeque can be organised on request as part of this tour, as well as a return by boat. The cost of the boat trip is 20€ and will take about 1- 1.5 hours, back to the fishing port of Zola.
Enjoy the highs and lows of this combined water and rock activity. During the winter, spring and up until May/June time this activity can be enjoyed in water, after this a dry canyoning adventure can be experienced. While there is water, the rocky canyon can be descended by ropes to the small lake at the bottom. The more daring can jump from the top into the waters below.
During the drier periods, adventurers can descend the canyon on ropes, abseiling down its steep, rough sides right down to its base.
The Nautical Club of Kefalonia – Ithaca (NOKI) gives you the opportunity to discover the magic of paddling.
You can try our equipment:
- Single Skull(1x)
- Quad Skull(4x)
- Coxless Four(4-)
And of course our rowing machines.
Discover the magic of the Gulf with us.
If you feel the need for a little excitement try a ride on the flying fox and feel the adrenaline rush. Cross gorges
on cables, glide
through the air and really fly. There are two types of crossing one, near a quaint old church cut into the landscape, is about 30 metres above the gorge. The other takes place on the coast from one side of a cliff to the other and is around 35 metres long. Expect a thrilling adventure
On a series of paths you have the chance to watch birds that either live year round in Kefalonia, or are migrational. In every situation the correct rules of bird watching are followed so as the birds are not disturbed.
Kefalonia offers different biotopes, in which there is a chance to see various different species of birds. The routes are thematic and include tours of different ecotypes, where there is a chance to view birds of prey (Buzzard, Honey Buzzard etc), game birds, Cranes Bustards, Waders, Chat and Thrushes etc.
The importance of Kefalonia for birds and specifically for the maintenance of specific species has been recognized and 20.000 hectares have been declared as SPA for the protection of specific species.
Step into the world of the feathered inhabitants of Kefalonia.
Binoculars of high magnification and field-scopes are at your disposal.
A half day tour centered around bird watching which takes you around Kefalonia and especially to the parts with a high density of different bird species. The tour is a mixture of jeep transport and light walking and suitable for all levels.
Tour includes pick-up and drop-off from accommodation and a light lunch.
This tour can be tailor- made to suit your wishes.
Fauna and Flora
On a series of paths there is the opportunity to meet the world of plants of Kefalonia. Specifically, you can see the rare and unique species, which are found only on the island and nowhere else in the world, see the richness of orchids, collect sage, oregano and other aromatic plants.
You can taste Arbutus berry, Carob and other fruits, as you are trekking among the trees.
This tour can be tailor-made to suit your wishes and can be a stand alone tour or mixed in with other tours or activities if desired. It is a mixture of jeep travel and light walking suitable for all levels.
Tour includes pick-up and drop-off from accommodation and a light lunch.