Assos Peninsula & Melissani Lake
Admit it, you've probably seen Penelope Cruz and Nicolas Cage in the movie "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" which was filmed here on location. Now it is your turn with your fellow SeaDreamers to discover the charm, villages, unique sites and spectacular mountain scenery of this Ionian island. Departing the charming port of Fiskardo you will take the main road and head south passing by incredible Myrtos Bay where you shall take photos of the most beautiful and unique beach in Greece. The view of this little paradise from above is simply breathtaking and simply can’t be missed! From there, you will continue through some of the lushest countryside in Greece before arriving at the village of Assos. This lovely village of whitewashed and pastel houses stands on the neck of a small peninsula, giving the impression of being an island of its own. A unique serenity permeates this cosmopolitan village; from among its streets you will view the remains of a fine Venetian castle. Continuing overland, after passing the seaside town of Agia Efimia you reach the small village of Karavomylos where the mysterious, 40,000-year-old, under-ground lake of Melisssani is located. After an earthquake, the ceiling of the cave fell in, creating what may be one of the most impressive sights you have ever seen. Boats will wait for you at the shore to take you around the blue-green waters of the lake and the boatmen will amuse you as they will compare, in English, the stalactites to various animals in a humorous way. Before you return to the pier, you shall have the chance to pass by the beautiful town of Simi where the above referenced movie was filmed.
Notes: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times.
Port: Fiskardo, Kefalonia
Duration: 4 hours
Voyages where this land adventure can be found:
- Sep 20, 2014 - Civitavecchia (Rome) - Athens (Piraeus)
- Sep 13, 2014 - Athens (Piraeus) - Civitavecchia (Rome)
- Oct 11, 2014 - Athens (Piraeus) - Civitavecchia (Rome)
- May 08, 2015 - Civitavecchia to Athens (Piraeus)
- Jul 04, 2015 - Civitavecchia to Athens (Piraeus)
- Aug 12, 2015 - Dubrovnik to Civitavecchia