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Melissani Cave, Sami

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An underground cave, Melissani Cave was created by the dissolution of rocks. The geologic wonder--3.5 km (2.2 mi) long, 40 m (131 ft) wide, and 36 m (118 ft) high--is home to the blue waters of an underground lake. Explore the cave and lake by boat, which leads you through the large open area and continues through an incredibly narrow passage into a second cavern. Make Melissani Cave a centerpiece of your Sami vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sami vacation generator.
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  • This is actually a lake within an underground cave. A very long queue to get down the steps to the lake - apparently because there were 2 cruise ships moored at Argostoli. At the lake you get in boats...  more »
  • Melissani cave is the stuff of fantasy films, it has to be seen to be believed. A pleasant drive from Agostoli and a very inexpensive tourist attraction, it's a must when visiting Kefalonia.  more »
  • The cave is amazing, super cold crystal clear water. Every vacation we somehow have to visit a cave -D (although it's not on our "must see list") and this one was so far the best.  more »