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Melissani Cave

Sami, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Sami
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Melissani cave tour is a good day out if you also visit Myrtos Beach. Although you may find that there is a queue to get in it is well worth it. When you get into the cave the boat men will take you into the heart, from there you can see the roof has a some time a long... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited as part of an Island tour and as such were able to skip the long lines for tickets. Not sure I would have done it otherwise. Actual cave with clear water is beautiful and the guide/boatsman was informative and quite amusing. The whole boattrip is very short though, not sure it would be worth standing in line for... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we went as part of an organised trip.we got in line and qued.thats the worst part .although the que keeps moving,it still took at least 45 minutes before we got to see the lake.once it gets to your turn you ride on the lake in groups with a guy rowing and giving information. the lake is really pretty,it is worth... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a pretty small attraction but definitely worth a visit. This natural cave is amazing. We were taken round in a small boat by a very informative and funny guide. The water is an incredible vibrant emerald and the cave us stunning. Don't forget your camera

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I went in September with a cruise shore excursion. I was honestly really disappointed. I'm not sure if there are different experiences based on what ticket price you pay, but for us we were in and out of the cave in 5 minutes. I'm not exaggerating. We stood in line to enter the cave for five minutes. The line was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

One of the many attractions in Cephalonia. The colors are out of this world. Bring your camera and take a lot of pictures.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Beautiful spot. We were there around 3 PM and the sun not iluminating the entire cave. If you want to get the most of the esmerald-green waters of Melissani cave, try to arrive there around noon.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The trip lasts about 30 minutes and in 2014 cost 7 euros. Access to the underground lake is via a tunnel; there are some steps but most of the entrance passage is ok for those not fleet of foot. The boats hold around 2 people and the boatmen are very helful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The cave has been turned into a touristic attraction with an entrance fee, however this does not make it less magical. The access to the site is easy and well signed with plenty of parking spaces. There is a big souvenir shop outside. It takes between half an hour and one hour to explore the cave, which is mainly done... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This cave is so amazing and beatiful and stunning! It's pure natural beauty that words can not begin to describe! The man in charge of the boat was helpful, humorous and informative! Get there early to avoid the coaches.

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