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Melisani Cave

Melisani Lake, Argostolion, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Argostolion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Canoeing
Traveler Description: Entry to the cave is a walk down an underground tunnel and costs 7 Euros per person. For this you get about 10-15 minutes being rowed in a boat... more »
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I was excited about showing friends the lake underwater, and had told them about the wonderful opera singing by the boatmen. What a disappointment this visit was. We were rowed in relative silence through this wonderful underground lake. A few jokes, but no information, and no singing echoing through the cave. A bit of a rip off, but beautiful all... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you read the reviews of Melisani they're split between those who loved it and those who found it a bit of a waste of time. I belong to the former group - I thought that the cave was very pretty and certainly unique, with sparkling turquoise water that was so clear that we could see the lake floor, and... More

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
37 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were told that this is one of the top attractions in Kafalonia so we decided to drop in en route to the ferry. Quite frankly it is underwhelming.. A pretty underwater lake and a small limestone cave but we have seen many more interesting caves than this. Admittedly from the postcards, if you go at midday on a clear... More

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Florence, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

nature at its best trapped in time. This cave looks stunning in the sunlight and clear waters but the trip is over in a few minutes as the cave is not that big so the trip was over before you knew it.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really pretty, worth a visit and was really easy to drive to from Lassi (took about 45 minutes). Only takes 15 minutes to visit though, so make it part of a trip to Sami and the Drogorati caves together.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was part of an island tour and made for a different experience. Look out for the eels. Our guide was informative and sang to us as well as turning photographer for he various couples on board.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful underground lake that you get to be boated around by a sort of Kefalonian gondolier. It's definitely worth seeing just to get the interesting photos and gives you an insight into the underground water channels and caverns underneath the whole island

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited here on the way to Sammi and aslo went to the caves as well. My opinion would be to tie this is with something else as you might be disappointed as queing is long and the trip short 10-15 minutes at the most. The boat rowers know their information and are happy to take questions and pictures if... More

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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very pretty cave and lake. We were lucky to visit on a quiet day with no bus tours so no queue. Friendly informative boat man who was worth the 2 euro tip. Filled an hour in on a rare day when it had been and was forecast heavy rain on th island.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
20 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was expecting far more than a small lake with a grey cave and a lot of pigeon droppings. Maybe it was the fact that I had been told that these were two separate attractions and that made me disappointed in what actually was one and the same thing. We were led down to the boat where we saw the... More

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