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| Melissani Lake, Sami 280 80, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its a nice experience, try to be early not to wait in line. Its well organised and fair. Kids under 4 are for free.

1  Thank alinedagher
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit as part of an organised tour, or better still, hire a car. After paying your €7 entrance fee (€3 for kids), walk down a tunnel passage carved through the rock and emerge at the underground lake, now open to the elements due to the...More

1  Thank Ste M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best to come early to miss the crowded times, but then you miss the direct sunlight on the water (making its very vivid blue). It really doesn’t take long to ‘do’ it though.

Thank Mick L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful place. You’ll have to wait in line. When you get to the lake you will board small boats with rows. They take you one circle around the lake. There are abt 7-8 boats circling. Not as peaceful and romantic as you would...More

Thank Ivana C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

the place is amazing with its beauty. the only thing that upsets this is a quick walk on the boat - about 10 minutes. There are also a lot of visitors, queues. but the beauty is incredible.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came in noon following the reviews, and despite the long wait (aprox 1 hour) - definitely worth it! There are only 7 boats, so it doesn't feel too crowded. 15 lovely minutes, water are cristal clear. Very nice:)

Thank Yarden S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Over the years I think I've visited the Melissani lake around three or four times at various times of the holiday season. I've never been disappointed. On occasion I've had to queue, others not but the experience is still the same made all the better...More

Thank Mick B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We queued for about 30 mins although had expected it to be longer as it was peak time and there were many coaches arriving at the same time. The time on the boat was only about 10 mins but the colour of the water was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved our trip to Melissani Cave, but the coach loads of people threatened to put us off the long queue... I suggest getting there as early as you can to avoid the hoards of people. That said, once you are down there, you get...More

Thank Lizzy064
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Aim to arrive just before midday to catch the light right above the cave. Had to queue for about 30 mins but was totally worth it, and the light was beautiful.

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Christina M
August 5, 2018|
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Response from BDownUnderB | Reviewed this property |
There are not many at all probably 2 dozen.
July 30, 2018|
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Response from thetraveler555503 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Katrinadelis, The use of taxis in islands is rare and most they don’t use counter machine but a fixed price per trip. Being a tourist the price may varies . What I am sure is I saw taxis around the area. You can find... More
Katie H
June 3, 2018|
Response from Harry G | Reviewed this property |
It was 8€ per adult and 6€ per child You pay cash as you queue up. There are no time slots and its about a 30minute wait approx (depending on how busy it is) May be different if you book via an agent or tour company due to... More