Why you should visit the Cave of Melissani

One of the best aspects about travel is discovering new and beautiful places, and Kefalonia certainly has no shortage of these, with stunning beaches, secluded bays, picturesque villages and hillside forests just waiting to be explored. The Cave of Melissani can be counted among the best of the island’s attractions, and it never ceases to surprise. Here’s why you should consider a trip to this beautiful spot:

Magical quality

The cave is situated just near Sami, and its natural beauty has been attracting visitors for many years. The huge B-shaped cavern has a magical quality of its own, especially when the morning rays and setting sun of the evening cast their ethereal glow. The two majestic chambers are separated by a strip of land, and in the centre is a large lake of deep blue, crystal-clear water, which reaches a depth of up to 30 metres.

Surrounded by forest

At midday, the overhead sun reflects the water back into the cave, bathing it in a mesmerising turquoise light – a truly beautiful sight. A forest of lush green trees surrounds the lake, giving the illusion of a new and undiscovered world, totally separated from reality.

Imagine a day spent exploring the Cave of Melissani, and then returning to your very own oasis of calm and tranquillity in a luxury villa in Kefalonia. Here at Amari Villa, we want our guests to feel like they have stepped into a wonderful, magical place, and we strive to provide the ultimate in comfort and luxury.