Surrounded by a green landscape, picturesque Sami is the perfect base for exploring the nearby beaches and caves. The most well-known cave in Cephalonia is the Sea Cave Lake of Melissane. You can either walk on the slippery steps carved around the cave floor among stalactites and stalagmites, that are 20,000 years old or, better yet, explore the turquoise lake by boat.
The boat tour starts at a place where the sunlight comes through, creating breathtakingly beautiful shades in the water, and continues further into the cave. Right in the middle of the lake there is a small island, once a shrine to Nymphs, ergo the nickname of Cave Melissane as “The Cave of the Nymphs”.