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MELISSANI LAKE - In Kefalonia there are too many sights to see as long as you have the desire and the time required. Lake Mellisani is one the most beautiful sights. Certainly if you decide to visit the lake, will be unforgettable to you. Located in Karavomulos just 2 km from the town of Sami. It is the only underground lake with length 160m and width 40m. The depth of the water reaches the 39 meters. Stalactites are dating between 16,000 and 20,000 years. In the center of the lake, there is an islet with 30m length, the surface of which there are two mounds of 8 and 9 meters each. The narrow waterway between the island and the rocky walls of the lake, leads to the rest underground lake. In the area of Mellisani there have been many excavations that brought to light important findings, mainly 3rd and 4th century BC, attesting the worship of the god Pan and the presence of female figures, known as Nymphs. Visitors embark on boats which make the tour of the lake and they can admire the beautiful colors of the water that change as the sun coming in through the roof, creating an imposing atmosphere. KEFALONIA SIGHTS, KEFALONIA VIEW

 

The underground lake of Mellisani is open to visitors daily from 9 am till late in the afternoon. Accessing and navigation is absolutely secure and carried out by experienced and friendly staff. We checked everything mentioned in the brochure of the Municipality of Sami  and it is translated in 5 languages and is distributed free. Here we want to thank all the staff of the cave for their kindness and willingness, especially the ferryman for the different "service" he offered to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More pictures of the underground lake of Mellisani and other sights in Kefalonia, you can see in the main menu'' Photos Kefalonia " and in section Sami.

 

 

 

 

 

Phone: + 30 26740 - 22997, Karavomilos - Sami