Kefalonia Drogarati Cave

Location: Sami

The Drogarati Cave in Kefalonia was discovered 300 years ago and opened to the public in 1963. It was discovered when a strong earthquake caused a collapse that revealed the cave's entrance. Drogarati is an impressive cave with remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Speleologists state that this cave is about 150 million years old and constitutes a rare geological phenomenon. The cave is about 60m deep and has a constant temperature of 18ΊC. The humidity of the cave reaches 90%.

Book an unforgettable Tour to Drogarati Cave or get there with your own rental car.

Although it has undergone much damage due to earthquakes, stalactites still hang from the roof and form amazing shapes. As the water drops fall onto these shapes and solidify, they give them another shape over centuries.

Drogarati Cave consists of two parts. The part accessible to tourists consists of a long corridor that leads to the Royal Balcony, a natural platform of stalactites that beautifully reflect the light. From there, the visitor can see the Chamber of Exaltation, which has great acoustics. This chamber is the biggest hall of the cave; it is sometimes used to host cultural events and has a room for 500 people. To move from one part to the other, you cross-colored columns and a small lake.

Scientists have discovered that the cave has an extension that is not reachable and believe that, through this extension, it is connected to other sea caves. Drogarati Cave is, therefore, a natural art masterpiece that has taken its present form after thousands of years, while it continually changes.

The cave is visited by lots of tourists every year and can be found 5 km to the south of Sami.

Top Tours and activities

  • Customized private tour

    Category: Private

    A private tour exploring plenty of important sights of Kefalonia, including Melissani and Drogarati caves, as well as the picturesque villages of Fiscardo and Assos.

    6 hours Map
    from € 80.00
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  • Highlights private half day trip

    Category: Half-day, Private

    This half-day tour around Kefalonia is a perfect chance to check out sights such as the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, the lake of Melissani, Agia Effimia Village, and the stunning Myrtos Beach.

    5 hours Map
    from € 47.00
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  • Island bus tour with wine tasting

    Category: Bus, Day Trips, Island, Wine-Tasting

    Enjoy a full tour of Kefalonia! Taste wines, visit the stunning caves of Drogarati and Melissani, and take photos of the beautiful Myrtos Beach.

    7 hours Map
    from € 45.00
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How to get there

The Drogarati Cave is located in Sami Village.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Kefalonia transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there's the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 511 8866, 0030 694 530 6145, 0030 699 561 9605, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: There's the option of renting a car in Kefalonia and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Drogarati Cave and many other places of interest in Kefalonia at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located in Argostoli. There are buses from Argostoli to Sami during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don't always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.



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