Papanikolis Cave, Lefkada, Greece
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Papanikolis Cave, Lefkada, Greece – a turquoise water cave

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February 17, 2019

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Discover the second largest sea cave in Greece by taking a fun-filled boat tour from Vasiliki or Nidri. Crossing the water from the harbor to Meganisi Island, your boat tour will take you to Papanikolis Cave, a turquoise water cave with a fascinating story.

Type Cave, Natural
When to visit During the summer, anytime
Tickets Free entry
Getting there
  • Papanikolis Cave is located on Meganisi Island.
  • By boat from Vasiliki (15-20 E) or Nidri  (20-25E)
  • You can reach this cave going to a trip to the nearby islands (Kefalonia, Ithaca, Scorpios) and these excursions cost 20-35e per person.
Location Pelagos 310 83, Lefkada, Greece, Europe
Papanikolis is only accessible by boat, either through an organised tour from Nidri or by hiring your own motorboat. Most tours last all day and include a visit to the village of Spartochori on Meganisi, as well as beach barbecues and the chance to snorkel in the crystal clear seas. If you’re sailing yourself, take a trip north to Alabaster Cave near Lefkada to see incredible stalactites.

During the Second World War, it’s believed the cavern was used as a hiding spot for Greek submarines seeking cover after attacks on Italian ships. Legend also has it that the cave was used by sailors to escape from fierce pirates in the Aegean Sea.

Papanikolis Cave has a huge chamber about 120 meters long and 60 meters wide.

Papanikolis Cave, Lefkada, Greece
Papanikolis Cave, Lefkada, Greece
Papanikolis Cave, Lefkada, Greece
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