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Address: Sami 28080, Greece
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+30 2674 023007
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Welcome to the world of Sami Star Cruises!Our experienced and kind captains...

Welcome to the world of Sami Star Cruises!Our experienced and kind captains along with an enthusiastic crew will take you on unique cruises in the spectacular Ionian Waters.No trip to Kefalonia is complete without a cruise to Ithaca, the island named after Ithacos, son of Poseidon , God of the sea.Spending one day in Odysseus homeland, departing from the cosmopolitan port of Sami, you will be surprised just how much you can see and experience in one day!Sit back and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful island waterways, on our new traditional cruise ship Sami Star I.Combine that with sparkling, emerald waters, fresh salt air and soft summer breezes that inspired Homer in the past.Discover hidden, unspoilt beaches with crystal, sapphire waters, moor harbors untouched by ferries, anchor in bays inaccessible to cars, taste the traditional Greek cuisine in local taverns, sightsee your way through Odyssey's island history.Daily departures make it easy to fit a cruise into a vacation schedule.Our goal in Sami Star Cruises is to provide you with an experience you will remember for a lifetime. There’s a reason why our guests return time and time again! Join us and find out why! Enjoy your Cruise!

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An enjoyable trip to Ithaca

Best way to have a short visit to Ithaca from Cephalonia. This glass-bottom boat departs from Sami, Cephalonia at 9.30 am and turns back at 4.00 pm. The price is 30 Euros for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We booked to go to Ithica with Sami Star and had a fantastic day out. The boat was not overcrowded like some others we have seen, the crew were extremely pleasant and polite and the boat was very comfortable. We had sufficient time to get a taster for both Vathy and Kioni and two good swim stops. Thank you Sami... More 

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Mugla, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Best way to have a short visit to Ithaca from Cephalonia. This glass-bottom boat departs from Sami, Cephalonia at 9.30 am and turns back at 4.00 pm. The price is 30 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for children. Two beaches (Filiatro and Gidaki) and two harbours (Vathi and Kioni) are visited. There are many interesting gift shops in Vathi... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Compared to the other boat trips on the island where there are up to 120 people on each boat, crammed in this boat trip is smaller with far less people. It is glass bottomed with a slide for those swim stops. the trip to Ithaka was very nice where we had two swim stops and stops at Kioni and Vathy,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Scorching day, so it was lovely to go out on the water and make four stops in the villages and coves of Ithaca, an island to the east of Cephalonia. Very punctual on all the times - board by 9:15am and back at 4pm. We went ashore twice and swam in 2 different coves which were inaccessible from the land... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Took a trip to Ithaca last Saturday. The cruise included 4 stops, 1 on the way to Vathy in a small bay to swim and then at Vathy to browse the shops, and Kioni for lunch before a further swim stop on the way back to Sami. Stops were just about the right length and even though we didn't swim... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

What this is not is a guided and commentated tour of Ithaca so don't expect one. What it is is a lovely cruise around the island with stops for swimming, shopping and lunch. We booked a couple of days ahead at Blue Star Travel in Sami. On the day we arrived at port at 9.15am and with about 16 others... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We loved this day trip! Stopped off at a couple of beaches, stopped off at two places in Ithaca - one for coffee, one for lunch. Had fun on the boat with the slide etc ... really great day out!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Just got back from a tour of this island with Avgerinos travel experience. Our tour guide being Vicky, what a fantastic day from start to finish. Beautiful scenery, made even more interesting by Vicky. She was very knowledgeable about the island, and when speaking of it , it came from her heart. She also had a great sense of humour.... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had a great day out on the Sami Star visiting Ithaca. For the summer of 2015 when we visited it was costing EUR 30 per person. We arrived promptly as directed when we booked the tickets and got the best seats on the top deck. You are a little exposed up there so take some sun protection. The trip... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Not impressed by this trip No commentary or even announcement of where we were at each stop No drinks or snorkel equipment available No warning that sea was very rough on one side of the island and everyone at the top of boat would get soaked! Ithaka is such a beautiful island and deserves someone much better than this to... More 

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