Right next to Sami Beach Hotel, at a distance of 5 min walk, is the seaside village of Karavomilos. This village has a small lake on the seafront, a charming port with fishing boats, a local bakery and 2 restaurants that serve fresh fish dishes. Very close to Karavomilos is the famous Lake Cave of Melissani, where you can take a boat tour. The best time to visit Melissani is in the morning, when maximum sunlight comes through the cave opening and reflects beautiful colors. At the village of Old Vlahata, in close distance to Karavomilos, a popular festival called Saristra Festival takes place every summer in the beginning of August.