An amazing 8-day sea kayaking experience along the Messinian coastline and the island complex of Oinousses in the western side of the Peloponnese. We explore the most beautiful coastal part of the Peloponnese, a region with 4500 years of history and culture along with an accessible yet unspoiled seaside landscape
We will paddle along the versatile coastline of Messinia and the island complex of Oinouses and discover its treasures. The medieval castles of Pylos, Methoni and Koroni stand along picturesque coves with sandy beaches such as the famous Voidokilia. We will visit the uninhabited islands of Messinian Oinouses and take the opportunity for some short hikes as well! We settle in fishing villages and seaside resorts and taste rustic Greek cuisine. This tour is the definition of a sea kayaking adventure!
Moderate, suitable for everybody with good physical condition and swimming knowledge.
Arrival day. Get any flight arriving to Kalamata or Athens.
Meet your guide in Kalamata or Athens airport for a drive to your accommodation in Marathopoli. After settling, enjoy a welcome dish, meze with ouzo overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Your guide will make a briefing for what is going to be followed the next six days. O/N in Marathopoli area.
After our mighty breakfast, meet your guide at your accommodation’s lobby. Your kayaks are already in the beach waiting for you. Adjust the kayaks to your measures and you ready for departure!
Within a small crossing of 1 nautical mile we reach the island of Proti. An island with an intense past, hideout of pirates and sailors! We explore the coastline of the island and continue paddling south until you get to the Vromoneri beach. We spend enough time in swimming and snorkeling and enjoy the turquoise waters of the beach. O/N in Marathopoli area
Wake up in your sea side hotel and take time to enjoy an other delicious Greek breakfast. We depart from Vromoneri continue paddling south until you get to the famous Voidokilia beach. We spend enough time in swimming and snorkeling and enjoy the turquoise waters of the famous beach. We depart with destination the bay of Navarino paddling under the fortifications of the medieval Palaiokastro. We end the day reaching Gialova beach. O/N in Gialova
Todays mission is to explore the major sights of the Bay of Navarino and the island of Sfaktiria. We paddle around in the bay, and visit the island of Sfaktiria where we can get off our kayaks to explore it. We head south toward the imposing monolith of the islet of Fanari with its impressive stone arch in its northern end. We continue paddling south overlooking the imposing walls of the castle of Niokastro with final destination the medial town of Methoni. O/N in Gialova
Paddling around Methoni and under the Venetian castle and the famous octagonal Bourtzi. Across Methoni lies the verdant island of Sapienza. Integrated into the Natura 2000 network the island is home to rare species of flora and fauna. We depart from the beach of Methoni with destination Sapienza, crossing a channel with many ancient shipwrecks lying around it. We reach the northern part of Sapienza landing to the lonely and beautiful sandy beach. The pathways that surround the island lead to the inside of the island where there is a unique ecosystem nesting inside birds such as partridges and pheasants and mamals such as Muflons and kri-kris the Cretan wild goats. We continue heading east paddling to Foinikounta where we end the day. O/N Foinikounta
Leaving behind Foinikounta we depart with destination Cape Akritas one of the southernmost capes of European mainland. We cross the channel between the cape and the island of Venetiko. It is a desert island with a rugged coastline full of huge rocks. On the northeast side of the island we visit the islands single beach. We head northeast paddling along a coastline full of sandy beaches and coves until we reach Kalamaki. In the background the snowy peaks of Taygetos and the Messinian Bay uncover slowly. O/N in Foinikounta
Departing from Kalamaki we will paddle along the coastline with destination to Koroni . On our way we will meet golden sandy beaches and small coves where we stop for swim and snorkel. We will also notice a lot of fish boats departing from the nearby fishing villages deploying their nets to perform their work. Arriving at Koroni we will admire a famous Castletown with a characteristic beauty of the Mediterranean coastal town surrounded with olive trees giving a special charm. Farewell dinner and overnight in or Kalamata.
Departure to Kalamata or Athens airport after our delicious breakfast.
Price is based on a minimum attendance of 4 people (for less or more participants, feel free to contact us).