Discover the beauties of Navarino Bay through land and sea. Enjoy a combined Hiking and Sea kayak tour, learning the history of the area and wandering in its picturesque landscapes!
A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this tour
In this combined activities tour we have the opportunity to explore the major sights of the historic bay of Navarino. The area being integrated into the environmental program natura 2000 is the largest wetland in southern Greece. Within a landscape of incredible natural beauty we enjoy clear blue waters, golden sandy beaches and medieval castles standing over historical shipwrecks outlining the rich naval history of the area.
In the beginning, we have a briefing about the route we are about to follow and about the basic techniques in sea kayaking. We begin our journey paddling around the bay with destination the imposing island of Sfaktiria making a short stop for snorkeling at its northern tip. Heading north we explore the coastline of the island until we reach the dock leading to the Russian monument. At this lush part of the island we take a break to rest and enjoy a picnic with fruit and traditional delicacies. From that spot the whole bay of Navarino is at our feet.
Following the path around the Yialova lagoon, we have the opportunity to observe its ecosystem and receive knowledge and information about this unique and sensitive natural environment. Along the way we visit the famous beach of Voidokoilia and then we go up the hill of Koryfasio. On our way we get the chance to explore the cave of Nestor, the mythical king of Pylos. At the top of the hill we explore the medieval castle of Paleocastro and we walk over its fortifications. At this point we discover the rare geomorphology, the beauty and uniqueness of the landscape.
Experience a full day combined tour
Walk in the Yalova lagoon, Voidokilia beach and the castle of Paleocastro
Paddle in Navarino bay
Picnic with local delicacies
Led by local guides
Full Sea Kayak equipment: boat, paddle, life jacket, spray-skirt, waterproof jacket
Extra equipment: waterproof bags and cases, pumps and paddle-float
Snorkeling equipment (goggles and respirators)
English speaking BCU trained and certified guides
Sea Kayak course
Tour planning – Sightseeing
Picnic with fruits and Traditional delicacies
Photographs from the activity
Transfer services to and from the start and finish points (upon request with extra charge)
Sea kayak trail distance: 3-4 nautical miles
Hiking trail distance: 5-6 Km
Route type: Circular
Activity duration with breaks: 6-7 hours
Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required
Yalova Diavari beach
Bottle of water
Sun cream (during summer months)
Extra pair of shoes that will get wet. Suitable shoes are lightweight trainers, flip flops, sandals or sea shoes. Avoid bulky shoes.
Weather will not affect the operation of the tour. However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
The activity includes a 30 minutes preparation time 1-5.5 hours paddling exploration, 2-2.5 hours hiking exploration, 1-1.5 free time for picnic, relaxation, snorkeling, swimming, diving and other activities. The starting point and the direction we follow is based on weather conditions and wind direction.