Invade the castle of Methoni like pirate upon your sea kayak and walk in the Natura 2000 island of Sapientza, home to rare species of flora and fauna!
A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this tour
At the southeastern end of Messinia, between the Ionian Sea and the Messinian Gulf, we meet the picturesque town of Methoni standing near its majestic castle. A place which used to be one of the most important routes in the maritime history of the Mediterranean. In front of Methoni, the ever green island of Sapienza, integrated into the Natura 2000 network is a natural monument and home to rare species of flora and fauna.
Our tour begins from the sandy beach of Methoni, near the most impressive and most beautiful castle of Peloponnese with its high walls and the famous octagonal fort. We prepare our equipment and attend a brief but comprehensive introduction to the basics of sea kayaking. We paddle with our kayaks within turquoise waters near the imposing walls of the castle which is adorned with impressive arcs, bastions and battlements.
We cross the channel with numerous ancient shipwrecks and reach the northern part of Sapienza by touching the solitary and beautiful beach on the island. Here we take a big break to rest, swim and snorkeling in crystal waters and enjoy a delicious picnic with traditional delicacies. The footpaths that surround the island leading to the impressive lighthouse through an ancient arbutus forest, an impressive natural monument and a unique ecosystem, home of muffle (wild sheep), Cretan wild goats (kri-kri), partridges, pheasants, and many other wild birds.
Invade the famous castle of Methoni upon your sea kayak
Visit the Natura 2000 island of Sapientza
Smell rare species of flora and meet the local fauna
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)
Trail distance: 5-6 nautical miles
Route type: Unidirectional
Activity duration with breaks: 4-5 hours
Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required
Bottle of water
Hat & Sun glasses
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 2-2.5 hours paddling exploration, 1-1.5 hours 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.