Starting from Kardamili or Stoupa, discover the coastline of Messinian Mani upon your sea kayak. Hidden caves, cliffs with spectacular formations and unique beaches with sand or pebbles are waiting for you to reveal its beauties!
A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this tour
Paddling at the foot of the imposing Taygetos, we discover the wild beauty of a place that was never conquered. Sea Kayaks give us the opportunity to explore inch by inch the rich imagery and diversity of the indented coastline of Mani. We paddle in turquoise waters, discovering idyllic beaches sprouted between between the coastal fishing villages which are rich in history and tradition.
At the beginning of the activity we attend a brief but comprehensive introduction to the basics of sea kayaking. We get our kayaks and begin to enjoy an excursion where each little cove hides a special surprise such as hidden caves, cliffs with spectacular formations and unique beaches with sand or pebbles such as the well hidden beach of Foneas with the white pebbles or the beach of Kalogria with its fine golden sand and turquoise waters.
The beach of Kalogria is known as the beach of Zorbas, as this was the place where writer Nikos Kazantzakis met his hero of his book Zorba the Greek. Halfway we make a relaxing stop for swimming, snorkeling and a picnic with local traditional delicacies.
Discover the beauties of Mani from the sea
Swin in deep blue sea caves
Small stops in coastal fishing villages
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: Bidirectional
Activity duration with breaks: 4-5 hours
Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required
Kardamili or Stoupa (Depending on the wind direction)
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 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.