Kayak & Snorkel through the Peloponnese Peninsula

Greece

A 3-day adventure on the central Peloponnese peninsula, exploring beautiful coves and mysterious caves - all hidden in the rocky coastline of a unique Mediterranean landscape.

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens - Kalamata

You'll be collected by your guide at Athens airport, and make your way to your hotel in Kalamata. Enjoy a nice welcome dinner and briefing with views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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You start the day with a walk along Kardamyli's medieval paths, before heading out in your kayaks. You'll paddle your way down the Mani coastline, stopping off at hidden coves and beaches along the way. After a picnic lunch, you can enjoy a spot of swimming and snorkelling at the blue cave - a fantastic spot to see some amazing marine life. In the evening, you'll set up camp and enjoy a traditional Greek dinner.

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Wake up in a Mediterranean paradise and enjoy a refreshing swim in the morning sun. After breakfast, you'll get back into your kayaks and head down the coastline to a fantastic swimming and cliff jumping spot - don't worry, you can stay on the beach if you prefer. Enjoy some time on an isolated beach before paddling to the village of Agios Nikolaos. Your guide will transfer you back to Athens airport, or you can spend a few more days in Greece.

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FAQs

Included:

  • Guides
  • Accommodation (1 night hotel, 1 night wild camp)
  • Food
  • Airport transfers from Athens or Kalamata
  • All local transfers
  • All kayaking and snorkelling equipment
  • Luggage transfer

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa (if applicable)

Start: Your guide will collect you from the arrivals area of Athens International Aiport at 3 pm on day 1 of the itinerary.

End: Your guide will drop you back off at Athens International airport at 4:30 pm on day 3 of your itinerary.

You can also be picked up/dropped off at Kalamata Airport if you prefer.

The maximum group size is 8 people.

Day 1: 3-star family-run hotel. Double/twin rooms with en-suite bathroom, free wifi, a fridge and TV. You'll be in twin or double sharing rooms.

Day 2: Wild camping on a remote beach. Two-person tents with sleeping bags and mats provided. No toilet or shower facilities at camp. 

The Peloponnese has a Mediterranean climate and one of the sunniest climates in Greece. Weather along the coast is warm from April to June, hot in July and August and then pleasantly warm again from September to late October.

This trip is suitable for everybody with a good level of fitness, who are able to swim. 

Suitable for families with children over 12 years old. 

Simple, nutritious and flavoursome, the food. Rustic Greek Cuisine that reflects the history and bounty of its diverse regions. Everything is cooked fresh from home-grown produce. Most dietary requirements are catered for.

  • Full Sea Kayaking equipment: Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, spraydecks, waterproof jackets. (There is a choice of single-seat or two-seater kayak)
  • Waterproof bags and pouches
  • Safety equipment: First aid kit, repair kit, tow ropes, spare paddles, etc.
  • Full camping kit: Two person tents, mats, sleeping bags)
  • Snorkelling equipment (Masks and snorkels).

The locals use Euro's (EUR)

Packing light is always best when you’re travelling. It's a good idea to pack loose fitted clothing that can be easily hand-washed. You may want to pack a nice outfit for going in to town. Quick-dry clothing for the sea kayaking section is essential.

See below list packing list for a detailed description of what to bring:

Luggage

- Suitcase or Duffel

- Small day pack

Outwear

- Midweight fleece sweater

- Rain jacket and rain pants, or poncho

Clothing

- Casual clothing made of light-weight fabrics

- Hiking shorts

- T-shirts

- Long-sleeve shirt

- Hiking pants, loose and easy to move in

- Underwear

- Swimsuit

- Sun hat or baseball cap

Footwear

- Lightweight hiking boots, or trainers

- Beach sandals or flip flops

- Casual shoes or sneakers for day 1 evening

Other

- Watch with alarm or travel alarm

- Luggage locks and tags

- Camera/film/batteries/battery

- Universal electrical plug adapter for Greece

- Sunglasses, polarised are highly recommended for sun protection

- Toiletries and any personal medication

- Sunscreen and Lip protection

- Pre-moistened toilette packets or disposable shower wipes to refresh

- Insect repellent

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