Sea Kayaking in the Navarino Gulf

Greece is known for its many sea caves.
Explore Navarino Bay's natural beauty by sea kayak, gliding through its calm, protected waters. First, you'll meet your guide and get acquainted with your equipment. Then, after learning a few basic techniques and practicing in shallow water, you'll set off on an easy paddle around the bay.

To start, paddle along the harbor and admire the urban sites, such as the castle of Niokastro and the colorful building facades. The castle was the backdrop of a famous naval battle and the most decisive event during the Greek Revolution. Your guide will share historical facts and stories about this conflict, fought entirely with ships!

Then, make your way toward Tsihli Baba, a monolithic islet with a large rock arch known as the Greek Azure Window. As you pass by, you'll see the much larger Sfaktiria Island in the distance. Enjoy paddling by impressive rock formations and sea caves. Then, take a break at a hidden cove with a deserted beach. As you relax, you may spot a few migrant birds, sea turtles, or seals.

If the waters are clear, gaze down into the sea and find some sunken ships from the famous Battle of Navarino. Before heading back, you'll stop at the only accessible beach on Sfaktiria. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or sunbathing, followed by a picnic lunch with fresh bread, local produce, homemade olive oil, and regional cheese.

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Greek Culture & Adventure for Families: Athens & the Peloponnese - 14 Days

Your school-aged children can learn about Greek culture in a sun-filled and interactive style on this itinerary. You'll start off by creating comic books or learning some Greek language skills in Athens. Then head to the Mani Peninsula, full of beautiful beaches and stone villages to explore. Finish your trip in the famous olive region of Kalamata, with cooking lessons, archery, scenic hikes, and more.