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Navarino Bay | Sea Kayaking experience

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4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Unlimited

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Overview

The place We begin our tour to explore the major sights of the historic bay of Navarino, near the amphitheatric town of Pylos. Within a landscape of incredible natural beauty we enjoy clear blue waters, golden sandy beaches where sea turtles return to lay their eggs, and well built medieval... More

The place
We begin our tour to explore the major sights of the historic bay of Navarino, near the amphitheatric town of Pylos. Within a landscape of incredible natural beauty we enjoy clear blue waters, golden sandy beaches where sea turtles return to lay their eggs, and well built medieval castles standing over historical shipwrecks outlining the rich naval history of the area.

The activity
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 original destination the imposing monolithic islet of Fanari with the impressive arch formed in the northern end of it. We continue to the island of Sfaktiria making a short stop for snorkeling at its southern 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. In this journey we will meet the sights and all the monuments dedicated to those who fought in the historic battle and will be informed about the outcome of this significant event in the course of history.

Navarino bay is a natural harbor and an ideal spot for Sea Kayaking trips.
Across Gialova and Pylos the island of Sphacteria stands as a wave breaker,protecting the bay from winds of Ionian Sea forming an idyllic landscape covered with a veil of tranquility.A landscape of incredible natural beauty, withimpressive rock formations, sea caves, warm, crystal clear, waters and golden sandy beaches where sea turtles often return to lay their eggs. Two medieval castles guard the bay, recalling the famous naval battle of Navarino, one of the most important events of the modern Greek history.

Sea kayaking in Navarino Bay one of our most popular trips offering you the experience of remoteness with a visit to the island of Sphacteria. You will explore beautiful rock formations, relax on a hidden cove with a deserted beach and hopefully spot some migrant birds sea turtles or seals.

Our trip begins from Divari beach very close to Gialova lagoon. Before departure, we brief you on trip details,kayak paddling techniques and safety measures. Soon we will be heading towards the island of Sphacteria. During our stop at the island there will be enough time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, rest and enjoy a home made picnic. Once the lunch stop is over we paddle back to the starting point to end an adventurous day spent in the tranquility of the Navarino Bay.

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 95€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 95€/Kid age 5+ for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 75€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 65€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The picturesque town of Pylos in Navarino Bay, a natural harbor where the island of Sphacteria stands in front of it as a wave breaker, protecting the bay from winds of the open Ionian Sea.
  • Two medieval castles guard the bay, recalling the famous naval battle of Navarino, one of the most important events in modern Greek history.
  • Paddling overlooking the town of Pylos and the Niokastro fort.
  • The unhabituated island of Sphacteria.
  • An amazing day in the tranquility of the Navarino Bay.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program :
Summary - Program :

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.

Right in front of the picturesque town of Pylos is Navarino Bay, a natural harbor where the island of Sphacteria stands in front of it as a wave breaker, protecting the bay from winds of the open Ionian Sea. Calm waters here offer ideal conditions for Sea Kayaking trips especially for beginners. The bay itself is a place of incredible natural beauty, with an impressive landscape, warm, crystal clear, waters and golden sandy beaches where sea turtles often return to lay their eggs. Two medieval castles guard the bay, recalling the famous naval battle of Navarino, one of the most important events in modern Greek history. .

Our trip starts at Divari beach just a few kilometers away from the charming village of Gialova. Your guide will brief you on paddling techniques, safety measures, and equipment. Soon we shall hop on our kayaks for a trip around the Navarino bay like never before. We start paddling overlooking the town of Pylos and the Niokastro fort. Heading towards the imposing monolithic islet located at the south side of the bay, we visit the impressive natural stone arch. The islet I also a place of nesting and resting place for many species of birds. Weather permitting, we can circumnavigate it and visit a few of its sea caves, tunnels and arches. Our next stop is the unhabituated island of Sphacteria. Here, we jump out of our kayaks, stretch our legs and walk to the island’s viewpoint for taking pictures of an idyllic landscape and for story-telling. After some kayaking we shall make a stop at a secluded beach for swimming and snorkeling, and why not some cliff diving for those who feel more adventurous. Here we shall also taste our homemade picnic of local delicacies and relax under the sun. After this energy pumped stop, we will paddle back to the starting point to end an amazing day in the tranquility of the Navarino Bay.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable shoes - clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Sunglasses.
Sun cream (during summer months).
Towel.
Swimsuit.
Extra pair of shoes that will get wet. Suitable shoes are lightweight trainers, flip flops, sandals or sea shoes. Avoid bulky shoes.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting point : Divari beach Meeting time: 09:30 am

Meeting time anfd information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in paddling and able to paddle.

Implementation period: All year round (upon request)

Trail distance: 5-6 nautical miles

Route type: Circumnavigation

Activity duration with breaks: 4-5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required

Meeting point: Pylos or Yalova (Depending on the wind direction)

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimoum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • 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).
  • BCU trained and certified guides.
  • Sea Kayak course.
  • Tour planning – Sightseeing.
  • Picnic with fruits and Traditional delicacies.
  • Photographs from the activity.
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical site and museum.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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