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Pylos | Boat “Glass bottom” Sfaktiria island – Navarino Bay

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2-3 hours

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50 people

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The west side of Messinia offers a different picture of the guest dock , experiencing the last mosaic landscapes and images that includes historical castles , villages and small islands preserved and maintained over time , combined with the charm of the Greek countryside. Pylos is in excellent geographical location... More

The west side of Messinia offers a different picture of the guest dock , experiencing the last mosaic landscapes and images that includes historical castles , villages and small islands preserved and maintained over time , combined with the charm of the Greek countryside.

Pylos is in excellent geographical location while its port is one of the largest and safest ports in the world, with a length of 4800m and 3600m width. The Port The depth of the sea reaches 50m. To the west, in front of the port is the island of Sfaktiria. South of Sfaktiria is located the small island of Pylos also known as Tsichli-Baba or Fanari. There, in 1890 the French Republic built a monument for the French who were killed in the Battle of Navarino. Between Tsichli-Baba and Sfaktiria are the Koutsoynes, the two rocks sharp reminiscent which are reminding [Memorial] the moment when Aris, in April 26, 1825 during the siege of Niokastro by Ibrahim, on the ship of Admiral Tsamadou, managed to escape in the night through this passage, after causing huge damage to the Turk-Egyptian fleet.

On the south side of Sfakteria, in 1959 was built a monument for the Greek who were killed in the battle of Sfaktiria which has over it the names of Tsamadou, Sahinis and Anagnostara. [Memorial] Further in the north is the tomb of Paul Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew, who was killed in 1827 by the detonation of a weapon, on the warship Hellas. His corps was buried, eventually, in Sfaktiria in 1832 after having remained for five years in a barrel of rum. North, up the coast, is the monument of count Santarosa, a philellenist, who was killed in the battle of Sfaktiria on In April 26, 1825. The monument was built in 1926 by the Italian state.

Further on the north is the monument of the Russians killed in the Battle of Navarino, which was constructed in 1872 by queen Olga and was completed in 1960. Next to it is the Russian style chapel of Ag.Nikolaos, a donation of the emigrants from the town Petrozavontse. In its northern part, Sfaktiria has the pass of Sykia, a sea lane with a maximum width of 150m which is no longer the entrance to the harbor, when the Turks sank destroyed ships that were left there from the naval battle of Nafpakto in 1571.

Inside the port there is the small Island of Chelonaki. On this island is the monument of the British killed in the battle of Navarino, which was built by the Greek state.

Excellent boat cruise with a plenty of pictures around the Navarino bay. Don’t miss it !!

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 50€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 25€/Kid age 5+ for 2 participants

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 40€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 20€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants

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



  • Navarino bay,unique enviroment with the Gialova Lagoon protected by Natura 2000.
  • The caves,the small beaches,Fanari or Tripito.
  • The Lighthouse.
  • The French , Italian , English and Russian memorials on Sfaktiria island.
  • The little turtle (Helonaki)
  • The castle of Pylos,Niokastro one of the most impressive fotress of Peloponnese.
  • The amphitheatrical beautiful city of Pylos, with the main square and the statue of the three Admirals,with trees and cafes.


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Summary - Program :

Round trip daily cruises with glass bottom to "Island of Sfaktiria"from Pylos
Departure from the port of Pylos for the 2-3 hours cruise to the island of Sfaktiria.
First stop: Fanari or Tripito – Lighthouse
At the top of the little island there is a marble column, in honour of the French allies who were killed during the Navarino battle. Forty-five miles southwest there is the deepest point in the whole Mediterranean, called the Oinouses trench, with a depth of more than 5,000 m. From the northern part of the island all the way to the lagoon called Divari, stretches the island of Sfaktiria, acting as a seawall for the Navarino Bay . On the way you may see the memorial of the Greeks who were killed during the holocaust of Sfaktiria in 1825 as well the Santa-Rosa monument, the great Italian philhellene.
Second stop: the Russian memorial
There is found the Russian memorial and the Russian style church of St. Nicolas, which was built in 1997 to commemorate the Russian allied who were killed here. At the same spot there is also the Greek church of the Ascension.
Third stop: the little turtle (Helonaki)
A small island right in the middle of the bay which has its name derived from the shape of a turtle. There, was build the Anglican memorial again to the memory of the British allies killed here.
During the summer months a swimming is also included.

Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Bottle of water.
Sunscreen especially during summer period.
Extra clothing for change.

Meeting points and departure time :

Start point : At Port of Pylos.Departure time 10:00.

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

Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition. Light walking is nessecery.

Swimming is not required as it is optional.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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 :

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


  • Boat cruise with glass bottom to Island Sfaktiria and Navarino Bay for 2-3 hours.
  • Local english speaking captain ( 2-8 persons).
  • Local english speaking guide ( 9-50 persons).
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Transfer from/to your hotel.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical site and museum.
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

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