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Kayak and Camp the Southern Greek Coast

Paddle along Greece’s stunning coastline, explore coves and beaches and camp on a remote islet

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Kayak and Camp the Southern Greek Coast

Paddle along Greece’s stunning coastline, explore coves and beaches and camp on a remote islet

DURATION
2 nights
LOCATION
Greece
ANNUAL LEAVE
1 day off work
SEASON
Apr—Jun, Sep, Oct
GROUP SIZE
Up to 16 people
MEETING POINT
Athens International Airport, Athens
ACCOMMODATION
Guesthouse · Campsite
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

You’ll need to be a bit fit, but no previous kayaking experience is needed - just an adventurous spirit and a can-do attitude.

COVID-19 Information

Our local host has provided some important information about any changes to the trip, and additional safety measures in place, as a result of COVID-19.

Our COVID-19 Policy

Kayak through the land of Greek mythology on the wild and untamed coastline of the Peloponnese

Paddle past sea turtles to white sand beaches, remote coves and ancient castles, and snorkel in calm, turquoise waters

Camp on the remote island of Sfaktiria and munch on a traditional Greek dinner cooked over the campfire

Included

Guides

Local, certified and friendly English-speaking guides

Accommodation

1 night in a guesthouse and 1 night camping on an islet

Meals

All the Greek food you'll ever need will be provided

Transfers

Both transfers to and from the airport and everything in between

Equipment

All kayaking, snorkelling and camping kit will be sorted

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Personal expenses

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Athens International Airport, Athens

15:00 on Day 1

Ends

Athens International Airport, Athens

16:30 on Day 3

Transfers

You'll be picked up on arrival and dropped off in time to meet any flight departing at 18:30 or later.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Athens from major airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Campsite · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Greek food is fresh and flavorful. Common dishes include Greek salad, moussaka (kind of like lasagna), souvlaki (meat skewers served on a platter or in a wrap), and dolmades (stuffed grape leaves). Breakfasts are typically light, with fresh fruit, olives, and yogurt providing the staples.

Any dietary needs can be catered for, just let us know upon booking.

What is the accommodation like?

Kalamata

You’ll stay at a modern, 3-star, family run guesthouse just metres from the beach. The guesthouse features ensuite double rooms with a TV and fridge, and free wifi. It can vary by group but in most cases the rooms are twin ensuite rooms, based on same-gender sharing.

Sfaktiria

At your remote campsite on Sfaktiria you'll sleep in a 2 person tent (same gender sharing). We provide a sleeping mat and sleeping bag.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price . Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

Day 1

Meet your crew and eat out in Kalamata

Head to Kalamata, check in, get settled and then enjoy a delicious dinner while gazing out over the Mediterranean.

Day 2

Kayak along the coast and camp under the stars

Kayaking

2hrs · 6km

Hiking

2hrs · 5km

With your kayak waiting for you on the beach, review safety and skills and then embark on a day of adventure along the coast, paddling past secluded coves and keeping an eye out for sea turtles.

Your first stop is Voidokoilia, one of the best beaches in Greece. Spend some time swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters, then hike up to Navarino Castle for incredible views over the bay.

Walk back to the beach via Gialova Lagoon, a wetland that serves as an important migratory bird hotspot. You might see egrets, herons, sandpipers, osprey, harriers and more.

Finish the day with a paddle to Sfaktiria, a remote island and your home for the night. Camp on the beach, cook a traditional Greek dinner, and indulge in a glass of wine beneath the night sky.

Day 3

Explore the waters around Fanari and then head home

Kayaking

3hrs

Wake up in a Mediterranean paradise and enjoy a fresh breakfast. Today you'll paddle south along the island’s coast to Fanari - a tiny islet boasting a rock arch and numerous sea caves.

Spend the rest of the morning swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping in the beautiful coves of the islet.

Finish the trip with a quick paddle to the mainland. A car will meet you in Pilos for your transfer back to the airport.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

15% Off Outdoor Gear

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What's included?

  • Single or double kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Spray skirt
  • Dry bag
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Safety equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Throw rope
  • Extra paddles
  • 2-person tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat

What do I need to bring?

  • Small rucksack to carry items throughout the day
  • Lightweight breathable clothes for kayaking
  • Long-sleeved shirt and trousers
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm jacket and/ore jumper for the evenings
  • Hiking shoes and socks
  • Beach sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Towel
  • Sun protection
  • Insect repellant
  • Head torch (optional)

A reasonable level of fitness is needed, but no previous kayaking experience is required. More important is an adventurous and positive spirit!

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

The climate in the Peloponnese is Mediterranean. Summer temperatures average 15 – 26°C, and winters cool down to about 11 – 19 °C. Days are generally clear and sunny, especially in the summer when there’s very little chance of rain.

Absolutely. We can arrange this for you at the hotel if required.

Yes of course. This can be left in your hosts vehicles.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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Cancel up to 31 days before departure and we'll transfer your deposit into credit for a future booking.

Free Date Changes

Free date changes up to 31 days before departure.

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