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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

Annual Leave

1 day off work





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

Why it's Much Better

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

Paddle past sea turtles to the white sand beach of Voidokoilia. Take a dip and snorkel its turquoise waters

Hike to 13th Century Navarino Castle, perched on a 200 metre cliff overlooking the ocean

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

Visit the sea caves and rock arches of the tiny islet of Fanari and cliff jump into its secret coves

Peepers open for birds migrating south across the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert in Gialova Lagoon

What's Included


Local, certified and friendly English-speaking guides


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


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


Both transfers to and from the airport and everything in between


All kayaking, snorkelling and camping kit will be sorted

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Day 1

Fly in, meet your crew, eat out in Kalamata


Easy day



Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your accommodation in Kalamata.

Check in, get settled, then enjoy a delicious light dinner while gazing out over the Mediterranean.

Day 2

Kayak along the coast and camp under the stars

On the Water

Approx. 2 hours of kayaking



On your Feet

Approx. 2 hours of hiking



Accommodation Type



All meals

Your kayaks await you on the beach. Review safety and skills, 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 there swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters. In the afternoon you'll 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

On the Water

Approx. 3 hours of kayaking




Breakfast and lunch

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.






Twin share



In 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.

Private room upgrade

An optional private room at the hotel can be booked for €50 per person (subject to availability). Please request this at the time of booking.





Twin share


All meals

Your campsite on Sfaktiria is remote from any facilities. You will sleep in a 2 person tent (same gender sharing). We provide a sleeping mat and sleeping bag.

Private room upgrade

You can request a solo tent for €15 per person (subject to availability). Please request this at the time of booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks except as noted in the itinerary

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

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 16. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

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

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.

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.

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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!

Our group adventures are adult only however if you would like to bring children along this can be arranged by requesting a private trip with the host. This trip is suitable for children from age 10 only.

Meeting Point



Athens International Airport



Your host will meet you in the arrivals area for your transfer to Kalamata. You can schedule your flight for any time on Day 1, however, we recommend arriving no later than 15:00 to allow enough time to get to your accommodation. You can also be picked up from / dropped off at Kalamata Airport if you prefer.



Athens International Airport



At the end of your adventure, your host will drop you back off at the airport in the afternoon of the last day. You can book any flight departing at 18:30 or later.


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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)

Meet Your Host

Katerina and team

Born locally Katerina has spent her entire life enjoying the waters and coastline of the Peloponnese. An experienced river and sea kayaking guide, and a passionate long distance open water swimmer, Katerina’s goal is simple - to make sure you fall in love with her homeland as much as she has.

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