Trip Ref #9956
You’ll need to be a bit fit, but no previous kayaking experience is needed - just an adventurous spirit and a can-do attitude.
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
Camp on the remote island of Sfaktiria and munch on a traditional Greek dinner cooked over the campfire
Fly in, meet your crew, eat out in Kalamata
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.
Kayak along the coast and camp under the stars
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.
Explore the waters around Fanari and then head home
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.
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
Flights to and from the meeting point
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?
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.
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.
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- Single or double kayak
- 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
- Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Sun protection
- Insect repellant
- Head torch (optional)
No optional extras are available for this trip.
We’re still waiting to collect any reviews from other travellers on this trip. However, all our hosts go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that your adventure is awesome.
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.
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.
Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.
Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.
We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!
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All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.
You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.
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