Sea Kayak in Methoni & Sapientza island

Sea Kayak in Methoni & Sapientza island

Highlights

·         Invade the famous castle of Methoni upon your sea kayak

·         Visit the Natura 2000 island of Sapientza

·         Smell rare species of flora and meet the local fauna

·         Picnic with local delicacies

·         Family friendly

·         Led by local guides
Source: LandLife Travel

Description

At the southeastern end of Messinia, between the Ionian Sea and the Messinian Gulf, we meet the picturesque town of Methoni standing near its majestic castle. A place which used to be one of the most important routes in the maritime history of the Mediterranean. In front of Methoni, the ever green island of Sapienza, integrated into the Natura 2000 network, stands as a natural monument and home to rare species of flora and fauna.

Our tour begins from the sandy beach of Methoni, near the most impressive and beautiful castle of Peloponnese, with its high walls and the famous octagonal fort. We prepare our equipment and attend a brief but comprehensive introduction to the basics of sea kayaking. We paddle with our kayaks within turquoise waters near the imposing walls of the castle which is adorned with impressive arcs, bastions and battlements.

We cross the channel amongst numerous ancient shipwrecks and reach the northern part of Sapienza by touching the solitary and beautiful beach on the island. Here we take a big break to rest, swim and snorkel in crystal waters and enjoy a delicious picnic with traditional delicacies. The footpaths that surround the island lead to the impressive lighthouse through an ancient arbutus forest, an impressive natural monument and a unique ecosystem, home of muffle (wild sheep), Cretan wild goats (kri-kri), partridges, pheasants, and many other wild birds.

 


Source: LandLife Travel

What's Included

Included:

·         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)

·         English speaking BCU trained and certified guides

·         Sea Kayak course

·         Tour planning – Sightseeing

·         Picnic with fruits and Traditional delicacies

·         Photographs from the activity

·         Liability insurance

·         All taxes


Not Included:

·         Personal expenses

·         Transfer services to and from the start and finish points (upon request with extra charge)
Source: LandLife Travel

Additional Information

Duration: 4-5 Hours 

Trail distance: 5-6 nautical miles

Route type: Unidirectional

Activity duration with breaks: 4-5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required

Meeting point: Methoni beach

Necessary Equipment:

·         Bottle of water

·         Hat & Sun glasses

·         Sunscreen (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.


Remarks:

·         Weather will not affect the operation of the tour. However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

·         Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking

·         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.

Source: LandLife Travel

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