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Sea Kayak in Methoni

Highlights

The island is a monument of nature covered by a dense, ancient arbutus forest, home of muffle (wild sheep), wild goats (kri-kri), partridges, pheasants, and many other species of which we may be lucky enough to meet. Once our break is over, you head east and paddle exploring the north coast of the island before returning to the starting point to end a paddling adventure in Methoni and the island of Sapienza.

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Beschreibung

The place

Methoni was the “eye” of Venice in the Mediterranean and an important trade and marine center for the Venetians during the medieval years. The castle of Methoni is the most impressive fortress in the Peloponnese built in a rock that enters the sea and is separated from the mainland by an artificial moat. Across Methoni, the lush island of Sapienza is integrated into the Natura 2000 network, home to rare species of flora and fauna. Near its coasts, several shipwrecks are lying still visible with goggles and snorkels. Sea Kayaking here is sometimes a challenge even for experienced paddlers. Sea kayak Methoni is the way to explore the coasts of the area!

The activity

Meet your guide at the beach right in front of Methoni, next to which looms the impressive fortress. He will welcome you and brief you on paddling techniques, safety measures, and equipment before hopping onto our kayaks for a rather demanding paddling adventure. You glide your kayaks near the imposing walls of the castle which are adorned with impressive arcs and bastions. You travel back in time with pictures taken from the medieval past of the region. Soon you will be crossing the channel between Methoni and Sapienza where many ancient shipwrecks are scattered around. Here, you may take a chance to snorkel near the island’s rough coast in search of a few visible remains of shipwrecks. Heading south you shall reach the tranquility of the beautiful beach of the island. Here, you rest, swim, sunbathe, and taste our delicious homemade picnic of local delicacies.

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What's Included

Included

  • Super stable and easy to paddle single or double Kayaks with rudder
  • Full Sea Kayak equipment: paddle, life jacket, spray-deck, waterproof jacket, waterproof bags
  • Land and water-based Sea Kayaking paddling instructions
  • British Canoeing (BC) Sea Kayak leaders holding first-aid certificate.
  • Eco-friendly cultural and educational guiding
  • Picnic lunch with freshly baked bread, handpicked vegetables, extra virgin olive oil dips, local cheese, and fruits of the season
  • Photographs from the trip
  • All taxes

Not Included

  • Water (please bring your own full bottle of water)
  • Transfer to meeting point
  • Tip or gratuity
  • Hotel pick up / drop off upon request.
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Additional Information

Meeting time: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting point: Methoni beach.

Duration: 4 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Challenging

Suitability: Group friendly, Couples, Youths, Kids over 15 years old


Know before you book for Sea kayak Methoni

Activity requirements:

– A minimum number of 2 participants for this activity to take place.

– Some previous experience.

– Knowing how to swim is compulsory for this activity.

– Relatively good physical condition.

– Parental accompaniment for minors to take part in this activity.

– Kids from 15 years old may join this trip.

– A written waiver form is compulsory to be filled in before taking part in this activity


Know before you go

What to bring with you:

– Bottle of water (A reusable bottle helps in minimizing plastic waste)

– Medication you are on

– Hat

– Short or long sleeve t-shirt

– Sunscreen

– Towel

– Swimwear or shorts

– Change of dry clothes (to be used after the activity)

– Sea shoes or flip flops or sandals (Avoid bulky shoes, trainers and socks)

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