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Sea Kayaking Kardamyli

<p>Kardamyli and Stoupa are two villages in Mani nestled between the blue waters of the Messinian Gulf and Mount Taygetos creating one of the prettiest settings in the Peloponnese. Sea kayaking here is indeed one of our most popular tours offering an inch-by-inch exploration of the rich in images and diverse environment. The lacy coastline of the Mani. We paddle in warm crystal-clear waters, exploring hidden coves and impressive rock formations. We visit sea caves and discover idyllic beaches sprouted along the shoreline.</p><p><br></p><p>Our trip starts from Kardamyli’s old harbor. Before departure, your guide will brief you on trip details, kayak paddling techniques, and safety measures. Soon we will be exploring the coast at a relaxed paddling pace and your guides will reveal to you some of the secrets of the area. Each little cove hides a special surprise such as hidden sea caves, rock gardens, cliffs with spectacular formations, hidden sandy, and pebble beaches. The perspective of the sea bed from your kayak is unique. You can see through the crystal-clear water the sea life and if you are lucky a sea turtle swimming under your kayak. One of the top attractions of this trip is a visit to the Blue Cave. A spectacular natural phenomenon where sunlight passing through a crack in the cave reflects on the seafloor an aquamarine color. A swim in the cave is a must-do and a lifetime experience. On the way, we shall visit rock pyramids emerging from the sea with an option for those daring to try cliff diving. Halfway we shall make a relaxing stop for swimming, snorkeling and to taste a homemade picnic of fresh local delicacies. After lunch, we shall paddle back to the starting point to end a remarkable day at the coastline of Mani.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Dicembre 2023

Sea Kayaking Navarino Bay

<p>Right in front of the picturesque town of Pylos is Navarino Bay, a natural harbor where the island of Sphacteria stands in front of it as a wave breaker, protecting the bay from winds of the open Ionian Sea. Calm waters here offer ideal conditions for Sea Kayaking trips especially for beginners. The bay itself is a place of incredible natural beauty, with an impressive landscape, warm, crystal clear, waters and golden sandy beaches where sea turtles often return to lay their eggs. Two medieval castles guard the bay, recalling the famous naval battle of Navarino, one of the most important events in modern Greek history.</p><p><br></p><p>Our trip starts at Divari beach just a few kilometers away from the charming village of Gialova. Your guide will brief you on paddling techniques, safety measures, and equipment. Soon we shall hop on our kayaks for a trip around the Navarino bay like never before. We start paddling overlooking the town of Pylos and the Niokastro fort. Heading towards the imposing monolithic islet located at the south side of the bay, we visit the impressive natural stone arch. The islet I also a place of nesting and resting place for many species of birds. Weather permitting, we can circumnavigate it and visit a few of its sea caves, tunnels and arches. Our next stop is the unhabituated island of Sphacteria. Here, we jump out of our kayaks, stretch our legs and walk to the island’s viewpoint for taking pictures of an idyllic landscape and for story-telling. After some kayaking we shall make a stop at a secluded beach for swimming and snorkeling, and why not some cliff diving for those who feel more adventurous. Here we shall also taste our homemade picnic of local delicacies and relax under the sun. After this energy pumped stop, we will paddle back to the starting point to end an amazing day in the tranquility of the Navarino Bay.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Dicembre 2023

Canyoning Neda waterfalls

<p>Neda gorge is a hidden gem of southern Peloponnese. According to Greek mythology, Neda was a nymph, a goddess of water and she was one of those who nourished Zeus. Waterfalls are created along the gorge course with incredible waters, maybe the cleanest in Greece. The lush environment, the crystal-clear waters, and the majestic cliffs make the crossing of this gorge an unforgettable experience. Our canyoning trip here is the ideal way to do your first steps and get addicted to the magic world of canyoning. No previous experience is required, families with teenage kids are welcomed.</p><p><br></p><p>Meet your guide at the starting point. He will welcome you, and brief you all you need to know about how to descend the gorge safely and how to achieve maximum fun out of it. Your guide will also provide you with wetsuits, helmets, and harnesses and you are ready to go. In a few minutes, the game begins with your first slide into one of the ponds of the gorge. After that, there is swimming, walking, water jumping, and a lot of fun as we move further. Quite often we abseil down the beautiful waterfalls under the directions of our guides. Last but not least rappel will be at the greatest and most notable waterfall of the river. Here, is the only accessible spot by other visitors and where most of them come to swim. Often you hear them applauding at you as they see you rappelling over their heads. We finish the day enjoying a tasty picnic by the riverbank remembering the thrilling moments we lived a few moments ago.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Ottobre 2023