Kayaking the Argolic gulf
About the Place
The northern coastline of Kynouria, located in the eastern part of the Peloponnese, offers a captivating and adventurous setting for sea kayak activities. This picturesque region is characterized by its rugged beauty, pristine waters, and a diverse range of natural and cultural attractions.
As you embark on your sea kayaking adventure along the northern coastline of Kynouria, you’ll be greeted by stunning vistas of the Argolic Gulf and the surrounding landscape. Towering cliffs, rocky outcrops, and lush greenery create a dramatic backdrop for your exploration. The crystal-clear waters provide excellent visibility for observing marine life and exploring the underwater world.
One of the highlights of kayaking in this area is the chance to paddle past impressive rock formations and sea caves that have been sculpted by the sea over centuries. These natural wonders are not only visually captivating but also offer opportunities for exploration and adventure.
The coastline of Kynouria is dotted with hidden coves and secluded beaches that are only accessible by sea. These quiet and pristine spots provide perfect rest stops for picnics, swimming, and relaxation. You may even encounter some charming fishing villages along the way, where you can interact with the friendly locals and sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Kynouria is rich in history, and as you paddle along the coast, you’ll have the chance to spot ancient ruins and historical landmarks. Keep an eye out for remnants of ancient settlements, watchtowers, and even the occasional archaeological site.
Highlights of the Kayaking include:
The awe-inspiring underwater springs
Observe the mesmerizing eddies from the gushing water
A refreshing dip in the crystal clear sea
Deserted beaches where you can rest, swim in crystal waters and enjoy fresh seasonal fruits
Magnificent views of the Argolic gulf and Nafplio
A journey into the Pirate Caves located on the coastline of Xiropigado village
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the famous pirate caves nestled along the northern coastline of Kynouria, near the charming village of Xiropigado. Immerse yourself in the rich history and myths of the area as you explore these remarkable natural wonders. The stunning caves, formed over time from underground rivers and streams, have created a breathtaking succession of deserted beaches that were once used by pirates to access the land. Join us for an unforgettable sea kayaking experience as we journey through these remarkable caves, and return to our starting point via the same scenic route.
As you paddle your way through the clear, azure waters of the Argolic , you’ll find yourself surrounded by the imposing cliffs and rocky outcrops that define this picturesque coastline. The caves, with their intriguing nooks and crannies, offer a glimpse into the seafaring history of the region. Legends of swashbuckling pirates, hidden treasures, and daring escapades come to life as you explore these mysterious caverns.
Xiropigado, the charming village near the caves, is a place where time seems to stand still. Its whitewashed houses, traditional tavernas, and friendly locals create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Before or after your kayaking adventure, take the opportunity to stroll through the village’s narrow streets, sample delicious Greek cuisine, and interact with the welcoming inhabitants who are always eager to share stories of the area’s rich heritage.
The geological formations within the caves are a testament to the power of nature. Stalactites and stalagmites, formed over countless years, hang from the cave ceilings and rise from the cave floors, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. The caves’ cool, shadowy interiors provide a refreshing break from the Greek sun and a unique perspective on the region’s geological history.
As you make your way back along the same scenic route, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of Kynouria’s northern coastline. The sun-drenched cliffs and vibrant Mediterranean vegetation contrast beautifully with the deep blue of the sea. Keep your eyes peeled for the diverse marine life that inhabits these waters, from colorful fish to graceful sea turtles.
So, join us on this unforgettable exploration of Kynouria’s hidden gems and embark on a voyage through time and nature that you’ll treasure forever.
Paddling Distance: 6 km
What to Bring:
Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen
Swimsuit and any other clothing to protect you from the sun
Towel & Water shoes (if you have)
English-speaking certified sea kayak guides
Complete equipment for the activity
Snacks made from traditional fresh products and fruits
Photos from the trip
- Basic Physical Condition
- Minimum Age 12+
- Starting Time 09:30
- Ending Time 13:30
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds