Remote Islands Sea Kayak Tour
About The Place
Nestled along the scenic shores of the Argolic Gulf in the eastern part of the Peloponnese, Nafplio stands as a testament to Greece’s rich history and natural beauty. This charming town, often referred to as Nafplion, captivates visitors with its harmonious blend of well-preserved historic treasures, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant atmosphere that beckons exploration.
Nafplio’s history dates back millennia, and the town’s architecture tells a captivating tale of the civilizations that have left their mark. The most prominent landmark is the Palamidi Fortress, a Venetian masterpiece perched high on a hill overlooking the town. To reach its summit, you can ascend a staircase of 999 steps or take a winding road for a more leisurely approach. Either way, the panoramic views from the fortress are nothing short of breathtaking, offering sweeping vistas of the town, the Argolic Gulf, and the surrounding mountains.
Another historical gem is the Bourtzi Fortress, which sits on a small islet in the middle of the harbor. Originally built by the Venetians, it has served various purposes throughout the centuries, including as a prison and a luxury hotel. Today, it stands as a picturesque symbol of Nafplio, illuminated at night and visible from the town’s waterfront.
The old town of Nafplio itself is a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, neoclassical mansions, and charming squares. Syntagma Square, the town’s central square, is a hub of activity with outdoor cafes, shops, and a glimpse of the Greek way of life. The Archaeological Museum of Nafplio, housed in an elegant Venetian building, offers insight into the region’s ancient past.
Nafplio’s coastal location adds to its allure, with a stunning waterfront promenade that invites leisurely strolls and provides breathtaking views of the sea and nearby islands. Arvanitia Beach, a small pebble beach, is a hidden gem within walking distance from the old town, offering a quiet escape with crystal-clear waters.
For those seeking a more extensive beach experience, Karathona Beach is a short bike ride away. This sandy beach is surrounded by lush hills and offers a serene atmosphere for sunbathing, swimming, or simply unwinding under the Mediterranean sun.
Nafplio’s culinary scene is a delightful reflection of Greek gastronomy. Traditional tavernas and charming restaurants line the streets, offering a mouthwatering array of dishes. Savor freshly caught seafood, indulge in moussaka, and sample Greek salads made with locally sourced ingredients. Pair your meal with local wines, such as the famous Nemean wines, for a true taste of the region.
Nafplio, Greece, is a destination that seamlessly marries history, natural beauty, and cultural richness. Its well-preserved historical landmarks, captivating old town, and stunning coastal setting make it a must-visit location for travelers seeking an authentic Greek experience. Whether you’re wandering through the ancient streets, hiking to the fortresses, or lounging on the tranquil beaches, Nafplio offers a timeless charm that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of all who visit.
Visiting 3 Remote Islands
Archeological Site Island
- 4 Hours Total Duration - 1,5 Hour of paddling
On our Remote Islands Sea Kayak Tour, an ideal escape from the crowded and touristy beaches of Tolo. Departing from the charming port, this tour takes you on an exploration of three remote islands.
The main island, known as Romvi or Aphroditi’s Island in mythology, holds archaeological significance. It boasts rare birds, unique plant life, and a medieval fortress perched on its peak. The crystal-clear waters surrounding the islands derive their beautiful colors from the white sand seabed. As we paddle through the narrow passage between the mainland and the island, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a pirate novel.
In fact, the island was once a pirate’s lair, brimming with folklore stories that we’ll eagerly share with you. Our main lunch stop is the beach at the bay of the island, where you can explore, snorkel, play games, sunbathe, and simply soak in the view. Indulge in homemade traditional delicacies as you listen to our captivating tales.
The two smaller islands feature small Mediterranean chapels that can be reached on foot. These chapels have yielded important archaeological artifacts from the Byzantine era. You’ll have the opportunity to visit both islands and perhaps even try some thrilling cliff jumping from the steep rocks.
This sea kayak tour is suitable for all ages and experience levels, ensuring an unforgettable adventure for everyone.
SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ages and experience levels.
What to Bring
Hat & Sunglasses
T-Shirt, Long Sleeve Top or Lycra Shirt
Single or double Sea Kayaks and all equipment (buoyancy aid, spray deck, paddle)
English speaking guides
Sea Kayak handling/safety briefing
Homemade Cooked Traditional meal and refreshments
Expedition style shade shelter during our relaxing periods
Big dry bag for your necessities
Photos and videos sent at a later date
GoPro Camera provided for your use
1st Aid and Sea Kayak safety equipment carried by your guides
- Participants : 2 to 14
- Starting Time 10:00
- Ending Time 14:00
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