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Navarino Bay: Sea Kayaking with Lunch

1. Navarino Bay: Sea Kayaking with Lunch

Navarino Bay lies in front of the town of Pylos. It is a natural harbor where the island of Sphacteria stands as a wave breaker, protecting the bay from winds of the open Ionian Sea. The bay offers 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. Sea kayaking here is a must definitely do without a doubt. Meet your guides 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. Heading west we paddle towards the imposing Rock, the islet located at the south side of the bay. The Rock is also a place of nesting and resting place for many species of birds. We admire its impressive natural stone arch and visit a few of its sea caves and galleries. 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. A few minutes later 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 Navarino Bay.

From Kalamata: Day Trip Hike to Gialova Lagoon with Dinner

2. From Kalamata: Day Trip Hike to Gialova Lagoon with Dinner

Explore the Gulf of Navarino on an evening hiking tour with van pickup at your hotel in Kalamata. Learn about the facinating military history of the Gulf of Navarino from your guide. Look for local wildlife, swim at Voidokilia beach and have dinner in a Greek tavern.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in the center of Kalamata and sit back and relax in the spacious and airconditioned van. Take in the stunning Greek countryside on way to the beginning of the hiking trail. Admire views of the  see the old Navarino castle. Start from from the bottom hill and make your way to the top at a leisurely pace. On Keep an eye out for migratory birds like flamingos, ospreys, and royal eagles that travel between Europe and Africa at the Gialova lagoon. Stop for a refreshing dip at the most photographed and well known beach in Greece, Voidokilia beach. Continue to the top of a hill where you can marvel at views of Voidokilia beach, Gialova lagoon, the city of Pylos and the Ionian sea. Have some fresh fruits while learning about the history of the area from 425 BC to today. Finish your tour with a authentic meal in a a Greek tavern right next to the coast before returning to your accommodation.

Wine Tour & Tasting in an Organic Winery in Arcadia, Greece

3. Wine Tour & Tasting in an Organic Winery in Arcadia, Greece

Let your senses guide you through a winery counting nearly 40 years of wine-making tradition! A 3-hour guided wine experience from the locals that includes a tour in the vineyards and the winery, the cellars and a wonderful wine tasting! A visit to Kapsia Cave, one of the top ten Greek caves upgrades the whole wine experience depending on the season. Visit the first certified winery in Arcadia region in Peloponnese to open to the public, taste award-winning wines and discover the secrets of the Greek wine-making tradition. You will visit a local Estate and an organic winery located at a small village at the foot of Mt Mainalo, located in Arcadia region in Peloponnese, 100 km (60 mi) from Kalamata. The Estate is a family business, with a wine-making tradition that goes back nearly 40 years. The private vineyards occupy an area of around 30 acres and produce 3 varieties: Moschofilero, Cabernet and Merlot. The local family use organic methods to produce all their wines, with natural vinification. Part 1: Tour of the Vineyards (May - November) Enjoy a tour of the vineyards and find out all about the history and philosophy of organic farming. This part of the experience is only available from May to November. Part 2: Grape Harvesting (depending on availability - September & October) Get a first-hand look at the harvesting of organic grapes, straight from the vineyards. Find out all the secrets of traditional winemaking from the local experts. Part 3: Tour of the Cellars Take a tour of the wine cellars and discover all the different wine varieties of the beautiful winery! Part 4: Wine Tasting Get a taste of the Estate's entire wine range. Immerse yourself in the deep flavours and rich aromas of the 5-7 different wine labels. Part 5: Petimezi Tasting Discover the flavoursome and aromatic petimezi (boiled grape must). At the Estate, this traditional Greek product and superfood is produced from organic grapes. Part 6: Full local Lunch at a village tavern (upon request & at an extra charge) What could be better than conclude your exciting wine experience with a delicious homemade food that includes mouthwatering appetizers, such as traditional pies with eggs, wild greens, Greek salad and local cheeses? This is followed by a choice of pork cooked in egg-lemon sauce, beef in red sauce served with homemade pasta or oven-baked lamb with potatoes or similar dishes. For dessert, there’s traditional walnut pie with ice cream! Vegan and vegetarian dishes are also available.

From Kalamata: Day Trip with Wine & Food Tasting in Arcadia

4. From Kalamata: Day Trip with Wine & Food Tasting in Arcadia

You’ll discover hidden little villages, perched on mountainsides, and taste magnificent local products and food, prepared by Greek mamas. Stop 1: Winery Visit and tour and Local Wine Tasting During this 2-hour activity, you’ll visit a well-known estate in one of the largest villages, known for its local produce. You’ll tour the vinification and wine ageing areas and the vineyards, and find out all about the indigenous varieties of Moschofilero and Agiorgitiko. The tour concludes with a wine-tasting experience, paired with local cheeses. Stop 2: Tour in a Greek village and Full Lunch Part 1: Coffee-shop stop and tour of the village and area You’ll enjoy a coffee, tea or any other hot beverage and a light snack at the local coffee shop, before embarking on a tour of the village. You’ll then go on a small hike of the surrounding area, taking in the natural beauty. Part 2: Full lunch with local cuisine at the village tavern Enjoy some of the finest meals based on traditional recipes, cooked daily by a local mama, who uses the freshest of ingredients. Meals are seasonal and there is something for everyone, including vegan and vegetarian options, while the dish of the day may include wild boar, pork with garlic and walnuts, homemade cheese or vegetable pies. Visit to an Environmental Centre, Hiking and Visit to Traditional Shop Part 1: Visit to Environmental Centre and hiking A local tour guide will tell you all about rare and indigenous flora and fauna, types of natural habitats, & local areas of historic, religious and archaeological interest. The village is also home to one of the two Environmental Information Centres in the area. The experience can be combined with activities in nature, such as exploring the Juniperus drupacea forest, a rare cedar species, unique in the entire European continent. Part 2: Visit to traditional local shop Discover unique local delicacies, such as walnuts, honey and aromatic herbs from Mt. Parnonas, in a traditional shop right on the central village square. Maria, the owner, will reveal some of the secrets of local products, including trachanas (fermented milk pasta), liqueurs, homemade desserts and spoon sweets, and excellent cheeses. As a matter of fact, her sour cherry spoon sweet has received an award in a Greek contest. Stop 4: Visit to a small Cheese Farm & cheese tasting in a small Greek village You’ll visit a small local cheese-making farm, where Takis produces graviera, myzithra and feta cheese with milk from local farms. Takis will give you a tour of his farm and will explain the whole cheese-making process, from the moment the milk is received to the end product. You’ll then enjoy a cheese tasting experience at the local cheese shop, accompanied by rusks and olives. You can even buy any of the cheeses that take your fancy. This gastronomic one-day tour experience through nature concludes with a trip down Mt. Parnonas and back to the seaside town of Paralio Astros Kynourias.

From Kalamata: Messinia Wine Tasting with Optional Lunch

5. From Kalamata: Messinia Wine Tasting with Optional Lunch

A 3-hour wine tour experience of a winery in a small village of located 35 km (24 mi) and 30' from Kalamata, in Messinia region, in Peloponnese. Passed down from father to son, this family-owned business has stayed true to tradition, with minimum intervention, to ensure quality grapes and wine. Cultivating Greek and European grape varieties, the winery produces some of the best local vintages you’ll have the chance to enjoy. Where You’ll visit a family-owned winery located in a small village in Messinia region, just 35 km (24 mi) outside of Kalamata. The private vineyards occupy an area of around 15 acres and produce 5 varieties: Roditis, Carignan, Tempranillo, Merlot and Chardonnay. The vineyards were first cultivated in the 1980s and wine production started in the mid-2010s. When • The wine tour and tasting experience is available all-year round, apart from Sundays, public holidays and during grape harvesting. • The grape-harvesting season varies from year to year, but usually takes place sometime between the end of August and the beginning of October. The Wine experience Join us for a 3-hour wine experience tour of a family winery in Messinia. Part 1: Tour of the Vineyards Enjoy a one hour stroll through the vineyards, weather permitting. The owners, Vasilis and Maria, will talk to you about the area’s microclimate and the 5 varieties of grapes grown onsite, some of them since the 1980s. Uncover the secrets of Greek variety Roditis, French varieties Chardonnay and Merlot, and Spanish varieties Carignan and Tempranillo. Part 2: Visit and tour of the Winery During the tour of the winery, you’ll find out all about the wine-making process. Vasilis and Maria will take you through all the stages, from grape harvesting, to vinification and bottling. Part 3: Wine Tasting experience Enjoy the entire range of wines during a 1-hour wine tasting experience. You’ll get to taste 5-7 wine labels. The wine tasting may be paired with local products, such as cheese and cold cut platters, bruschettas with olive paste and Messinian sausages with orange, and lalagia (savoury looped ribbons of dough). Part 4: Light or Full lunch (upon request) If you wish to conclude your wine tasting experience with a delicious light or full lunch, full of Messinian flavours, in one of the most welcoming Coffee Shop-Cum-Ouzo Taverns in the heart of Kalamata’s historic centre, just let us know and we can arrange it for you!

Costa Navarino: 1-Way Private Helicopter Transfer to Athens

6. Costa Navarino: 1-Way Private Helicopter Transfer to Athens

Enjoy a comfortable arrival at your destination with our signature Helicopter Flights between Costa Navarino to Athens. Our private helicopter can seat up to four travelers and is available for one-way helicopter transfers and day trips between all major Greek destinations and islands.

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Recommended. Wonderful kayak trip at Giolava. With a wonderful picnic on the island and time for swimming and snorkeling. It took 4 hours but we were even longer on the road. Not too heavy too, doable. Recommended

We were a small group of only 4 people + guide. It is already very commendable that the tour was carried out with only a few participants. It was very pleasant and had a certain individuality.

It was an absolutely brilliant morning and early afternoon! Very friendly and competent instructors. Thank you for this day. Lea/Antony

invigorating activity, super nice guide, who also tells the story of the bay, delicious picnic, I highly recommend

A great time :-)

Nothing to say, we had (my wife and I) a great time. Perfect thank you !!