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Kardamyli: Sea Kayaking With Lunch

Kardamyli: Sea Kayaking With Lunch

Your trip starts at Kardamyli’s old harbor. Before departure, you will be briefed on some details including kayak paddling techniques and safety measures. Soon, you'll get into your kayak and begin paddling at a relaxed pace giving you time to take in the beautiful surroundings. Each cove hides a special surprise such as hidden sea caves, rock gardens, cliffs with spectacular rock formations, and hidden sandy beaches. One of the top attractions on this trip is a visit to the Blue Cave, a spectacular natural phenomenon where sunlight passes through a crack in the cave and reflects on the seafloor, bathing the entire cave in aquamarine light. A swim into the cave is a once in a lifetime experience. Weather and time permitting, you may head to Stoupa for a stop at the beach of Kalogria with its fine golden sand and turquoise waters. Halfway, stop for some swimming, snorkeling and a picnic with freshly baked bread, organic fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese. Once the lunch stop is over, you'll paddle back to the starting point to end this fun, adventurous day.

From Athens: Peloponnese 6-Day Private Tour to Meteora

From Athens: Peloponnese 6-Day Private Tour to Meteora

DAY 1: ATHENS - ARGOLIS - SPARTA: Mete your driver at the lobby of your hotel at 08.30 to start your adventure with hotel pickup in Athens and drive along the mainland coast to the Peloponnese. Stop at the Canal of Corinth before reaching the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. Stop for lunch or a coffee break in Nafplio, the first capital city of Modern Greece. Then, continue to the archaeological site of Mycenae and spend the night in Sparta. DAY 2: SPARTA - MYSTRAS - MONEMVASIA – SPARTA: The driver pick you up at 08.30 at your hotel to visit the Museum of Olive Oil in Sparta. Discover the Byzantine town of Mystras and be captivated by its medieval splendor. Visit the famous Tower Town of the Peloponnese, Monemvassia, a mystical stone-built settlement. Wander around its narrow cobbled streets and admire the beautifully restored stone buildings. Return to Sparta in the late afternoon and spend the night. Day 3: SPARTA - ANCIENT OLYMPIA: After breakfast, the driver pick you up form your hotel at 08.30 and leave Sparta and make a quick stop at the picturesque coastal town of Gythi. Then, make your way to Areopolis and Diros, famous for its subterranean caves that are part of an underground river. Visit the local museum and then continue to some of the most beautiful places of Southern Peloponnese. Visit the coastal villages of Stoupa and Kardamili for swimming or lunch. Then, arrive at Ancient Olympia to stay overnight. DAY 4: ANCIENT OLYMPIA - DELPHI: Mete your private driver at 08.30 at the lobby of your hotel to start your day with a visit to the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and its museum. Leaving Ancient Olympia, cross over the bridge of Rio-Antirio, one of the biggest in Europe, to reach Naupactus, where you can enjoy lunch. Then, make your way to Delphi for an overnight stay. DAY 5: DELPHI - METEORA: After breakfast, the driver pick you up form your hotel at 08.30 to visit the archaeological site and museum of Delphi. Then, continue to the village of Arachova, the most bustling winter destination in Greece. Continue to Kalambaka, a small traditional town that is built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks of the Meteora Monasteries. Stay in Kalambaka for overnight. DAY 6: METEORA - ATHENS: Meet your private driver at your hotel at 009.00 to start your day early to visit the monasteries of Meteora, built on top of towering rocks. End your tour of the monasteries in the picturesque village of Kalambaka for a traditional Greek lunch. Afterwards, return to Athens with a stop at Thermopiles to admire the statue of Leonidas. End your tour with drop-off at your hotel in Athens.

Mani Boats Kardamili - Rent self drive boats or speed boats

Mani Boats Kardamili - Rent self drive boats or speed boats

Rent a self drive boat or speedboat and explore the beauty of the rocky coastline of West Mani. Discover beautiful caves and hidden beaches with crystal clear water. Swim and snorkel in a natural swimming pool and see a traditional harbour. Kick off your boating journey at Kardamili harbour and set off on your adventure. Cruise along the coastline and see the unique underwater springs around Stoupa. Enjoy the view of the rocky coast of Mani. Dive into the most famous Kazantzakis Cave and see the place where the most famous Greek writers got inspired. Explore the Foneas blue caves and swim and snorkel in the stunning crystal clear water. Visit the place of the famous writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and swim in the crystal clear water of Kardamili.

Kardamili : Hiking in Ridomo gorge

Kardamili : Hiking in Ridomo gorge

West Mani has four gorges and Ridomo is for sure the most spectacular! Ridomo Gorge starts from the Taygetos ridgeline and fades into the Messinian Bay running all the way down to Sadova beach, forming a natural boundary of the western Mani. During our hike you will be more than impressed by the rich geologic features of the gorge, with its evident stratification of rocks, its burst of intense rock color palette, being in perfect match with its splendid greenery. This is an esoteric, almost mystical experience that we can hardly put into words. The adventure starts with a 30-minute drive with our vehicle from Kardamili, all the way up to Vorio village, where the hiking part starts. We walk downhill to reach the riverbed, entering a land of fairies for an one way hike! We leave the rest to your imagination! This is not an extreme hike, but hiking in a gorge like Ridomo can still provide a challenge. You should be fit enough to walk for a few hours at a time and be ready to climb up in some parts of the route. It's a great tour for individual, solo travelers, families with older teens, as well as small groups or couples. If you’re not sure about your level of fitness and suitability to this trip, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk it through with you

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My girlfriend and I particularly enjoyed this activity, accessible even for beginners. Roque, our guide, put us perfectly at ease and created a beautiful atmosphere. We will remember for a long time the passages in the caves with an incredible swimming part. I would recommend this activity to anyone in the area.

The guides were very knowledgeable and created a great and pleasant atmosphere. The excursion was the highlight of our vacation and is highly recommended :-)

Super good, very pretty and informative. I highly recommend, thanks again Janis

Great fun. good guides. Remember plenty of water and swimming shoes

Excellent guides. Nice plan for the day. Sea Caves are amazing.