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Kalamata | Sea Kayaking experience

Created with Sketch. Kalamata,Greece
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Duration

4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

The place
This is a coastal tour along the seaside villages east of Kalamata. From the beach of the Messinian capital to the coastal villages of the municipality of West Mani such as Almyros, Mikri Mantinia, Paleochora, Akrogiali, Santova and Kitries, we discover numerous small beaches, spectacular rock formations and turquoise waters.

The activity
At the beginning of our journey we attend a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of sea kayaking, we learn about the equipment and the details of our journey. During the activity will enjoy the cozy Messinian gulf paddling next to scenic harbors with fishing boats while receiving interesting knowledge and information about the culture, history and traditions of the region. In the spots with the most beautiful waters we take the advantage for a break for snorkeling. A bigger break is scheduled halfway in order to relax, swim in the cool waters and taste a traditional picnic with local products and fruits.

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 95€/person for minimoum 2 participants.
  • 95€/Kid age 5+ for 2 participants

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 75€/person for minimoum 5 participants.
  • 65€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the sights of the Messinan gulf.
  • During the activity will enjoy the cozy Messinian gulf paddling next to scenic harbors with fishing boats
  • Try out every water sport known to man, from jet skiing, kayaking, surfing and paddle boarding.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

The activity includes a 30 minutes preparation time 2-2.5 hours paddling exploration, 1-1.5 hours free time for picnic, relaxation, snorkeling, swimming, diving and other activities. The starting point and the direction we follow is based on weather conditions and wind direction.

This is a coast to coast trip along the seaside villages east of Kalamata. From the beachfront of the Messinian capital to the seaside villages of the region of West Mani such as Almyros, Mikri Mantinia,Paleochora, Akrogiali, Santova and Kitries, we discover numerous small beaches, spectacular rock
formations and turquoise waters. At a distance we get a sight of the foothills of mount Taygetos and on our side constantly lies mount Kalathio, a mountain that literally touches the sea.
This trip is suitable for everybody but ideal for families with kids. We will journey along the coastline at a relaxed pace, landing on beaches and just having a good time exploring. We'll keep the pace relaxed, take a few breaks and make sure everybody is having a great time on the sea. Before departure, we prepare our equipment and attend a brief but comprehensive introduction to the principles of sea kayaking.
During the trip we will enjoy the friendly Messinian gulf paddling next to scenic harbors with fishing boats. In the spots with the most beautiful water we take the advantage for a break for swimming and snorkeling. A break is scheduled halfway to relax, swim and taste a delicious picnic. Once the lunch stop is over we paddle back to the starting point to end a relaxing paddling day in Kalamata’s beachfront.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable shoes - clothing.
Backpack.
Bottle of water (1,5 litre per person)
Any specific medication you are on.
Hat or cap.
Short or long sleeve t-shirt (quick dry if available).
Sunscreen.
Towel.
Swimwear or shorts.
Change of dry clothes.
Sea shoes or flip flops or sandals (Avoid bulky shoes, trainers and socks).

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting point: Vilage of Almiros or Kitries (Depending on the wind) at 09:30

Meeting time and information will be advised by sms or email one(1) day before the departure of your tour.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition. No paddling experience required.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
Implementation period: All year round (upon request)

Trail distance: 5-6 nautical miles

Route type: Unidirectional

Activity duration with breaks: 4-5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required

Meeting point: Vilage of Almiros or Kitries (Depending on the wind direction)

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimoum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Full Sea Kayak equipment: boat, paddle, life jacket, spray-skirt, waterproof jacket.
  • Extra equipment: waterproof bags and cases, pumps and paddle-float.
  • Snorkeling equipment (goggles and respirators).
  • British canoying BCU trained and certified guides.
  • Sea Kayak course.
  • Tour planning – Sightseeing.
  • Picnic with fruits and Traditional delicacies.
  • Photographs from the activity.
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical site and museum.
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
When do I receive confirmation of my booking?
The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions. These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page. Most tours are confirmed at time of booking; however, others will be advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours, please contact us for further assistance.

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