Sea Kayaking excursion to the sunken city of Epidaurus

Sea Kayaking excursion to the sunken city of Epidaurus
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Greek
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 14 y/o
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexible FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point:
    Yialasi beach, Panagia 210 59, Greece
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Discover the Atlantis-like ruins of ancient Epidaurus on this sea kayaking excursion near Gialasi beach.

In the breakwater that surrounds the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site of Epidaurus are the fragments of a city that mysteriously slipped into the sea. Explore this question mark archaeological site from the water on this kayaking excursion near Gialasi beach. Paddle across the crystal clear Aegean and see for yourself the mysterious ruins that lie beneath the sand. 

Epidaurus is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated northeastern side of Peloponnese, in the region of Argolis, Epidaurus (Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros) is most well known for its 4th-century amphitheatre and neighbouring healing centre.  The sunken city is located in the harbour city near Gialasi beach. The closest airport is the International Airport of Athens that receives domestic and international flights all year round. From Athens, visitors can rent a car or take the bus to Epidaurus. 

Meet your tour guide on Gialasi beach for a full day sea kayaking excursion to Epidaurus and the sunken city. Starting from the beach, grab and snorkel and swim over the ruins of the ancient city - exploring its outer walls in the turquoise waters. The start of the sunken city is about 50m off-shore. It lies in about 10m of water, although some places are more shallow. You can snorkel over the remains of both square and round buildings of the ancient city. Returning to the beach to kit up and embark on your kayaking trip, travel along the coast and witness the Epidavros amphitheatre, paddling along the bay to dock on a secret beach where you will have lunch, swim and even have another chance to snorkel before you make your way back to Gialasi beach where your adventure will end.

located in the East Mediterranean, surrounded by the Aegean Sea, and the Ionian Sea, Epidaurus sunken city is protected from waves and wind by a curved bay that offers ideal water visibility, calm waters and minimal currents. This activity operates using one-seater and two-seater touring kayaks. It's worth noting that the best time to visit Epidaurus is during the festival in July and August - which is also the busiest. Please note that Epidaurus is a recognised archaeological site and it is illegal to remove any artefacts. 

Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

Please note: This tour operates with a two-person minimum - price reductions apply to groups over 5 when booking together.

Subject to weather restrictions

  • Sea kayak equipment
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Travel to Epidaurus
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Suncream/Sunglasses
  • Long T-shirt/Rash vest
  • Water
  • Camera/GoPro
Meeting point
Yialasi beach, Panagia 210 59, Greece Get directions



Average rating
4.8 / 5
Very good
Excellente activité de canoë super bien encadrée
  • 5 / 5

Belle balade en canoë de mer, entrecoupé d’une belle visite du petit théâtre d’Epidaure et surtout de la nage au dessus de la cité engloutie ! Magnifique

Great experience
  • 5 / 5

Super activité, Basil est un guide au top! A faire !

What a great day out!
  • 5 / 5

A great experience which was organised well! We were treated to lovely weather and delicious food as well! Everything was thought of including bottles of water to take on the kayak. We drove from Athens (approx 2hr journey) and it was all worth it!

  • 5 / 5

War ein einzigartiges Erlebnis. Essen war toll

Super journée
  • 5 / 5

Kayak en mer avec au programme visite du petit théâtre d’Epidaure, alimentation en croquettes des chats dudit théâtre, pause baignade / goûter sur une petite crique, exploration avec masque (sans prêt de tubas, à cause du covid) de la cité engloutie puis repas préparé par la Mama de Georges, notre très sympathique guide,

  • 5 / 5

Promenade en kayak de mer. 4 h au total. Équilibré : promenade sur l'eau et visite culturelle. Pensez à prendre votre tuba car, à cause du Covid, il ne peut pas être fourni.

Une super balade en kayak dans un cadre magnifique
  • 5 / 5

Activité accessible à tous, bien équilibrée avec du temps prévu pour la baignade, la visite du petit théâtre et un passage incontournable vers la cité immergée.

Journée sympathique !
  • 4.8 / 5

Activité très accessible, pour enfants et non-sportifs (ce qui est min cas), périodes de pagayage alternées avec repos sur plages. Animateurs sympathiques, délicieux repas de légumes farcis et de fruits. Baignade à pied au-dessus de la villa engloutie.

Incredible excursion with awesome guides
  • 5 / 5

We loved this activity! Seeing the sunken city was amazing and there was a mix of swimming, kayaking, and resting. We were also given a delicious home cooked meal.

Super journée en famille!
  • 5 / 5

super activité. Notre Guide Costa était très sympa!

Best thing we've this summer!
  • 3.5 / 5

Kayaking the sunken city and around Acronafplio and the Palamide.

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