Sea Kayaking Tour in Epidaurus from Yialasi Beach

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Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Spoken languages: Greek, English
Cancellation policy: super flexible More info
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Activity description

Discover the Atlantis-like ruins of the sunken city of Epidaurus on this unique sea kayaking tour in Epidaurus from Yialasi Beach! No prior paddling experience is required.

Epidaurus is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated northeastern side of the 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 Yialasi Beach. During this sea kayaking tour in Epidaurus from Yialasi Beach, you'll paddle across the crystal-clear Aegean Sea and witness the mysterious ruins that lie beneath the sand! 

Your adventure begins at Yialasi Beach where you'll be greeted by your experienced instructor. After a safety and itinerary briefing, you and your group (a maximum of 20 people) will receive your life jackets and paddles. Then, your instructor will provide an introduction to sea kayaking and paddling techniques. Once everyone is comfortable, the fun starts! You'll set off, paddling with confidence, towards the sunken city of Epidaurus, taking in the stunning panorama as you go.

The ruins of the sunken city are located approximately 50 metres (164 feet) off-shore with a maximum depth of 10 metres (33 feet), although it is more shallow in some places. You can swim or snorkel over the remains of both square and round buildings of the ancient city with the Aegean Sea's crystal-clear waters providing maximum visibility. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts about this region's ancient history. 

The next stop on your sea kayaking tour is the Epidavros Amphitheatre, which dates back to the 4th century BC and could host over 2,000 spectators! Fresh sea air, history, and incredible scenery do wonders for the appetite. You'll be treated to a delicious lunch and refreshments made with local and organic products, all cultivated in the region according to ancient traditions. The perfect way to end such an amazing day in Greece! You'll return to the original departure point at Yialasi Beach, happy with your sea kayaking tour in Epidaurus.

For an adventure to remember in Greece, don't miss this sea kayaking tour in Epidaurus from Yialasi Beach! 

Course of events

- Arrival at the meeting point in Yialasi Beach

- Meet your experienced instructor

- Safety and itinerary briefing

- Put on your life jacket

- Introduction to kayaking and paddling techniques 

- The adventure begins! 

- Paddle westward to the Sunken City 'Argolida’s Lost Atlantis'

- Swimming and snorkelling break

- Epidaurus Amphitheatre

- Athina EcoFarm Visit

- Lunch break

- Return to the original departure point in Yialasi Beach

Activity requirements

Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

All participants must know how to swim.

A minimum of 2 people is required to run this tour.

Please be advised that Epidaurus is a recognised archaeological site and it is illegal to remove any artefacts.


Special terms

This activity is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems, and those with serious medical conditions.

Wetsuits are provided during the colder months.

Please indicate any dietary restrictions when booking.

  • Instructor
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle
  • Single or double kayak
  • Dry bag
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Photos and videos
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wetsuit
  • Transfers
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
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Meeting point
Yialasi Beach, Panagia, 210 59, Greece Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 24 hours or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
24 hrs
Cancellation 24 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.8 / 5
  • (16)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

We had a fantastic time kayaking with George! We learned a lot about the area and it was neat to see the underwater ruins. It was wonderful to get out on the water and see the beautiful landscape from that viewpoint. The equipment was great and we were pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous photos and videos George took and shared with us! This was a favorite activity for my family during a week-long trip to Greece, of which we loved every minute! Highly recommend!

  • 5 / 5


  • 5 / 5

L’activité est à la hauteur de nos attentes avec le parfait dosage entre culture, nature magnifique, détente et sport.

  • 4 / 5

Nous avons pu nous garer facilement sur le parking de l'hôtel Apollon. Après un début en kayak, nous accostons pour découvrir un petit théâtre antique, puis retour aux kayaks pour contourner le cap , traverser une crique et accoster sur une petite plage pour un moment de détente. Nous repartons vers notre plage de départ, mais nous nous arrêtons un peu avant pour une remise de masques et tubas, et nageons aux dessus des ruines antiques englouties. Après une bonne demi-heure de nage, l'accompagnateur nous donne un petit repas froid de spécialités locales. Puis retour à notre point de départ. L'activité a duré 4 heures.

  • 5 / 5

Bill was a gentle, helpful, and kind kayak guide who puts his heart into his job. It was an absolute pleasure spending the day with Bill & George.

  • 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

  • 5 / 5

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 5 / 5

super activité. Notre Guide Costa était très sympa!

  • 3.5 / 5

Kayaking the sunken city and around Acronafplio and the Palamide.