Kayaking Excursion in Nafplio

Organized by Panexpeditions
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Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 4 hrs
Spoken languages: Greek, English
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

Paddle around the blue waters of Nafplio with a sea kayak excursion and admire the natural beauty and the fortresses of the area. Nafplio is rich in history - with the sea kayak tour you will have the chance to take a look to the Medieval Castles of Nafplio.

Join Panexpeditions on a sea kayak tour starting from the port at Nafplio. An original tour awaits you to unfold the history of 4 different fortresses, rich in culture and stories. The sea kayak tours are accessible to everyone covering a distance of 7km in 3 hours. 

The first site you will visit is the famous fort of Bourtzi, built in 1473. It is located on a tiny inlet right in front of the port. Afterwards, you will paddle towards the old town of Nafplio, under the cannons of the Old Town's first line of fortification.  Palamidi and its thousand stairs is the most famous castle of the area, and a UNESCO World Heritage fortress. 

Once you've finished admiring the views to Palamidi, you will paddle along the ancient road of nafplio, under the Akronafplia fortress taking some photos under the breathtaking cliffs and the lush vegetation. 

You will go on paddling along the coastline with the sea kayak, until you reach a secluded beach where you will take a break and enjoy local delicacies and refreshments. In the end you will be returning back to the port to finish this magnificent sea kayak tour. 

Offer Description

You will be visiting the following spots:  Port of Nafplio - Bourtzi Island Castle - Akronauplia Fortress - Secluded beach - Karathona beach - Return by car to Nafplio

You will finish at Karathona beach and be picked up by car to return to Nafplio

You will be covering 7km paddling

Activity Duration: 4 hours of total activity (1 - 1,5 hours of relaxed paddling)

Highlights: Bourtzi Island Fort, Akronauplia Fortress, Palamidi Fortress

  • Sea Kayak handling/safety briefing
  • Single or double Sea Kayaks and all equipment (buoyancy aid, spray deck, paddle)
  • Snacks and refreshments, with local products
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Big dry bag for your necessities
  • Photos and videos with GoPro Camera sent at a later date
  • 1st Aid and Sea Kayak safety equipment carried by your guides
Do not forget to bring
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • T-shirt, long sleeve top or Lycra shirt
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Meeting point
Karathona Beach, Nafplio 211 00, Greece Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 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
5 / 5
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Very good
  • 5 / 5

Experiencing a week of kayaking across vivid blue seas and camping on the beach under the guidance of an incredibly competent and generous instructor has been an unparalleled journey. I wholeheartedly recommend PanExpeditions to those eager to explore the Greek coast by kayak and acquire the essential skills for this adventure.

  • 5 / 5

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  • 5 / 5

With a kayak we paddled around Nafplio and its magnificient beaches. While paddling, our guide told us in a fresh and smiling way about the four castles that we could see. On our way back we stopped at a small beach, where we snorkled and enjoyed a lovely peace of cake and watermelon. We were in a group with others which was absolutely fine as the there was plenty for all of us. The kayaking itself was not too exhausting, especially because Alex gave us great tips how to paddle so that we wouldn‘t get too tired.

  • 5 / 5

What’s not to love about kayaking through parts of the Agean Sea to see some old forts and mostly private beaches? Everything about the experience was just amazing, and I’d wholeheartedly recommend kayaking with the guys at PanExpeditions!

  • 5 / 5

Belle activité en mer