Sea Kayaking Tour in Nafplio from Karathona Beach

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Activity Snapshot

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

Explore the first capital of modern Greece on this coastal sea kayaking tour in Nafplio from Karathona Beach. No prior kayaking experience is needed! 

Renowned for its medieval architecture and maritime defences, Nafplio's iconic shoreline offers history buffs a different perspective on Greece's long and influential past. Founded by Nafplios, the son of the God, Poseidon, this high-walled shoreline dates back to the Trojan War - bearing the scars and strengths that make it one of Greece's most historical towns. There's no better way to discover this scenic area than by taking a guided kayaking tour in Nafplio from Karathona Beach. Explore the turquoise blue waters of Argolikos Bay, learn about this area's fascinating history, and enjoy unique views of the Bourtzi fortifications and the stunning Palamidi UNESCO Fortress.

An influential and historical seaport in the Peloponnese in Greece, Nafplio is situated on the Argolikos Bay. Renowned for its ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments, Ottoman fountains and unique architecture, it is most well-known for its sea forts like Bourtzi Castle and the UNESCO world heritage site, Palamidi Fortress. Nafplio is approximately 94 km (58 miles) from Athens. You can reach the town either by car or by suburban buses (KTEL) departing regularly from Kifissos bus station. 

Your sea kayaking adventure begins at the meeting point at Karathona Beach in Nafplio. There, you and your group (a maximum of 20 people) will be greeted by your seasoned instructor. After a safety and itinerary briefing, you'll be provided with a life jacket and paddle. Then, your guide will give an introduction to kayaking and paddling techniques. Once everyone in the group is comfortable, the fun starts! 

With the Greek sun shining on you, you'll set off along the Acronafplia coastal pass. Visit the famous Bourtzi fort and paddle towards the old town of Nafplio, under the canons that were the 1st line of fortification. Navigate the crystal green and deep blue waters that reflect the image of the UNESCO Palamidi fortress and reach up to the golden beaches of the region, passing through paths full of cliffs, embraced by pine trees. You'll stop on a picturesque and secluded beach for a delicious lunch and refreshments, followed by time for swimming, snorkelling, and relaxing. Re-energized, you'll return to the original departure point at Karathona Beach, happy with your sea kayaking tour in Nafplio. 

For an unforgettable adventure in Greece, book this fun-filled sea kayaking tour in Nafplio from Karathona Beach today! 

Course of events

- Arrival at the meeting point in Karathona Beach in Nafplio

- Meet your experienced instructor

- Safety and itinerary briefing

- Put on your life jacket

- Introduction to kayaking and paddling techniques

- The adventure begins!

- Paddle near Palamidi Fortress

- Bourtzi Fortifications

- Beach stop for lunch, swimming/snorkelling, and relaxation

- Return to the original departure point at Karathona Beach in Nafplio

Activity requirements

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

All participants must know how to swim.

In addition, a minimum of 2 people is required to run this tour. 

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
  • Single or double sea kayak
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle
  • Dry bag
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Photos and videos
  • Transfers
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
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Meeting point
Karathona Beach, Nafplio, 211 00, 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


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An amazing kayaking experience! Perfect for a family outing. The site is incredible, and exploring the underwater city with snorkeling is super fun and easyđź‘Ś!