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Olympia kayak tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

270657


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Food and Wine, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must share a tandem kayak with one of their parents keeping them always under their supervision.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

French (basic), English (advanced)

Explore the magical rugged coastline of Katakolo bay!


A fascinating journey into the crystal azure waters of Katakolo peninsula exploring private beaches, rocky islets and ancient sunken cities, paddling in a relax and leisure way. If we are lucky, we might encounter sea turtles, dolphins or even Mediterranean monk seals.
Discover by snorkeling the ancient port of Olympia that's lying at the bottom of the sea and destroyed by the massive earthquakes of 5th c BC that deserted Olympia forever.

Itinerary

We sail away just outside of the port, paddling towards some rocky islets with a gull colony.
We pass the cape following the coast till our first stop for a dive into a private tiny beach with turquoise waters.
We continue paddling till the next stop in a small uninhabited island just outside of the bay of Saint Andrew, where was the ancient port of Olympia, today sunken after the devastating earthquakes that destroyed the sanctuary in the past.
The place is ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
We close our journey with a delicious picnic lunch on the beach across with some characteristic Greek snacks.
In case that very strong wind makes the above itinerary difficult, we can arrange a kayak tour in a furthest scenery lagoon with hot springs and a spa on the small island in the centre of the lake.
Caution: All the participants must sign a waiver before the start of the excursion!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Port, Hotel, or any other desirable place in the area.

End location: Same as above.

Duration: 5 hours

As it's a kayaking tour, take into consideration that we have to cover about 4 miles in that time including any leisure activities as swimming and lunch. Your level of fitness and weather conditions (winds,waves), is the only factor that might affect our tour.
Recommended especially for cruise-ship passengers who they haven't so much time available, or seaside hotels residents. For both, their accommodation could be the end of the tour.

Transportation

Minivan with professional driver will drive us in the beautiful beach where after a short demonstration of boats and equipment will start our adventure with high quality tandem inflated kayaks that cover all the standards for save and enjoyable tour.

What’s Included

Other: Private kayaking tour with a knowledgeable, local guide.
Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets.
Helmets in case that you cannot provide yours.
Picnic lunch.
Gift bag with excellent local products.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - You don't need to pay any extras during the tour but tips, as lunch and rentals for kayak and equipment is included.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses

Other: Any personal expenses like gifts or souvenirs.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide for historical monuments in Greece and I'm not formally authorized to guide you inside them.

Private tour guide Vassilios

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