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The place The bay of Navarino, is a landscape of intense geological processes, witness of major historic naval conflicts, one of the largest natural harbors in the Mediterranean and a wetland of international importance. The landscape is completed by the coastal wetland complex of Yalova lagoon and the perfectly half rounded beach of Voidokoilia. All together they create the uniqueness of the most recognizable landscape of western Messinia. The activity As the isle of Sfaktiria protects the bay of Navarino from the weather of the Ionian sea, it offers us a magnificent natural harbor ideal for paddling explorations. We start from the beach of Gialova, a narrow strip of land that separates the salty sea water from the brackish lagoon. Hundreds of birds fill the horizon with colors and sounds while sea turtles, which we may encounter, live quietly in the bay. We head south to the town of Pylos with the perfectly preserved castle guarding and protecting the entrance of the bay. We cross a short distance to the impressive stone gates forming the islet of Fanari at the entrance of the bay and we explore the impressive monolithic rock with its majestic natural arch. From the southern tip of the isle of Sfaktiria we follow the craggy coastline to the northern end, and the north entrance of the bay. If the weather and the sea conditions are appropriate we can benefit getting out of the the bay to paddle in the open Ionian sea near the walls of the castle Palaeokastro for a visit to the remarkable beach of Voidokilia. During the journey we will relax with breaks for swimming and snorkeling, we will taste local delicacies and receive information about the environmental importance of the area and its astonishing past history. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Explore with us Messinia through organized tours and outdoor activities. Paddle along the most beautiful coastal routes leading to hidden beaches, sea caves, picturesque fishing villages and uninhabited nearby islands. Live your own unique paddling experience to the most beautiful coastal routes. Explore the marine and coastal natural environment and discover the sights of each area with the unique way that only a sea kayak can offer. Fully trained sea kayak guides with all the necessary equipment of the latest technology accompany us safely through organized tours along the Messinian coastline.
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