Posted on 2019-10-17
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Kalamata Hiking: 4-day Kalamata Hiking Tour around Navarino Bay

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  • +€10.00


Take a Kalamata hiking tour around Navarino bay and discover impressive landscapes filled with stunning natural beauty. During your 4-hour Kalamata hiking tour explore places like the famous beach of Voidokilia and the lagoon of Yalova, the southernmost station of migratory birds between Europe and Africa will fill your senses.

◾ Take a hike around some of the prettiest places in Greece and admire their stunning natural beauty
◾ Explore the famous wetland of Yalova and gaze at rare migrating birds
◾ Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch made out of local products

About this experience

DURATION: 4 hours
MEETING POINT: Divari beach
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
OPENING SEASON: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Kalamata hiking tour is family-friendly. Suitable for children over 10

What's included, what's not

✔ Your experienced guide
✔ Picnic lunch
✔ Liability insurance
✔ Photographs from the tour
✔ All taxes
✖ Pick-up/drop-off service
✖ Hiking backpack and poles

Description - What to expect

The place
In the western part of Messinia, where the Ionian sea embraces the shore of Peloponnese, you meet the hill of Korifasio, the famous beach of Voidokilia, and the lagoon of Yalova, the southernmost station of migratory birds between Europe and Africa. The area being integrated into the environmental program, Natura 2000, is the largest wetland in southern Greece and offers shelter to wild migrating birds, which you may have the opportunity to observe. Here lives the endangered African chameleon while numerous birds such as herons, kestrels, Aegean seagulls, flamingos, ospreys, royal eagles, and other migratory and endemic birds take shelter in this hospitable and safe environment.

Kalamata hiking tour
Starting from the beach of Divari, follow the path around the lagoon, and admire the unique ecosystem. Your knowledgeable guide will share information with you about this sensitive natural bird habitat. Along the way, cross the beautiful beach of Voidokoilia, and take the opportunity for a refreshing swim in its turquoise waters, if season and weather permits.

Carry on uphill to the peninsula of Koryfasio to explore the cave of Nestor, the mythical king of Pylos. At the top of the hill, discover the medieval castle of Paleocastro and walk over its fortifications. Learn about the great history of the castle and how its strategic location made it a valuable trophy for every conqueror over time.

Discover the rare geomorphology, the beauty, and uniqueness of the landscape as you stand between four water complexes enjoying the panoramic view of the Ionian Sea, the lagoon of Yalova, the beach of Voidokilia, and the bay of Navarino. After having a delicious picnic, start hiking back to the starting point to end your tour.

Bring with you

Bring with you a bottle of water, a hat and sun cream during summer months, hiking shoes or trainers (open shoes, sandals, or flip-flops are unsuitable), and your hiking backpack

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

The supplier reserves the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity in case of bad weather. There is a minimum number of 4 participants required for this hiking tour.