A 3-hour guided Sea Kayaking trip, around a medieval town perched on an iceberg-like megalith island

The place

The Citadel town of Monemvasia is not only a unique medieval gem of Greece but also one of the most beautiful castle towns in the world. An iceberg-like megalith stone surrounded by the sea with sheer cliffs rising hundreds of meters is a unique travel experience offering unique opportunities for outdoor activities. The Sea kayak Monemvasia reveals amazing views of the city walls, the rocks, and the spectacular cliffs visible only from the sea.

The activity

Meet your guide at Monemvasia’s small port located across the fort, and get a short introduction to paddling techniques, safety measures, and equipment. Soon we shall hop on our kayaks for a trip around the rock like never before. It is well known that the best view of Monemvasia is from the sea and this is what we shall do. Paddling under the impressive city walls and rocks on which the town is built you will enjoy breathtaking views of the citadel town from a different perspective. You will enjoy in private the best view of the city walls and the medieval town with several breaks for story-telling. This is unquestionably the most beautiful part of our sea adventure.

The area is mostly rugged, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a swim. Our next stop is ‘’Portelo’’, a small, hidden gap on the south side of the walls offering the unique experience of swimming in the shade of the Castle of Monemvasia as well as at a platform for fun diving! After completing our paddling around the rock, we shall jump out of our kayaks onto a beach, where we will break for a homemade picnic, sunbathing, and snorkeling to discover the richness of the underwater world. We finish the day paddling back to the starting bay overlooking the rock from a different angle.

Meeting time: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting point: Monemvasia Port

Duration: 3 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Very easy

Suitability: Family friendly, Group friendly, Couples, Youths, kids over 5 years old

Know before you book for Sea kayak Monemvasia

Activity requirements:
– A minimum number of 6 participants for this activity to take place.
– Previous experience is not required.
– Knowing how to swim is compulsory for this activity.
– Relatively good physical condition.
– Parental accompaniment for minors to take part in this activity.
– Kids from 5 years old may join this trip.
– A written waiver form is compulsory to be filled in before taking part in this activity.

– Super stable and easy to paddle single or double Kayaks with rudder
– Full Sea Kayak equipment: paddle, life jacket, spray-deck, waterproof jacket, waterproof bags
– Land and water-based Sea Kayaking paddling instructions
– British Canoeing (BC) certified Sea Kayak leaders, holding a first-aid certificate.
– Eco-friendly cultural and educational guiding
– Picnic lunch with freshly baked bread, handpicked vegetables, extra virgin olive oil dips, local cheese, and fruits of the season
– Photographs from the trip
– All taxes

– Water (please bring your own full bottle of water)
– Transfer to meeting point
– Tip or gratuity

Upgrades and discounts:
Private trips available.
Discounts available for families and kids.
Hotel pick up / drop off upon request.

We reserve the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or any other reason beyond our control.
See our terms and conditions

Know before you go

What to bring with you:
– Bottle of water (A reusable bottle helps in minimizing plastic waste)
– Medication you may need
– Hat
– Short or long sleeve t-shirt
– Sunscreen
– Towel
– Swimwear or shorts
– Change of dry clothes (to be used after the activity)
– Sea shoes or flip flops or sandals (Avoid bulky shoes and socks)

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’ve never kayaked before?

Most of our customers are first-timers. Sea kayak Monemvasia trip is easy to catch up and beginners can complete a decent journey on their first-time sea kayaking trip. The kayaks you will be using are super stable and suit all levels of paddlers, even if you have never paddled before. Our experienced guides will take you through the basic skills so you have the knowledge and adequate paddling capability to enjoy a day at the sea.

What will be the pace?

All of our trips are about journeying. We paddle at a relaxed pace; we learn on the move and enjoy the marine environment. If you are a group of experienced paddlers wanting to complete a demanding journey then a private trip would be the best option.

What should I wear?

We suggest wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit wet. Swimwear is essential if you wish to swim, a quick dry t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, shorts. Running shoes and socks are not recommended as they tend to get soggy. Sea shoes, sandals or flip flops are fine. A lightweight polypropylene or fleece layer should be included in early spring and late fall tours. Dry bags are provided where you can store your phone or some other personal belongings.

Who are the people that will guide us?

Professional local kayak leaders trained and certified by the British Canoeing (BC) with a great knowledge of the area and the marine environment.

Is this Sea Kayaking trip suitable for families with kids?

Absolutely Yes! A family sea kayak tour is fun, educational, stimulating, and surprisingly relaxing for parents who wish to have their kids engaged in the experience of exploring the marine environment and the outdoors in a safe and controlled way. We offer discounted rates for families with kids on some tours.

What is the minimum age for a kid to join this sea kayaking trip?
Kids from 5 years old may join a standard group trip or a private trip.

What is the trip best suited for me, and how do I choose?

All of our trips are designed to be suitable for everybody. Each one has its own unique characteristics. The best way to choose a trip among others is to check which one departs closer to the place you are staying.

Do you offer private trips?

Yes, we can organize a private tour, standard or tailor-made, just for you, your family, or your friends.

Should I book a standard trip or a private trip?

If you are happy to paddle with a mixed group or don’t want to spend as much money then booking a standard group trip is the best way to go. Private trips really work best with groups of experienced hikers or groups of friends who want to do something a bit different, would like to do a more advanced journey or just want to have privacy and enjoy the trip just themselves.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, simple, nutritious, and flavorsome, the food is one of the pleasures during our trips. Halfway we make a relaxing stop at a nice place to taste a picnic with freshly baked bread, organic garden-grown fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese.

What route will we take?

We usually perform our tours within a certain route aiming to visit the most beautiful spots each trip has to offer however; your guide is likely to choose an alternative route that suits the conditions on the day and the experience and needs of the group. This is the safest and best way to operate Kayaking trips.

Where do I park my car?

You can park your vehicle safely and for free near our meeting point. Feel free to ask us about parking conditions for a specific trip.

What happens if the weather is unsuitable?

A hiking trip is either canceled and we return your money or arranged for another day.

How can I book a trip?

You can fill up the online booking form for Sea kayak Monemvasia or the trip you wish to participate in.