Eastern Peloponnese
Updated: 23 February, 2024 By: Stelios

Eastern Peloponnese

Duration: 5 days Level: Easy Overnight: Wild camping Price: 890€

This is an ideal trip for people without strong experience in sea kayaking as the area that we will paddle is one of the calmest in Greece. Warm water year round. Paddlers very new to the sport are more than welcome. There will be enough time for practising rescues & coaching as well.
Overnight in tents.

Apart from the small villages and the few little towns that will visit during our paddle we will have enough time to explore Nafplio city & Palamidi. Palamidi is a fortress to the east of the city. Nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area. The view from the top is outstanding. Nafplio was the capital of the first Hellenic republic and of the kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. The available dates for the trip are listed under our expedition calendar. If you are interested in joining the trip some dates that are not published please get in touch with us as we might been able to run the trip outside of the published dates if we do have enough participants.


The whole expedition is about 150km. This equates to about 30km/day in 5 days.

You should be fit enough to paddle up to 30-35 km/day and been able to track kayak in straight line.

The larger open crossing is 18.5km. You need to be able to paddle with at least 6km/hour for a couple of hours.


The trip fee includes all of the paddling equipment. High quality composite kayaks from Nigel Dennis & 3kymia are available. There are also plastic Valley Etains 17-5 & 17-7 for those that prefer them.

 Air or ferry to Athens, lunches, drinks and any kind of food, personal clothing and accessories, baggage and trip cancellation insurance, airport taxes and gratuities are not included.


The expedition is self catering. Usually we each look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and prepare a group evening meal in turn.

Meals in seaside towns, or beach side taverna's, are a possibility but not every day if weather is bad and we have to change the plan. You will be informed on time anyway by our guide about getting or not supplies.


You need to flight in Athens to join this trip. You can also leave your luggage in a secure place with us and take them back once we return from the kayaking trip. Pick up is from Piraeus harbour. There are several ways to get there; either by train/bus or taxi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to leave my suitcase with you?

Ideally try to have all your stuff for the trip inside multiple and small dry bags and those inside a suitcase or any other rucksack. It is important to have your stuff in either rucksack or suitcase as usually we have very limited space inside the car and need to carry all passengers stuff in the roof rack with straps. The driver can store afterwards your suitcase or rucksack in our warehouse and bring it back to you once the trip finish. Of course if you are staying in a hotel prior and after the trip you can ask them to store your stuff there if you prefer.

When in your opinion is a good time to do the expedition?

September and October used to be the best months for paddling in terms of calm sea. If you want to plan an early multi day trip then April and May are good choices or mid November for a late season trip. If you have no problem paddling in winter then March is a superb month. The scenery is outstanding as most of the mountains are covered by snow. Ground temperature at the sea level varies from 8-18oC while water at 15oC. March is usually a calm month in terms of sea conditions.

Can I rent all camping equipment?

We can provide all the equipment for camping apart from sleeping bag for an extra cost. 

You can get a high quality 3 or 4 season tent for an extra 30€ for the whole duration of the trip and also the mattress.

Stove (complete set from Trangia) and gas canister are an extra 30€ and is suitable for 2-3 persons.

What to bring for the trip?

  1. Swim suit 
  2. Sun hat 
  3. Sun screen 
  4. Sun glasses 
  5. Towel 
  6. Wet shoes (neoprene) along with an extra normal shoe for hiking.
  7. Light clothes as well as some warmer ones (ie. fleece) depending the season. 
  8. Head torch 
  9. Sleeping bag 
  10. Mosquito repellent 
  11. Any medication needed for special personal medical condition.

What sea conditions should I expect during the trip?

Having 6 days calm weather is nearly impossible.

Expect to paddle up to 2 meter waves occasionally and in strong head winds nearly every day at some point. This is an advanced trip as the eastern part of the islands gets most of the wind (offshore).

This is an adventure trip!

How can I pay to book/confirm for the trip?

Please fill the booking form as it has extra information that we need. 

Once you fill the booking form we will let you know within 1-2 days about the availability and will send you a link where you can pay the 20% of the total price to confirm booking. 

You can pay us the rest of the money either in cash or with your credit card two days before the starting date as we need to have the funds cleared before the trip.