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Hiking around Navarino Bay

by Explore Messinia
per traveler Price is $56
Duration: 4h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Photos from the activity

  • Hike in Natura 2000 protected area

  • Magnificent viewpoints

  • Picnic included

  • No previous experience required

Highlights

  • Photos from the activity

  • Hike in Natura 2000 protected area

  • Magnificent viewpoints

  • Picnic included

  • No previous experience required

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9:30 AM, Hiking around Navarino Bay in English, includes Food Only

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

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Hiking around Navarino Bay

Activity Location

Gialova 240 01

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Divari beach

    Gialova 240 01


Description

The place

In the western part of Messinia where the Ionian sea embraces the shore of Peloponnese, we 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 we 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 at this hospitable and safe environment.

The activity

Starting from the beach of Divari we follow the path around the lagoon having the opportunity to observe its ecosystem and receive knowledge and information about this unique and sensitive natural environment. Along the way we cross the beautiful beach of Voidokoilia and we do not miss the opportunity for a swim in its turquoise waters. We carry on uphill to the peninsula of Koryfasio. On our way we get the chance to explore the cave of Nestor, the mythical king of Pylos. At the top of the hill we discover the medieval castle of Paleocastro and we walk over its fortifications. We learn about the intense past history of the castle and that its strategic location made it a valuable trophy for every conqueror over time. At this point we discover the rare geomorphology, the beauty and uniqueness of the landscape. We are 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 tasting a picnic that will get our batteries charged we take the way back.

Starting time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Divari beach

Implementation period: All year round (upon request)

Trail distance: 6,5 km

Route type: Circular

Activity duration with breaks: 4 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required


Inclusions

  • Guide

  • Tour planning – Sightseeing

  • Picnic with local products

  • Photographs from the tour


Know Before You Book

  • Explore Messinia reserves the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or technical difficulties.

  • This hike is suitable for children over 5 years old