Sea kayak & snorkel remote islands in Greece


The ultimate weekend trip for adventurous study abroaders. Kayak past medieval castles, snorkel through turquiose waters, and sunbathe on remote islands. This semester, fall in love with the Peloponnesian coast on this 2 day seaside adventure!

Duration: 2 days / 2 nights

Location: Nafplio, Greece

Difficulty: Easy

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in guest house 
  • 2 day guided sea kayaking trip to medieval castles, remote islands, and fortresses 
  • Single or double sea kayaks with all equipment
  • Snorkeling gear 
  • Local English-speaking, certified guide
  • Homemade lunch and refreshments
  • Photos and videos with GoPro Camera sent at a later date
  • Dry bag for your necessities
  • Sea Kayak handling/safety briefing
  • First Aid and personal insurance

Not Included

  • Flights to and from Athens
  • Transport from Athens
  • Dinners
  • Guide gratuity

Why Go Grassroute?


Unique Adventures

You won't find other student tour companies where we travel. The trips we promote take you out of the city and off the beaten path, so you can live like a local

Sustainable Tourism

We donate £1 from each booking to a local environmental charity to help preserve the natural beauty of each of the places we visit

Supporting Locals

As an online travel agency, we only partner with local businesses so that local people (rather than big corporations or foreign investors) benefit from tourism


Day 0: Arrival in Athens and transfer to Nafplio

Arrive in Athens on Thursday evening and board a bus to Nafplio, the country's most romantic city. Explore on your own or follow our self-guided tour to discover more about the area. 

Day 1: Snorkel and sea kayak to remote beaches

Rise and shine, it's time for a full day out on the water! Start the morning by sea kayaking around the rugged Peloponnesian coastline on our way to 3 remote islands. Keep your eyes peeled for rare birds and plants that populate the area!

After a full morning in the water, enjoy your homemade lunch prepared by a local Nafplio resident, followed by a leisurely nap in the sunshine.  

Once you’ve had enough of the sand and sea, it will be time to head back to town where you’ll have a free evening to explore more of Nafplio and sample the best local cuisine. We highly recommend finishing the night with a seafood dinner with a shot of ouzo! 

Day 2: Sea kayak around medieval fortresses and travel back to Athens

On Day 2, we set off from the Port of Nafplio to discover more of this famous coastline. Your expert guide will share the history and folklore of the area as you paddle past 4 medival castles, including Bourtzi Fortress and Palamidi Castle. Then, we make our way towards more remote beaches for snacks and refreshments. 

After a leisurely swim, it's time to paddle onwards to Karathonas Beach where you'll have the opportunity to play around on a SUP board or go for a spin on a water cycle. Head back to Athens that evening to get a taste of the city's legendary nightlife!

Discover Nafplio


  • Check out our Ultimate Guide to Nafplio
  • Getting there from Athens 
  • Finding cheap flights to Greece 
  • Packing for a weekend trip to Greece 

You'll Love This Tour If...

You're an active traveler who enjoys spending quality time in the outdoors. This tour takes you to remote beaches around the Peloponnese's rugged coastline. Difficulty level is considered easy and first-time sea kayakers are more than welcome!

You're passionate about sustainability and love the idea of traveling with an organization that is equally committed to responsible tourism. Don't be surprised if you find your guide picking up rubbish on the beach before the start of each tour. 

You want to get off the tourist track and experience a different side of Greece. Many visitors to the country can say they've seen Santorini or gone on a booze cruise between islands, but you'll be one of the few to sea kayak to remote islands in the Peloponnese!

You Might Be Wondering...

When does this tour begin? When do I need to arrive?

The tour begins promptly at 8am on Friday morning, so you must arrive the day/night before.

Are there any age restrictions?

You must be 18 or over.

When does the tour end on Saturday should I book my return flight?

The tour ends in Athens at approximately 6pm on Saturday evening. You can then choose to get a taste of Athens' legendary nightlife or take a late night flight back home. 

If I need to book an earlier flight, can I arrange my own transportation to the airport?

Sure! Just let us know when you need to leave and we can help you arrange a private transfer.

Can I arrive earlier / stay later than the days you recommend?

Absolutely! If you’d like help organizing activities for any extra days that you’re in Greece, just give us a shout and we’ll see what we can do.

Afraid of Commitment?

We get it. Sometimes it’s scary booking something months in advance. If you’re not quite ready to commit, then join our mailng list so we can let you know when tickets start running low. Don't let yourself miss out on this trip of a lifetime!