Sea Kayak Tour Sunken City: Epidavros Argolida

Sea Kayak Tour Sunken City: Epidavros Argolida

9 reviews
  • ExperienceBeginner
  • LocationEpidavros Argolida Peloponnese Greece
  • Duration4 hrs 30 mins
  • Opening SeasonJanuary up to December
  • Spoken LanguagesGreek English
Description

Sea Kayak Tour Sunken City: Epidavros, Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece

Probably the best outing of our group, due to its unique combination of history, culture, gastronomy, folklore, fun and entertainment.
  • Suitable for 4+
  • Starting Time 09:45
  • Cancelation Policy Flexible
  • Do not forget
    • Sunblock
    • Sunglasses, hat
    • Swim suit and towel
    • Water
    • Shoes that will get wet
  • What is included
    • Refreshments
    • Professional escorts
    • Snack-light meal
    • First aid kit
    • Masks, Snorkels
    • Waterproof Storage Bags
    • Photos, video
    • Kayak
Our incredible kayak experience begins at Yialasi Beach, located a short stroll from the center of Epidaurus. We will paddle westward to the famous Sunken City, also known as Argolida’s Lost Atlantis, with a great view of the imposing Volcano of Methana.
The city was built 1200 BC. You can see the remains of it and in some places even the ancient breakwater is still preserved. Walls, foundations of buildings, amphorae of huge dimensions and paved sections are sunken, meters below sea level, and only few meters away from shore. Being only two meters in depth, makes it a unique location for underwater site-seeing, snorkeling and underwater pictures.
Once we reach the seabed, we will give you masks to swim among the ancient ruins, take photos, observe the unique colorful fish and experience for yourselves the aura and unique healing energy of Epidaurus (Epidaurus: the place where the aura works).

When we’ll manage to convince you to move on, our next destination is the Little Theatre of Epidaurus. The Little Theatre of Epidaurus is placed in an area called Nisi, near the port of Palea Epidaurus. It used to be the theatre of the ancient city-state and apart from drama performances, it also hosted religious and political celebrations. This theatre was discovered in the early 1970s, under a field of olive trees and its restoration process continues till today.
Its construction started in the 4th century B.C. and was originally built to cover the needs of this small city-state, so its size was not big. It had 9 tiers and 18 rows of seats and could host about 2,000 spectators. Some seats have inscriptions which show that the theatre was dedicated to god Dionysus and was built in sections.
This theatre was totally reformed in the Roman times: the orchestra became semi-circular and the seats were reordered. However, it is believed that the small theatre of Epidaurus was in function for only seven centuries since its construction, because the historian Pausanias, who visited the area in the middle of the 2nd century BC, didn’t mention anything about it.
After several excavations and much restoration work performed over the last decades, the Epidaurus Little Theatre hosts today the annual Greek Festival, celebrated in summer with music, dance and theatre performances. There are seats for 800 spectators and work is done to restore more of them. The performances are mostly held in modern or ancient Greek.

With your guide, we will relax, rest and enjoy an amazing meal made of local organic products, all cultivated in the area according to the ancient way.

Having learned about ancient Greek heritage in cooking, cultivating and harvesting, we will return to our starting point, after an unforgettable kayak journey among history, taste and culture, in Epidavros at Argolida.
  • Swimming knowledge
  • No Back Problems
  • No Expectant Mothers
  • No Serious Medical Conditions
Level of difficulty: Most travelers can participate
Photos & Videos
Meeting Point
Yialasi Beach
9 Reviews 5
  • Maria Esther Lobato Cerrada
    5
    Excellent
  • August Bicket
    5
    My partner and I did this kayak tour when we stopped in the Peloponnese during the few weeks we spent in Greece. It was so beautiful, interesting, and fun – a major highlight of the whole trip! We were staying in Nafplio, and it was an easy drive over to the Epidavros with a rental car. Our guide was very knowledgable and super friendly. His mom even made the delicious lunch that we had on one of the beach stops! The swimming and snorkeling were amazing, and the guides give you plenty of time to explore the sunken city with snorkels they provide. I absolutely recommend this tour for anyone who likes to swim and be out on the water! It's a great way to learn some ancient history in a beautiful and relaxing environment. Thank you for a great experience!
  • Kate Lee
    5
    My husband and I were on holiday for my 40th birthday and enjoy kayaking at home so thought we'd book a kayak trip while away. Every second was a joy. We were greeted with friendly smiles (and woofs from the little dog) and after a brief safety talk, went out on the sea with Rob, our guide for the trip. We kayaked to a beach where we were able to snorkel and saw plenty of fish and amazingly a turtle! We then wandered up to the ancient theatre and we're given a great history lesson and shown all the local produce that is grown in this area. When we went back to the kayaks, we paddled a bit further the the sunken city and did some more snorkelling. We were then given the most amazing lunch of Gemista (rice stuffed peppers and tomatoes with potatoes) which was beautiful. We were running early after we'd finished lunch so went on a bit of a detour back to base via a beautiful little blue and white chapel. I think this day was probably the best of the 5 days we spent in Greece. Highly recommended.
  • Tina Oliver
    5
    This adventure tour of the sunken city is absolutely fantastic and worth everything from the money, the time, and the learning you get included. We were greeted so well by Rob and George who completely put you into safe hands and experience. I am not brilliant at swimming and can feel nervous but the guidance and support to help me get the best out of our adventure was wonderful. I was helped to kayak over the sunken city and the knowledge that the 2 guides had about the local sea creatures, the sunken villa was so informative and they are a great pair of guides both skilled and on the ball . We were then treated to the most lovely home made lunch of filled peppers that after a swim was the best you could have . Filling and so tasty and we sat sharing stories on the beach before our next little kayak session . I would highly recommend this for all ages as they help you to feel comfortable.
  • Elisa Brodov.
    5
    We really enjoy the home made food, our guide was super nice and we had most of the fun. :))
  • philippe pouliquen
    5
    Hello, the sea kayak tour in Epidavros was my best activity in Greece. Everything was alright : 1. Security first : this point was always in mind for the crew. 2. The material was new and high quality. The seats were very confortable. 3. The trip was great, mixing sport, culture, fun and food. 4. The food : a big glass of fresh and local orange juice, water and delicious stuffed tomato and pepper. 5. The crew was very nice all day long and gave us a lot of information. 6. The souvenir : at the end, the crew mailed us digital photos and videos. Don't miss this activity ! Thank you again.
  • Δάφνη Μαν.
    5
    μπορεσαμε να δουμε τα ερείπια με μασκες, καθώς και τα νερα ήταν υπεροχα! Ο οδηγός μας φοβερος
  • Helen g
    5
    Μοναδική και υπέροχη εμπειρία! Καταπληκτική εξυπηρέτηση η Μαρία που, αν και τελευταία στιγμή, μας βρήκε την καλύτερη και ιδανικότερη λύση ❤️
  • Mariza_Nik
    5
    It was a unique sea kayak experience in ancient Epidavros! I found it both exciting and calming at the same time. We swam and snorkeled in the sunken city!! Our guide was experienced and he explained everything about the ruins and the history of the city. We also visited the ancient theater and had a meal in a traditional tavern near the sea.