Sea Kayaking Excursion to Papanikolis Cave
Sea Kayaking Excursion to Papanikolis Cave

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Greek
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Explore the second largest sea cave in Greece on this kayaking excursion to Papanikolis!

Discover Greece’s maritime history from the tide line on this sea kayaking excursion to Papanikolis cave on Meganisi Island. Big enough to hide a submarine during WWII, this karst rock formation is renowned for its aquamarine lagoons, secret beaches and classified naval legacy – an epic adventure for the curious at heart!

This activity is run and operated from Mikros Gialos on Lefkada Island and travels to Meganisi. Covering 11 nautical miles, this itinerary also visits Agios Ioannis and the famous cave of Papanikoli.

Meet your guide at the activity base on Mikros Gialos Beach for this full day sea kayaking excursion to Papanikolis Cave! An itinerary that visits some of Greece’s most beautiful beaches along the southern shoreline, so you don’t need to be a naval buff to enjoy this tour! After a short safety briefing and paddle practise, you’ll follow your guide at a casual pace to Agios Ioannis beach (one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece) where you’ll stop for swimming and snorkelling. This coastline offers a wide variety of scenery that ranges from beautiful sandy beaches to rocky formations that lead to the famous cave of Papanikoli. Used as a natural shelter for the submarine that now bears its name, explore this massive karst formation from the tide line – anchoring the kayaks at a hidden paradise resplendent with fish and corals. Here, you’ll have a few hours to relax, swim and enjoy a traditional Mediterranean lunch, visiting Agios Ioannis one last time before arriving back at Mikros Gialos Beach.

Running during the summer season from May to October, this tour operates using single-seater closed deck touring kayaks. Suitable for anyone with previous paddling experience, double kayaks can be supplied on request.

minimum 15 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Special terms

Please note this activity operates with a (2) person minimum per tour.

  • BCU 4*sea kayak leader
  • Kayak equipment
  • Lunch & Light Refreshments
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Suncream/Water
Meeting point
Periplous Experience, Mikros Gialos, Ellomeno, Greece Get directions
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