Pylos - Sfaktiria Island
About The Tour
Enjoy a 3hr mini cruise on glass bottom boat to Sfaktiria Island, the site of three battles.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.
The day starts by crossing streets filled with olive and orange trees hand in hand with myths and traditions, as we reach the hill in front of Pylos.
Right in the heart of Pylos we find The Marina, the small harbor of Pylos. In Pylos port you will board on a glass-bottom boat to start a mini cruise to Sfaktiria Island.
You will spend two full hours of sailing in the Ionian Sea. Our first stop is Fanari or Tripito. At the very top of the little island there is a marble column, in honor of the French allies who were killed during the Navarino battle. Forty-five miles southwest there is the deepest point in the whole Mediterranean, called the Oinouses trench, with a depth of more than 5,000 m. From the northern part of the island, the island of Sfaktiria stretches all the way to the lagoon called Divari, acting as a seawall for the Navarino Bay. On the way you can see the Monument of the Greeks who were killed during the Battle of Navarino in 1827, as well as the Santa Rosa Monument, the great Italian philhellene.
The second stop is the Russian monument and the Russian style Church of St. Nicholas built in 1997 in honor of the fallen Russian allies. The Greek Church of the Ascension is located in the same area too.
The third and last stop of the cruise will be the “hatchling”a small Island the “Turtle”, a rocky islet in the middle of the bay, which got its name because of the turtle shape it has. The English monument has been built there in honor of the fallen allies during the Battle of Navarino. Here you could make a stop to swim in the crystal clear waters of Navarino Bay.
Ending your mini cruise you will return back to the Port of Pylos to take the return trip full of wonderful memories.
- Marina, harbor of Pylos
- Sfaktiria Island
- Fanari (Tripito)
- Oinouses trench
- Lagoon Divari
- Navarino Bay
- Santa- Rosa monument
- Russian monument
- Church or St. Nicholas
- Church of Ascension
- Helonaki island
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperature can reach over 86˚F (30˚C during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Last Minute Reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservation. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) are available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.