WayOut Adventures in cooperation with Mani Water Sports, has created for you the "Mani Active Holidays", as an ideal program that combines moments of relaxation and water activities, at the beautiful scenery of Laconian Mani.
The program is designed for those who want to explore the magnificent coastline of the Laconian Peninsula in an alternative way, full of exceptional activities in crystal clear waters and breathtaking locations.
Organized speed boat trips and activities such as sea kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) and hiking are designed by our experienced team to provide you with a complete travel experience of adventure, exploration and natural relaxation.
* You do not need prior knowledge or experience in any of these activities to participate in the program.
** It is essential that you have the basic ability to swim without any means of assistance
*** Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Limeni is a picturesque village of Mani. Traditional houses and castle-like hotels, all made of stone, right next to the sea, it is the perfect destination for relaxation, away from noisy and overcrowded cities. Only 5km from the town of Areopolis and less than 80km from the airport of Kalamata, is the ideal destination for the lovers of adventure vacations, as it combines land and sea activities in the sounding area. Fresh fish and sea food delicacies are a must-to-taste during your visit in one of the local taverns.
The accommodation will be at double and triple rooms in the area of Areopolis.
Pedal Boats and Canoe
Rent the pedal boat or the canoe of your preference and explore the nearby areas by yourself. Either for 2, for 3 or for 4 persons, it is the ideal activity for the whole family. No previous experience is needed and children will have the time of their life.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
All the way from cruising the quite waters of a protected gulf to the challenging crossing of rough waters and surfing of big waves, SUP uniquely combines athleticism and leisure. That is the reason why its popularity among water sports enthusiasts is rising at such a fast pace around the world. Easy and fun at its first steps but at the same time of infinite challenge and growth potential, SUP promises to blow your mind from the very beginning.
Crystal clear waters, underwater life in a natural setting and an ancient shipwreck create the perfect combination for an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Our team will point you the exact spots of interest and then you are free to explore the area on your own. Highly recommended is an underwater camera, so you can save the memories for ever.
The experience of a sea kayak tour is truly unique and it does not demand for any prior experience. During a short preliminary course you will be introduced with the kayak and necessary gear, paddling techniques and safety procedures, at the end of which you will be ready to start cruising. Our mission is to explore the area’s coastline and truly enjoy its remote beaches.
Besides the water activities you can enjoy during your stay in Mani, there many more suggestions for those who wish to explore the surrounding area. The Cape Tenaros, the southern place of Europe and what is believed to be the gate of the underworld, is offering a breath taking view to the Aegean Sea. Starting from the village of Gerolimenas, your guide will walk you through Vathia village where you will experience a time travel in the Medieval Era. Stonemade towers, rocky landscape and smells of the local herbs and flowers are composing an experience you will never forget. Continuing our routing, we will head for the Lighthouse of Tenaros where you can take as many photographs as you like, as the view from this point is simply amazing. On our way back, we will pass by the villages Porto Kayio and Marmari, where the crystal blue waters will astonish even the most demanding traveler. Easy pace, suitable for everyone and of course a must-to-sea while in Mani, this Hiking tour is totally recommended for all lovers of nature. Just put on your snickers and follow us in order to help you reveal the beauty of the area.
Karavostasi – Monastery of Spileotissas Manis.
Starting from the village of Karavostasi and passing by the Canyon of Milolagadou, which is located only a few meters away, the hiker can almost taste the pure nature that was firstly stepped in only 8 centuries before by the Pirates of the area. After a path of amazing beauty that lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, you end up at the peaceful and hosted Monastery of Spileotissas, a place that will calm down your spirit.
Meeting at Limeni. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon walk in the picturesque streets of Areopolis. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Acquaintance with the rowing activities of SUP and Sea Kayaking. Training, practice and free use of equipment. Afternoon free. Optional guided tour at Kelefas Castle. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, cruise by our speed boat to Diros beach, to explore the famous caves of the Pirates and have an optional visit to Diros Cave (upon request). Return to Limeni for lunch. In the afternoon we will start our journey to the southern part of the peninsula, where after a guided tour of the picturesque Medieval village of Vathia, we will walk to the Cape of Tainaros to enjoy the enchanting sunset. Return to Limeni. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel, we prepare our equipment and start off for a sea kayak tour on the eastern coastline of the peninsula, in the enchanting Kotronas Bay and the Mikro Akrotiri. In the afternoon, end of program and departure.
* Our daily schedule is also determined by the prevailing weather conditions and may be modified if necessary by the accompanying escort.
** Our daily program includes stops for swimming, snorkelling and bouldering climbing traverses, snack with fruits and local traditional products and stop for lunch in places we choose together.
*** The program is modified and redefined based on customer needs for groups of 4 or more people
Alternative activities: Exploration of the bottom by mask and flippers, Yoga sessions, introduction to rock climbing.
The rate is per person and includes:
The rate DOES NOT include meals and transfers (can be arranged upon request)