Starting from the beach of Divari we follow the path around the lagoon having the opportunity to observe its ecosystem and receive knowledge and information about this unique and sensitive natural environment. Along the way we cross the beautiful beach of Voidokoilia and we do not miss the opportunity for a swim in its turquoise waters. We carry on uphill to the peninsula of Koryfasio. On our way we get the chance to explore the cave of Nestor, the mythical king of Pylos. At the top of the hill we discover the medieval castle of Paleocastro and we walk over its fortifications. We learn about the intense past history of the castle and that its strategic location made it a valuable trophy for every conqueror over time. At this point we discover the rare geomorphology, the beauty and uniqueness of the landscape. We are between four water complexes enjoying the panoramic view of the Ionian Sea, the lagoon of Yalova, the beach of Voidokilia and the bay of Navarino. After tasting a picnic that will get our batteries charged we take the way back.
Starting time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Divari beach
Implementation period: All year round (upon request)
Trail distance: 6,5 km
Route type: Circular
Activity duration with breaks: 4 hours
Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required
The route we follow is mostly flat course. The ascent and descent on the hill of Palaiokastro is the only elevation variation of the route.
Participants should have with them:
1. Bottle of water
3. Sun cream (during summer months)
4. Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable)
5. Hiking backpack (if available)
Explore Messinia reserves the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or technical difficulties. There is a minimum number of 4 participants required for the implementation of this outdoor activity. Explore Messinia reserves the right to postpone or cancel the activity in case of non completion of the required number of participants.