Boat tour "Island of Sfaktiria" with Glass Bottom

Round trip daily cruises with glass bottom to "Island of Sfaktiria"
Kalamata-Pylos-cruise to island of Sfaktiria-Kalamata

Departure from Kalamata or Costa Navarino to Pylosi.Departure from the port of Pylos for the 2 hours cruise to the island of Sfaktiria.
First stop: Fanari or Tripito – Lighthouse
At the top of the little island there is a marble column, in honour 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 all the way to the lagoon called Divari, stretches the island of Sfaktiria, acting as a seawall for the Navarino Bay . On the way you may see the memorial of the Greeks who were killed during the holocaust of Sfaktiria in 1825 as well the Santa-Rosa monument, the great Italian philhellene.
Second stop: the Russian memorial
There is found the Russian memorial and the Russian style church of St. Nicolas, which was built in 1997 to commemorate the Russian allied who were killed here. At the same spot there is also the Greek church of the Ascension.
Third stop: the little turtle (Helonaki)
A small island right in the middle of the bay which has its name derived from the shape of a turtle. There, was build the Anglican memorial again to the memory of the British allies killed here.
During the summer months a swimming is also included.

At 15:00 departure back to your hotel (Costa Navarino) or to Kalamata.Top attractions the caves,the small beaches,Fanari or Tripito – Lighthouse, the Russian memorial, the little turtle (Helonaki)

Departure 08:00 (from Kalamata) 08:30 (from Costa Navarino) and return at 14:00 (Costa Navarino) and 15:00 (Kalamata).

  

Information for Sfaktiria island :

Pylos is in excellent geographical location while its port is one of the largest and safest ports in the world, with a length of 4800m and 3600m width. [The Port] The depth of the sea reaches 50m. To the west, in front of the port is the island of Sfaktiria. South of Sfaktiria is located the small island of Pylos also known as Tsichli-Baba or Fanari. There, in 1890 the French Republic built a monument for the French who were killed in the Battle of Navarino. Between Tsichli-Baba and Sfaktiria are the Koutsoynes, the two rocks sharp reminiscent which are reminding [Memorial] the moment when Aris, in April 26, 1825 during the siege of Niokastro by Ibrahim, on the ship of Admiral Tsamadou, managed to escape in the night through this passage, after causing huge damage to the Turk-Egyptian fleet.

On the south side of Sfakteria, in 1959 was built a monument for the Greek who were killed in the battle of Sfaktiria which has over it the names of Tsamadou, Sahinis and Anagnostara. [Memorial]  Further in the north is the tomb of Paul Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew, who was killed in 1827 by the detonation of a weapon, on the warship Hellas. His corps was buried, eventually, in Sfaktiria in 1832 after having remained for five years in a barrel of rum. North, up the coast, is the monument of count Santarosa, a philellenist, who was killed in the battle of Sfaktiria on In April 26, 1825. The monument was built in 1926 by the Italian state.

Further on the north is the monument of the Russians killed in the Battle of Navarino, which was constructed in 1872 by queen Olga and was completed in 1960. Next to it is the Russian style chapel of Ag.Nikolaos, a donation of the emigrants from the town Petrozavontse. In its northern part, Sfaktiria has the pass of Sykia, a sea lane with a maximum width of 150m which is no longer the entrance to the harbor, when the Turks sank destroyed ships that were left there from the naval battle of Nafpakto in 1571.

Inside the port there is the small Island of Chelonaki. On this island is the monument of the British killed in the battle of Navarino, which was built by the Greek state.

General informations & terms for daily sails
The day trips out from March 1 to October 30.
Maximum 45 people.

With you necessarily, Bathrobes, hat and sunscreen (not applicable to the Sunset Cruise).
The shipping company is not responsible for any loss of personal belongings and money.
The vessel meets all safety standards required for these tacks and occupants covered by liability insurance.

It is forbidden to bring your food which cause pollution and damage to the vessel.

Strictly prohibited smoking indoors for safety reasons.
Smoking is only permitted in the aft controlled area.

For your safety, your shoes are low and soft soles.

The shipping company is not liable for any loss of personal belongings and money.
The vessel meets all safety standards required for these tacks and occupants covered by liability insurance.

For your safety, your shoes are low and soft soles.

We organize with you any sea trip you are interested in the Messinian and Laconian gulf upon request.