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Sailing the Messinian Islands

Your opportunity to visit one of Greece’s top hidden gems

In Western Messinia, opposite the coastal town of Marathopoli (or Marathos as it is called by locals), lies the island of Proti. Its name derives from the sea god Proteus, son of Poseidon. That is why, according to mythology, Proti Island resembles a crocodile: when Proteus would become angry, in his wrath, he would be transformed into a beast and take the form of an island. Sailing to one of the Messinian Islands will make you discover a Greek paradise! 

Sail in the turquoise waters of Proti and the other Messinian islands from Marathos or Pylos marina together with an experienced and hospitable skipper. You may also enjoy the experience of island hiking, snorkeling, as well as underwater fishing.

How to book

This full-day private sailing tour is ideal for families with children of all ages; snorkeling for kids from 5 years old and with an ability to swim reasonably well. Kids under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent at all times. It operates throughout the year depending on weather conditions. It cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Kalamata, Pylos & the Gulf of Navarino and the wider region of Messenia.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.