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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.

To plan your trip in Messinia with kids, you are recommended to advise the MAMAKITA tried and tested family vacation itineraries, and check all MAMAKITA kid-friendly activities.


Snorkeling and open sea safety equipment (life vests, life lines, etc) cover all safety requirements.

Max number of passengers: 6

Sailing in the Messinian Islands 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.

Period of operation: Throughout the year depending on weather conditions

Duration: 10 hours, from 09:00 – 19:00