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“5 stars for our, 4 days, 3 nights expedition along the coast of the Argolian gulf from Nafplio to Porto Heli, june 2018.”
Review of PanExpeditions

PanExpeditions
Ranked #1 of 12 Tours in Nafplio
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: PanExpeditions offer a range of outdoor experiences at sea, forests and mountains, from just an hour to multi day expeditions. The summer season, we explore the majestic coastline of Argolida and Nafplio town, with stunning views of the natural environment, combined with cultural sites, such as Medieval Castles or ancient sunken cities and many more..
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Could not be better!

When was the last time you did a kayaking trip where after the first day of paddling the guide asks you to come over and smell the special olive oil he brought for the trip? Perhaps a detail, but it is such attention that characterises Alex when it comes to his determination to bring you an amazing experience.

We identified Pan Expeditions on the internet as perhaps the only operator in Greece who would guarantee a tour even if he had (only) two participants. That was a great help for our planning.

Initially we booked for the weeklong expedition around Hydra island. Several days before the trip, Alex contacted us to signal that the weather forecast was exceptionally windy for the time of year and that it was likely the trip could not continue as planned. He offered either a full refund or to draft an alternative proposal. But only if he could come up with a plan that would be attractive enough for himself to wholeheartedly recommend. Clearly we wanted to paddle and Alex came up with a new 4-day proposal in a region where the wind conditions would not be limiting.

It turned out great!

We met at the quay in Nafplio with everything organised and soon enough we were on our way towards the beautiful castle in the bay. Alex knows these surroundings very well and offered lots of interesting background and history.

As we paddled south over the next days we passed by islands, cliffs and a couple of villages. Always on the warm, turquoise sea with varied vegetation on the shore. We picnicked
in small coves, camped under a full moon on “private” beaches and enjoyed the great food that Alex prepared. Some more sea urchin egg pasta anyone?

On the second day we saw several large sea turtles reasonably close, some curiously patrolling along our campsite.

It’s hard to describe how great such a multi-day kayaking expedition is. We have done quite a few in places like Alaska, Belize and Norway. This rates among the very best!

We can only give Alex a perfect recommendation for his super friendly attitude, concern for nature (he hates plastic left on the beach by others and makes an effort to clean up) and just being a great guy to paddle with.

Everything from food to safety to gear was of top quality.

After 82 km of paddling we reluctantly pulled the kayak up the shore for unloading and being brought back to our starting point in Nafplio.

If you plan to go paddling in Greece, check with Alex and Pan expeditions!

Marc & Inge, the Netherlands

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is an impressive tour along the coast. We enjoyed a relaxed mix of paddling, snorkelling, brunching and a small food tasting in a local farm.
Alex and Maddy make the difference. They are well experienced with kayaking in this the stretch of waters and they gave really googd explanation on the local nature and history. We also had meaningful discussions on the daily life in Greece giving us some personal insights.
You should not miss the experience!
I really would like to do one of the expeditions one day.

Thank Harald H
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

My husband & I really enjoyed the kayack tour! It wasn't too hard, the views were spectacular, and snorkeling at the beach was great. Alex was very knowledgeable with everything! From questions about the castle, the sea, and Nafplio. If your looking for a breathtaking adventure I would definitely choose this tour!!

Thank Jal1021
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I highly recommend this great excursion! Alex had everything organized perfectly and it was an experience we will never forget! My boys are still talking about it...maybe because Alex was the coolest person on the planet...or maybe because he served them raw sea urchin out of the ocean?? Alex was very accommodating and knowledgeable. His girlfriend Maddy assisted the tour and they were an amazing couple. The trip was pleasant, the water gorgeous and we had a truly remarkable day! My 72 year old parents do not swim at all, we were a little scared to take them out on kayaks, but Alex assured us they would enjoy it! Alex even helped tow them back to shore when they got a little tired towards the end, but they were extremely glad they chose to do the tour! Till next time Alex and Maddy, we hope to meet again!

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Favorite stop on cruise because of this kayak tour!! Alex and Maddy were fantastic! They made everyone feel very comfortable, even our non swimmers. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area and very willing to adjust trip as we wanted. Absolutely no rushing. We were able to stay and enjoy each area for as long as we wanted! We were a group of 9 ages 18-72 and all of us loved the tour! Thank you again Maddy and Alex!!

Thank micwoodhouse
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