Hiring a yacht is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Pylos, located on the southwest end of the Peloponnese. This beautiful town is protected by the coast of Navarino Bay, which folds into the land of Messinia and the Ionian Coast. Pylos enjoys a favorable climate, has sandy beaches, imposing castles, and a natural harbor where you can easily find the ideal yacht of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal yacht, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a yacht with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise around Navarino Bay. You also have the option to rent a motor yacht, their fast cruising speed will allow you to visit Koroni and Methoni on a day trip or tour various beaches in Divari with ease. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht and enjoy a multi-day adventure in Messinia, making sure to include Pylos in your week-long itinerary.
Pylos is an amphitheatrically built town located in the west end of Messinia of the Peloponnese. The center of Pylos offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy promenades in small alleys surrounded by sycamore trees. Besides that, Pylos has all the credentials for enjoying a fabulous yacht tour in the Peloponnese region of Greece.
With your yacht charter in Pylos, you can explore the enchanting bay of Navarino. A full day of sightseeing in the bay is highly recommended. It will help you get acquainted with Greece’s dramatic war-torn history. The Monument of the Greeks, the Santa Rosa Monument, the Russian monument, and the English monument were all built in honor of the fallen allies during the battle. Thanks to the impressive rock formations, sea caves, and sandy beaches, Navarino Bay is ideal for sea kayaking trips.
By peering through the clear waters of Sphacteria, you will see shipwrecks from the Navarino sea battles. Sphacteria island stretches all the way to Divari, a lagoon with many sandy beaches you can stop to enjoy a swim. You may also cruise to Proti island and make a stop at the coastal town of Marathopoli. The island is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports activities.
There are plenty of beautiful destinations open for exploration around Messinia. Voidokillia beach is a famous beach accessible from Pylos and forms a great curvature that resembles the belly of an ox. Voidokillia attracts many tourists in August. it is known to be one of the cleanest beaches in Greece. With an experienced skipper aboard your motor yacht, you can also enjoy a day cruise to Methoni and its spectacular, rugged coastline. Here you can drop anchor on a secluded sandy beach or have lunch in one of the taverns by the sea.
With a two-day cruise, you can also explore the Messinian Gulf, which includes Koroni and Mani. The Messinian islands include Sapienza, Agia Marina, and Finikounda. In Sapienza, you will find the beach of Ammos and Kokkina, both have clear blue waters and serene views. Finikounda is a picturesque seaside resort with peaceful sandy beaches. These include Mavrovouni, Koumbares, Loutsa, and Kantouni to name a few. All vacationers on a yacht will enjoy complete relaxation and carefreeness by cruising the Messinian coast. You also have the option to sail past Kalamata and Stoupa or enjoy a longer cruise to Elafonisos at the southern tip of the Peloponnese. Your yacht tours in Messinia can also be combined with a visit to Elafonisos, Monemvasia, and Kythira.
Below you will find some useful information for your yacht hire in Pylos.
Pylos port: a small port that can berth fishing boats and yachts. The port is well-protected from the winds since it is sheltered from Sfakteria island right opposite, acting as a natural breakwater. The marina within the harbor zone is planned to berth over 130 yachts since Navarino Bay and the Messinian islands are becoming popular cruising destinations.
Pylos port is roughly 55 minutes away from Kalamata Airport and 3 hours and 30 min away from Athens Airport.
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