Trekking Proti Island, Marathopoli, Messinia
Imagine exploring a virgin island, swimming & snorkeling at crystal waters and ship-wreck!
Region: Peloponnese, Regional Unit: Messenia
Location: Proti Island – Marathopoli sea side village
Activity: Trekking & Swimming / Snorkeling
Hiking Terrain: Challenge gravel and rocky route, 100 meters elevation
Period of Operation: All days
Duration: Hiking: 2 hours – Total: 4 hours (09.15 – 13.15)
Minimum Attendance: 2 participants till 8 persons
Level Requirements: Basic physical condition, 16 years and above
Proti Island in the Ionian Sea, on the west coast of the Peloponnese; the island is located only 1 mile from the port of Marahopoli village of Messenia. The trip duration with a boat is only 10 minutes. The maximum length of Proti island is 3.6 km and the total hiking paths are 2.5 km.
The hiking starts from the Vourlia beach, walking to the left to meet citadel ruins from the ancient times, then we walk at the top of the hill, almost 300 meters altitude to enjoy the panoramic view, then we walk down to a secret beach and after that we return to Vourlia beach to catch our boat back to Marathopoli village. The island’s name derives from the sea god Proteus, son of Poseidon. And that is why Proti Island resembles a crocodile: when the Greek deity Proteus would become angry, in his wrath he would transform into a beast and take the form of an island – the Isle of Proteus. Proti Island possesses great archaeological importance. Citadel ruins, with a circular turret wall, all part of an ancient acropolis, still remain and are dated among the Mycenaean and Pre-classical Periods.
- English speaking Guide
- Boat transfer from/to Marathopoli village port
- Free time to the beach for swimming
What to bring
- Hat & Sun lotion
- Long trouser
- Sport shoes
Meeting Point: Marathopoli village, at the port you will find our boat “Proti Cruises” www.proticruises.gr
Meeting time: 09.15
Bookings: On request basis and availability, Confirmation 24 hours prior the tour date by firstname.lastname@example.org
DMS 37° 3′ 0″ N, 21° 33′ 0″ E Decimal 37.05, 21.55 Geo URI geo: 37.05,21.55 UTM 34S 548905 4100560