youtube iconLatin name: Capra Aegagros Cretica
Trophy hunt: November-December
Sapientza Island is the only place in the world where the purest Kri Kri's are believed to live.

Sapientza Island is approximately at 300 km from Athens. The hunt is for 4 (four) days (Wednesday-Saturdays in November-December), 1 trophy Kri Kri Ibex no limit. In the event the boat is unable to make the 20-45 minutes trip to the island because of bad weather you can also hunt Monday/Tuesday. There is no Sunday hunting. It is recommended that you arrive Tuesday and depart Wednesday but with a flexible return. The additional days (Monday/Tuesday) must be paid additionally as the rate for observer. If a shot draws blood, it will terminate the hunt and start the search for the wounded animal. If the animal is injured and not found while the hunter is present, the animal will be considered dead. The search for the trophy will continue and, if found, it will be sent to the hunter. Pick up and return Athens Airport, food and lodging in Methoni, transport to/from Sapienza Island by boat each day during the hunt, hire of the required shotgun and slugs, trophy preparation and Vet Certificate/export documents are included. Each of these hunting days starts at 8:00 a.m. in the morning at the Methoni quay where together with the forestry official and the hunting representative of the reserve and all hunters we board the only officially licensed boat and sail off hunting. Depending on our wish and sea waves’ height the captain leaves us at one of the four possible and chosen by you small quays. Our arrival is at about 8.30-8.50 a.m., and at that time the sun raises fast in the sky and shines all over the island with its warm rays. Ibexes originate from Crete, from there they got their name, but hundreds of years ago there they mixed their genes with the freely walking domestic goats of the locals. Because of that reason all Kri Kri that inhabit some parts of Greece are hybrids and are much bigger, with different colour and larger and twisted horns than the ones at our island.Because of the fact the island is a reserve inhabited only by Kri Kri and mouflons, staying here after 14.30 is strictly forbidden. Nobody can spend the night at the island. And the period during which hunting is allowed at the island is from 8.30 to 14.30 four days a week, if the weather is fine and there are no high waves that hinder us from making it by boat.The highest point at the island is 800 meters and we could conquer any peak where we saw an animal in a less than an hour, without being in a hurry.

Road Athen to Methoni

Sapienza Island - It is located opposite town of Methoni with a size of 9 square kilometers and the coastline is particularly steep and rocky. The landscape of Sapienza is green with slopes covered by low vegetation, surrounded by dense bushes and crystal clear waters.

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There are many sigthseens around the Methoni. The Methoni stronghold is famous for being the last shelter of ships that pass along the Mediterranean commercial pathways. The numerous and fearful storms in the region have left along the bottom under the thick and stone walls hundreds of sunken ships. Nevertheless their remnants are inaccessible even to the best equipped deep-water divers. Calypso’s abyss does not let anyone back. According to the mythology Calypso was daughter of the Titan Atlas.It was nymph and lived at the island of Ogygia. Nobody knows where that island is but according to many historians it is in the Mediterranean Sea. Odyssey arrived at the same island after he made God Helios angry. Maybe that was the same island where we were about to hunt.

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