Paddle at the fresh waters of south-west Crete
We will spend 8 days and 7 nights touring the south west coast of Crete Island. This area is known for its varied scenery and high rugged cliffs contrasting beautifully with the blue sky and sea. The best alternative way to discover the land is by paddling on a sea kayak. Places nearly inaccessible via land, remote villages, ruins and antiquities will leave an unforgettable experience!
SW Crete 8-day Sea Kayaking tour - Itinerary
Highlights include: Samaria gorge's (longest in Europe) famous beach, Agia Irini gorge, the ancient city Lissos (Ruins from Hellenistic, Roman Byzantine period), crystal-clear beaches to swim, coastal walks and picturesque fishing villages.
DAY 1: Transfer to the hotel in Chania city. In the evening we will have a brief presentation of the whole trip and will continue with a dinner at a traditional tavern. Welcome to the gastronomic reality of the authentic Cretan cuisine! (Overnight in Chania)
DAY 2: After breakfast we leave to the sea-side village of Paleochora at the south side of Crete. After checking into the hotel we will head to the beach where basic lessons will be taught on safety, paddling techniques and orientation. We will spend the rest of the day paddling at the area around Paleohora, swimming, snorkelling and exploring the area. (Overnight in Paleochora)
DAY 3: Today we will paddle from Paleohora to Sougia, along the way we will paddle in a sea cave and stop for break, before completing our paddle to Sougia we will stop and explore the ancient site of Lissos. (Overnight in Sougia)
DAY 4: Today we will go by bus to the beginning of the Agia Irini Gorge to hike down back to Sougia. After a 3-4 hour hike we will have the rest of the afternoon to swim, snorkel and explore the area of Sougia. (Overnight in Sougia)
DAY 5: Today we paddle from Sougia to Agia Roumeli stopping off at some of the most beautiful and remote beaches along the south coast. (Overnight in Ag. Roumeli)
DAY 6: Today we paddle from Agia Roumeli to Loutro. We will stop for break at two of the most famous beaches on the south coast, Agios Pavlos and Marmara, where we will also have lunch before paddling to Loutro. (Overnight in Loutro)
DAY 7: Today’s paddle is from Loutro to Sfakia, stopping along the way at the famous sweet water beach for swimming and a light snack, then paddle on to Sfakia where the mini bus will transport us back to Chania. (Overnight in Chania)
DAY 8: This is the end of our trip. We transfer you to Chania airport at a convenient time.
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