Almyrida Kalyves

Activity Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions), 15-21 km
Departures: Pick up between 7-9 am from Heraklio (for free) or anywhere else near the trip. Of course you can meet us in Bali if you are staying there.
Start and End time: Starts at 9-45am and returns between 4 & 4-30pm
Price: €80 per person
Experience Required: None. We use stable tandem Sea Kayaks and provide all required kayaking equipment. Single kayaks are available only to those with some experience.
Price Includes: All sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Period: All year long.

A great trip suitable for all levels. It takes place in one of the less exposed in winds area in Crete. Small islets and some nice beaches along the trip.

Depending the group experience we might been able to reach cape Drapano with excellent view to the White mountains and also to Psiloritis, in Rethimno region. This is one of the very few options for paddling near Chania town as due to a big NATO base which is near by it is not allowed to paddle on many places near Chania and more specific near Souda bay.


Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final selection is left up to the guide. Temperature during summer months (June - early September) are between 30oC - 45oC. During the winter temperature might dropped down to 8-10oC.

This is a water sport and you will get a little wet while getting in and out of the kayak.

  • Something to drink. Water works great, try to have 1.5lt with you if possible on small bottles.
  • Lunch - We will stop for lunch during the trip.
  • Shoes you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet. Ideally a light neopren shoe. If you don't have any we can supply you without extra cost.
  • Board shorts or long synthetic pants work well for your lower body.
  • Layers work well for the upper half and to keep you protected from the sun in the summer or from the cold in the winter.
  • Bring a hat; it work great to keep the sun out of your eyes or the rain off your head.
  • Sunscreen; even if the sun is not shining, UV rays get reflected from the water and will burn you.
  • Sunglasses
  • A camera or binoculars; We will provide a dry bag to keep them safe and dry.
  • If you have allergies that require the use of an EPI Pen - Bring It!
  • A beach towel and camera are optional

Depending the weather we will either start from Kalyves beach (most likely to happen) or from Almirida. In any case, we will contact you with the exact meeting point and time 2 days prior to the trip where we will have an accurate weather forecast.

We usually lunch from the main beach in Kalyves next to the big parking space as showing in the Google map link below: