Palaiochora

Activity Level: Moderate (in the usual weather conditions), 22 km
Departures: Due to driving distance from our premises (4 hours one way) we depart a day before. The best will be to meet us to Palaiochora.
Start and End time: Starts at 9-10am and returns between 4-5pm
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.
Minimum participants: Five (5)

A great trip suitable for everyone when the sea is calm but much more demanding when there is wind. Due to big distance is not recommended for paddlers with no experience. If you are a group of 5 and wish to do this trip but have no experience, it is still suitable as we can break down the distance to be shorter. Just get in touch with us.

During the trip we will visit Lissos.

Lissos was an important city of Crete dating between the 4th century BC until the 7th to 9th century AD, when abandoned after its destruction by a powerful earthquake that struck the island.

The period of its acne, during the Hellenistic Times (330-69 BC) and until the 5th century AD, was a worship center to the goddess Diktinna. The temple has not been discovered yet, but there are findings in Lissos proving its existence.

In Hellenistic times, the water of lissos considered thermal (it flows yet), and was the reason to be built here a healing temple which acquired great fame and people flocked to be cured, coming even beyond the Greek territory. The temple of Asclepius was excavated in 1957-1960 under huge rocks that had crushes, bringing to light rich discoveries of the Hellenistic Times, among them, votive offerings with inscriptions, devoted to the God of health, Asclepius.
Today in Lissos, on the temple of Asklepius, the mosaic floor which was added to the Roman period (69 BC - 330 AD) is partially preserved, and around it are scattered various architectural remains of the temple.

Lissos was an important city of Crete dating between the 4th century BC until the 7th to 9th century AD, when abandoned after its destruction by a powerful earthquake that struck the island.

The period of its acne, during the Hellenistic Times (330-69 BC) and until the 5th century AD, was a worship center to the goddess Diktinna. The temple has not been discovered yet, but there are findings in Lissos proving its existence.

- See more at: http://www.chania-crete-greece.com/lissos-chania-crete.html#sthash.nP4gS...

Lissos was an important city of Crete dating between the 4th century BC until the 7th to 9th century AD, when abandoned after its destruction by a powerful earthquake that struck the island.

The period of its acne, during the Hellenistic Times (330-69 BC) and until the 5th century AD, was a worship center to the goddess Diktinna. The temple has not been discovered yet, but there are findings in Lissos proving its existence.

- See more at: http://www.chania-crete-greece.com/lissos-chania-crete.html#sthash.nP4gS...

Notes

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

We will meet in the beach on the east part of Palaiochora. See the Google Map below for the exact meeting point.

Sometimes we might start from the camping of Palaiochora (there is only one). If that is the case you will be informed in advanced by email.

At the time of booking a 20% non refundable administration fee will be required to confirm the reservation. If you cancel for any reason it is not possible to get a refund.

To finalize the booking you will need to submit the booking form as it has important information that we need. Once we receive the form we will send you within 1-2 days (usually same day) a secure link to make the payment with your credit card. Rest of the money can be given to us by cash once we meet in Crete.

At the time of booking a 20% non refundable administration fee will be required to confirm the reservation. If you cancel for any reason it is not possible to get a refund.

To finalize the booking you will need to submit the booking form as it has important information that we need. Once we receive the form we will send you within 1-2 days (usually same day) a secure link to make the payment with your credit card. Rest of the money can be given to us by cash once we meet in Crete.