Agia Pelagia

Activity Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions), 10 km
Departures: Pick up between 9-10 am from Heraklio or anywhere else near the trip. You are welcome to meet us in the starting point, either in Agia Pelagia or Ligaria bay.
Start and End time: daily 9-10 am until 2-4 pm
Price: €80 per person
Experience Required: A sea kayaking trip suitable for everyone. The total distance is around 10km and is suitable for families with kids as well.
Price Includes: All sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Price doesn't Include:Picnic lunches during the kayaking and everything that is not listed above. Enjoy-crete is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.
Minimum participants: 3.

Agia Pelagia is a cosy small village on the north coast of Crete. The region is full of natural beauty and due to its geographic position it played an important role throughout history. It is locate just 20km from Heraklion, the capital of Crete. We offer various daily trips around the area including courses. This is about a daily trip around 10km. The trip including stops will take approximately 3 hours to complete. It is the most suitable trip for novices as the whole area is very protected from the north winds.

The trip will start either from Agia Pelagia or Ligaria, a small bay just a few minutes from Agia Pelagia. After we demonstrate and practise if needed a few basic skills like a wet exit, re-entry etc, we will start paddling east to reach Mades bay. Lot of interesting cliffs are on this part and paddlers might play around the cliffs if they like.

After Mades, we will head north east until the far exit of the bay with a superb view to the whole area. From there, we will either do an open crossing (1.5 miles) to Agia Pelagia or we will paddle close to the shore back to the exit of the Ligaria bay until we reach the beach of Agia Pelagia. We will stop there for at least half an hour to relax, swim and eat something. 

After the break we will move on to Psaromoura bay and finally to Mononautis. This is the last bay of the area. From Mononautis we will either go back close to the shore or if the group feel confident enough we will do another open crossing of 2 miles back to Ligaria bay. 

It is an excellent trip to improve your skills within a very safe environment. Highly recommended!

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

Starting point depends the weather conditions. In any case during the summer months (May to early September) we will need to start from Pantanassa marina as it is the only place where we can park with our trailer. We will then paddle towards Agia Pelagia and the other bays near by.
During the rest of the months we will start paddling from Ligaria bay.

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.