Fodele

​​​​​​​ Activity Level: Moderate (in the usual weather conditions), 20 km. If the group
Departures: Pick up between 8-9 am from Heraklio or anywhere else near the trip. Of course you can meet us in Fodele or Almirida if you are staying there
Start and End time: daily 8 am to 3-5pm
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: 80€ per person.
Price Includes: All sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Period: All year long.
Minimum participants: 4.

This is an outstanding trip with some wonderful beaches for snorkelling and swimming. Quiet exposed to north, north west winds. When wind is at force 3 and above need good skills.

Depending the weather we will start either from Almirida (in Rethimno regional unit) or Fodele (in Heraklion regional unit). If you leave near Heraklio or Rethimno and weather is good this is grea trip with some nice rock hoping as well.

If you visit the area by your car it is recommended to visit the museum of famous artist El Greco. Depending the group and the time we might have the option to visit the museum after the trip. The museum  is located around 1km from the centre of Fodele opposite a chapel and contains copies of works by and documents associated with El Greco. The original building was in a ruinous state but was restored from 1982 onwards through a grant by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The museum opened to the public in 1998. The village of Fodele is claimed as the birthplace of El Greco. The museum claims to be where El Greco was born.

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

On the Google Map below you can see the meeting point; the kayaks will be next to the beach, can't be missed.

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.