Kali Limenes Martsalo

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Activity Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions), 15-21 km
Departures: Heraklion, Crete, Greece (we can meet direct in Kali Limenes or meet you somewhere while driving towards to starting point). If you need collection from a different place please get in touch with us.
Start and End time: 1 day from approximately 9am to 3-5pm (about 15-20km paddling distance).
Price: 80€ per person. Single kayaks are available only to those with some experience.
Price Includes: Guides, ground transportation only if you start from Heraklio or you are near by the route from Heraklio to Kali Limenes, otherwise there is an extra cost. Price of course includes all kayaking equipment (carbon paddles, Valley-Northshore,P&H kayaks), instruction and snorkeling equipment.
Price doesn't Include: Air or ferry to Heraklion on the island of Crete, lunches, drinks and any kind of food, personal clothing and accessories, baggage and trip cancellation insurance, airport taxes and gratuities.
Minimum participants: 4.

Itinerary

Our trip officially begins in the morning at the Heraklion city where our staff will meet you. Exact meeting time will be determined depending participants accommodating. We can collect you from any place in Heraklio or in the rest of Crete as soon as you are close to the main road that goes to Kali Limenes.

After paddling just a few minutes we will see a small islet called Megalonisi (which means big island!) where we are going to circumnavigate it and then paddle towards Agiofarago in a very beautiful coastline. Agiofarago is well know for its rock climbing possibilities. The area's characteristic is the rock, which is very sharp, along with the combination of climbing, swimming and walking. The place is marvelous and you will enjoy hiking and swimming/snorkeling in one of the most beautiful places not only in Crete but also in Greece! Depending the weather we will either do a big stop here to explore the gorge or we will stop again on the way back.

 

After leaving Agiofarago we will head towards Martsalo beach. An even more remote beach than Agiofarago with some brilliant sea caves and a lovely spot especially for snorkeling. There is a chance to hike more if you like in this area. Later on we will start paddling to return in Kali Limenes or if the group wants to extend the trip more we can move on to cape Lithino making a total distance of 20-21km.

Note: If the group prefer to hike more than paddle or the opposite it is possible to arrange accordingly the trip, of course weather permitting.

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 this Google Map link 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.