Agios Nikolaos

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Activity Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions), 12 km
Departures: Pick up between 7-9 am from Heraklio or anywhere else near the trip. Of course you can meet us in Agios Nikolaos if you are staying there
Start and End time: daily 9-10 am to 3-5pm
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: Two (2).

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This is a nice and short trip around Agios Nikolaos city, ideal for people that are interested into getting to the paddle sport.
The whole distance of the trip is no more than 12km with plenty of beaches to swim and snorkel and is also ideal for families with young kids. The day will start in a very protected bay a few km outside of Agios Nikolaos.

We will spend the first couple of minutes showing you the basics and do as much practise as possible. Afterwards we will move on and start paddling heading to the city centre of Agios Nikolaos. For those that don't know, in the city centre is the small lake accessible by the sea! This is the only city in Greece where you can go for coffee brake in the city centre by kayak! 

We will make a stop for a tea or coffee near the lake. You are welcome to walk around if you wish.

Adter we leave the lake we will head north east to reach to small islands just a few minutes away from the city. We will circumnavigate both islands and will then do a small open crossing (about 2km) to go back where we started.

We will start around 9am and finish the trip around 14:00-15:00 o'clock.

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.