Kolokitha circumnavigation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Activity Level: Advanced (in the usual weather conditions), 24 km
Departures: Pick up between 7-8 am from Heraklio or anywhere else near the trip. Of course you can meet us in Elounda if you are staying there
Start and End time: daily 9 am to 5-6pm
Price: €80 per person
Experience Required: A sea kayaking trip suitable for paddlers with experience paddling in strong winds.
Price Includes: All sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Minimum participants: Four (4).

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This is a superb daily trip in Eastern Crete. The first part of the route is quiet exposed to winds so good paddling skills are essential (force 5 winds are very common). 
You will need to know how to perform a deep water re-entry. This is a must trip for 3* paddlers looking for some challenging conditions.

The whole trip is about 20-24km. There is one landing option for the first 8km and then another one after another 7km. Depending the weather we might need to paddle without a stop the first 15km and without been able to land. You need to be in a very good shape to complete this trip. When the weather is not windy everything become much easier and everyone is welcome as long as you paddled before similar distance.

If the weather is good we are going to make at least 4-5 stops in some great places with lovely scenery especially on the eastern part of the penisula.

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.