Petres Georgioupoli

​​​​​​​ Activity Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions), 15-21 km
Departures: Pick up between 7-9 am from Heraklio (for free) or anywhere else near the trip. Of course you can meet us in near Georgioupoli if you are staying there.
Start and End time: Starts at 9-45am and returns between 4 & 4-30pm
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: Three (3).

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This is a very relaxing trip (when not wavy), long enough for experienced paddlers too and ideal for new as it can be done shorter if needed. When is wavy is very challenging for experienced paddlers as shalow water and breaking waves make it really fun!

Even with winds and waves is very safe as it takes place in a huge sandy beach. The length of the beach is around 10km (one way).
With view to to the main massive of White mountains (many summits above 2000 meters / 6000 ft) and plenty of places to stop for cold drinks or food.

The trip depends the wind direction will start either from Petres (near Rethimno) or from Georgioupoli. It is ideal for people that staying in either Rethimno or Chania and they don't want to drive a lot.

There is bus every hour from both cities going there with the cost to be around 3 euros per person.

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

Depending the weather we will either start from Georgioupoli or near Petres. Both areas are easy assicible by bus. During the summer months there is  bus every hour passing near by with very cheap ticket prices.

On this Google Map link you can see the meeting point in case we meet near Petres. There is a bus stop on that spot and the kayaks will be next to the beach, can't be missed. If the meeting point will be in Georgioupoli you can stop in the city centre or where the bust stop and meet us on the beach located on the far west part of the town, near the river.

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.