Why go kayaking in Greece? Greece has more than 2,000 islands, of which about 170 are inhabited; some of the easternmost Aegean islands lie just a few miles off the Turkish coast. Greece is bordered to the east by the Aegean Sea, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the west by the Ionian Sea. Only to the north and northeast does it have land borders.
The Greek sea enjoys the privilege of hosting four species of dolphins: the striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), the Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) and the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis). All dolphins have an echolocation system which they use to orient themselves, to forage and to communicate. Their sociable, playful and romantic communication involves codes that are hard to imagine for a marine mammal.
Public transport in Crete is surprisingly efficient but unfortunately only during the summer months, usually from May to September. The main bus company, KTEL is based in Heraklion with further main bus stations in Agios Nikolaos, Rethymno and Chania (west Crete).
We are glad that you are interested in taking a kayaking trip with us and spent your holidays in Greece with Enjoy-Crete. Below you will find a list of common questions and other useful information that will help you choosing the right day or multi day / expedition kayaking trip with us. Read more “Planning your kayak trip”
Located in Rethimno, Crete, in a region of great natural beauty with great view to the Aegean Sea, the Archaeological Museum of Eleftherna opened in 2017.
Read more “Archaeological museum of Ancient Eleftherna”
Over the years we found World Nomads to be the best travel insurance company and this is what we recommend to have when you travelling abroad for either kayaking, hiking or climbing activities. A few times has been used by our clients on kayaking and climbing trips and we had zero issues with them. Read more “Travel Insurance”
The cities of Crete, the capitals of each department (4 total) are Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio and Agios Nikolaos.
[sta_anchor id=”chania” /]Starting from the west, Chania city and capital of Khaniá nomós (department), western Crete, Greece. It was the capital of Crete from 1841 to 1971. The city lies along the eastern corner of the Gulf of Khaniá and occupies the neck of the low, bulbous Akrotíri Peninsula between the gulf and Soúdhas Bay (east) on the site of ancient Kydonia. There are some great hikes in this region. Read more “The cities of Crete”