Southern Central Crete
An excellent trip that gives you the chance to paddle in one of the most amazing coastlines of Crete. Part of the trip includes an open crossing to Paksimadia islands (14km). Overnight in tents. If the group prefer to overnight in small apartments we can alter the plan but that means that we wont do the open crossing to Paksimadia as there isn’t any accommodation nor any buildings on them.
Cost for accommodation is about 30-50€ for a room with 2 beds.
The whole trip is about 80-90km. This equates to about 25-30km/day in 3 days.
You need to have previous experience in sea kayaks and especially to be able to track the kayak in a straight line and been comfortable with sea state 3 (ideally 4).
During the trip you will have the chance to improve your skills and practice rescues in warm water. Top quality boats from Nigel Dennis, Valley, Northshore and P&H are available.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
The trip fee includes all of the equipment listed below. The price does not include flights, this must be booked by you. Food is also not covered in the price.
Experienced Kayak guide
All paddling equipment
Transport from Heraklion
CAMPING & FOOD
The expedition is self catering. Usually we each look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and prepare a group evening meal in turn.
We will buy 2 days worth of food and water at the beginning as there we will be able to restock during the route.
Meals in seaside towns, or beach side taverna's, are possible during the whole trip apart from the day that we will do the open crossing to the islands. Usually we prepare our own breakfast & dinner and have lunch in a taverna.
During off season (late October to late April) we will need carry supplies for the whole trip and wont be possible to eat in a taverna as all are closed.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATES
We will meet near the city of Heraklion between 8-9 am. You should arrive in Heraklion the day before. Transfer from or near Heraklion is provided for free.
On the last day of the trip we will return back to Heraklion by our car and will be glad to drop you in the airport if your flight is on same date. Your flight needs to be late enough as we need about 2 hours to get there from the place that will finish our sea kayak trip.
The best place to fly to is Heraklion airport as it is much easier from there to deal with transport.
Sandals or wet shoes (neoprene) along with an extra normal shoe for hiking.
Light clothes as well as some warmer ones (ie. fleece) depending the season. June to early September you don't need a jacket.
A rain jacket. Some times it doesn't rain for months but it is good to have just in case. During April and October the chances for rain are bigger as compared to May,June, July and August. Of course during the winter months it is rain, not often but when it rains it rains a lot!
Any medication needed for special personal medical condition.