One of the most interesting trips in the north part of Crete, just a few minutes away from Chania town in west Crete. This trip is customized each time based on group experience. If the group has no or limited experience with sea kayaks it will be a shorter distance (about 15 km) in a less exposed coastline.
Experienced paddlers will be able to do a linear trip starting from Kalyves and ending in Georgioupoli village (27 km). Most of the times this is a downwind paddle. To join the longer trip your skills need to be at 3* level (based on British Canoeing) or higher as it is getting fairly rough outside the Souda bay and cape Drapano.

Starts from Kalyves
Paddling distance: 15/27km
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There will be a short introduction to paddling for those that have no experience and afterwards we will start paddling towards cape Drapano. On our way we will make stops for both; swimming and snorkeling.
If the group is experienced any we end up doing the long version (27 km) of the trip, then less stops will be done in order to be on time back.
The close we get to the cape the higher and nicer the cliffs are. You need to pack your lunch for this day trip as there will be no taverna's during the paddle.
Single or tandem (double) kayaks are available. People with no experience will be given a tandem kayak as those are easier to paddle. Experienced paddlers can get superb boats from Nigel Dennis, Valley, North Shore and P&H.
Bear in mind that this trip gets too wavy most of the times during June-September and a much better option if you are staying in Chania city or anywhere in the region is the Sfakia trip. That is the calmest area in the whole island with spertacular views.

Chania Kayak
Lunch stop! Crystal clear water

Kalyves Chania

If you don't want to have lunch in the taverna be sure you pack your lunch. Other than that you will need 1.5lt of water (ideally in small bottles),sun glasses, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit,lycra shirt or any tshirt ideally with UV protection. You will also need shoes that you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet. Ideally a light neoprene shoe will work great. Is is not required to wear shoes but they will help as the majority of the beaches are with small rocks.
Check out the following link for the exact meeting point, it is just next to the main beach in Kalyves. There is a big parking (free access) by the sea.
Use the "BOOK NOW" button located on the top of this page as the booking form has extra details that we need. After submitting the form you will get an email within 1-2 days (usually same day) with a link to pay the 20% of the cost to confirm booking. Rest of the money either by cash when we meet or via credit card payment two days prior the starting date as we need the funds to have cleared by the date of the trip.
We start by 10 am and finish between 4-5pm. If time change for any reason you will be notified by email.
We pick up clients from Heraklion and near Rethymno. Many times we are able to pick up clients from other locations as well but it needs to be on our way to the starting point. If you need transport and you are not sure get in touch with us. Remember to send us the exact location of your hotel, not just the name. Transport is provided for free. From Chania we don't provide transport, you will need to get either by bus or taxi.