Blog posts related with sea kayaking

Chania, What you need to know about kayaking in the region

Sea kayaking in Chania region is divided mainly into 3 sections; the west, the north and the south.
The most exposed in sea conditions is usually the north west while the calmest the south.
The south part been the nicer too. Especially the Sfakia region has a magnificent coast line to paddle with many caves and superb beaches away from the massive tourism.
The less nicer to paddle is the coastline close to the popular city of Chania.

Sea Kayak Rental, what you need to aware before contact us

With this article I will try to discuss in more detail about kayaking rental as I receive several messages with the same questions.

Our kayak base

Since summer 2019 we are operating a base in the south west of the island at Ilingas beach, next to Chora Sfakion village in the magnificent coast of Sfakia, Chania region. This is by far the nicest area to paddle in the whole Chania region.

A guide about sea kayaking in Greece

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 amount of islands itself is a good reason to go sea kayaking in Greece. Let’s have a detailed look about the whole islands in Greece to get an idea how they are more or less structured.

Planning your sea kayaking trip

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.

Non waterproof cameras on sea kayaking

Over the last few years I’ve spend lots of time evaluating various cameras on my guided sea kayaking trips. With almost one sea kayak expedition every month I’m lucky enough to have a large field of practice my photography skills and the various cameras I’ve used over that period.

How to load a sea kayak

Waves, wind, kayak hull, paddler height, paddler weight, all must be consider when loading a sea kayak properly for an expedition to the Greek islands and of course else where and of course a proper weather forecast check.

Coping with the wind from the side

In my experience the most efficient way to gain a good tracking is through use of either a skeg or a rudder. A skeg will perform much better in big waves as it is “staying” inside the water while rudder pedals will be a hell of a work to keep them in the proper position.

How to choose a day trip

Which kayak day trip to select? To answer better this question you need to know roughly where your hotel is in Crete in terms of the map. The easier way to determine this if you are not already in Crete, is to type in Google Maps your hotel name. Then zoom out until you see the whole island and you will get an idea about your location.

3kymia, the new Greek Sea Kayaks

I’m thrilled announcing our new long awaiting project!
The design and construction of the first ever composite sea kayak in Greece. That is Nireas (Nireus)!