Updated: 19 January, 2023 By: penny2


This trip is located just a few minutes away from Chania town in west Crete. 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). 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.

Overview of the trip

Plan of the trip: 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 snorkelling. 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, P&H and 3kymia. 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 spectacular views.