Updated: 23 February, 2024 By: Stelios


This is a trip suitable only to experienced paddlers. Your skills needs to be at least at 3* (based on British Canoeing) to join this trip. Big waves and strong winds are common in the area. The total distance is around 27 km with not many landing options. High quality composite kayaks are available from Nigel Dennis, 3kymia & Valley. If you are not sure about your skills to join this trip please get in touch.

Overview of the trip

Plan of the trip: The trip starts from Milatos village and ends up near Elounda, passing from Spinalonga island (The island was subsequently used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957). It is suitable for those staying anywhere in north Heraklion region including Chersonissos, Malia, Stalis, Sissi, Anissara and Heraklion town to name a few. Excitement is guaranteed on this trip.

As mentioned above the trip is suitable only to experienced paddlers thus the briefing will be focused on an overview of the trip and safety in rough water as most of the times the area gets strong katabatic winds (off shore) and decent size waves (1.5-2 meters) with short distance between them. We will start from Milatos village paddling towards Aforesmenos cape. After the cape we will make our first stop which will also be the lunch stop. That is about 15km with no landing. The landscape is wonderful, nice cliffs, a wild coast and great view to the eastern Crete. After lunch stop we will paddle towards the island of Spinalonga where depending the time we might do a quick stop before getting back to the shore near Elounda.