Samaria National Park
Updated: 23 February, 2024 By: Stelios

Samaria National Park

Duration: 2 days Level: Easy Overnight: Hotel Price: 240€

Samaria is a two days sea kayak trip that takes place within the Samaria national park in an absolutely stunning sea kayaking environment. No previous experience is required. You need to be in good fit and not more than 105kg (that is the limit on weight in the hull of our boats regarding stability).

Overview of the trip

During the trip, we will paddle towards Loutro and Agia Roumeli villages (not accessible by roads). We will pass some of the most famous beaches of Crete; Glyka nera (sweet water beach), Marmara, Agios Pavlos and optional the Domata beach. All those areas are within the range of Samaria national park.


The whole trip is about 40-45km.
This equates to about 20km/day in 2 days.
 For Samaria trip you need to be fit enough to paddle 20-25km per day.
Paddlers without previous experience are welcome to join but they will enjoy it much more if they do an introduction course at least a day before (extra cost 80€ per person).


The trip fee includes all of the paddling equipment and accommodation. High quality composite kayaks from Nigel Dennis & 3kymia are available. There are also plastic Valley Etains 17-5 & 17-7 for those that prefer them.

Air or ferry to Crete, lunches, drinks and any kind of food, personal clothing and accessories, baggage and trip cancellation insurance, airport taxes and gratuities are not included.


There are several tavernas in Agia Roumeli (the name of the village where we will overnight) to have dinner.
We can also stop for lunch during the paddle in a taverna or you can pack your lunch if you prefer. All you need is some snacks for the day and of course water.
There is no need for more than 2lt of water as we will be able to refill during the day if necessary.