This is the easiest kayaking trip to access by transport either from Chania, Rethymno or Heraklio towns. The trip has remote beaches, great rocky formations and some hidden places for cliff jumping (see pictures on the right)!
Usually the weather is calm in the area thus making a great choice for non experienced paddlers. The distance of the trip if the group has no or limited experience is about 15 km while it can easily extended up to 21 km for those looking to paddle more.
Many times we are lucky enough to see sea turtles. Out of the seven species in the world, only three can be regularly found in the Mediterranean. Of these three only the loggerhead sea turtle nests in Greece. Some of the most important nesting beaches are on Crete (Rethymno, Bay of Chania and Bay of Messara).
OVERVIEW OF THE TRIP
When we meet in Bali there will be a short introduction to kayaking which includes a brief description of paddling strokes and the basics about safety. We will then adjust our paddles,kayaks and buoyancy aids and get ready for the kayaking trip. The options that we got are either to paddle towards the eastern part or west. The west is more exposed and usually a better option for the experienced paddlers. If we end up paddling on this part you will need to pack your lunch as there isn't anything (not even a single house) to stop apart from some nice remote rocky beaches. You will be notified by email if you need to puck your lunch.
Tandem (double) kayaks are available to those that they prefer them; tandem will also be given to paddlers without any experience unless it is calm and you ask for a single kayak. Bare in mind that the kayaks we got are not recreational (wide and stable), are true sea kayaks.