Kaloi Limenes

This kayaking trip depending the experience of the group and weather wise, will be either towards cape Lithino & Matala village (west) or towards the beautiful fishing village of Lentas (east) with plenty of stops for swimming & snorkeling.
The trip is suitable for all levels; if the group has limited or no experience we will paddle towards the eastern side as that is less exposed to winds and waves.
The west side of the coast is more dramatic with high cliffs (up to 400+ meters), remote beaches and wonderful caves & rock arches. The paddling distance varies from 12 km up to 20. A must trip if the group skills is close to 4* (based on British Canoeing).

Starts from Kaloi Limenes
Paddling distance: 12/20km
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Lentas has a rich past and there are evidence that it had been first habitated from the Neolithic and Early Minoan period (3rd millennium BC).The area that we will kayaking falls in the North African climatic zone and thus enjoys significantly more sunny days and high temperatures during the summer.
It is believed that Lentas during the Roman occupation became a sanitarium where sick wealthy Romans, mainly from North Africa, received treatment. The treatment consisted of a diet with mineral water from an ancient spring near the temple of Asklepios, which was believed to have therapeutic properties, and local fruits (melon, water melon etc) which by the way are simple awesome!

500 meters cliff
Martsalo Cape, south Heraklion
Paddling Lendas
Paddling towards Lendas village
You need to pack your lunch. Other than that you will need 1.5lt of water (ideally in small bottles),sun glasses, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit,lycra shirt or any tshirt ideally with UV protection. You will also need shoes that you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet. Ideally a light neoprene shoe will work great. Is is not required to wear shoes but they will help as the majority of the beaches are with small rocks.
Check out the following link for the exact meeting point.
Use the "BOOK NOW" button located on the top of this page as the booking form has extra details that we need. After submitting the form you will get an email within 1-2 days (usually same day) with a link to pay the 20% of the cost to confirm booking. Rest of the money either by cash when we meet or via credit card payment two days prior the starting date as we need the funds to have cleared by the date of the trip.
We start by 10 am and finish between 4-5pm. If time change for any reason you will be notified by email.
We pick up clients from Heraklion. Many times we are able to pick up clients from other locations as well but it needs to be on our way to the starting point. If you need transport and you are not sure get in touch with us. Remember to send us the exact location of your hotel, not just the name. Transport is provided for free. There is no local bus service to the area so you will need to either come with a rental car or with us.