Kayak South West
An excellent trip that gives you the chance to paddle in one of the most amazing coastlines of Crete including the coast next to the famous Samaria gorge. The scenery of the trip is outstanding. We will visit some beaches that for years been in the top 50 in the world in various travel guides like the Lonely planet and Tripadvisor. Not to be missed.
Overnight in tents but if you prefer the luxury of a bed then it will be possible most of the months for an extra fee. The listed price does not include accommodation. Price for accommodation is usually between 35 to 50 euros (the price is based on double occupancy).
If you do prefer to stay in small apartments please be sure you will be in touch with us the earliest possible as the availability in rooms are very limited during May to September.
The whole trip is about 80km. This equates to about 20km/day in 4 days.
You need to have some previous experience in sea kayaks and especially to be able to track the kayak in a straight line.
During the trip you will have the chance to improve your skills and practice rescues in warm water. You can have a quick look as well about the proper way to load the kayak.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
The trip fee includes all of the equipment listed below. The price does not include flights, this must be booked by you. Food is also not covered in the price.
Experienced Kayak guide
All paddling equipment
Single or double (tandem) kayak
Transport from Heraklion
CAMPING & FOOD
The expedition is self catering. Usually we each look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and prepare a group evening meal in turn.
We will buy 2 days worth of food and water at the beginning as there we will be able to restock during the route.
Meals in seaside towns, or beach side taverna's, are possible during the whole trip. Usually we prepare our own breakfast & dinner and have lunch in a taverna.
During off season (late October to late April) we will need carry more supplies and wont be possible to eat in a taverna as all are closed.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATES
We will meet near the city of Heraklion between 8-9 am. You should arrive in Heraklion the day before. If you find a cheaper flight to the airport in Chania then the best will be to meet us direct to the starting point as from there is about an hour and 45 minutes by bus while from Heraklion about 3 hours. If you do travel from Heraklion and you need transfer that is provided for free.
On the last day of the trip we will return back to Heraklion by our car and will be glad to drop you in the airport if your flight is on same date. Your flight needs to be late enough as we need about 3 hours to get there from the place that will finish our sea kayak trip.
The best place to fly to is Heraklion airport as it is much easier from there to deal with transport.
Sandals or wet shoes (neoprene) along with an extra normal shoe for hiking.
Light clothes as well as some warmer ones (ie. fleece) depending the season. June to early September you don't need a jacket.
A rain jacket. Some times it doesn't rain for months but it is good to have just in case. During April and October the chances for rain are bigger as compared to May,June, July and August. Of course during the winter months it is rain, not often but when it rains it rains a lot!
Any medication needed for special personal medical condition.