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 small apartments or tents. The listed price does not include the cost of accommodation. Usually is about 35-40€ per night for two persons.
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 is very limited from May to September.

Duration: 4 Days
Level: Easy
Transport included*
Small groups
Book Now


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.

Preparing food


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.




Ideally try to have all your stuff for the trip inside multiple and small dry bags and those inside a suitcase or any other rucksack. It is important to have your stuff in either rucksack or suitcase as usually we have very limited space inside the car and need to carry all passengers stuff in the roof rack with straps. The driver can store afterwards your suitcase or rucksack in our warehouse and bring it back to you once the trip finish. Of course if you are staying in a hotel prior and after the trip you can ask them to store your stuff there if you prefer.
All year long as this particular trip is located on a very protected area. Usually the roughest sea is during January and February as it is common during those months to have strong south winds which bring big waves.
We can provide all the equipment for camping apart from sleeping bag for an extra cost. You can get a high quality 3 or 4 season tent for an extra 30€ for the whole duration of the trip. The price includes the mattress as well. Stove and gas canister are an extra 30€ in the price of the trip.
Please fill the booking form located on the top of the page as it has extra information that we need. Once you fill the booking form we will let you know within 1-2 days about the availability and will send you a link where you can pay the 20% of the total price to confirm booking. You can pay us the rest of the money either in cash or with your credit card two days before the starting date as we need to have the funds cleared before the trip.
If you do a multi day trip with us, then it is wise to have with you all from the following list:
Swim suit
Sun hat
Sun screen
Sun glasses
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!
Head torch
Sleeping bag
Mosquito repellent
Any medication needed for special personal medical condition.