Kayak the South-West of Crete

Discover the stunning beauty of South-West Crete kayaking sit-on-tops.
We paddle along natural salt lakes by the coast, shallow rocky reefs in crystal clear waters, then we finish in Elafonissi lagoon of the pink sand.

Get a preview of this trip in West Crete on our Youtube Channel: Fit in Crete Manu

Overview

Kayak sit-on-tops to the pink sand & blue lagoon of Elafonissi.

A sea adventure at the end of Europe.

  • Paddling time: 3-4 hours
  • Total time: 5-6 hours
  • Kayak Distance: 12Km
  • Difficulty: for sea lovers with some experience of kayaking or other paddling sport
Day 1

Transportation
We set off from Kissamos and drive on scenic coastal roads for approximately an hour. We get to a pebbly beach where we leave land and launch for our adventure.

The Kayak
We paddle along the rocky coastline. We meet natural sea lakes that we enter to enjoy the tranquillity. We see endemic palm trees on shore. We navigate through a seascape of shallow rocks, while admiring the rugged mountainous landscape.

The sea
We take advantage of the sit-on-tops and jump in the blue element. We don our masks and snorkels and we go in the calm sea coastal lakes, or we dive in the shallow turquoise waters among the maze of rocks. And when we get near Elafonissi we can swim in the colourful sheltered lagoon.

The landing
We land in Elafonissi, walk on the pink-sand shores and snack in the shade of the juniper trees among the sand dunes before driving back home.

Includes

  • Sit-on-top sea kayak rental
  • Guide
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • PFD
  • Kayaker's snack

Some kayak or other paddling sport experience.

To be able to paddle for about 3 hours.

Activities Calendar

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September 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday September 1
  • 16:30 – 20:30 Kayak West coast 2 people TA
Friday September 2
Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
  • All Day Kayak Beginners 2 people EM Elaine
    Kayak Beginners 2 people EM Elaine

    Or 3rd September afternoon

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Kayak Falasarna 2 people MN
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
Wednesday September 7
Thursday September 8
  • 09:00 – 13:00 Ebike tour West coast 2 people EM L and S
    Ebike tour West coast 2 people EM L and S
    09:00 – 13:00

    Available 7-10/9 Hillmaster, Phils, R cube

Friday September 9
  • 16:00 – 20:00 Kayak 2+2 people TA
  • 16:00 – 20:00 Kayak Falasarna 4 people Kev WA
Saturday September 10
  • All Day Kayak 2 people EM
    Kayak 2 people EM

    Available 10 or 12 Sep, booked on 9/8. Aleem?

Sunday September 11
Monday September 12
  • 08:40 – 12:40 Kayak 2 people Kissamos DP + 2 EM
    Kayak 2 people Kissamos DP + 2 EM
    08:40 – 12:40

    With Miltos car

Tuesday September 13
  • 08:45 – 13:45 Ebike tour Balos - 2 people EM
Wednesday September 14
Thursday September 15
  • All Day Kayak West Coast 2+2 people TA
Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
  • 09:00 – 13:00 Kayak West coast 2 people TA, WA
Sunday September 18
  • 09:00 – 13:00 Kayak Viglia 2 people DP + lift
    Kayak Viglia 2 people DP + lift
    09:00 – 13:00

    Maryrose

Monday September 19
Tuesday September 20
  • All Day Kayak Falasarna 3 people - EM
    Kayak Falasarna 3 people - EM

    Jessica 48€/px stripe

  • Samaria transfer - Melinda 4 people EM
    Samaria transfer - Melinda 4 people EM

    Australia Stripe staying Kissamos

Wednesday September 21
Thursday September 22
  • All Day Kayak 8 people, EM
    Kayak 8 people, EM

    Deposit 20€/person paid

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Walk Gorge of Vultures, 2 people EM
Friday September 23
  • All Day Ebike tour Theriso long 2 people EM
  • 14:30 – 16:30 Private airport transfer
    Private airport transfer
    14:30 – 16:30

    Tanya & Claire, Manu & Fiona

Saturday September 24
  • 12:45 – 14:45 Airport transfer group 1
    Airport transfer group 1
    12:45 – 14:45

    Alison + Katrina (FR 2821 13:05) + Chania lot (Tanya, Thea, Joanna, Sarah)

  • 13:30 – 13:45 Kissamos transfer group
  • 16:30 – 18:30 Airport transfer group 2
    Airport transfer group 2
    16:30 – 18:30

    Sharon (ba 666 16:50)

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No additional events this month.

October 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday October 1
  • 11:30 – 15:30 Airport transfer group 1
    Airport transfer group 1
    11:30 – 15:30

    Leaving Kissamos at 11:30 with Katrina, Tanya + Thea, Sharon, Claire M + Tanya B, Joanna + Sarah (Chania)

    Return from airport ~14:00 with
    Anna P (Chania)
    Sara (13:05)
    Fran (13:05)
    Steven (13:20)

  • 17:00 – 19:00 Airport transfer group 2
    Airport transfer group 2
    17:00 – 19:00

    Leave airport at 17:30 (Sophie 16:55 EZY8781) then Chania ~6pm (Deanne, Penny, Jessica from Heraklion bus)

  • 20:00 – 23:30 Airport transfer group 3
    Airport transfer group 3
    20:00 – 23:30

    Leave Kissamos at 20:00 with
    Claire P (22:20) + Alison (23:50)

    Return from airport with
    Julia (21:40 EZY 8783)

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  • All Day Crowe family
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  • All Day Crowe family
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