Multi-Day Sea Kayak Tour – West Crete - 4 Days

Multi-day Sea Kayak Tour of West Crete

Take in the inspiring Cretan coastline from the water with this human powered exploration of West Crete.

Discover sea caves, soaring cliffs, rock formations, shipwrecks, small bays, hidden beaches and more. Glide over the sparkling blue waters, often so clear that you can see the bottom deep below. Personalized small groups. Breath-taking scenery, unforgettable experiences.

May: from €690 €650

June: from €690

July and August: from €790

September: from €690

Join us on one of our scheduled dates (see overview) or contact us to book this trip for your own dates!

Overview

Discover the stunning coastline of West Crete with easy to use, sit-on-top sea kayaks. Enjoy the quiet movement and flexibility of a small craft as you paddle through rock formations, sea caves, small hidden bays and past soaring cliffs.

We are flexible.
We have fixed dates but you can ask us about coming on your preferred dates.
We offer multi-day tours that include accommodation, but if you have your own favourite place to stay, we can organise just the activities, ask us.

Scheduled dates

May: 19/5 – 23/5 2021
– From 690€ 650€ (Single room supplement: 190€)

June: 31/5 – 4/6 2021
– From 690€ (Single room supplement: 190€)

July: 10/7 – 14/7 2021
– From 790€ (Single room supplement: 290€)

August: 12/8 – 16/8 2021
– From 790€ (Single room supplement: 290€)

September: 7/9 – 11/9 2021
– From 690€ (Single room supplement: 190€)

Other dates are available, contact us to book!

Highlights

  • Kayak on turquoise crystal waters
  • Admire the rugged coastline
  • Fully immersed in nature: you and the big blue
  • Explore sea caves
  • Plenty of snorkelling & swimming opportunities
  • Hidden bays and secret coves
  • Be amazed by the incredible changing colours of the sea
  • Keep active and enjoy your trip at your own pace

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Transfer from Chania airport (if required) to your accommodation in Kissamos.

Briefing with information about the coming days, followed by a welcome dinner all together in the evening.

Day 2
The steep cliffs to the pink sand lagoon (21km)

Setting off from the long white sand beach of Falasarna, for your first adventure you will discover the renowned beach of Balos.
Heading North from Falassarna along the striking coastline you will be greeted by immense towering cliffs which fall away to small bays and finally the blue lagoon of Balos.
You’ll have time to enjoy the beach here, swim, have a snack and explore before heading back to Falassarna.
On the way back, the scenery again is dramatic, the cliffs are steep and imposing.
On the other side, we have the open sea.
We take breaks to take it all in, and to admire the amazingly clear water below.
There are small bays, rock cracks, small caves along the way.
Towards the end of the route, we paddle over a WWII shipwreck that’s easily visible from the surface, and if it takes our fancy we can jump in and snorkel around it.
After landing, we satiate our appetite with a hearty meal in a local taverna overlooking beautiful Falasarna bay.

Day 3
The juniper forest and the tropical sand dunes (13km)

On this day we launch from the pink sand of Elafonissi beach and we paddle East.
We are in the beautiful bay of Kedrodassos, the juniper tree forest.
We visit tropical looking shores and enjoy the rich sea life, with Africa just behind the horizon.
After some paddling we beach in the secluded bay of Viena, so hidden and sheltered that the water never ruffles.
We can enjoy a break in this quiet paradise, have a snack and look around the columns of the ancient sanctuary half-drowned in the water.
On our way back, we marvel at the clarity of the sea and snorkel over the seagrass meadows.
We play amongst the shallow rocks while watching the bright sand dunes.
Eventually we get back to Elafonissi, wondering whether we just took a trip to a faraway island, or is this the old World?

Day 4
The wild West coast (11km)

Today we explore the wild West coast of Crete.
We set off from one of the many secluded beaches.
As we paddle, along the way we discover remote beaches, we navigate through shallow rocks and we admire the rugged landscape.
Thanks to the sit-on-top kayaks, we can jump in any time to snorkel by the most remote capes, under the rocky cliffs or in the natural sea lagoons.
We pass natural coastal sea lakes, where the cool fresh water springs from under the earth and mixes with the salty sea water creating otherworldly light games. There are unique Theofrastus palm trees lining the shore. This is a palm tree native to Crete, found only on the very Southern fringes of Europe.
We finish the exploration to beach and enjoy a good meal at a village taverna where every dish is fresh and has real taste.

Day 5
Cliffs and caves - Rugged Southern Coastlines (15km)

We enjoy the flexibility of the sit-on-top kayaks as we explore small bays and beaches, rock formations and sea caves along your way. We will see soaring cliffs, turquoise clear waters, deep gorge sea exits and plenty of opportunities for snorkel stops as we go. We can have a snack break in the shade of Crocodile rock.
After a few hours paddling and making the most of the sea adventure, we arrive in the remote sea-side village of Agia Roumeli, which is only accessible by boat or with a long hike.
Here we will have a snack, a cool drink and then we can go for a refreshing swim in the Lybian sea with a backdrop of the highest mountains on the island.

Our itinerary ends here, in the traditional village of Agia Roumeli. Your last night’s accommodation is not included in the package pricing, as from this point, there are a number of options available. We can assist you in choosing accommodation for your last night, and on request book it for you.

1) Stay overnight in Agia Roumeli (a perfect starting point to hike the famous gorge of Samaria the following day!)
2) Return with us via ferry from Agia Roumeli to the town of Sougia, and onwards by car either to Chania or Kissamos. We will transfer your to your chosen accommodation in any of these three towns or the surrounding area.

Finally, it is time for us to part ways, leaving you with fantastic memories as you either continue your holiday or return to your home.

Accommodation

We work with a number of tested and trusted accommodation providers around West Crete.

In Kissamos our preferred accommodation is in a family run, 3* beachside hotel with swimming pool. Rooms are comfortable, clean and the majority offer sea views (always our preference when available). A delicious fresh breakfast is offered each morning in the communal spaces and the hotel also has a bar with light snacks available during the day. The hotel is located in a quiet residential area just on the outskirts of Kissamos town, and is easily walkable to beaches, tavernas, bars, cafes and shops.

Our standard accommodation choice is for shared rooms with twin beds, although single rooms (supplementary cost) or double beds (e.g. for couples) can be requested. If accommodation at our preferred option is not available we will provide accommodation of a similar standard at other local hotels.

For tours that include accommodation in other locations around Crete and West Crete, our preference is for twin rooms in family run rooms, small hotels or occasionally country villas. Amenities of course vary place to place. We always prioritise comfort, cleanliness and location to ensure you get a friendly welcome and a good night’s rest. Waking up to a great view is the cherry on top.

We are happy to provide full details of the chosen accommodation for your specific trip on request. Arranging your own accommodation is also possible on request. Please note that our accommodation choice is flexible, so if you have a strong preference for a specific accommodation we may be able to accommodate that – ask us!

Included

  • Accommodation and breakfast for 4 nights
  • Kayak activities for 4 days
  • One taverna meal per day
  • Sea kayak, incl paddle & safety equipment
  • Local information
  • Airport transfer from Chania airport to Kissamos
  • Daily car transfers to/from kayak start points
  • Transfer to chosen accommodation at end of itinerary

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals not indicated
  • Personal extras

We’d like to welcome everyone to the life-changing Cretan outdoors.

For this reason, we want to make it as easy as possible to book the experience, and to get a refund in case travelling is difficult.

We need to make the best of it, even and especially as the times are uncertain.

  • Book now, free to cancel until 30 days before departure
  • Pay balance at 30 days before departure
  • Full refund in case travel restrictions are in place
  • 20% deposit
  • 50% refund for cancellation between 30 and 7 days before departure for reasons other than travel restrictions
  • Maximum 15€ fee per booking cancellation
  • Option to bring your non-kayaking partner/friend with you
  • Small groups of maximum 8 participants
  • Subject to minimum number of participants. We’ll notify you when the minimum number has been reached and the trip is guaranteed to run
  • Full refund in case minimum number of participants not reached

Sea Kayak Multi-day Calendar

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Multi-Day Sea Kayak Tour – West Crete
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690 650 Per Person
690 650 Per May
690 Per June and September
790 Per July and August
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May
650 Per May
June and September
690 Per June and September
July and August
790 Per July and August
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