island hopping expedition by sea kayak - GREECE 

16th to 23rd september 2017

kayak Greece, Kayak Ithaca

Sea Kayaking in Greece - Sea Expedition.

We will fly to Kefalonia and take the ferry across to Ithaca which will be our base. From there we will push north east to little visited islands which are unspoilt. The caves in this route are spectacular and we will visit upwards of 8 islands. We will do about 25km per day and there will be open water crossings. We will have accommodation in the village of Vathi on the first and the last night. All others we will camp wild by the sea and under the stars and the olive trees!

 

SEA KAYAKING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Afternoon & evening kayak rolling clinics
  • Assisted and self-rescue workshops
  • Towing practice
  • Weather and route planning
  • CLAP principles practice
  • Packing a sea kayak
  • Camping from a sea kayak

Please note that although we will make our best effort to keep to the itinerary, it is subject to change is the weather and sea conditions are not favourable.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: 

Two nights shared accommodation, kayaks, general equipment such as paddles, buoyancy aid and spray deck, one local guide, one guide who will give training such as rolling and a support expedition assistant. 

You will have to get your own flight, taxis and cover your expenses such as provisions and tavern meals (Budget around £150). 

It is possible to stay in B&Bs and hotels instead of camping at an extra cost for ne or more nights during the kayak trip. If you require accommodation, please let us know and we will arrange it for you.

PADDLE 4 CHANGE:

As part of our program you can join us in picking plastic from the sea and the beaches. We will carry bags to collect litter from the sea and we will clean the beaches where we land if there is plastic in them. We take this litter with us until we can dispose of it safely. It is very interesting to see what components there are in the litter as maybe we can help reduce the plastic tide by avoiding the use of some of these objects.

PRICE: £655 WITH 50% DEPOSIT ON BOOKING.

To book or to ask any questions, mail me on adriana@exploraexpeditions.com

ITINERARY

Meet at Kefalonia airport. We will share taxis to Sami and then take the ferry across to Ithaca. Here we have another taxi ride to Vathi where our accommodation for the first night is. We will go shopping for provisions and end the day with a meal at a local taverna.

Paddling:

Day 1: 13NM - Kayak inside the sea caves at Arkoudi and Lefka. Enjoy paddling along the rocky west coastline of Arkoudi island do the first open water crossing.

Day 2: 9NM - Kayak past Onasis island, visit Spartohori village and the Chapel on Thilia island.

Day 3: 14NM - Kayak inside the sea caves in the south coast of Meganisi, dive from the pier of Porto Leone abandoned village and set up camping at a stunning beach in Kalamos. In the evening visit Kalamos village and its tavernas.

Day 4: 9NM - We will do a kayaking day trip from Kalamos to Kastos island and back. Kastos has a tiny village with a taverna and seal's sea cave.

Day 5: 12NM - We will kayak from Kalamos to the Formikoula islets  and do our open water crossing to Atokos island. Atokos is stunning and has a turquoise pool of crystalline water for swimming.

Day 6: 7NM - This day we will kayak to the western most point of Atokos going slowly to take in the stunning cliffs, rock formations and caves. We will then do the last open water crossing to Frikes where we will finish the kayaking trip and return to Vathi. 15kms