Arrive in Chania, transfer to our hotel and explore the beautiful Venetian city of Chania.
Transfer to the southern villaage of Sfakia. Get our kayaks, buy some provisions and water, pack and set off exploring the coastline and working on our skills with coach Owen Burson. During our first paddling day, we will reach Glika Nera which is a beautiful beach with a taverna built in a rock over the water. We will stay in this beach for the night, but we will have the opportunity to work on skills during the afternoon. The beach here is ideal for rolling coaching.
After breakfast, we will set off and arrive to stunning village of Loutro. We will stop here to enjoy the tiny village and have a coffee. We will then continue to Marmakas which is a large rock with the best taverna in the world on top of it. The waters are crystal clear and it provides a gorgeous coastline to explore small caves and work on skills. We will camp next to the taverna.
After breakfast - which can be had in the taverna - we will paddle onwards to the village of Agia Roumeli and find a good spot for camping on arrival. During our paddle we will continue to work on sea skills. We will have dinner in one of the tavernas of the village. If we are lucky, Antonis and his lyre will be there and we will have a chance to listen to him play over a coffee and a chat.
After our stop in Agia Roumeli we will continue paddling west. If the weather is good, we will stop at one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Crete for the night and to work on skills. Camping night with no taverna.
On our 6th day, we will reach the village of Sougia. This beach has a stunning camping spot which is very private and in walking distance of the village tavernas that we will use of dinner. There will be plenty of time to swim and snorkel around the rocks and the beach to spot some sea life.
We will set off from Sougia to Paliochora. On route we will pass beautiful coves and an ancient church. We will camp some way from Paliochora but we do have the option of walking to enjoy a meal at a taverna. Camping.
In the morning we will paddle into Paliochora and take the ferry back to Sfakia to return our equipment. We will chose a waterside taverna for a long, relaxed lunch before getting our transfer back to the airport and flying back home.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination