As you round the headland, Agia Pelagia is laid out below, a sprinkling of white cubes around a deep bay, which inviting you from the distance.
It is a cosy small village on the north coast of Crete Agia Pelagia and has one of the narrowest beaches that could still be called a beach, enjoyable cafes and restaurants and a few big resorts.
The region is full of natural beauty and due to its geographic position it played an important role throughout history. It is located just 24km from Heraklion town,
Enjoy-Crete (our trusted partner) offers various daily trips around the area including courses. This is about a daily trip around 10km. The trip including stops will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
It is the most suitable trip for novices (beginners) as the whole area is very protected from the north winds.
The trip will start either from Agia Pelagia or Ligaria, a small bay just a few minutes from Agia Pelagia.
After we demonstrate and practise if needed a few basic skills like a wet exit, re-entry etc, we will start paddling east to reach Mades bay. Lot of interesting cliffs are on this part and paddlers might play around the cliffs if they like.
After Mades, we will head north east until the far exit of the bay with a superb view to the whole area. From there, we will either do an open crossing (1.5 miles) to Agia Pelagia or we will paddle close to the shore back to the exit of the Ligaria bay until we reach the beach of Agia Pelagia.
We will stop there for at least half an hour to relax, swim and eat something.
After the break we will move on to Psaromoura bay and finally to Mononautis. This is the last bay of the area. From Mononautis we will either go back close to the shore or if the group feel confident enough we will do another open crossing of 2 miles back to Ligaria bay.
It is an excellent trip to improve your skills within a very safe environment. Highly recommended!
Price: 60€ per person
Price Includes: Complete sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Activity Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions), 10 km
Departures: Pick up between 9-10 am from Heraklio or anywhere else near the trip. You are welcome to meet us in the starting point, either in Agia Pelagia or Ligaria bay.
Half-Day Tour: daily 9-10 am until 2-3 pm Price: €60 per person Minimum participants: Two
Not Included: Transport, picnic lunches during the kayaking and everything that is not listed above. We suggest our Partner Budget, which offers competitive prices
Please Note : We are not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.
Period: All year long.
Group Size: 2-8 participants
Difficulty: A sea kayaking trip suitable for everyone. The total distance is around 10km. You need to be in good shape to complete this trip. If you've got no experience at all the cost goes up to 80 euros per person which includes a short introduction course (about 3 hours) that is required to paddle safety.
Notes: Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final selection is left up to the guide.
Temperature during summer months (June - early September) are between 30oC - 42oC. Sun cream and hat is a must! During the winter temperature might dropped down to 8-10oC.