This a great four day trip in lovely southwestern Crete with stong emphasis on training.
The first two days will be heavily focused on improving your skills with emphasis on rescue and recovery techniques.
Starting point is the beautiful village of Sfakia. Sfakia (also known as Chora or Hora Sfakion) which is both quiet - busy with individual or independent tourists in the summer - in its role as home and fishing village to local people, and a port for those travelling by ferry to Agia Roumeli, Sougia, Paleochora and the unspoilt island of Gavdos.
Duriing the second day we are going to overningt at this magic place, Loutro.
Loutro is peaceful - it is small and feels like a village even if 95% of the people here in the summer are visitors. It takes less than five minutes to amble from one side of the bay from Sifis Hotel & Maestrali Bar (Vangelis'), past Daskalogiannis Hotel, the tavernas, mini-market, the Blue House, the pebble beach, Hotel Porto Loutro, Notos, "Fat Stav's", a couple more tavernas and then Keramos rooms and fish taverna.
Agia Roumeli, your third day's overnight place, is not as spectacular as Loutro but it is undoubtedly a divine sight for tired hikers stumbling out of Samaria Gorge. It is a pleasant stop over, though the syrrounding mountains can make it very hot and sultry.
NOTE: The description below is a very generic and most of the times we alter it to fit weather conditions.
1st day: Coaching only. We will focus improving your paddling skills and practise a lot many rescue techniques. There will be 2 sessions of about 3 hours each. The first in the morning and the last late evening.
Overnight in a hotel at Chora Sfakion.
2nd day: Paddling from Sfakia to Loutro. Overnight in a hotel at Loutro.
This is a distance of 6.7km. We will make a stop in the middle of the route on a great beach (Glyka Nera) where we can swim, take cold drinks and maybe have lunch if you wish. We will practise more rescue and recovery techniques when we reach Loutro along with a couple of useful strokes.
3rd day: Paddling from Loutro to Agia Roumeli. This is a distance of 15.2km (4-5 hours paddling).
Overnight in Agia Roumeli in a hotel.
4rth day: Paddling from Agia Roumeli back to Sfakia. This is a distance around 22km (6-8 hours padddling).
We will leave very early in the morning and go straight to Sfakia with a few small stops during the route.
Note: If the weather goes really bad we will take the ferry from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia.
Price: €450 per person, 4+ bookings €400 per person. The trip can be booked through all over the year.
Please contact us with your preffered dates.
Activity Level: Easy. No previous experience required.
Departures: Pick up between 8-10 am from Heraklio
Description:This is a trip with strong emphasis on training. First two days will be heavily focused on improving your skills with emphasis on rescue and recovery techniques.
Price: 500€ per person (overnight in tents). 3+ bookings €450 per person. Cost with accommodation in small apartments is at 700€ per person. Price includes all paddling equipment and sea kayaks (all of them bought in 2012) in excellend condition along with carbon and fiberglass paddles
Minimum participants: Two
Please let us know about the below valuable information when you make your request :
Your dimensions (height, weight, shoe size)? (This will help us choosing the most appropriate sea kayaks for you)
Your paddling experience (detailed)?
Any health issues?
Where are you going to stay prior to the trip?
The trip can be done even with a minimum of two bookings.