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Sailing and sea kayaking, the best way to discover unique Gavdos Island and some of the best beaches in south Chania, Crete.

Αbsolutely, one of the best trips someone can take in the Greek seas having a genuine sense of seclusion and discovering one of the most outstanding landscapes of Crete.

A lifetime experience for active and independent sea kayakers who want to combine the ultimate sailing & kayaking trip in one trip. For non-experienced paddlers, there will be plenty of coaching to improve your skills while paddling in the southernmost island in Europe.

The trip can be fully customized based on participants' skills.

We will set sail from Sfakia Port and after covering just 21 miles of the open sea we will arrive at the southernmost part of Europe. Gavdos Island is a unique gem of Southern Europe, away from the bustling "civilized" world, with wild beauty, crystal blue waters, dreamy sunrises, breathtaking sunsets, amazing coastline and emerald sandy beaches, where cedars and junipers reach the sea; an island of great natural beauty.

Gavdos is the amazing island where the shipwrecked Odysseus has welcomed the Calypso, the anchorage of travelers and traders from Africa and the pirates. Karave, Korfos, Lakkoudi, Tripiti, Fetife, Bo, Sarakiniko, Agiannis, Lavrakas, Pirgos and Potamos beaches are some of the finest pearls of the coast of this lovely island. Kastri, Xenaki, Vatsiana and Ambelos are some of the picturesque settlements too.

Everything here is in a different dimension and tranquility plays the leading role. The beaches are totally deserted and isolated, one more beautiful than the next, and the heavenly natural bays are ideal to enjoy calm evenings under the stars. Moreover, in Gavdos the Milky Way is visible and is one of the best places in the world to see and photograph the galaxy because of the geographic location. 

During the trip, we will have enough time to snorkel and explore parts of the coast

In Gavdos, there is only a small number of year-round residents and services for tourists are very basic. As of 2011, the total population of Gavdos was 152 inhabitants.  In fact, fewer than 50 people live permanently on the island. In the summer, there are more than 3000 people, most of whom are campers and tourists who stay at specific spots. Fortunately,  with our sailing boat, we can always visit amazing remote beaches of the island which very few visitors can approach and enjoy.

​When you book for this trip please write as much as possible about your experience in either kayaking or sailing; that will help us to alter the trip accordingly.
 

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Accommodation, Food & Other Details

The sailing boat is a Bavaria 47; that is 15 meters long, (47ft) that can accommodate up to 6 clients-guests (apart from crew and kayak guides) on her large deck as well as in its four comfortable cabins (one cabin is used by the crew). The cabin in the stern has a large bed while the two front ones have one double and one single each of them. There are three WCs, a large kitchen equipped with a fridge and oven and even a spacious dining room to relax ‘ indoors’. Many guests also choose to sleep on the deck of the yacht, having the experience of being under the stars! There is an option to overnight in tents; if this is what you prefer please let us know when you book.

Nearly all the food that we serve is organic, only local and very difficult to beat the local Cretan cuisine!  Vegetarians and vegans are more than welcome; please state if you are vegan or vegetarian while booking. All you need to carry with you on the trip is some snacks while paddling. We will get supplies before we depart and sort out any problems or questions you might have.

Regarding paddling equipment, if you are not already aware we got the largest and better fleet in Greece and one of the best in the world! Sea kayaks from Nigel Dennis, Valley, Northshore and P&H are available for you, plastic or fiberglass.

 

Good to know: 

This is a 4-day sailing trip with a Bavaria 47
Maximum 6 participants per trip
When you book for this trip please write as much as possible about your experience in either kayaking or sailing; that will help us to alter the trip accordingly.
Free transfer to the Sfakia port and back to your hotel (please contact us for details)

 

Experience Needed 

The trip can be customized to do either more kayaking or sailing. New paddlers are welcome to join. Experienced paddlers can join a longer distance paddling.
Groups of 4 or more can customize the trip do paddle or sail more or even spend time coaching. This trip has it all!
Fit enough to paddle up to 20 km/day
Been able to track kayak in a straight line
 

Price:

April-June 1150€ per person
July-September 1250€ per person
October 1150€ per person
Maximum 6 participants per trip

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Includes: 

The price does not include flights, this must be booked by you, everything else is pretty much included!
Experienced local Kayak guide (British Canoeing certified) & experienced English speaking captain and crew
All paddling & snorkeling equipment
Free transport
Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Basic sailing lesson
Sea kayaks from Nigel Dennis, Valley, Northshore and P&H are available for you, plastic or fiberglass.
Bottled water
White traditional wine and beers
Life vests for adults and children
Fuel and port fees
Taxes

Don't Forget: 

Passport or ID card
Sunglasses
Camera
Sun hat
Towel
Sunscreen
 

The Yacht 

Bavaria 47 / 2000, 15 meters long, (47ft) that can accommodate up to 8 people on her large deck as well as in its four comfortable cabins (one cabin is used by the crew). The cabin in the stern has a large bed while the two front ones have one double and one single each of them. There are three WCs, a large kitchen equipped with a fridge and oven and even a spacious dining room to relax ‘ indoors’. Many guests also choose to sleep on the deck of the yacht, having the experience of being under the stars!
Its two large sails are our main driving force and they can take us everywhere with the help of favorable wind. There is also a 60-horse engine as well as a small auxiliary inflatable boat which ensures that even the most well-hidden beach can be reached.
More Information: Water tanks: 500lt, Fuel tank 210lt (range +400nm), Bimini-Spraywood, Roller reefing Mainsail and Genoa sail, Automatic pilot, Solar Panel (12v-220v inverter 350w), Dinghy boat 3m (Yamaha engine 2.5hp)
 

Payment & Cancellation Policy:

- A 30% deposit is required upon confirmation.
- Cancellations must be done at least 30 days before departure. In the case of later cancellations, no refund will be made and the total amount will be charged.
- We maintain the right to cancel any tour due to bad weather conditions or due to other reasons beyond our control.
- We maintain the right to cancel any tour due to bad weather conditions or due to other reasons beyond our control.
- If a tour is canceled due to a few participants or bad weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments. 

Please Note: 

- This trip is not recommended for people suffering from boat sickness, fear of water, disabled people or people with mobility problems.
- Don’t forget your swimsuit, camera and sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.
- In order to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. That also counts for any kind of food allergy, and only when possible to find suitable alternatives.

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