Lovely Crete has a unique and spectacular coastline. Paddle the clear, blue Mediterranean waters; explore sea caves, tunnels and arches; relax on deserted beaches; explore uninhabited islands.
Starting point of trip is the village of Kaloi Limenes.
This superb kayaking trip depending the experience of the group and weather wise, will be either towards cape Lithino & Matala village (west) or towards the beautiful fishing village of Lentas (east) with plenty of stops for swimming & snorkeling.
The trip is suitable for all levels; if the group has limited or no experience we will paddle towards the eastern side as that is less exposed to winds and waves.
The west side of the coast is more dramatic with high cliffs (up to 400+ meters), remote beaches and wonderful caves & rock arches.
The paddling distance varies from 12 km up to 20 km.
A must trip if the group skills is close to 4* (based on British Canoeing).
Lentas is located 75 km south of Heraklion, in south Crete.
The name of Lentas possibly derives from the Greek word lion (in Greek leontas). It refers to the lion shaped cape that makes the small protected bay of Lentas. This cape is documented in medieval maps as Cape Liontas.
Lentas belongs to an area where the climate consists an exception in accordance to the climate on the island of Crete which is Mediterranean. Lentas falls in the North African climatic zone and thus enjoys significantly more sunny days and high temperatures during the summer.
Price: 80€ per person
Price Includes: Complete sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Activity Level: Moderate (in the usual weather conditions), 12-15 km
Departures: We start by 10 am and finish between 4-5pm
What to bring : You need to pack your lunch. Other than that you will need 1.5lt of water (ideally in small bottles),sun glasses, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit,lycra shirt or any tshirt ideally with UV protection. You will also need shoes that you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet. Ideally a light neoprene shoe will work great. Is is not required to wear shoes but they will help as the majority of the beaches are with small rocks.
Transport : We pick up clients from Heraklion. Many times we are able to pick up clients from other locations as well but it needs to be on our way to the starting point. If you need transport and you are not sure get in touch with us. Remember to send us the exact location of your hotel, not just the name. Transport is provided for free. There is no local bus service to the area so you will need to either come with a rental car or with us.
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.