8 day Sea Kayaking Ionian Sea

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Period of operation :May to October (excluding August)
Price :

990€/person (for min 3 participants) - for less or more participants please contact us

Duration :8 days/7 nights
Minimum attendance :1 person
Level requirements :Age 15 and above, swimming knowledge, good physical condition

Discover the uniqueness of the small archipelago of Lefkada island with sea kayaks. A distinct 8-day sea adventure with successive visits to the Prince’s Islands and Tilevoides Complex. Sea kayak the islands of Madouri, Scorpio, Thilia, Meganisi, Kalamos and Kastos, snorkel the hidden beauties of the seabed, or just swim in the crystal blue waters of the archipelago and relax on picturesque remote beaches. Get in touch with the local culture and taste traditional dishes, spend unforgettable nights around the campfire, and overnight in picturesque settlements or remote beaches with our camp equipment. Seize the opportunity and experience authentic moments in nature with Trekking Hellas!

Day 1: Arrival in Mikros Gialos traditional settlement near Poros village in Lefkada. After settling into your rooms, join a welcome dinner at the traditional tavern and meet your sea kayak guides and the rest of the team. Overview of the trip itinerary. Overnight in guesthouse. 

Day 2: Breakfast and departure with our sea kayaks from the small pebble beach of Mikros Gialos. Today's trip starts with the exploration of the sea caves scattered in and around Rouda bay on the eastern coast of the island. Then we will cross the small archipelago of Lefkas towards the uninhabited islet of Thilia for snorkeling and a delicious picnic. Then ride your kayak to the picturesque beach of Agios Ioannis of Meganisi island where we will set up our camp and prepare together a  bbq and delicious dishes with traditional products (Distance: 7miles, Difficulty Level: Moderate)

Day 3: Breakfast on the beach of Ag. Ioannis and departure for the Prince’s islands of Lefkada. We paddle along the lush western coast of the island to reach the famous islets of Skorpios and Madouri. Tour around the islets, explore the seabed of the area by snorkeling, and enjoy a light Mediterranean meal on the beach. Then return to the picturesque Meganisi and leave your kayaks at the harbor of Spilia to visit the traditional village of Spartochori island overlooking the natural beauty of the complex. Return to Spilia for a tasty dinner at a traditional tavern and overnight in rooms that we have reserved for you (Distance: 9 miles, Difficulty Level: Easy).

Day 4: After breakfast, we prepare our equipment and ride our kayaks from Spilia to the north-east coastline of Meganisi island with the 'fjords-like' peninsulas. Today's trip is relatively short and relaxing with many stops for snorkeling, swimming and of course all sorts of delicacies. The goal of the day is to stay in shape and at the same time save energy for the following four days in Taphians’ land, the so called Tilevoides’ islands. Final destination of the day the Limonari bay or some other sheltered natural harbor of the eastern coast that will accommodate us for one night in tents (Distance: 6 miles, Difficult Level: Easy).

Day 5: Some fresh fragrant coffee, a light but restorative breakfast, a dive in the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea and off for the next Sea-Paradise of Ionian Sea, Kalamos island! High peaks and steep slopes that plunge steeply into the deep blue of the archipelagos, white pebble beaches covered with pine trees, and an atmosphere filled with the sun and the saltiness of the Mediterranean Sea create the fascinating landscape of the island. Today we will ride our kayaks on the northern and eastern coastline of Kalamos, with stops for snorkeling and swimming, until the homonymous traditional settlement on the island. In the evening we will enjoy the hospitality of the locals and the distinct taste of local delicacies with ouzo and more. Overnight in rooms (Distance: 10 miles, Difficulty Level: Moderate -> Hard)

Day 6: Early breakfast and departure from the heavenly Kalamos island. Leaving behind the Kalamisanous cordial hospitality we make our way to the 'hermit' of Ionian Sea, Kastos. With only one settlement in the bosom of the island, Kastos has managed to preserve the ambience of a post era that combines the local tradition with the tranquility and remoteness that most of its guests seek. With our kayaks we tour the northern and western coastline of the island where we explore the unique fishing grounds and the sea caves of the island, and rest in picturesque remote beaches under the shade of the trees. Then we visit the homonymous settlement of the island and continue south to the beach where we set up our camp. Bbq and overnight in tents (Distance: 10 miles, Level: Moderate -> Hard)

Day 7: A refreshing dive in the calm waters of Kastos island and departure for one of the biggest and most beautiful underwater caves in the world, Papanikolis’ Sea Cave. Equip yourself with courage and patience for the largest crossing of this multi-day trip. With our kayaks we engage in successive crossings among Tilevoides islands starting from Kastos with a stop in Kalamos, to finally reach southwestern Meganisi and explore the area around Cape ‘Kefali’ (Head). Explore the magnificent Papanikolis’, Giovanis’ and Demon’s Sea Caves on the west coast of Meganisi island. Enjoy the splendor of nature by exploring the interior of the sea caves with the impressive stalactites and the unique colorful waters from the playful sun-light. Final destination for today is Agios Ioannis beach for a farewell beach party with the whole group. Overnight in tents (Distance: 12 miles, Difficulty Level: Hard)

Day 8: The eighth and final day of this extrordinary trip to Ionian Sea we kayak the east coast of Lefkada. We leave the welcoming beach of Ag. Ioannis in Meganisi and make our way to Desimi, a picturesque pebble beach in the background of the homonymous upwind bay, east of Cape Geni in Lefkada. At a short distance from the beach, we visit the conglomerate sea cave of Ag. Nikolaos with the homonymous small stone chapel in its opening. Enjoy the spectacular underwater life of the cave and relax on the small pebbled beach before we depart for Rouda Bay. In the last part of this unique sea adventure we move in the calm and safe waters of the east coast of Lefkada island, with many stops to isolated beaches for swimmind and snorkeling. The multi-day sea kayak journey ends in our familiar Mikros Gialos beach (Distance: 8 miles, Difficulty Level: Easy)

  • BCU certified guide
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Snorkeling gear
  • 4 overnights in tents - camping equipment provided (except sleeping bag) 
  • 3 nights in double rooms in local guesthouses
  • Meal Plan: Full Board :breakfast x 7, lunch x 7, dinners x 7 plus energy snack and potable water

 

  • Dry clothes
  • Swimming suit
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sun screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Shoes that will get wet
  • Sleeping bag