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Kayak and Wildcamp Remote Greek Islands

Paddle around the Ionian Archipelago, discover uninhabited islands and wild camp under the stars

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Kayak and Wildcamp Remote Greek Islands

Paddle around the Ionian Archipelago, discover uninhabited islands and wild camp under the stars

DURATION
4 nights
LOCATION
Greece
ANNUAL LEAVE
2 days off work
SEASON
May—Sep
GROUP SIZE
Up to 15 people
MEETING POINT
Aktion National Airport, Greece
ACCOMMODATION
Wild camping · Guesthouse
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

No previous kayaking experience is required, but you will need a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to swim in open water.

Discover picturesque beaches, deep blue coves and hidden sea caves that were once used to hide submarines in World War 2

Wild camp on an island inhabited only by wild goats and dine on traditional Greek food cooked over the campfire

Snorkel in clear turquoise waters, eyes peeled for sea turtles and dolphins

Included

Guides

Expert, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

1 night in a hotel, 3 nights beachside camping

Meals

Munch on tasty local food throughout

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your camping and kayaking equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Day 1

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 3

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Greek food is fresh and full of flavour. Breakfasts are typically light and might include fresh fruit, olives and yoghurt as staples. Lunches will mostly be picnic style whilst dinners are beach barbecues where you'll enjoy fresh fish, salads and steaks for the meat-eaters.

Most dietary requirements can be met, just let your host know upon booking.

What is the accommodation like?

Nydri

You'll stay in a traditional guesthouse in a twin-share room.

Upgrades

For those looking for their own space, a private room and tent can be requested for 60Euros. This is subject to availability so please request with your host upon booking.

Day 1

Welcome to the Greek Islands

Kayaking

6 nautical miles

Heading to the coastal town of Nydri (1 hour), you'll get set up with your kayaks and island hopping can commence! You’ll paddle from Nydri to Madouri, stopping off on the tiny private island of Skorpios. Covered in thick forest, Skorpios has over 200 varieties of trees that were all imported to this once barren island. Head over to Cape Spilia on Meganisi. You'll explore the tiny village of Spartohori and then paddle over to Thilia, where you’ll set up camp and enjoy your first beach barbecue.

Day 2

Sunrise swimming and stargazing

Kayaking

6 nautical miles

If you’re an early bird, enjoy a superb sunrise, or alternatively grab a little more sleep before a pre-breakfast swim. Snorkel and paddle through the ‘fjords’ until you reach the gulf of Atherinos. Build a fire on the forest-flanked beach of Limonari before settling in for another night spotting shooting stars from your wild camping spot.

Day 3

Explore the caves

Kayaking

9 nautical miles

Swap your kayaks for snorkelling gear and dive into the Papanicolis and Giovanni caves - so huge they were once used to hide submarines in World War 2. Take a well-earned rest and then set off on the longest paddle of the trip as you cross the Gulf of Rouda back to Lefkada, where you’ll spend the night in Mikros Gialos Bay.

Day 4

Secluded beaches

Kayaking

8 nautical miles

Slowly make your way up the coast as you head to the finish line back at Nydri. Stop at some secluded beaches to swim, explore some more caves or just catch a few rays. You’ll arrive back in Nydri in the late afternoon and after checking into your guesthouse, there will be a post-adventure celebration dinner with your group at a local taverna. Ouzo at the ready!

Day 5

Time to head home

Enjoy a well-earned lie-in, tuck into a last delicious Greek breakfast and then head back to the airport.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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What's included?

  • Single or double kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Sprayskirt
  • Dry bag
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Safety equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Throw rope
  • Extra paddles
  • 2-person tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat

What do I need to bring?

Bags

  • Small rucksack to carry items throughout the day

Clothes

  • Lightweight breathable clothes for kayaking in
  • Long-sleeved shirt and trousers
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm jacket and/or jumper for the evenings
  • Hiking shoes/trainers for exploring
  • Socks
  • Beach sandals/kayak shoes to walk in water
  • Swimsuit

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)

Other

  • Towel
  • Sun protection
  • Insect repellant
  • Head torch
  • Water bottle

Please inform your host if you are bringing your own sleeping bag as space and weight are carefully measured for the kayaks.

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