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Sea Kayak the Greek Islands in 2 Days

Kayak among the most beautiful of Greece's Ionian Islands and camp at overnight on the beach.

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Kayak Journeys
DURATION
1 Night
DIFFICULTY
Active
COMFORT
Basic
LOCATION
Greece
SEASON
April—September
NEAREST AIRPORT

The Ionian Islands are a beautiful group of islands off the west coast of Greece with lush vegetation, crystal blue coves, and endless pristine beaches. Explore the smaller and less frequented islands in the group with a 2-day kayaking adventure. You’ll paddle from island to island, enjoying swimming, snorkelling and picnic lunches along the way. Camp on an isolated beach overnight. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 2 days guided sea kayaking through the Ionian Islands
  • 1 night beach camping on the island of Meganisi
  • All meals (lunch, snack, dinner, breakfast, lunch)
  • Snorkeling around the island of Thilia
  • All kayaking, snorkelling and camping equipment (except a sleeping bag)
  • Professional, BCU-certified, English-speaking guide

Perfect for:
This trip is perfect for travellers to the Ionian Islands who want to get off the beaten track for a couple days of isolated and truly beautiful adventuring on the sea.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Travel to and from your meeting place in Nidri
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • Travel insurance that covers sea kayaking
  • Tips for your guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 8. Please note, if there are not 3 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

The level of kayaking is easy to moderate, but the days involve many hours of paddling, so it is recommended you are in good physical condition. You also must be able to swim. No previous kayaking experience is required.

Participant need to be 8+ to take part to the trip.

The climate in the Ionian Islands is Mediterranean. From May to October the air temperature ranges from 20 – 25 °C, with the sea temperature lagging one degree behind. Days can often be breezy, but they’re also clear and sunny with practically no chance of rain.

Your tour includes all meals. With the exception of dinner, meals will be picnic-style, so expect cold, fresh foods. Dinner will be a beach BBQ.

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

You will need to bring a sleeping bag, swimsuit, towel, a small backpack, a jacket for the evening, and plenty of sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock).

Yes you can leave anything you don’t want to take on the trip in our van at the port.

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Location

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The Ionian Islands are chain of islands off the west coast of Greece that include Corfu and Ithaca. The islands are famous for their laid back vibe, beautiful beaches, green forests, and sparkling blue coves.

This tour focuses on the group of smaller islands known as the Prigiponisia, or “Prince Islands”, including Lefkada, home to the famous beach Porto Katsiki. The islands feature in a number of Greek myths and histories, including the Odyssey, the Peloponnesian War, and several stories related to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The islands are close together, allowing for easy kayaking access, but are remote and small enough that you’ll practically have them to yourself!

Start point

Nidri on the island of Lefkada at 10:00

Your guide will meet you in the town of Nidri on the island of Lefkada at 10:00.

Lefkada is best accessed via Preveza Airport (PVK). Flights depart London-Gatwick on Wednesday, and return throughout the day on Sunday. It is a 40-minute taxi ride (EUR 40) from the airport to Nidri.

Finish point

Nidri on the island of Lefkada at 17:00

Your adventures ends in Nidri at around 17:00 on the second day. You can depart on any flight throughout the day on Sunday.

What to Expect

Day 1: Kayaking from Nidri to Thilia and Meganisi

Our journey begins at cosmopolitan Nidri @10.00am, after we get to know each other, our guide will brief us on sea kayaking and safety principles, we will then prepare our equipment and we are ready for departure. We paddle in the archipelago on the southeast coast of Lefkada in the crystal clear blue waters exploring the bays until we reach Desimi and the two caves where we will enjoy our snack, and a swim. After some rest we continue paddling close to the coast of Lefkada and we set sail for the sea cave near Rouda bay renowned for the blue cave with the impressive entrance that is well hidden among the rocks. Having enjoyed another dive in the blue waters we leave behind Lefkada and continue towards lovely Meganisi and the beach of Ag.Ioannis. It’s time to relax now and prepare our evening bbq which we will enjoy under the starlight.

5 hours/10km of kayaking

Day 2: Kayaking from Meganisi to Skorpios, Madouri and Nidri

Our day begins with a swim and a mighty breakfast! We are ready to start our sea kayaking discovery by first visiting the uninhabited island of Thilia. We then head in one of the two ports of Meganissi, Spilia, where we will make a stop to visitl Spartochori, enjoy the magnificent views, stroll in the alleys and enjoy a coffee in a traditional greek café. We are leaving Meganisi and continue to the famous island Scorpio formerly owned by the Greek tycoon Onasis. Our last visit is to the islet of the renowned poet Valaoritis where we will have our last meal and swim before we return to Nidri.

7 hours/13km of kayaking

Accommodation

You will be camping on the beach on the island of Meganisi. Your host will provide tents, sleeping mats, and all other basic camping equipment except for a sleeping bag. The beach can be breezy at night; bring a warm layer so you can stay up and do some stargazing!

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Accommodation · Equipment · Guide · Local Transport · Meals As Described · Happiness Guaranteed · 100% Financial Protection · No Single Supplements

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Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Rental Car - Audi A4 (or similar) Payable Before Departure
Rental Car Audi A4 (or similar) £70.00 Per Night

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