8 Days Trip

  • Dates

    6/9 to 13/9/2020
    20/9 to 27/9/2020

  • Min/Max attendance:

    2 – 16 Participants

  • Prerequisites:

    Age 15 and above, swimming knowledge

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Difficulty Level: (Average weather conditions)

Meeting Point: Mikros Gialos

Day 2: 6.5 Nautical Miles
Day 3: 8 Nautical Miles
Day 4: 7 Nautical Miles
Day 5: 12 Nautical Miles
Day 6: 14.5 Nautical Miles
Day 7: 6,5 Nautical Miles
Day 8: 5 Nautical Miles

PRICE INCLUDES
 

Experienced British Canoeing 4 Star Seak Kayak leader
Double seat in Kayaks
Paddle
PFD (life jacket)
Dry bags
Safety Equipement
2 Person Tent
All top quality paddling, camping and safety gear.
One (1) night accomodation (First Night)
Seven (7) nights wild camping
7 Breakfasts
7 Launches (except first day)
1 Meal (taverna)
3 Wild camping meals
Fruits & Snacks
VAT 24%

(Optional Extras: Transfers: From and back to Aktion National Aiport - Greece=100 €)

MUST HAVE

Swimming suit and hat,
Sun screen,
Sun glasses,
Water flask,
Towel,
Shoes that will get wet,
Light clothes, as well as some warmer one,
Rain jacket,
Head torch,
Camping pillow,
Sleeping bag,
Mosquito repellent,
Any medication needed for special personal medical condition.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING EXTRA

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Sleeping Mat
Small rack sack to carry items through the day
Hiking shoes/trainers for exploring
Swimsuit
Warm jacket or jumper
Water proof jacket and Trousers
Long sleeve shirt and Trousers
Lightweight breathable Clothes for kayaking

Day 1:Arrival at Mikros Gialos south of Lefkada. There we check in our rooms and meet the Periplous staff. In the afternoon there is a small sea kayak lesson, information about the trip and referance to the necessary personal items during the trip. Then we have free time to relax.

Day 2: Early in the morning (07:00) we begin by placing our personal items in kayak, then we get in the sea and row in the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea, discovering the relief of the coastline, consisting of hidden beaches, beautiful rocks and caves. Our first stop is the small island of Thilia, located between Lefkada and Meganissi, where we will be staying for lunch and relaxation until the departure time to Desimmi comes and our final destination to Feri beach where we will spend the night in tents. On this beautiful beach we will enjoy the company around the fire, a BBQ with delicious local products and Lefkadian wine.

Day 3: We start the day with a cool dive in the crystal clear waters, after we have breakfast and then roam for the little island Madouri, where there is only one house, that of the Greek poet Aristotle Valaoritis. Our next stop is the legendary Scorpios island of Aristotle Onassis. On the island we will be staying as long as we need to swim and rest. Immediately afterwards, we will be roam two miles to Meganisi Island and specifically to Roka Beach. There we will leave our kayaks for a while and we will take a walk to Spartochori village where we will have the chance to admire the spectacular view over the Ionian Sea, from the village unique balcony. Then we will have lunch and we will return to kayaks heading  for our next destination the “Pasumaki” beach where we will camp overnight. From there we will walk to Vathi, the marina of the island, and will have the chance to taste delicious traditional dishes in one of the local restaurants.

Day 4: We will start the day in a more relaxed pace, as we will be staying in Meganissi and the distance we will be rowing is just five nautical miles. During the day there is exploration of the Island Fiords, visits to sandy beaches for diving and bathing and the ultimate destination of the day is the most beautiful little beach. The Limonari, where we will have a BBQ and will spend the night in tents.

Day 5: After our regular morning dive and breakfast we head for the first big crossing from Meganissi to the stunning Kalamos island. An island with such beauty that is difficult to describe in words….a variety of beautiful beaches, sea caves, small picturesque villages where no cars are allowed, make up an ideal place for quiet and quality everyday life. The very warm hospitality of the few residents and the energyof the area will offer us a unique experience. We will be dining and camping next to Kalamos village.

Day 6: We will find ourselves rowing along the spectacular coasts of Kalamos and Kastos at slow pace in orderto save the energy we will be needing the next day. Tha amazing landscape will compensate us, as the images we see are unique. In the evening of the same day we will camp on the isolated beach for BBQ and overnight stay.

Day 7: We start the day early enough to roam up to southwest edge of Meganissi. The route we will follow is the western side of the island, consisting of steep cliffs and large caves, one of which is the famous cave Papanikoli. The largest sea cave in the world. Rumors say that during the Second World War the Greek submarine “Papanikolis” used this cave as a secret shelter, and this is how it got its name. After a demanding crossing of 10 nautical miles, we will reach Agios Ioannis truly beautiful beach with turquoise water. There we will dine in a traditional tavern with delicious local cuisine and spend the night in tents.

Day 8: Tha last day of our trip will surely be more relaxing and peacefull…in the morning we will be staying on the magnificent beach of Agios Ioannis for breakfast and swimming. Immediately after the “lazy” morning we will start roaming to the beach we started off, the familiar beach of Poros. We will make several stops on our way back and we will certainly not miss the visit to Kipi beach, where a large colony of red starfish lives on the bottom. A wonderfull excursion that will fill you a unique experience and memories has come to an end. We leae the kayaks on Mikros Gialos beach where a little surprise will be waiting for us.

Price

930 / person
  • No private course

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  • Dates

    6/9 to 13/9/2020
    20/9 to 27/9/2020

  • Min/Max attendance:

    2 – 16 Participants

  • Prerequisites:

    Age 15 and above, swimming knowledge

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Sea kayaks can take loads of gear, however, the more you have, the
heavier (and slower) your kayak is. It is also more difficult and
time-consuming to pack and unpack. The key is to keep everything to a
minimum. Everything should be packed in dry-bags. Many smaller
dry-bags are preferable to a few larger ones. 20 litres (20cm diameter)
should be the maximum size. I suggest 2, 20 litre dry-bags and 5-7
smaller ones of various sizes and colours.

Single Kayak or Double (Tanden) Expedition Kayak with Rudder Paddle
Paddle

Spray-deck (PVC or Neoprene)
Buoyancy-aid (a PFD)
Laminated A4 maps
Expedition first aid kit
Safety gear - EPIRB, flares, tow lines, spare paddles, spare spray-deck
Communication equipment: cell phones, VHF radio
Camping gear - bring what you have, otherwise you can loan or hire from
Sea Kayak Milos (please pre-book):

Lightweight tent with sandpegs - 2-man tent available for hire €50/ week
Foam or inflatable mattress - Exped synmat available for hire €20/ week
Sleeping bag
Head torch
Mug, plate and cutlery - available for loan
Dry-bags (2 x 20litre and 5-7 smaller ones) - I have some available for
loan
NB: All cooking equipment is provided - stove, pots, utensils,

Personal Items - You bring

Paddling gear:

Quick dry shirt (a long sleeve shirt - a "running top" or "rashy" is
ideal)
Quick dry or neoprene shorts
Waterproof paddling jacket (i.e. A cag or cagoule) - available for hire
€20/ week
Swimming costume
Sport sandals, water shoes, neoprene booties or "crocs'
Hat and sunglasses with retaining straps, sunscreen
Additional paddling gear for late and early season expeditions; November
to April.

Neoprene or "Reed" trousers
extra base layer
A warm hat
pogies or gloves
Dry clothes:

Pair of trainers or walking shoes
2 T-shirts or similar
1 shorts
1 trousers
1 thermal top base layer
1 fleece
warm hat
Underwear and sox
Other

Toiletries
Pak-towel or similar
Sunscreen
Insect repellant
Wet-tissues
Toilet paper
Book
Phone, power bank
Waterproof camera or camera in a waterproof container
How to pack!

I suggest you all pack everything into dry bags before you leave home.

This is my system for packing:

20lt – clothing

20lt – Extras (things you do not necessarily need on a day to day basis
and can usually stay in the boat: first-aid kit, repair kit, spare
clothes (perhaps thermals, hat, gloves, a clean shirt), spare
sunglasses, sun cream, toilet paper, batteries, spare anything else)

12lt – sleeping bag

12lt – tent

12lt – mattress

12lt - shoes

12lt – food I use just one for bread, crackers, biscuits, etc, Food,
for the most part (tins, jars, bottles and packets) does not need to go
in a dry bag and can stay loose or in plastic shopping bags.

12lt – stove (best in a dry bag as salt water corrodes gas burners)

8lt - Cag and

5lt – toiletries (tooth brush & paste, shampoo, toilet paper, wet wipes,
medications, etc)

5lt – electronics and books – head torch, book, diary, phone, batteries,
chargers, (probably worth double bagging!)