8 Days Trip
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
Experienced British Canoeing 4 Star Seak Kayak leader
Double seat in Kayaks
PFD (life jacket)
2 Person Tent
All top quality paddling, camping and safety gear.
One (1) night accomodation (First Night)
Seven (7) nights wild camping
7 Launches (except first day)
1 Meal (taverna)
3 Wild camping meals
Fruits & Snacks
(Optional Extras: Transfers: From and back to Aktion National Aiport - Greece=100 €)
Swimming suit and hat,
Shoes that will get wet,
Light clothes, as well as some warmer one,
Any medication needed for special personal medical condition.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING EXTRA
Small rack sack to carry items through the day
Hiking shoes/trainers for exploring
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.