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Sea Kayak East Paros

Sea Kayak East Paros

Product Code : 6572

About The Place

Paros, a captivating jewel in the heart of the Cyclades, Greece, is a harmonious blend of geological marvels, vibrant culture, and charming villages. This island in the Aegean Sea entices travelers with its diverse landscapes, historical richness, and the warmth of its people.

Geologically, Paros is characterized by its unique marble deposits, which have been mined and utilized since ancient times. The island’s famous white marble, renowned for its quality and purity, has been employed in the creation of masterpieces such as the Venus de Milo and the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. The marble quarries, like those near the village of Marathi, offer a glimpse into the geological foundations that have shaped the island’s identity.

The island’s coastline, dotted with sandy beaches and azure waters, adds to its geological diversity. Golden Beach, for instance, is celebrated not only for its pristine beauty but also for the golden-hued sand that contributes to the island’s allure.

Paros, like many Greek islands, hosts a variety of fauna adapted to its Mediterranean climate. The island is home to numerous bird species, including seagulls and migrating birds, while the surrounding waters teem with marine life. Snorkelers and divers can explore underwater ecosystems rich in colorful fish, sea sponges, and even the occasional sea turtle.

Culturally, Paros boasts a rich history dating back to antiquity. The island was a center of the Cycladic civilization, leaving behind archaeological treasures such as the Sanctuary of Asclepius and the ancient marble quarries. Parikia, the island’s capital, is a living testament to its historical legacy, with narrow winding streets, neoclassical buildings, and the iconic Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a Byzantine church dating back to the 4th century.

The villages of Paros exude a timeless charm, each with its own unique character. Naoussa, a picturesque fishing village, captivates visitors with its white-washed buildings, vibrant bougainvillea, and a bustling harbor filled with colorful fishing boats. Lefkes, nestled in the heart of the island, charms with its traditional architecture, narrow alleys, and the Church of Agia Triada, a cultural and architectural gem.

Paros is not only a repository of historical and cultural treasures but also a hub of contemporary art. The island hosts various cultural events, including art exhibitions, music festivals, and theatrical performances, fostering a dynamic cultural scene that resonates with both locals and visitors.

Activities on Paros cater to a diverse range of interests. Windsurfers and kitesurfers flock to the island’s northern beaches, such as Golden Beach and Santa Maria, where the Meltemi wind creates ideal conditions for water sports. Hikers can explore ancient paths and trails that traverse the island’s interior, offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.

The culinary scene on Paros reflects the island’s agricultural abundance and maritime heritage. Freshly caught fish, locally-produced cheese, olives, and the island’s renowned wine contribute to the gastronomic delights awaiting visitors in traditional tavernas and seaside eateries.

In conclusion, Paros island in Greece is a captivating destination that weaves together geological wonders, cultural richness, and the charm of its villages. Whether exploring ancient ruins, lounging on sandy beaches, or immersing oneself in the vibrant local culture, Paros offers a multifaceted experience that lingers in the hearts of those who embrace its beauty.

 

Total Duration

  • 5 Hours

Full description

Discover the captivating North East part of the island, an enticing destination for sea kayaking enthusiasts. This region forms a remarkable peninsula that expands at its tip, offering ideal conditions for a full-day circumnavigation trip, taking advantage of favorable wind conditions. Even in less than ideal wind conditions, there are various route variations available, ensuring an exciting adventure.

Our sea kayaking journey begins in the enchanting turquoise waters of Filizi on the eastern part of the peninsula. As we paddle along, we encounter the renowned Santa Maria beach, along with its smaller counterpart, Mikri Santa Maria. Leaving behind the bustling waters of the bay, we navigate across the rugged coastline, where lucky observers may catch a glimpse of the magnificent Peregrine Falcons that reside there.

Our path leads us to the captivating Zevlogiani bay, where remnants of an ancient shipyard serve as reminders of the island’s rich maritime heritage. Just off the coast, a cluster of islets beckons us for exploration, offering a habitat for a diverse array of seabirds such as Sea Gulls, Cormorants, and, depending on the season, Little Egrets. Continuing our journey, we arrive at the scenic Platia Ammos beach, a broad sandy stretch facing north, making it susceptible to the prevailing summer Northern winds known as the ‘Meltemia’. Leaving behind the small island of Ghaidouronisi, we venture alongside the awe-inspiring cliffs that guard the entrance to the expansive Naousa bay.

During the final stretch of our kayaking adventure, we immerse ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of Lageri, a picturesque bay boasting crystal-clear turquoise waters, a fine sandy beach, and a backdrop of sand dunes and salt-tolerant vegetation. Our chosen route may determine the specific spots where we take breaks and enjoy the surroundings.

Depending on the selected route and prevailing wind conditions, our day trip can last between 4 to 6 hours. Approximately half of this time is dedicated to leisurely paddling at a relaxed pace, while the remaining time is reserved for unwinding on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, and indulging in a delightful snack or lunch.

What to Bring

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Water (1,5lt per person)

  • Towel & Sunsreen

  • A long sleeve top or t-shirt will offer good sun protection

  • Camera. If it isn’t waterproof it can be stowed in the dry bag and used at the breaks

  • Other necessary personal items, we hand you a dry bag to store them

Includes

  • Sea kayaks (singles or doubles)

  • All the associated kayaking equipment needed (personal flotation device, paddles, spray decks, pumps)

  • Guide, certified by British Canoeing (BC)

  • Sea kayak handling briefing

  • Snack and lunch

  • Snorkeling equipment

  • 1 dry bag/person to carry personal items

Itinerary

  • Starting times 10:00 & 15:00
  • Ending times 15:00 & 20:00

Meeting point

Tsoukalia beach

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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