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Sea Kayak in Kaloi Limenes

Sea Kayak in Kaloi Limenes

Product Code : 4961

About The Place

Kaloi Limenes is a picturesque village nestled on the southern coast of Crete, Greece, boasting a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. The village is characterized by its charming architecture, with white-washed buildings adorned with colorful shutters that reflect the traditional Cretan style.

Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, Kaloi Limenes offers a captivating view of the Libyan Sea. The crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches make it an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and relaxation. The area is a haven for marine life, with vibrant underwater ecosystems and diverse fauna, making it a paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers.

Steeped in history, Kaloi Limenes has ancient roots dating back to the Minoan civilization. Remnants of this rich past are scattered throughout the region, with archaeological sites and ruins providing a glimpse into the village’s historical significance. Visitors can explore ancient tombs, amphorae, and other artifacts that tell the story of the people who once inhabited this coastal haven.

The local culture is deeply rooted in Cretan traditions, evident in the warm hospitality of the residents and the delicious local cuisine. Tavernas and cafes line the narrow streets, offering a taste of authentic Greek dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The village comes alive during festivals, where traditional music and dance celebrate the vibrant heritage of the region.

Exploring the surrounding villages reveals a tapestry of Cretan life. Each village has its own unique charm, with traditional stone houses and winding streets that beckon visitors to wander and discover. Local artisans showcase their craftsmanship, producing handmade goods that reflect the region’s artistic heritage.

Outdoor enthusiasts can engage in a variety of activities, from hiking the rugged trails that crisscross the landscape to exploring ancient caves and gorges. The adventurous can embark on boat trips to nearby islands, while those seeking a more leisurely pace can enjoy the serene atmosphere of the village.

In essence, Kaloi Limenes and its surrounding area offer a harmonious blend of natural wonders, historical treasures, and vibrant culture, providing an unforgettable experience for those fortunate enough to explore this hidden gem on the southern coast of Crete.

Total Duration

  • 7 Hours

Full description

Embark on an unforgettable kayaking adventure in Kaloi Limenes, Crete. Depending on the group’s experience and weather conditions, this trip offers two enticing routes: a captivating journey towards cape Lithino & Matala village in the west or an enchanting exploration towards the picturesque fishing village of Lentas in the east. Along the way, you’ll have ample opportunities to indulge in swimming and snorkeling delights.

Located approximately an hour’s drive from Heraklion and just half an hour from Matala and Agia Galini, it’s easily accessible to those staying nearby.

Trip Highlights:

This excursion caters to all skill levels. For groups with limited or no experience, the eastern route is recommended, providing a more sheltered environment with fewer winds and waves. On the western coast, expect a dramatic landscape adorned with towering cliffs reaching over 400 meters, secluded beaches, and mesmerizing caves and rock arches. The paddling distance can range from 12 km to 20 km, making it a must-do adventure for those with advanced skills approaching 4* proficiency (according to British Canoeing standards).

If the eastern route is chosen, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic village of Lentas. This ancient settlement boasts a rich past, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic and Early Minoan periods (3rd millennium BC). Situated within the North African climatic zone, Lentas basks in an abundance of sunny days and high temperatures during the summer.

Historically, Lentas served as a sanitarium for affluent Romans, particularly those hailing from North Africa. Patients would undergo treatment involving a mineral water diet sourced from an ancient spring near the temple of Asklepios, renowned for its therapeutic properties. Additionally, the region offers delectable local fruits such as melons and watermelons, a true culinary delight.

This captivating sea kayak tour is available throughout the year, except for the windy months of July and August when the area experiences stronger winds.

Transportation is provided for clients from Heraklion. In some cases, arrangements can be made to accommodate pickups from other locations along the way. If you require transportation and have any uncertainties, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Kindly provide us with the precise location of your hotel, ensuring accuracy. Rest assured, transportation services are offered at no additional cost.

 

What to Bring

  • Water ,Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen, Swimsuit, Lycra shirt or any t-shirt ideally with UV protection

  • You will also need shoes that you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet.

  • Ideally a light neoprene shoe will work great.

  • It is not required to wear shoes but they will help as the majority of the beaches are with small pebbles.

Itinerary

  • Starting Time 10:00
  • EndingTime 17:00

Meeting point

Moires, Faistos 704 00

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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