Sea Kayak in Milatos
- 9 Hours
This sea kayak tour in Crete is exclusively designed for experienced paddlers. To participate in this trip, you must possess a minimum skill level of 3* according to British Canoeing standards. The area is known for its challenging conditions, with frequent big waves and strong winds. The total distance of the journey is approximately 27 km, and landing options along the route are limited. We provide high-quality composite kayaks from renowned brands such as Nigel Dennis, 3kymia, and Valley. If you have any uncertainties about your skills for this trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Starting from Milatos village and concluding near Elounda, this tour takes you past Spinalonga island, which historically served as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957. The trip is suitable for individuals staying in various locations in the north Heraklion region, including Chersonissos, Malia, Stalis, Sissi, Anissara, and Heraklion town. Expect an exhilarating experience throughout this journey.
Given the trip’s exclusive nature for experienced paddlers, the briefing will focus on providing an overview of the journey and ensuring safety in rough waters. The area often experiences strong katabatic winds (offshore) and moderate-sized waves (1.5-2 meters) with short intervals between them. Our route begins at Milatos village and heads towards Aforesmenos cape. After reaching the cape, we will make our first stop, which will also serve as our lunch break. This section spans approximately 15 km without any landing spots. The landscape is stunning, featuring picturesque cliffs, a rugged coastline, and breathtaking views of eastern Crete. Following the lunch break, we will continue paddling towards the island of Spinalonga. Depending on the time available, we may make a quick stop before returning to the shore near Elounda.
Suitable Season: This tour is exclusively available from November to the end of March.
Transportation is provided for clients located in Heraklion. In certain cases, we may be able to arrange pick-ups from other locations along our route. If you require transportation and are uncertain about the possibilities, please feel free to reach out to us. When providing your hotel information, kindly ensure you include the exact location rather than just the name. Complimentary transport services are available.
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.
- Starting Time 09:00
- EndingTime 17:30
Milatos Marina 724 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