Sea Kayak Naousa Bay
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.
- 5 Hours
Discover the captivating beauty of Paros island on an enchanting sea kayak tour in the northern part, where the remarkable Naousa bay awaits, offering a haven of tranquility amidst the Cyclades.
Our expedition begins by immersing ourselves in the pristine waters and majestic granite rocks of Paros Park, a peninsula revered for its natural splendor and safeguarded by local protection. Delighting in the picturesque landscapes that unfold before us, we make our initial stop at a secluded beach, savoring the serenity of our surroundings.
As we venture forth, we navigate the gentle waves that occasionally propel us from behind, providing an exhilarating opportunity to ride their crest and experience the thrill of surfing. Paddling southward, our journey leads us to Kolimpithres beach, an extraordinary area adorned with an array of gracefully curved granite boulders and crystalline turquoise waters. Gazing upon the hilltop, we catch a glimpse of the archaeological site where remnants of an ancient acropolis, dating back to 1200 BC, were unearthed.
Here, we indulge in a refreshing swim and snorkeling session for those inclined, before pausing for a delightful picnic break on one of the idyllic islands, and exploring the charming local chapel. With renewed spirits, we set course back to our starting point, reminiscing about the wonders we encountered along the way.
The duration of our day trip is contingent upon the chosen route and prevailing wind conditions, typically spanning between 4 to 6 hours. During this memorable excursion, approximately half of our time is devoted to relaxed paddling, while the remaining duration provides ample opportunities for beachside relaxation, invigorating swims, captivating snorkeling escapades, and the indulgence of a delightful snack or lunch.
What to Bring
Hat & Sunglasses
Water (1,5lt per person)
Towel & Sunscreen
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
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
1 Dry bag/person to carry personal items
- Starting times 10:00 & 15:00
- Ending times 15:00 & 20:00
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