Sea Kayak South Paros
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
Embark on a captivating sea kayak tour, commencing from the serene shores of Tripiti beach on Paros island. Our expedition unfolds as we venture westward, exploring the rugged coastline and immersing ourselves in the exhilarating rock gardens that grace our path. Along this captivating journey, we encounter towering limestone cliffs, their majestic presence juxtaposed against the shimmering azure waters. Pausing for a well-deserved break, we indulge in a delightful snack and a refreshing swim in a natural ‘pool,’ a secluded rocky cove that once sheltered a renowned warlord during Greece’s momentous revolution in 1821.
Resuming our paddling odyssey, we navigate into a grandiose, roofless cave, an extraordinary site best experienced with a sea kayak. Continuing alongside towering rock cliffs, which offer ideal opportunities for Deep Water Solo climbing, we eventually reach a couple of tranquil sandy beaches that beckon us to savor a leisurely lunch. Just around the corner lies the famed Faraggas beach, a renowned gem on the island, providing the perfect conclusion to our remarkable route.
The duration of our day trip may vary depending on the chosen route and prevailing wind conditions, typically lasting between 4 to 6 hours. Approximately half of this time is dedicated to peaceful paddling at a relaxed pace, while the remaining duration offers abundant moments for beachside relaxation, invigorating swims, captivating snorkeling experiences, and the enjoyment of a delectable snack or lunch.
What to Bring
A 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