Sea Kayak Sfakia Crete

Sea Kayak Sfakia Crete

1 reviews
  • ExperienceBeginner
  • LocationSfakia, Crete Greece
  • Duration6-7 hrs
  • Opening SeasonMay up to October
  • Spoken LanguagesGreek English
Description

Sea Kayak in Sfakia Crete

SFAKIA – LOUTRO
This is a lovely trip to one of the most protected areas in Crete, very close to the famous Samaria gorge. Previous experience is not required.
The starting point is about an hour driving from the town of Chania and is suitable for those staying in west Crete and or near Rethymno town.
Of course, anyone is welcome to join from any part of Crete but check first the driving distance (takes 2.5 hours from Heraklion).

The distance that we will paddle is about 15km and there will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling on remote beaches not accessible by cars. Experienced paddlers are welcome to join; if all are experienced in the group we can extend the trip to cover an extra 6km.
All paddling equipment is provided for the trip plus of course the guide.
  • Starting Time 10:00
  • Cancelation Policy Flexible
  • Do not forget
    • Sunblock
    • Sport Shoes
    • Sunglasses, hat
    • Swim suit and towel
    • Water
  • What is included
    • Necessary equipment
    • Professional escorts
    • Masks, Snorkels
There will be a short introduction to paddling for those that have no experience and afterwards we will start paddling towards Loutro.
On our way we will make stops for both; swimming and snorkelling. All stops will be on different beaches.
There are sea caves and wonderful beaches for swimming and snorkelling along our way to the small village of Loutro
where we will stop for lunch. You can either eat in a taverna or you can bring your own.
The food in the village is excellent and there is a wide variety including many recipes for vegetarians.
Single or tandem (double) kayaks are available. People with no experience will be given a tandem kayak as those are easier to paddle.
Experienced paddlers can get superb boats from Nigel Dennis, Valley, North Shore and P&H.

There is a limit on weight:110kg/240lbs
About Loutro
Loutro believed that this was the site of the ancient city of Finikas and
was the port of ancient Anopolis. Later, it became the winter time port of the town of Sfakia,
due to the fact that the bay and the small island in its entrance create a natural harbour where ships can be safe
even at very bad weather conditions. Loutro is most likely the most protected bay for kayak in Crete and
is only access by kayak or any other boat plus of course by foot.There are no big hotels with swimming pools and
no overcrowded streets, restaurants, beaches and also there are no cars!
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Meeting Point
Ilingas Beach
1 Reviews 5
  • Jennifer Price
    5
    Our trip was incredible. Amazing views and the water colors were so beautiful, changing from blue to green to aqua to turquoise, etc. we stopped at little beaches along the way for a swim and snorkeling and had a relaxing traditional lunch in the tiny town of Louttro, which is only accessible by boat or a rugged walking trail. The kayaking itself was a good workout; our group was up for a bit faster pace, which gave us more time to relax at the beaches throughout the trip. Our guide, Stelios, was extremely knowledgeable about the proper way to kayak as well as sharing stories about the culture and flora of Greece. Highly recommend!