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Village Hopping (sea kayaking in Kefalonia & Ithaca - Inns only)

offered by supplier M19119 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Greece  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1220 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1220 Euro (EUR)

Itinerary: part of west & northeast Kefalonia and Ithaca - see below analytical description
Paddling Distance: 57 nautical miles
Duration: 7 paddling days + arrival day
Difficulty Level*: Easy to Moderate

* in the usual weather conditions

Day 1
Arrival day.
Pick up service and settlement in nice appartments.
Equipment preparation. Sea kayak tour and safety briefing.

Day 2
Itinerary: Agia Kiriaki - Assos
Paddling Distance: 8 nm
Our paddling adventure starts in Agia Kiriaki, a tiny fishing port in the west coast of Kefalonia. Huge limestone cliffs and remoteness are the characteristics of the landscape. On the way, we visit sea caves and we make our lunch stop in the famous Myrtos bay, one of the most photographed beacηes in Greece and setting of some of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" scenes.
We continue paddling north towards Assos, a magnificent fishing village located in the isthmus of Assos peninsula. The cypress trees and pines that cover the surrounding hills, the impressive limestone cliffs and the perimetric fortress on the peninsula, create a breathtaking scenery, full of colours and contrasts.
Assos is our overnight stop. Beautiful appartments with great views, strolling around the old village, hiking up to the castle and dinner in a taverna by the sea complete this stunning day!

Day 3
Itinerary: Assos - Fiskardo
Paddling Distance: 10 nm
We kayak along the breathtaking coastline. The scenery remains remote with limestone cliffs and sea caves. We stop in Dafnoudi bay for swimming and snorkelling. With crysral clear waters and surrounded by cypress trees forest, it is really difficult to describe the beauty of this little bay.
We continue kayaking to the famous Fiskardo, a picturesque village that was left untouched by the 1953 earthquake. The traditional houses and the abundant signs of an aristocratic past make it simply unique. One of the biggest touristic attractions of all Ionian islands, Fiskardo is our stop for tonight.

Day 4
Itinerary: Fiskardo - Fiskardo
Paddling Distance: 6 nm
This is a relaxing day. We kayak south of Fiskardo. The scenery here is mainly secluded coves with turquoise waters surrounded by forested hills. We paddle past Phoki bay where a sea cave leads to a maze of tunnels, an abandoned limestone mine. After a while we reach Evreti bay where we can paddle or snorkel over three wrecked fishing caiques. Here we have our lunch. Βefore heading back to Fiskardo we visit Daskalio islet, a seagull rookery that during the right periods offers beautiful sightings of the chicks.
We spend the rest of our day in Fiskardo, hiking to the old lighthouse and a ruined byzantine church, shopping or just enjoying our frappe greek-style!

Day 5
Itinerary: Fiskardo - Kioni (Ithaca)
Paddling Distance: 10 nm
Early in the morning we start paddling to Aphales, a bay in the north Ithaca with a complex of remote beaches with white sand and turquoise waters. The place here is ideal for snorkelling as it offers beautiful underwater rock formations and rich mediterranean water life.
Later we paddle along the east coast of the island and we reach Kioni, one of the most pictuesque villages among all Ionian islands and understandably a sailors' favourite. The three ruined windmills, the trademark of Kioni welcome us as we enter the little port.
We enjoy our delightfull dinner in a taverna by the sea and we finish our day with a cold beer before heading to our nice appartments.

Day 6
Itinerary: Kioni - Vathi
Paddling Distance: 8 nm
After our mediterranean breakfast, we paddle to Vathi, the capital town of Ithaca. In the way, we stop in a little bay for swimming and snorkelling. This is one of the nicest places for snorkelling in the area.
We continue and reach Vathi. It is a typical Ionian town, built in the depths of a uniquely shaped fjord-like natural bay. It is indisputably one of the most picturesque natural ports in Greece.
We have plenty of time to walk around the narrow streets and alleys of the town before the dinner in a local tavern.
The appartments we stay in Vathi is a real gem and one of the trip's attractions. They are perfectly situated over the bay, enjoying probably the best possible view of Vathi!

Day 7
Itinerary: Vathi - Filiatro - Vathi
Paddling Distance: 5 nm
Today, the breakfast is a real attraction! Everything is homemade by Mrs Nitsa, the welcoming owner of the place! We don't start paddling before early afternoon so we have plenty of time for more shopping, strolling around Vathi's alleys or just drinking more frappe (which by now you will be addicted to!!)!
We kayak to the beautiful bay of Filiatro along a scenic limestone coastline. There, after we have enjoyed the sea, we leave our boats and hike through a shortcut path back to our appartments in Vathi.

Day 8
Itinerary: Filiatro - Antisamos (Kefalonia)
Paddling Distance: 10 nm
Early morning we get transfered to Filiatro bay and we start kayaking around the south coast of Ithaca. After a short break, we paddle the scenic straight between Kefalonia and Ithaca. It is a short, 2-mile crossing.
We land to the famous beach of Antisamos (where many scenes of the "Captain Corelli's mandoline" movie were shot). It is a beautiful bay with forested surrounding hills and crystal clear waters.
Our mini bus takes us back to our base in south Kefalonia.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

The price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is 160 euros. If there is no possibility for double room sharing, single supplement must be paid.

The price includes:
arrival/departure pick ups and all transfers
6 breakfasts
all lunches, except for day 7
8 overnights in apartments
experienced kayak guide (5 Star Sea British Canoe Union)
all sea kayaking equipment (including dry bags, long sleeved shirts for sun protection, etc)
snorkeling equipment
sea kayak tour and safety briefing
sea kayak techniques instruction if wanted
place to leave the not necessary for the sea kayak trip stuff
'Sea Kayaking Kefalonia' t-shirt

In the specific tour we have dinners in local taverns. You should allow about 15 Euros per person for every night. Although we could adjust the tour price so as to include all those meals, our policy is to leave everyone free to taste whatever and as much they like.

About This Supplier
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Location: Greece
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2009
Client Request Served: 17

M19119 is a sea kayaking outfitter based in Kefalonia, the biggest island in the Ionian sea, Greece. It organizes daily and multi-day kayak trips as well as sea kayak courses in the crystal clear and warm mediterranean waters of the Ionian sea. It is run by Yvonne and Pavlos, a local enthousiastic young couple....

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