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Sea Kayak Kefalonia and Ithaca (8-day trip, wild camping & inns)

offered by supplier M19119 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 10 people
Destination(s): Greece  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 970 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 970 Euro (EUR)

Relaxed kayaking in the warm, crystal clear Mediterranean waters, plenty of time for instruction and techniques practice, rich culture and the unique Greek cuisine ensure a lifetime experience.

Itinerary: part of northwest & south Kefalonia and Ithaca - see below analytical description
Paddling Distance: approx. 50 nautical miles (nm)
Duration: 7 paddling days + arrival day
Difficulty Level*: Easy

* in the usual weather conditions

Tour Itinerary:

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

Day 2: Assos (Kefalonia) - Dafnoudi (a beach in the north tip of the island)
Paddling Distance: 8 nm
We start our paddling adventure from 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 with a lot of contrasts. We paddle north along the west coast of the island. Numerous caves call us for exploration. After a swimming, snorkelling and lunch break, we continue and reach the beach where we camp and have a tasteful bbq! Includes: (B, L, bbq).

Day 3: Dafnoudi - Fiskardo - Aphales (Ithaca)
Paddling Distance: 6 nm
After our morning swimming and breakfast we start paddling for 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. We stop there and relax walking around the little town. The place is ideal for shopping! Later in the afternoon we start paddling to Aphales, a bay with a complex of isolated beaches in north Ithaca 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. Here, we set our camp and prepare our bbq under the stars... Includes: (B, L, bbq).

Day 4: Aphales - Kioni
Paddling Distance: 7 nm
After another relaxing morning with a lot of swimming and snorkeling, we start kayaking along the beautiful coast of Afales bay. In the way, we can do a stop for some cliff jumping in the deep and crystal clear waters. After our usual lunch and swimming break, we continue for our next overnight stop, the picturesque village of Kioni. We enjoy our Mediterranean dinner in a traditional tavern by the sea and overnight in very nice apartments. Includes: (B, L).

Day 5: Kioni - Vathi
Paddling Distance: 7 nm
After a relaxing walking around Kioni, we continue our paddling towards Vathi, the capital town of Ithaca. After a stop for swimming and lunch, we 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. We take our dinner in a local tavern and overnight in nice appartments with a unique view to the bay. Includes: (L).

Day 6: Vathi - Filiatro
Paddling Distance: 5 nm
The breakfast this morning is one of the attractions of the trip! Everything is home made by Mrs Nitsa, the owner of the place.
Our morning is relaxed and we have plenty of time before starting kayaking to go for a walk for some more shopping, strolling or frappe drinking in the town! Early afternoon we continue our kayaking adventure and head towards Filiatro, a beautiful bay with crystal clear waters, where we set our camp. We prepare our bbq and overnight in our tents under the stars... Includes: (B, bbq).

Day 7: Filiatro - Antisamos (Kefalonia)
Paddling Distance: 10 nm
We paddle around the south coast of Ithaca. After the swimming, snorkelling and lunch break, we kayak 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. Includes: (B, L).

Day 8: Argostoli Lighthouse - Minies
Paddling Distance: 5 nm
This is a relaxing day as we paddle in an explorative style along the beautiful and rich in geological phenomena like caves, arches, rock gardens and cliffs south coast of Kefalonia. Includes: (B, L).

Note: All meals include a variety of healthy typical products of Greece.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

The price is based on double occupancy. The single room supplement is 100 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
-breakfasts, lunches and bbqs as indicated in the day by day itinerary
-overnights in apartments (the night after we finish kayaking is also included)
-experienced kayak guide (British Canoe Union instructor)
-all sea kayaking equipment (including dry bags, long sleeved shirts for sun protection, etc)
-snorkeling equipment
-camping gear (except for sleeping bag)
-sea kayak tour and safety briefing
-sea kayak techniques instruction if wanted
-place to leave the not necessary for the sea kayak trip stuff.

We plan four meals in local taverns. You should allow about 15 Euros per person for every meal. Although we could adjust the 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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