- Sport levelfrom Beginner to Intermediate
- Spoken languagesGreek, English
- Durationfrom 2-3 days to 4-7 days
- Opening seasons:
The circumnavigation of Ithaca gives you the opportunity to explore almost 100% of Ithaca's coastline. An experienced guide will show you with safety every secret spot.
Do I need any previous experience to go sea kayaking?
The 3 Days excursion is designed for intermediate paddlers. If you are a beginner paddler the instructors of Odyssey Diving will teach you everything before entering the water, but the activity will be completed over 4 days, due to the distance to cover. The instructors will be staying nearby when sea kayaking in case you need any help. In any case, there is a rescue boat at your call if you need it.
The starting point is Odyssey Sea Kayak Club located in Vathy harbor. You will leave in the morning and you will be heading North. You will follow the East coastline of the island and then you will visit a lot of isolated and beautiful bays. Then you visit Kioni village for lunch at one of the taverns. In the afternoon you will arrive at Marmakas bay and you will stop at the amazing islet of Saint Nicholas which has a tiny naturally made swimming pool with an underwater exit to the open sea. In the end you will finish the paddling day at Marmakas beach where you will set up the tents and you will spend the night under the gum trees.
The next day you will leave early to Afales bay to enjoy the crystal clear light blue waters and the vertical coastline. Platinamos, a beach located in this bay, is maybe the most beautiful of the island. Then we start exploring the west coastline. The scenery here is different than the East side of Ithaca. There you will visit tiny beaches and amazing rock-gardens. You will spend some time at Polis beach (there is a canteen available) and then you are leaving to Piso Aetos were you are going to spend the night. On
the way to Piso Aetos you will pass from some really unique beaches as Mertera and Ai Giannis.
In the last day of the trip you are going to paddle back to Vathy if possible. Otherwise there are plenty of spots to finish the trip. You will paddle the South rocky coastline, you will pass from cape Mounta and you paddle below Korakos Petra wall. You will reach Talaros beach to swim and to relax and then you will leave to Vathy passing from Manaras cave, Sarakiniko bay, cape Skotaria, Filiatro bay and Gidaki beach. In the afternoon you reach to Vathy or Minimata beach.
Included in the prices:
-Experienced local sea kayak guide/s
-Safety power boat (stand by)
-Instructional briefing prior to entering the water
-Sea Kayaks – single or double
-PFD – personal flotation device
-Camping equipment: Tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag
You should bring with you:
-Stove and cooking / eating equipment standard gas cylinders
-Personal clothing including rain gear and at least one warm set of in the event we have a sudden -change in weather
-Personal toiletries – but these can be bought on the island
-Vathy (Ithaca’s main town) has got supermarkets, fish markets and fresh fruit markets all within a few minutes walk from accommodation – so don't worry if you forget something!
-Personal paddling gear if you have
-Light paddle trousers if you prefer
-Foot wear sandals or booties
-Rash vests for sun protection
-Snorkeling kit if you wish – Ithaca has warm clear water
-Water – we will carry 4 x 1.5 liters of bottles to start and have opportunity to restock along the way.
-If you have kit that you prefer (left hand paddle) or familiar with and fits you comfortably please bring it with you
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made