Enjoy relaxing, full-day kayaking to the seaside village of Loutro, from Sfakia, and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in crystalline waters. Savor a delicious Cretan meal in Loutro before you make your way back to Ilingas beach. Benefit from free transportation to the departure point and get instructions from your experienced tour leader.
DURATION: 6-7 hours
STARTING TIME: 10.00 am
MEETING POINT: Ilingas beach, just 2.5km west from Chora Sfakion
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
PADDLING DISTANCE: 15 km
OPENING SEASON: May to October
WHO CAN COME: This activity is suitable for everyone. No previous experience is required.
Highlights◾ Receive instructions about handling your Kayak and paddling techniques
◾ Marvel at the Stunning Cretan landscape as you paddle along the shore
◾ Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in secluded beaches
◾ Visit charming Loutro and try the delicious local dishes in a tavern by the seaside
What is included✔ All kayaking equipment
✔ Your guide and instructor
✖ Food and drinks
What to expectYour full-day kayaking tour starts with a brief introduction to paddling and safety considerations. After you grasp the basics of kayaking, hop inside your kayak and start paddling gently towards the seaside village of Loutro.On the way, you will make several stops to several secluded beaches to rest, swim and snorkel.
Almost effortlessly, you will reach the beautiful small village of Loutro. Take your time to rest and enjoy your lunch. Although you can bring your food with you, it highly recommended trying one of the fantastic local seaside taverns. The food served is excellent, and there is a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including many for vegetarians.
Single or tandem (double) kayaks are available. Guests with no experience will use a tandem kayak as it is easier to handle. Experienced paddlers can choose top-quality crafts.
After having relaxed and enjoyed, your meal it is time to paddle your way back. Depending on the time available, you may decide to have more stops along the way until you finally reach your destination back to Ilingas beach.
Not included/Bring with youBring a 1.5lt of water with you (ideally in small bottles), sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, lycra shirt, or any t-shirt, preferably with UV protection. You will also need shoes that you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet. Ideally, a light neoprene shoe will work great.
Where we will meetCheck out the following link for the exact meeting point. It is at Ilingas beach, just 2.5km west from Chora Sfakion. If you travel by bus, let us know in advance, and we will arrange a pickup
Cutoff time before activity
- 24 hours
Additional InfoAbout Loutro
Loutro is built on the ancient city of Finikas and the port of ancient Anopolis. Later, it became the winter time port of Sfakia, because the bay and the small island in its entrance create a natural harbor where ships can anchor safely even at adverse weather conditions.
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