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Kayaking on Zakynthos island

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7 Days - 6 Nights
05 - 11 August 2024
Ionian Sea
Organized or own transport
from
beginners

A kayak excursion to the island of Zakynthos is not just a journey to a place with the distinctive vivid blue color of the sea, unique beaches (like the most famous one, Navagio Beach), stunning water caves, and rocky limestone arches. Zakynthos is the place that will enchant your heart and ignite a passion for sea kayaking adventures. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands, located off the west coast of the Peloponnese. It is one of the most impressive and world-renowned Greek islands. Besides its incredible nature, Zakynthos is also known for being home to the Caretta Caretta turtles, which lay their eggs in the bay of Laganas.

You don't need to cross the ocean to find the beauty of the tropics. Join us in nearby Greece. Treat yourself to an active vacation as we explore the island's beauties by sea and land.

Camping fee: 13 euros per night.

Rent for a tent and sleeping bag, if you don't have your own: one-time fee of 10 BGN.

The program will take place with a minimum of 6 participants.

Tour Highlights
  • 5 days kayaking on the island of Zakynthos
  • Navagio beach
  • Blue Caves in Zakynthos
  • Caretta turtles

Tour Itinerary

We depart from Sofia very early (4:00 am) towards the port of Kyllini, where we will catch the ferry to the island of Zakynthos. Once we have crossed, we head to our camping site (approximately a 30-40 minute transfer to the campsite) to settle right by the sea with a pool and a cocktail bar.

The evening is free time for relaxation.

The group gathers for a briefing and safety instruction session. We distribute kayaks and provide training from our experienced guides. The entire day is dedicated to kayaking, moving from one beach to another.

The evening is free for leisure activities. In the nearby village, there are numerous taverns offering local specialties. And legends abound about the bars along the coastline.

 

Briefing for the upcoming day: Today, we will conclude our activities by early afternoon, leaving time for a stroll along the shore, and for those who wish, relaxation by the pool. In the afternoon, we will organize a visit to the island's capital and the turtle center.

We load the kayaks onto the trailer for the next day. Once again, the evening is reserved for Greek gourmet cuisine and chilled drinks with a sea breeze.

An early rise, breakfast, and a cup of coffee prepare us for our journey to the Blue Caves. After two days of paddling, we are confident that you are ready to explore this enchanting place. Besides kayaking, the bravest among you will have the opportunity for snorkeling in the caves. We will reach Cape Skinari by kayak.

Once we finish paddling, we head for ice cream and beautiful high views - watching the sunset and overlooking Navagio Beach.

Dafni Beach is one of the more secluded beaches on Zakynthos. The beach is protected as part of the National Marine Park, and after sunset, access to the beach is prohibited to avoid disturbing the turtles.

During this day, we'll start early to get ahead of the motorboat tourists. Laganas Bay on the island of Zakynthos, also known as Turtle Bay, was designated as a National Marine Park in 1999. Here, besides turtles, dolphins, monk seals, and various species of water birds reside. It's just 4 km from the shore and the island itself. With its incredible sandy beaches where turtles nest and sheer cliffs with sea caves, this island is a small paradise. Of course, we'll take a panoramic tour of the island and return to the entry point. You'll have time for a short stroll along the shore or to snorkel.

We expect to return approximately between 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM (depending on traffic).

Price Includes
  • Kayak equipment. Full equipment - kayak, paddle, life jacket, spraycover, waterproof bag
  • Kayak training
  • Kayak guide
  • Insurance
  • Transportation during the program
  • Ferry fees
Price Excludes
  • Accommodation in camping - you pay at place
  • Accommodation in hotel
  • Food
Required Documents !
  • Valid Bulgarian ID

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What do you need for the kayaking?
  • Sprotswear
  • Fingerless gloves (for rowing or for cycling)
  • Long sleeve lycra
  • Windproof jacket
  • Water shoes or sandals
  • Swimwear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Water and food for the day
What do you need for the camping?
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
  • Headtorch
  • Insect repellent
  • Inflatable pillow
Difficulty Level:
  • Intro - Introduction to kayaking in lakes and reservoirs, or generally in still waters. You paddle only in K2 kayaks
  • Beginners - Programs for people with little kayaking experience. A high level of physical endurance is not required. Participants must be able to spend at least 1 hour in the kayak. You don't need to know how to swim. You can participate in programs where rowing is also done in the sea, but in a K2 kayak
  • Intermediate - Participants must have good physical endurance and basic experience in sea kayaking. Participants must be able to paddle for over 1 hour non-stop in the presence of wind up to 3bft. Only people who have passed our course are allowed in single kayaks
  • Advanced - Participants must have a high level of personal rowing skills in single kayaks. They must have completed a sea kayaking course at least Level 1
Cancellation Policy:

Чл. 89. (Изм. – ДВ, бр. 37 от 2018 г., в сила от 01.07.2018 г.) (1) Пътуващият има право да прекрати договора за туристически пакет по всяко време преди започването на изпълнението на туристическия пакет.

The tourist owes a penalty as follows:

  • 20 or more days before tour start: - No penalty
  • Between 19 and 14 days before tour start: - 30% from the price
  • Between 13 and 7 days before tour start: - 60% from the price
  • Less than 3 days before tour start: - 100% from the price
Important:
  • In the event of a change in weather conditions during the tour or other unforeseen situations, the guide may change the route or offer another alternative option to the participants for their safety
  • If the program cannot happen due to bad weather forecast, the organizer will refund 100% of the price to the participants
  • In order to take part in the tour, you must be in good physical health and condition, and notify the organizer in case you have any illnesses or injuries
  • If the number of participants is less than the minimum and the program will not happen, the organizer will notify all registered participants up to 7 days before the event
  • Discounts cannot be combined