Authentic Pelion SUP Trip

  • Duration: 6 days & 5 nights

  • Accommodation type: Hotels

  • Paddling Days: 3

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Schedule

Day 1: Arrival

- Transfer from airport to Agios Ioannis village on the east side. Best option is Thessaloniki airport (SKG).

- Check in (at Kentrikon Hotel).

- Welcome dinner at a local traditional taverna for meeting the team and briefing of the trip plan.

- Overnight at Kentrikon Hotel (or similar, depending availability)

Depending on your flight's landing time, this day's program can be rearranged including sightseeing on the way or a short activity. 

Day 2: First paddling day

- Breakfast

- We paddle one way from Agios Ioannis to Mylopotamos and next beach Limnionas, exploring in detail all impressive coastline in between. That is the day of east Pelion highlights. We stop at Damouchari where we take a coffee break and we do a short walking tour inside the village. Next stop is Fakistra beach. We enter by SUP the large sea cave and we land on the beach for swimming. We continue paddling to Mylopotamos, where we have our main picnic stop. When we are done we paddle to the next beach south, Limnionas. It can be longer if it feels too short.

- Transfer back to Agios Ioannis by boat.

- Evening free.

- Overnight at Kentrikon hotel.

Day 3: Second paddling day

- Breakfast

- This time we paddle north of Agios Ioannis until Agii Saranta and Horefto. We pass from Plaka beach; we have our picnic and we relax at Agii Saranta, with the best beach bar of the area. After break we continue paddling north to Horefto and paddle back to Agios Ioannis. There are options for either longer distance (until Analipsi beach north of Horefto), or shorter (not going further than Agii Saranta). 

- Evening free

- Overnight at Kentrikon hotel.

Day 4: Third paddling day

- Breakfast 

- This is the day we go south and we paddle on the other side of the peninsula.

- Transfer from Agios Ioannis to Marathias beach (south of Milina).

- We launch the paddleboards and we do a circular route, going first to Cookie island. We land on the island, we visit the ruins of the old byzantine monastery and we swim. Our next and main stop will be Tzasteni beach (a main south Pelion highlight). There we have the picnic and after that we paddle to our starting point, Marathias. There is also the alternative for longer distance, launching the boards at Horto and paddling one way until Tzasteni and Marathias beach.

- After SUP tour we go to Lafkos village (the oldest in south Pelion) where we get a guided tour inside the village and the outskirts of it, enjoying the sunset view.

- Transfer to Agios Ioannis. There is the possibility to stop for dinner in any of the traditional villages we pass on the way back (this dinner not included).

- Overnight at Kentrikon hotel.

Day 5: Hiking and touring day

- Breakfast.

- This day we get higher in altitude and get to know Pelion mountain and forest.

- Transfer to the beginning of the hike.

- Do a guided 4hour hike along waterfalls inside thick vegetation and high trees getting to a natural pool where we swim.

- After hike, we have the bus/van/taxi at our disposal for doing either a sightseeing tour to mountain villages, such as Kissos and Tsagkarada or to the beach we liked the most or both.

- Goodbye dinner at a local Taverna at Agios Ioannis.

- Overnight at Kentrikon hotel.

Day 6: Departure

- Breakfast

- Check out.

- Transfer to airport.

- According to the time of your flight, there options to fill that day with sightseeing on the way or short activity before departure.

Included:

  • Transfers from and to Thessaloniki airport. For group sizes 2-3 pax by taxi,  4-7 pax by 9seat van, over 8 pax by 20 seat bus.

  • All local transfers (by the same way).

  • All boat transfers mentioned.

  • All equipment (hard-shell paddleboards, carbon paddles, pfds, dry-bags).

  • All accommodation (5 nights) + breakfast (5 times).

  • 2 dinners in local tavernas (welcome & goodbye).

  • All picnics during sup tours (3 times).

  • All activities during "hiking day" (guided hike and sightseeing tour).

  • The guided tour in Lafkos village.

  • 1-2 kayak sup guides, depending the group size.

  • Rescue boat following discretely all sup tours.

Notice:

  • We need to make clear that the above trip plan is an example, which gives an idea of how a trip with us could be.

  • Every group has different needs in paddling distances, number of available days, flight times, secondary activities, plan of arrival and departure day, etc.

  • We are flexible to build, together with you, the ideal itinerary that suits the best to the group. We know the area very well and we can advise you accordingly. 

  • The final sequence of the day trips (that form the whole trip) can be changed, according to weather forecast. It will be determined the last week before the arrival, when we have a clear view of the forecast.

  • In case of persistent windy or wavy conditions, Pelion peninsula is offering plenty of alternative locations, which guarantees that no paddling day will be lost. We keep always back up options, that we share with you.

CONTACT

The best way to contact us regarding multiday trips is via WhatsApp at the following numbers

  • +30 693 405 4 169

  • +30 6938 49 12 83