Authentic Pelion Sea Kayak Trip

  • Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

  • Accommodation type: Hotels

  • Kayaking Days: 4

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Schedule

Day 1: Arrival

- Transfer from airport to Horto village. Best option is Thessaloniki airport (SKG).

- Check in (at Leda Hotel).

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

- Overnight at Leda 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 after you arrive. 

Day 2: First paddling day

- Breakfast

- We pack (in dry bags provided by us) the stuff we will need for one overnight and 2 paddling days. Your luggage will be left in the reception and will be taken back in the afternoon of day 3 that we will be back to the same hotel. 

- Once we are ready we launch the kayaks in front of hotel.

- Paddle from Horto until Trikeri island (22km) passing from Alatas island, Cookie island and Tzasteni beach. We do minimum 2 stops: one for coffee and one for a rich picnic. 

- After landing on the main village of the island (which by the way is totally car-free), we walk (15mins) until the old monastery where we will stay. The place is not operating as a monastery of course, but it has been converted to a basic, but very authentic guesthouse, that belongs to the local community.

- After a short tour in the monastery, we get settled in the rooms.

- Later we can go, independently, to the main village for dinner (great fish). This dinner is not included.

- Overnight at old monastery.

Day 3: Second paddling day

- Breakfast

- Launch the kayaks and circumnavigate Trikeri island, crossing to Mikra islets (in the middle of Volos gulf), crossing to mainland and paddle south until the very picturesque fishing village of Agia Kiriaki. Total distance 22km. Coffee and picnic included.

- We take a little walking tour inside the village.

- Transfer to Horto village and Leda hotel, where we take the luggage we left and check in.

- Evening free

- Overnight at Leda.

Day 4: Third paddling day

- Breakfast 

- Transfer to Potistika beach. Driver will continue to our hotel in Agios Ioannis, delivering all our luggage.

- Kayaking from Potistika until Agios Ioannis (23km) with several stops to places of interest, like Mylopotamos beach, Fakistra, Damouchari. Coffee and picnic included.

- After landing at Agios Ioannis, we walk to Kentrikon boutique hotel. We take our luggage and we check in.

- Evening free

- Overnight at Kentrikon hotel.

Day 5: Relaxing day

- Breakfast.

-Transfer to Tsagkarada mountain village.

- Do the Tsagkarada - Damouchari hike (1 and half hour), which starts at the "big plane tree" square, crosses the whole village and gets to the sea level. We relax on the beach, have a guided tour around Damouchari and do an optional cooking lesson. Later we continue walking until Agios Ioannis (1 hour).

- It is also possible, instead of the above, to do a more demanding hike higher on the mountain, along waterfalls or do some relaxing kayaking north of Agios Ioannis.

- Evening free

- Overnight at Kentrikon hotel.

Day 6: Fourth paddling day

- Breakfast

- Transfer by boat from Agios Ioannis to Ovrios beach, where kayaks will be waiting.

- Kayaking from Ovrios to Veneto sea caves. Exploring all sea caves (20 caves within 3km). After picnic we paddle back to Ovrios beach. Total distance: 17 km.

- Transfer by boat from Ovrios to Agios Ioannis.

- Goodbye dinner.

Day 7: 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.

Price Range

To get an idea of the cost, for a group of 10 pax the price is less than 1000 euros per person. The prices drop as the group size gets bigger.

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 (sea kayaks, paddles, pfds, skirts, dry-bags).

  • All accommodation (6 nights) + breakfast (6 times).

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

  • All picnics during kayak tours (4 times).

  • All activities during "relaxing day" (guided hike and cooking lesson).

  • 1-3 kayak kayak guides, depending the group size.

  • Rescue boat following discretely all kayak 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