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Tour overview

2 Days Kayaking Symi is a glorious Sea Kayaking Tour on the most picturesque of the Dodecanese Islands.

During this one-of-kind adventure, you experience Greek island life from up close, swim in Symi’s crystal-clear blue waters, paddle in its secluded bays and visit places few have seen, let alone been to. This eco-friendly trip takes you to explore Symi, a small island located in the south of the Aegean Sea, 25 miles away from Rhodes, which has uniquely been declared an Archaeological Site in its entirety. The architecture of the houses in the traditional villages is famous due to its neoclassical style, and the Italian influence on the colours used to paint the houses – terracotta and ochre. All this adds up to a perfect panorama that looks just like a painting! All the houses in Symi are protected by Greek Law and the Ministry of Archaeology.

The nature on this island is also quite dramatic and unique. From its sharp limestone cliffs to its fertile valleys, Symi never fails to impress. Our Sea Kayaking Tour allows you to get away from the crowds and experience the real and authentic side of the island. You have the chance to see how the locals live nowadays, how the sea seems to constantly be fighting with the land, how tiny little white chapels are often hidden in the most unspoilt places, and finally, how life can be extraordinary and yet at the same time so simple – all from up close!

You can choose your accommodation from our two package options: staying in a hotel or wild camping in the heart of nature.

Highlights:

  • Symi town & St George Disalonas
  • The turquoise waters of Agia Marina
  • Nimos Island
  • Nimporio village

Trekking Hellas offers a variety of activities and tours on Rhodes and the Dodecanese Islands and indeed all over Greece, which can be added to your itinerary and which can be customized to your own personal tastes. This program is also part of our amazing 8 Day Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanes adventure  and can also be combined with our  Island hopping in the Dodecanese Hiking Tour. You will also be amazed to discover the more authentic and natural side of cosmopolitan Rhodes with a variety of activities like sea kayaking, hiking and gastronomy that we also offer!

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Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

2 days

Period of Operation: April to June & September – October

Price/person:

Staying in tents wild camping :

  • 250€ for min 8 participants
  • 280€ for min 6 participants
  • 310€ for min 4 participants
  • 440€ for min 2 participants

Staying at  a hotel:

  • 290€ for min 8 participants
  • 330€ for min 6 participants
  • 390€ for min 4 participants
  • 520€ for min 2 participants

Participation requirements

  • Level of Experience: Previous sea kayaking experience required
  • Age limitations : 14 years old and older

Tour Details

Tour inclusions

OPTION A – CAMPING version:

    • 1 night camping (St George Bay)
    • 2 Sea Kayaking trips
    • Breakfast (Day 2)
    • Lunches & Snacks (Days 1 & 2)
    • Dinner (Day 1)
    • Drinking water supply
    • Trekking Hellas Guide(s) for the sea kayaking trips
    • Sea kayaks – tandem (team spirit is important!) with a rudder
    • Dry Bags
    • Snorkelling gear (Mask & Tube)
    • Camping Equipment (2 person Tent)

    *Please bring a sleeping bag & ground mat.

    Rental of camping equipment available on request (Sleeping bag & ground mat)

OPTION B – HOTEL version:

  • 1 night in double room (Pedi Beach Hotel or Similar)
  • 2 Sea Kayaking trips
  • Breakfast (Day 2)
  • Lunches & Snacks (Days 1 & 2)
  • Drinking water supply
  • Trekking Hellas Guide(s) for the sea kayaking trips
  • Sea kayaks – tandem (team spirit is important!) with a rudder
  • Dry Bags
  • Snorkelling gear (Mask & Tube)

Availiable accommodations

Itinerary

On Day one of this fabulous Sea Kayaking Tour you meet up with your Trekking Hellas expert guide at the port of Gyalos early in the morning (approximately 09.00). From your first glimpse of this island to the last you will without a doubt find it hard to get enough of this beautifully unique island.

Our Sea Kayaking Tour starts straight away in Gyalos – right next where you disembarked from the ferry when you arrived. No need to worry about your personal belongings and luggage as everything will be automatically transferred to tonight’s accommodation if you have chosen to stay in a hotel.

Our destination for today is St George Disalonas Bay – an area only accessible by boat. The magnificent rock face behind the beach, completes its unique and breathtaking scenery. We indulge ourselves, swimming in its clear turquoise waters and top it all off with a delicious BBQ next to the chapel of St. George.

(OPTION A) After lunch, we have time to explore a bit more of the east coastline of the island – stop at Nanou Bay for a refreshing drink and then come back to set up camp under a starlit sky.

Dinner & Overnight stay at St George Disalonas bay – Camping style.

  • Miles: 9.1 miles
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Actual Paddling time: 3.0 hours

OR

(OPTION B) Overnight stay in Pedi – a true paradise for those seeking peace and serenity!  If you are interested in some evening exploration of Gyalo, Symi’s main town it’s just a short walk away!

  • Miles: 8.5
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Actual Paddling time: 3.5 hours

Οvernight stay in Pedi or Camping at St George Bay

An early breakfast is recommended today on our Sea Kayaking Tour to make the most of the colours of the morning sky and the peace and quiet of St George’s Bay or Pedi beach (Option A or B). After deliciously refueling we set off on our next kayaking session. Marvelling at the amazing views of the colourful houses of Gyalos and Nimporios before reaching Nimos Island – a stone’s throw away from Symi!

Nimos is an uninhabited island and as a result has goats aplenty.

Today we enjoy our leisurely lunch, served in the courtyard of Panagia Ipakoi’s small church.

In the afternoon, it is sadly time to say goodbye to this little rocky paradise and your guides. You will of course have your paddling memories and plenty of photos to remember your unforgettable 2 Days Kayaking Symi!

Miles: 9.5

(OPTION A)

  • Miles: 10.5
  • Duration: 8.0 hours
  • Actual Paddling time: 4.5 hours

(OPTION B)

  • Miles: 9.5
  • Duration: 7.5 hours
  • Actual Paddling time: 4 hours

End of the day (approx. 17.00)

Safety

On all our tours we use the equipment below and do all the necessary maintenance

KAYAKS Dag Biwok Evo Tandem Sea Kayaks
PFDs Feel free Basic  (CE)
PADDLES Carlisle (two parts)
SPRAY SKIRTS Beluga

All our kayaking guides have the following qualifications

  • BCU CERTIFIED
  • Facilitator of Outdoor Activities (2020 – University of Thessaly, Greece)
  • First Aid Certificate (Hellenic Red Cross)

 

 

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