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Tour overview

8 Days Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanese is a not-to-be-missed sea kayaking extravaganza exploring the best of what the Dodecanese Islands have to offer.

During this Sea Kayaking Tour you get to experience an adventure like no other, getting as close as possible Greek island life, swimming in crystal-clear waters and paddling in hidden bays and going to places few have been. This eco-friendly trip combines cosmopolitan and historical Rhodes, elegant Symi and Kastellorizo, one of the tiniest of the Greek Islands and the furthest to the East. 8 Days Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanese enables you to get away from the crowds and experience the real, authentic side of the region. You have the chance to see up-close how the locals live nowadays, how the sea constantly seems to be fighting with the land, how little white chapels are often hidden in the most unspoilt places, and finally, how life can be extraordinary even when it’s simple. You can choose between opting for just the basic activity tour or our full package tour – which covers your accommodation and transportation too.

Highlights of 8 days Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanese.

  • Anthony Quinn’s Bay
  • Lindos village & the Acropolis
  • Symi town & St George Disalonas
  • Blue Cave in Kastellorizo
  • Red Sand Beach
  • Nimos Island

Trekking Hellas offers a variety of activities and tours on Rhodes, the Dodecanese Islands and indeed all over Greece, which can be added to your itinerary, which you can customize to your own personal taste. You can extend your stay on Rhodes, staying in charming lodging in the medieval town and continue to explore the island actively with our day tours such as Mt. Akramitis hike Profits Ilias Sunset Hike or our Taste of Rhodes tour for those of you who love food.

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Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

8 days

Period of Operation: April to October

Level of difficulty : 2,5/5

Price/person:

All Inclusive Full Package:

  • 1420€ for min 8 participants
  • 1540€ for min 6 participants
  • 1740€ for min 4 participants
  • 2360€ for min 2 participants

Activity Only Package:

  • 760€ for min 8 participants
  • 840€ for min 6 participants
  • 1000€ for min 4 participants
  • 1480€ 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

Full Package:

  • 6 nights in double room (Paradise studios Faliraki or Similar)
  • 1 night in double room (Pedi Beach Hotel or Similar)
  • 6 Sea Kayaking trips
  • Ferry tickets to Symi & Kastellorizo
  • Sea Kayak transportation to Symi and Kastellorizo
  • Breakfasts (Day 2 – 8)
  • Lunches & Snacks (Day 2 – 7)
  • Dinners (Day 1 & 7)
  • Drinking water supply
  • All local transfers
  • Trekking Hellas Guide(s) for the sea kayaking trips (Day 2 – 7)
  • Introductory Meeting and Farewell Dinner with Trekking Hellas Rhodes Manager (Day 1 & 7)
  • Sea kayaks – tandem (team spirit is important!) with a rudder
  • Dry Bags
  • Snorkelling gear (Mask & Tube)

Single Supplement: 450€

Activity Only Package:

  • 1 night in double room (Pedi Beach Hotel or Similar)
  • 6 sea Kayaking trips
  • Ferry tickets to Symi & Kastellorizo
  • Sea Kayak transportation to Symi and Kastellorizo
  • Lunches & Snacks (Day 2 – 7)
  • Drinking water supply
  • Trekking Hellas Guide(s) for the sea kayaking trips (Day 2 – 7)
  • Introductory Meeting with Trekking Hellas Rhodes Manager
  • Sea kayaks – tandem (team spirit is important!) with a rudder
  • Dry Bags
  • Snorkelling gear (Mask & Tube)

Single Supplement: 100€

Itinerary

On Day 1 of your Sea Kayaking Tour you settle into your accommodation next to the beach front and enjoy the warmth of the Rhodian Sun! In the afternoon, get ready for an introductory meeting with a Trekking Hellas Guide in the reception area of your hotel followed by a Welcome dinner (For full package version).

Οvernight stay on Rhodes

Day 2 of 8 Days Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanese and our first day kayaking!

Be ready to be blown away by the clarity of the water, its amazing colours and the magnificent bays in the area of our first Sea Kayaking Tour.

On today’s  ‘to do’ list are Anthony Quinn’s Bay, Ladiko Beach, a couple of sea caves to explore and a beautiful area known as Traounou where we enjoy a well-deserved homemade picnic lunch.

Plenty of time is allocated on our stop here to go snorkelling to explore the rich environment of the sea in this area, swim and even cliff jump for those inclined.

Miles: 6.5

Duration: 5 hours

Actual Paddling time: 2.5 hours

Οvernight stay on Rhodes

Today on our Sea Kayaking Tour we start from a more southern point on the East Coast, a charming fishing village named Haraki. The scenery here is completely different from our day before and never ceases to amaze – for different reasons to yesterday! Life just keeps getting better! On today’s ‘to do’ list we tick off the Medieval Castle of Feraklos, the golden sandy beach of Agathi and the unspoilt gem of Rhodes known as Red Sand Beach. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a similar ‘to do’ list back at home?

After time to swim, snorkel and relax, a BBQ will be quietly calling for your attention with its mouth-watering aromas in our peaceful picnic spot right by the sea.

Miles: 5.5

Duration: 5 hours

Actual Paddling time: 2.5 hours

Οvernight stay on Rhodes

Day 4 of 8 Days Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanese finds us on the local ferry to Symi – the most picturesque of the Dodecanese Islands.

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 we have disembarked from the ferry not moments before. No need to worry about your personal belongings and luggage as everything will be automatically transferred to tonight’s accommodation.

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.

Tonight we 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

Ferry trip: 1 hour

Οvernight stay on Symi

An early breakfast is recommended today on day 5 of our Sea Kayaking Tour to make the most of the colours of the morning sky and the peace and quiet of Pedi beach. After deliciously refuelling 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 catch the ferry in order to get ready for our next unique paddling adventure!

Miles: 9.5

Duration: 5 hours

Actual Paddling time: 4 hours

Ferry trip: 1 hour

Οvernight stay on Rhodes

Day 6 of 8 Days Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanese sees us on our longest ferry ride to the most eastern point of the Greece.

Kastellorizo, Castello Rosso or Megisti as it is also known– awaits for us to explore it!

This tiny island has the most amazing hidden sea cave ever found in Europe. Amazingly it is 40 – 50 metres long, 25 – 30 metres wide & 20 – 25 metres high. Through its tiny entrance, we paddle in, and explore this amazing blue grotto. The light of the sun reflects in the interior of the cave, thereby producing a dazzling azure colour. Words cannot describe the scenery – we can only hope our photos will! Today we are not alone as sea turtles abound in this area, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

After our visit, it is again time to indulge in a delicious lunch, this time in the quiet village of Kastellorizo, overlooking the Turkish Coast. After our leisurely lunch we head back to Rhodes.

Miles: 7

Duration:  4 hours

Actual Paddling time: 3 hours

Ferry trip: 4 hrs & 40 minutes (round trip)

Οvernight stay on Rhodes


If, in any case, since the day trip to Kastellorizo can be operated only once a week, the weather is not suitable to paddle, we will change Kastellorizo for Halki.

Alternative Day’s description : Today we will start from the small port of  Kamiros Skala in the morning, from where we will depart by boat to Halki. After about an hour of sailing in the Aegean Sea, we will approach this small island that manages to enchant every visitor. In 1983, UNESCO designated Halki as the “island of peace and friendship.

After disembarking from the boat, we will begin with our sea kayaks the exploration of the coastline – from Emporios to Ftenaya, Pontamos, the peninsula under the Medieval Castle of the Knights of Agios Ioannis and Trachia beach. Today we are not alone as seals & dolphins abound in this area, so be sure to keep an eye out for them! . We will have many opportunities for diving and exploring the seabed as well as for walks in the beautiful settlement of Halki after our return to the port. After our visit, it is again time to indulge in a delicious lunch, this time in the quiet village of Emborios, overlooking Alimia. After our leisurely lunch we head back to Rhodes. At the afternoon the ship will depart from Halki towards Rhodes.

Miles: 7

Duration:  4 hours

Actual Paddling time: 3 hours

Ferry trip: 2 hours (round trip)

Today our Sea Kayaking Tour sees us back on Rhodes for your last kayaking experience in 8 Days Sea Kayaking in the Dodecanese. Now we get ready for some truly picture-perfect postcard moments in Lindos – the timeless gem of Rhodes Island. Small, quaint whitewashed houses are juxtaposed against its pink bougainvilleas, beautiful blue waters, golden sandy beach and ancient Acropolis at the top of the hill. What more could one want for the ultimate setting? It truly feels like a live postcard as you first set your eyes on it! On today’s “arduous” ‘to do’ list are also St Paul’s bay and Navarone Bay.

No trip would be complete without lunch at a taverna there to soak in the spectacular views while relaxing and rejuvenating and there is obviously an optional visit to the archaeological site of the Lindian Temple of Athena if you feel so inclined.

In the evening, we fondly look back over our trip together and enjoy a final farewell dinner (For full package version).

Miles: 9

Duration:  9 hours

Actual Paddling time: 4.5 hours

Οvernight stay in Faliraki

SAFETY

In all our tours we use the below equipment 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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