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Dodecanese Sea Kayaking in Greece

On this exceptional sea kayaking tour in the Dodecanese, you will experience the beauty of the Greek Islands! We will set off from Rhodes and explore Anthony Quinn's Bay, Haraki village, Symi island, a hidden sea cave in Kastellorizo, and more!


TRIP TYPE

Private and Group

DURATION

8 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Apr - Oct

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Explore the beautiful Dodecanese islands in Greece.
  • Spend a week kayaking to amazing spots including caves, villages and beaches.
  • Enjoy the unique combination of nature and culture that Greece has to offer.

Description

On this unforgettable Dodecanese Sea Kayaking adventure in Greece, you will spend a full week exploring glittering islands and picturesque local villages.

We will set off from Rhodes, the main island of the Dodecanese, and also our main resting spot throughout the tour. From there, every day will be a discovery as we take our kayaks and paddle to some truly amazing places including charming local villages, caves, beaches, and more! There will be plenty of time to swim, snorkel, taste delicious local food, and explore everything that the Dodecanese has to offer, from sparkling turquoise waters to lovely little chapels and archeological sites. You can find a detailed, day-by-day description below.

The highlights of this trip are:

  • Anthony Quinn’s Bay

  • Lindos village & the Acropolis

  • Symi town & St George Disalonas

  • Blue Cave in Kastellorizo

  • Red Sand Beach

  • Nimos Island

Keep in mind that every day we will spend around 5 hours paddling. Hats, sunblock, a good fitness level, and a sense of adventure are a must. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you on the way and will take care of all the kayaking and snorkeling equipment.

So, are you ready to enjoy a unique Dodecanese Sea kayaking experience? Then contact us today and we will be happy to assist you and to help plan this amazing adventure!

Or, join us on an island-hopping adventure from Paros to Naxos to Santorini!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Clean drinkable water

Price details

INCLUDED:

6 nights in a double room (Paradise studios Faliraki or Similar)

1 night in a 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

Guide(s) for the sea kayaking trips (Day 2 – 7)

Introductory Meeting and Farewell Dinner with our Rhodes Manager (Day 1 & 7)

Sea kayaks – tandem (team spirit is important!) with a rudder

Dry Bags

Snorkeling gear (Mask & Tube)

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Rhodes

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.

Οvernight stay on Rhodes

Day 2: Anthony Quinn's Bay

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 BayLadiko 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

Day 3: Haraki

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: Symi

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

Day 5: Simi- Rhodes

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: Kastellorizo

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)

Day 7: Lindos

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

Day 8: Departure

Details

More info

In all of our tours we use the equipment listed 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

Meeting point

Rhodes

About the guide: Trekking

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Tour Operator

Trekking Hellas is the largest and most renowned tour operator in Greece, in the outdoor holidays area. For over 33 years, we have been providing high quality services for individuals and groups, offering unique adventures in the most beautiful locations in the country, with highly qualified guides.

The variety of activities in offer is huge, from sea kayaking, hiking and rafting, to biking, via ferrata, rock climbing or gastronomy tours, among many others.

We operate 12 bases all over Greece, with different activities. The personnel in each base has the required qualifications to guide the specific activities we operate: eg. for hiking at low altitudes we work with experienced mountain guides with degrees from mountaineering associations and from our own training school; for sea kayaking we require the BCU certificate.

We contribute to the sustainable rural development by supporting local communities and offering work opportunities to their inhabitants, and the global effort to reduce over-tourism. We strongly embrace and implement a socially and environmentally responsible policy promoting the protection of nature and environmental awareness.

Our network makes it possible to offer and operate at the highest standards a variety of activities all over the country, in classic touristy destinations (Santorini, Athens, Crete, Rhodes, etc.) and less known regions of Greece (Tzoumerka, Karpenisi etc.).

Send us a request and come join us for a unique adventure in Greece!

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What people are saying about Trekking

Yvonne

5.00

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another tri

Natasja

5.00

George offered great introduction and guidance. Very patience and increased the level of climbing according to the participants. Great experience!

Yvonne

5.00

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Galen

5.00

George was a great guide, fun to talk to, informative, and attentive to safe. We all made great friends with him, and had a great experience.

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