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3-day Expedition: Circumnavigation of Ithaca

(Any dates upon request)

 

The circumnavigation of Ithaca gives you the opportunity to explore almost 100% of Ithaca's coastline. An experienced guide will show you with safety every secret spot.
The starting point is Odyssey Sea Kayak Club located in Vathy harbor. We leave in the morning and we are heading North. We follow the East coastline of the island and we visit a lot of isolated and beautiful bays. Then we visit Kioni village for lunch at one of the taverns. In the afternoon we arrive at Marmakas bay and we stop at the amazing islet of Saint Nicholas which has a tiny naturally made swimming pool with an underwater exit to the open sea.  Then we finish the paddling day at Marmakas beach where we set up the tents and we spend the night under the gum trees.
The next day we leave early to Afales bay to enjoy the crystal clear light blue waters and the vertical coastline. Platinamos, a beach located in this bay, is maybe the most beautiful of the island. Then we start exploring the west coastline. The scenery here is different than the East side of Ithaca. Here we visit tiny beaches and amazing rock-gardens. We spend some time at Polis beach (there is a canteen available) and then we are leaving to Piso Aetos were we are going to spend the night. On the way to Piso Aetos we pass from some really unique beaches as Mertera and Ai Giannis.
The last day of the trip we are going to paddle back to Vathy if possible. Otherwise there are plenty of spots to finish the trip. We paddle the South rocky coastline, we pass from cape Mounta and we paddle below Korakos Petra wall. We reach at Talaros beach to swim and to relax and then we leave to Vathy passing from Manaras cave, Sarakiniko bay, cape Skotaria, Filiatro bay and Gidaki beach. In the afternoon we reach to Vathy or Minimata beach.

Level: Intermediate
Distance: 10-15 nautical miles or 19-28 kilometers per day.

For beginners there is also the option to do the trip in four days in a most relaxing pace.

Included in the prices:

  • Experienced LOCAL sea kayak guide/s
  • Safety power boat (stand by)
  • Instructional briefing prior to entering the water
  • Sea Kayaks – single or double
  • Paddles
  • PFD – personal flotation device
  • Spray decks
  • Dry Bags
  • Camping equipment: Tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Stove and cooking / eating equipment standard gas cylinders
  • Personal clothing including rain gear and at least one warm set of in the event we have a sudden change in weather
  • Personal toiletries – but these can be bought on the island
  • Cameras
  • Vathy (Ithaca’s main town) has got supermarkets, fish markets and fresh fruit markets all within a few minutes walk from accommodation – so DONT WORRY if you forget something!
  • Personal paddling gear if you have
  • Light cag
  • Swimming costumes
  • Light paddle trousers if you prefer
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Foot wear sandals or booties
  • Rash vests for sun protection
  • Snorkeling kit if you wish – Ithaca has warm clear water
  • Water – we will carry 4 x 1.5 liters of bottles to start and have opportunity to restock along the way.
  • If you have kit that you prefer (left hand paddle) or familiar with and fits you comfortably please bring it with you.

 

 
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For more information please contact us.

info@ithacadiving.gr

Phone: 0030 6948182655

Vathy Ithaca Greece.