This is easier to access the trip if you are staying in eastern Crete. It is located close to Agios Nikolaos and not far from Elounda as well and is much less exposed to winds and waves. An ideal trip for non experienced paddlers.
Specifics of the journey:
We will travel northwest to the town of Agios Nikolaos or southeast to the sleepy fishing village of Pachia Ammos, depending on the conditions and the experience of the party.
You are invited to bring your own lunch, or we can have lunch at a taverna in either scenario.
There will undoubtedly be enough stops for snorkeling and swimming. About 15 to 18 km can be paddled in either direction. The length of the distance can be changed to suit the needs of the group.
Do you provide transfer?
Transfer is available for an extra 20€ per person assuming you are relatively close to Heraklion and on our way to the starting point (see map below). If you are not sure if your location is covered from our transfer service please get in touch with us.
What to bring?
You will need 1.5lt of water (ideally in small bottles),sun glasses, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, lycra shirt or any t-shirt ideally with UV protection. You will also need shoes that you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet. Ideally a light neoprene shoe will work great. It is not required to wear shoes but they will help as the majority of the beaches are with small pebbles.
At Enjoy-Crete, we're passionate about helping you create lasting memories. Our kayak day trip to Istron offers an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with the splendor of nature. After a day of exploration, you'll return with a sense of wonder, rejuvenation, and a treasure trove of stories to share.