IONIAN BEAUTIES

 

'IONIAN BEAUTIES' 6 days
2016 Dates: ,June 06 - June 11,.. July 11 - July 16

PRICE PER PERSON: €600, 00

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Duration: 5 days kayaking + Arrival day/6 nights.
Start & finish:
Vasiliki.
Grade:
Experienced. 15-35km/day
Accommodation:
3 nights guesthouses, 3 nights camping
Meals:
All meals are self catered- group contributes to provisions kitty. Or we dine at local restaurants, on pay as you go basis.

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Visit places you can’t buy a ticket to: Accessible only by private boat (no ferries), we tour sparsely populated isles which are amongst the yachties best kept secrets. Visit sleepy villages, kayak around windmill ruins, discover ultramarine bays, spectacular sea caves and quiet beaches ideal for camping. At Kalamo’s small port, we paddle right up to our taverna table, order Greek coffee & fuel up on fresh Greek food.
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ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DAY    ARRIVE VASILIKI TOWN, LEFKADA ISLAND
Arrive at Vasiliki accommodation before 4pm to meet guide. Check our kayaking equipment, run through basic kayak instruction and pack your gear for the trip. Excess luggage is safely stored at our base. Full briefing over dinner at local taverna. Overnight in Vasilki guesthouse.


DAY 1    MIKROS GIALOS VIA SIVOTA, LEFKADA -distance 18km
Pack kayaks, and begin paddling after breakfast. Visit Sivota- a traditional fishing port with yachties marooned at waterfront restaurants where we stop for lunch. See the old olive mill - an original stone press restored in the converted café. Set up campsite at secluded beach inside Rouda Bay. Relax & swim in  crystal clear waters. Prepare our self catered camp dinner and dine under the stars. Camping overnight


DAY 2    LEFKADA, MEGANISI, KALAMOS -distance 35km
Cross channel to Megainisi Island and follow breathtaking Meganisi western coastline. Highlights: coastal cliffs, sea caves-huge Papanikolaos Cave, deep turquoise lagoons, snorkelling, cliff jumping. Cross channel to Kalamos. Break at Porto Leone- a disused old port scattered with ancient windmills. Picnic lunch under shade of Orthodox Church. Continue to Kalamos harbour- set up camp at nearby quiet Myrties beach. Walk to port for taverna dinner. Camping overnight (B, L)  35km ( 6 hrs)


DAY 3    KALAMOS & KASTOS  -distance 25km (optional paddle)
Free day on sparkling Myrties beach, walk up the hill above Kalamos port to explore beautiful village with traditional stone houses and narrow lanes. Optional paddle (20km return) to Kastos island -seasonal population 150 . Visit beautifuly restored Kastos windmill, and stop in at café bar with sweeping Ionian views. Picnic lunch on beach. Dinner at Kalamos seaside taverna. 2nd night Myrties camping.


DAY 4    MEGANISI, SPARTOHORI -distance 25km
Paddle Kalamos coastline via skylight cave, & derelict orthodox church, cross channel to Meganisi east coast. Kayak to Porto Spilia and leave kayaks for short trek to our guesthouse at charming Spartohori - a hilltop village with limewashed houses and winding cobbled lanes. The terrace has sweeping views of the Ionian sea to Lefkada. Free afternoon. Dinner at local taverna. Overnight in Saprtohori guesthouse.


DAY 5    SCORPIOS ISLE, NIDRI- VASSILIKI -distance 15km
Celebrity island hopping day. Paddle to Scorpios Isle - owned by the late Aristotle Onasis- notorious Greek shipping tycoon.  Kayak by wife Jackie O’s chic beach hut- right by the water. Swim and picnic at the only public beach. Visit nearby Madouri islet once home to famous Greek poet - Valaoritis.  Continue paddling to bustling Nidri port town. Finish kayaking. Transfer boats and paddlers back to our guesthouse in Vasilki (where your excess luggage is stored). Overnight Vassilki.


DAY 6    VASILIKI- CHECK OUT
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INCLUSIONS:
- Kayak hire and all equipment, including camping gear

- Experienced local guide 

- 4  nights in charming local guesthouses- twin share rooms /private bath

- 4 nights camping ‘wild’ non organised campgrounds

-  One welcome dinner in local Vasilki taverna

-  free transfer from main bus depot in Lefkada town ( not from airport)

 

NOT INCLUDED :
- Does not include meals or provisions for self catering. Restaurant meals are ‘pay as you go’ and paddlers contribute to provisions kitty for self catered meals and snacks

- Emergency rescue: €120-200, depending on distance and time of rescue

- Hire Car for overland siteseeing- this will be a group decision where all participants contribute to cost of car hire.


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