IONIAN RING

'IONIAN RING' 6 days
2016 Dates: May 09 - May14,... Sep. 05-Sep. 10

PRICE PER PERSON:

GUIDED : €500, 00

SELFGUIDED: €270, 00

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Duration: 6 days kayaking+ 6 nights.
Start :
Vassiliki Finish: Sivota bay.
Grade:
Experienced. 15-35km/day
Accommodation:
1 night in a local guest house (only for the guided tours) and 5 nights camping or
in local guest houses with an extar cost.
Meals:
All meals are self catered- group contributes to provisions kitty. Or we dine at local restaurants, on pay as you go basis. For the guided tours the first meal is included in the price

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Follow mythological heroes & modern Greek legends: This grand Ionian tour combines 3 itineraries: ‘CELEBRITY ISLES' IONIAN BEAUTIES & ‘MYTHOLOGICAL ITHAKI & KEFALONIA’. It includes overland site-seeing by car and short day trips by kayak.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1    VASSILIKI - AGIOFILI - SIVOTA Distance 9 Nm
Arrive at our base in Vassiliki before 9am to meet guide (if guided). 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 takes 40min . Visit Agiofili beach and Ammousa bay. Camp at the isolated beach of Cyclope. You can have a romantic dinner on the beach or you can trek for 30 minutes to the traditional fishing village of Sivota for dinner.


DAY 2    LEFKADA, - MEGANISI,- KALAMOS -distance 17Nm
Cross channel to Meganisi Island and follow breathtaking Meganisi western coastline. Highlights: coastal cliffs, sea caves-including huge Papanikolaos Cave, deep turquoise lagoons, snorkeling, 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 harbor- set up camp at nearby quiet Myrties beach. Walk to port for taverna dinner. Camping overnight


DAY 3    KALAMOS & KASTOS  -distance 13Nm (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 beautifully restored Kastos windmill, and stop in at cafe bar with sweeping Ionian views. Picnic lunch on the beach. Dinner at Kalamos seaside taverna. 2nd night Myrties camping.


DAY 4    KALAMOS, MEGANISI - paddling distance-  12Nm 
After an early camp breakfast, we continue east along the coastline towards Meganisi island. On route we stop for snorkeling inside a hidden, deep sea cave with its colorful reef- the rock passage just outside is home to many giant red starfish. On most days’ water inside the cave is phosphorescent - with the effect that while swimming, your body will glow in the dark with a fantastic neon blue ‘aura’. We cross the narrow channel to Meganisi Island. Visit the capital of Meganisi (Vathi) and spend the night in the uninhabited islet of Thilia.


DAY 5    SCORPIOS ISLE, MEGANISI  - paddling distance 8Nm 
Today we do a day trip to the island if Scorpios - owned by Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onasis. Kayak past Jackie O’s chic beach hut right on the water's. Swim and picnic at the only beach open to the public. Paddle to Madouri Ilset, belonging to famous Greek poet Aristotelis Valaoritis. Return to Agios Ioannis beach for Camping and dinner in a local taverna.


DAY 6   MEGANISSI - POROS - SIVOTA - paddling distance 8Nm 
Today we visit and snorkel in the bat cave. We stop at Poros village for lunch and we paddle to our last destination in Sivota bay.


INCLUSIONS:
- Kayak hire and all equipment, including camping gear

- Experienced local guide (if guided)

- 5 nights free camping

-1 Night in local guesthouse in a double shear room (Only if guided)

- Cooking facilities

-  free transfer from Sivota to Vassiliki bay.

 

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

-Accommodation in local guest houses

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


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