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Sea Kayaking Sfakia, Crete provided by Enjoy Crete

Sea Kayaking Sfakia, Crete
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About
The trip takes place in the most spectacular coast of Crete. During our kayak trip, we will visit the well known Sweet water beach and will have a stop/lunch afterwards in Loutro village. The whole trip takes place in an area which has NO roads. It is near the national park of Samaria. The whole distance of the trip is about 15km (8.1 nautical miles). No experience required. Tandem or single kayaks are available.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • There are sea caves and wonderful beaches (Sweet water beach etc) for swimming and snorkelling along our way to the small village of Loutro where we will stop for lunch. You can either eat in a taverna or you can bring your own. The food in the village is excellent and there is a wide variety including many recipes for vegetarians. Single or tandem (double) kayaks are available. People with no experience will be given a tandem kayak as those are easier to paddle. Experienced paddlers can get superb boats from Nigel Dennis, Valley, North Shore and P&H.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • There are sea caves and wonderful beaches (Sweet water beach etc) for swimming and snorkelling along our way to the small village of Loutro where we will stop for lunch. You can either eat in a taverna or you can bring your own. The food in the village is excellent and there is a wide variety including many recipes for vegetarians. Single or tandem (double) kayaks are available. People with no experience will be given a tandem kayak as those are easier to paddle. Experienced paddlers can get superb boats from Nigel Dennis, Valley, North Shore and P&H.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 146434P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All paddling equipment
Exclusions
  • You can either pack your lunch or eat in a nearby taverna
  • You need to have a minimum of 1.5lt of water. Water is not included but you can refill for free.
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Ilingas Beach, Greece Participants will meet us either on the beach (we are the only company in the area) or they can ask in the hotel/taverna (only one) in case they arrive earlier or need some help.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All paddling equipment
Exclusions
  • You can either pack your lunch or eat in a nearby taverna
  • You need to have a minimum of 1.5lt of water. Water is not included but you can refill for free.
Departure details
  • Ilingas Beach, Greece Participants will meet us either on the beach (we are the only company in the area) or they can ask in the hotel/taverna (only one) in case they arrive earlier or need some help.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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J Dee
7 contributions
Family Sea Kayaking: Highlight of our Trip!
Sep 2021
We booked our family sea kayaking adventure with Enjoy Crete and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. In the morning, we made our way down to the beach at Hora Sfakion to meet our guides for the day: Stelios and Eve, both incredibly welcoming, the former with many a fascinating story to tell and the latter always ready with a wide smile and joke to tell. They immediately made me feel at ease. We were also introduced to our fellow kayakers for the day, a lovely German lady and Swedish couple.

Then followed the clearest description of the proper and most efficient technique of sea kayaking I have ever heard (and between us we’ve kayaked quite a bit before). On trying my best to emulate the technique Stelios showed us, I realised how wrong I’d been doing it up until now. It was so much smoother and easier with his approach. My 12 year old daughter and I quickly settled into a relaxed rhythm in our double following behind my husband and 10 year old son in theirs. We headed west ducking in and out of caves, weaving around rocks and past stunning beaches to a little cove where we stopped for a short break. The kids swam and snorkelled in the crystal-clear waters, climbed, and jumped off a giant rock.

Next, we paddled past bays and on to the peaceful crescent of the village of Loutro. Here Stelios took us to a local taverna for a much-needed slap-up meal of delicious local fare and a chance to chat to our kayaking friends. Fully replete, we pushed off and kayaked back to the remote Sweetwater Beach, so named because spring water can be found just below the surface of the pebbles. We were met by a group of griffin vultures circling low over the beach. Here again we landed for a drink in the tiny taverna positioned on a rock just off the shore, whilst the kids snorkelled and MrJ had an impromptu Greek language lesson from Stelios!
Finally, we were on the last stretch of kayaking back past Hora Sfakion to another cave before landing back on the beach. We’d been out for six hours but the time had flown by. It was a fabulous day, which we would all highly recommend. They also run four-day excursions along the coastline camping as you go, which feels like the perfect adventure for another time!
Written 7 October 2021
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Gabriel M
1 contribution
The best adventyre in Crete
Sep 2021 • Family
The kayaking tour was the best time we had in Crete!
Stelios and Eve were very professional, and very nice.
They gave us some tips about other adventures, things to do and places to visit, all of which were just excelent.
Written 22 September 2021
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Francesco M
Verona, Italy84 contributions
Amazing trip
Sep 2021
We did the Sfakia – Loutro day trip and it was just amazing: beautiful locations, fun crew and activities, great lunch. Stelios is a true professional and all-around nice guy! He let us use his brand new 3kymia boats which are really great and very easy to paddle. We had so much fun and cannot recommend them enough!
Written 12 September 2021
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Jérome J
1 contribution
Stunning experience with awesome crew
Sep 2021
We did the day trip between Hora Sfakion and Loutro. Stelios was a great guide and coach as well as Yves. A lot of really good advice before and during the trip so we could paddle properly! Also a lot of fun in terms of personality and friendliness. The trip itself was also stunning. The area had at least 10m visibility in water. We went into a cave with the kayak (need some technical abilities haha), stopped as well for some snorkelling (take your palms if you have) and lunch. We will definitely do it again if we come back to Crete!

In terms of difficulty, it went well for us. Im ok fit and had nearly no kayaking experience. I did manage to pick it up and do the whole trip (nearly capsized few times but managed not to fall) and arms/abs were definitely soar the day after :p. But we did finish the whole trip well and on time!
Written 3 September 2021
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Juergen Aigner
1 contribution
Super sea kayak day
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a great day with Stelios and Yves - kayaking and snorkelling around Loutro - great, professional guys - lots of fun, all perfectly organised - highly recommend Enjoy-Crete!
Written 3 September 2021
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Dejan M
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions
My best experience in Crete this year
Aug 2021
Best activity i have done this year in Crete.
Paddling was very well explained and very easy to do (i had a single-seat kayak). Stelios and Yves were excellent guides.
The village of Loutro is awesome to visit by kayak and the beaches that we visited were great for snorkeling with very fresh and clear water.
Had a very good time :)
Written 13 August 2021
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Steph_3806
241 contributions
Exactly as expected: GREAT !!!
We took the day kayaking activity and all went great.
The owner took the time to explain how everything works and is patient and gentle with everyone.
Since we were an odd number with 3 kids he even brought a friend of his to be on the boat with our 3rd children, which was reassuring.
Icing on the cake, his friend (Yves) is originally French (and so are we) so we had another interesting spin and vision on the whole trip.
The caves are great and it is fun to be able to go in them with the Kayak.
The owner speaks perfect English which is very helpful for communication. He is also a very fascinating person leaving multiple lives which made the day a real good enjoyable time.
Written 1 August 2021
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Markan
Crete, Greece1 contribution
Brilliant!
We did the Sfakia-Loutro tour as two couples. It was an amazing experience! Stelios and Yves are fun and friendly and great teachers. They explain the kayaking basics for beginners very well before you start and also teach you the right moves along the way. We felt safe and well cared for at all times. Swimming and snorkelling at the remote beach was also very fun and eating lunch at the beautiful village Loutro was a highlight - you can’t get there by car, only by boat. All in all we would absolutely recommend this kayak tour if you come to Crete, since it will be an unforgettable experience - it definitely was for us.
Written 17 July 2021
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Stefan
1 contribution
Unforgettable kayak tour
May 2021 • Friends
This was a fantastic trip with the kayak. We visited numerous caves, went snorkeling and had a very good time. Stelios and Yves guided our tour and they had a lot of additional information about almost everything.
We went to Loutros which can not be reached by car and had delicious local food.
We would do this trip anytime again. Thanks a lot Stelios and Yves for this unforgettable experience.
Written 16 May 2021
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Enjoy-Crete
Thank you Stephan, hope to see you next year!
Written 17 May 2021
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Gonca G
Aachen, Germany8 contributions
Enjoy snorkeling in sweetwater bay
Sep 2020
We had a perfect kayaking trip at the southern coast of Crete with crystal clear water. We had two stops for snorkeling with great views of the rocky underground with its colorful fishes. Take care to bring along your own masks to get the full experience despite COVID-19. The guide is so experienced with kayaking and gives very useful tips to improve your skills. We enjoyed the lunch in a very typical Cretan restaurant in Loutro listening to the stories from around the world and insights that Stelios shared with us to protect and promote the lovely island that he can call home. We acknowledge also that we received lots of pictures from the trip as we did not have a camera with us. In other places they would do extra business for the pictures but this is not the case here :). We will for sure come back and explore some other spots with Enjoy Crete's kayaks.
Written 13 September 2020
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