THE TRIPS

From 2010 tours will run May to Oct, dates to be announced.

  • DATES FOR 2010
  • 1 day ‘Venetian Fortress Explorer’ Sept 12, 21 Oct 5,11
  • 3 days ‘Celebrity Circuit’ Sept 23-25 Oct 7-9
  • 6 days ‘Off the Beaten Ferry Track’ Sept 14-19
  • 9 days ‘The Odyssey’ Sept 2-1

COMFORT ALL THE WAY OR SLEEP UNDER THE STARS

You have the option of guesthouse accommodation or camping for any of our multiple day trips, prices as listed below.

If you have a group of more than 4 people, we can tailor an itinerary to suit your particular interest or time frame eg. historical sites, culinary tour, paddle & sail etc.

 

1 DAY- 'VENETIAN FORTRESS EXPLORER'

Sept 12, 21 Oct 5, 11

Explore ruins of a 16th Century Venetian Fortress forgotten by time. Located on the mainland, just 3.5km paddle across from Lefkada. We stop off to swim and have our picnic lunch at one of the dozens of quiet beaches along the sparsely inhabited mainland shores. Return to Nikiana same day. Distance 15-18km, 3-4 hrs.

€120/A$200/ (incl. 2 nights accom in Nikiana town)

 

3 DAYS- 'CELEBRITY CIRCUIT'

Sept 23-25 Oct 7-9

Follow the celebrity trail, visiting famous places linked to famous people: Madouri- private islet of famous Greek poet, the late Aristotelis Valaoritis. Scorpios - islet owned by notorious shipping tycoon , the late Aristotle Onasis; see wife Jackie Kennedy’s beach pad. Spartohori on Meganisi isle- a picturesque village of limewashed houses in the tradition of the dazzling Cyclades. Locals believe that Odysseus, Homer’s mythological celebrity, stopped here on his epic 10 year journey to Ithaki (he must have taken the Greek ferries). Distance 15-25km/day, 3-4 hrs.

CAMPING: €350/A$500, GUESTHOUSE: €450/A$650

 

6 DAYS- 'OFF THE BEATEN FERRY TRACK'

Sept 14-19

Visit places you can’t buy a ticket to. As per 3 day itinerary then burn the tourist maps. Discover quiet Kastos & Kalamos -most pristine isles & waterways of the Ionian Sea- & still the yachties best kept secret. Accessible only by private boat (no ferries), we explore turquoise bays, spectacular sea caves, & remote beaches on these sparsely populated isles. At Kalamo’s fishing village, we paddle right up to a taverna by the water, order our Frappe & fuel up on fresh traditional Greek food. 15-25km/day, 3-4 hrs.

CAMPING: €500/A$800, GUESTHOUSE: €700/A$1100

 

9 DAYS- 'THE ODYSSEY'

Sept 2-10

Paddle back to ancient times- tracing Homer’s mythology, & classical Greek history on a sea adventure to Odysseus mythological kingdom of Ithaki. This tour has it all: ancient history & mythology, traditional culture & unspoiled nature. Following as per 6 day itinerary to Kalamos, then continue to Ithaki, home of Odysseus. We spend a couple of land days expoloring Ithaki and visit Odysseus museum. There's time to relax on the island’s unspoiled beaches - swim & snorkel it’s crystal waters. 20-30km/day, 3-5 hrs.

CAMPING: €900/A$1600, GUESTHOUSE: €1100/A$1900

*NOTE THAT BOTH CAMPING AND GUESTHOUSE OPTIONS ON THIS TRIP INVOLVE ONE NIGHTS CAMPING ON A REMOTE ISLET.

 

INCLUSIONS

CAMPING OPTION: All kayaking & camping equipment, 2 meals- breakfast & lunch as per itinerary, minimum 2 nights guesthouse accommodation in Nikiana - the night before we start and the night we finish the kayaking trip.

GUESTHOUSE OPTION: As above + guesthouse accomm every night on kayak route.
*Both guesthouse and camping options do not include dinners- you pay for these separately at the restaurants we visit.

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