Cruise on The Big Blue

Location : Greece - Ionian Islands
Level of difficulty : 1 / 5

Distances :

45 nautical miles

Discover the islands from the coast but also explore inland for a different perspective.

A combination of kayaking and daily walks, perfect for those who want to learn to kayak, see the most remote islands of the Ionian archipelago and experience the kayak touring lifestyle.

This trip takes you to the islands of Meganissi, Kalamos and Kastos.

Discover three different worlds… Meganissi, a former pirate haunt and the picturesque villages of Spartochori, Katomeri on the north coast, the island of Kalamos, with its Mediterranean vegetation and historical interest (Kalamos and Kastos are car free)…The secret island retreat of Kastos and its only village; the desert island of Formikoula … except for a few colonies of gulls and shearwaters who share their territory with a monk… Fascinating.

This beautiful last stage (27 km) ends paddling along the magnificent west coast of Meganissi…

The trip is accessible to everyone, but you need to be in good physical condition to cope with the possibility of gusts of wind.

This is for small groups of 4 to 8 participants max. It can be programmed on request for existing groups.
The whole trip is supervised and organised by a French fully qualified sea kayaking guide.


D1 : Reception at the airport – Transfer to Lefkada.
Dinner and overnight at the base camp.

D2 : Launching of the boats and first discoveries
Launching of the kayaks and first paddles in this superb environment. After learning the safety manoeuvres, we set off for a few hours of navigation, the main aim of which is to familiarise ourselves with the boats, the equipment and the area.
Overnight at the Base Camp.
Sailing time 3 hours.

D3: Start of the trip
Early in the morning we start our journey. We sail to the North West point of Meganissi. Swimming and departure on foot for the port of Vathy. Lunch at Frederikos’ tavern.
Overnight in Meganissi in a bivouac.
Sailing time 5.5 hours.

D4 : The best of Kalamos
Wake up at dawn and head east towards the north-western tip of Kalamos and the bay of Episkopi. Lunch in a bivouac. Afternoon walk on the road along the north coast of the island and swimming at the north-east point.
Return to Episkopi for the night in bivouac.
Sailing time 5 hours.

D5: We continue our journey.
Sailing along the North-North East coast to a beautiful beach located north of the village of Kalamos. A short walk to the village for lunch and a shower. Walk and swim in the afternoon.
Overnight in a bivouac.
Sailing time 3 hours.

D6 : Kastos on the horizon
Quiet departure in the morning. Crossing to Kastos from the north. Quiet sailing on the east coast along one of the most beautiful coasts of the region. Arrival on Kastos, lunch in a tavern, showers.
Overnight in a bivouac.
Sailing time 4 hours.

D7 : Return to the base camp via Meganisi.
We get up at dawn for a very early start in the direction of Meganisi, we pass the South Kastos, the North Formikoula and greet our friend the Monk if he is there. We will arrive at the base camp at the end of the day, after the most beautiful navigation of the trip.

D8 : Early departure for the ancient site of Delphi.

D9 : Return trip to Athens airport.


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Upcoming trips
From 15/05/23 to 20/05/23
From 19/06/23 to 24/06/23
From 10/07/23 to 15/07/23
From 31/07/23 to 05/08/23
From 21/08/23 to 26/08/23
From 25/09/23 to 30/09/23
Carte de la Grèce : Ionian Islands

Distances :

45 nautical miles



Flights not included:
– 15 to 20 May 2023: 780 €
– 19 to 24 June 2023: 820 €
– 10 to 15 July 2023: 820 €
– 31 July to 05 August 2023: 890 €
– 21 to 26 August 2023: 890 €
– 25 to 30 September 2023: 820 €

Price includes:
  • Meals / Overnight stays in campsites
  • Sports equipment
  • Supervision by a fully qualified guide
This price does not include:
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra optional insurance

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