Discover Canoeing (Sea kayaking)

Exploring Sports during Sailing Holidays in Greece

Sea kayaking is a popular sport which requires a good physical condition. There are many spots in the Greek islands for canoeing and sea kayaking. Also, there are some organized clubs offering courses and long-day trips. Kefalonia with its warm, calm waters offers a variety of possibilities from coastal paddling to caves exploration.

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Ntamoucharis Beach

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Very beautiful natural small port at the eastern coast of Pelion that can be approached by boat from Agios Ioannis and Mylopotamos. Ntamoychari is very beautiful and particularly calm.

Megalos Mourtias Beach

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Very lovely pebbly beach with crystal clear turquoise waters after Marpounta to the southwest. There are a few taverns with homemade food and fresh fish.

The beach has small pebbles but fine white sand in its sea bottom; the only downside is that it is narrow in width and filled with people. The deep water makes it ideal for water sports.


Ammoudara Beach

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Ammoudaras is a sandy beach. Nearby you will find restaurants, cafes, etc.

Lourdas is a hillside area, which ends in a lovely sandy beach. The resort of Lourdas is dotted with private and tourist accomodation, shops and tavernas , cafes and shops.

Agios Nikolas is a popular beach in Vassilikos area. There is a beachfront restaurant and bar, and beach volley facilities.

Loutro Beach

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Located 80 km south of Chania Loutro beach is a very small pebbled beach, inside the homonymous bay, which is only accessible by boat. It is a natural shelter from the winds.


Panormou Beach

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This is a beach with golden sands and turquoise waters. The rocky shores around are a natural work of art.

Avlomonas is located in Livadi. It's quite popular, especially among families.

Livadakia is one of the most popular sandy beaches on Serifos, situated on the south-western side of the island below Chora, the beautiful capital. This area has many beaches as well, like Livadi, and Avlomonas beach, but usually Livadakia is the most crowded.

Lithi is a bay at the southwest part of the island, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing. The area has restaurants and taverns offering fresh seafood.

Vari Beach

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Beach Vari is located in the south of the island and about 8.5 km from Ermoupoli.

Almyrida Beach

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Almyrida beach is ideal for families with little children due to the beach provides everything they need. There are tavernas and little cafe bars along the sea.

Tholos Beach at Kavousi

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Tholos beach is 26 km from Agios Nikolaos. It is a beautiful sandy beach with trees around, where bathers can lay down their shade.

Faros Argostoliou

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It is one of the most important monuments of Kefalonia. It was built in 19th century and is 8 metres tall.


Pargas Bay

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The Ionian Islands are well known as one of the best destinations in the world for kayaking and canoeing. You will find both sea kayak adventures as well as tours taking you on a river or lake as in the region of Preveza for example.