Ionian Islands Kayak, Hike & Wild Camp
"Sea kayak, snorkel, hike and explore the most beautiful and remote islands in the Ionian…"
Embark on an epic journey by sea kayak across the turquoise green waters of the Ionian sea. Join a small group of like minded explorers on this unique weekly adventure tour of Lefkada & the surrounding tiny islands scattered within the Ionian archipelago, where sea life flourishes and wild camping is welcomed throughout.
Paddle along dramatic sea cliffs and hidden caves, pass remote islands, unoccupied beaches, swim in crystal-clear waters and spend the evening relaxing around a campfire, watching the starry sky.
You’ll paddle to islands that belong to the NATURA 2000 Network under the name “Inner Ionian Archipelago, Meganisi, Arkoudi, Atokos, Vromonas”. The area is recognised for its remarkable seabed meadows and rare species of flora. The common dolphin Delphinus delphis often appears and the Monk seal Monachus monachus finds refuge in the caves along the coastline.
Join our sea kayak, hike & wild camp adventure and you’ll…
Paddle through the Ionian archipelago, discover the most beautiful and remote islands away from the crowd,
Discover solitary coves, picturesque beaches, hidden sea caves and a unique coastline,
Walk and explore the islands we visit and get acquainted with the traditional island culture,
Experience wild camping at deserted beaches,
Enjoy mouth-watering barbecues and meals prepared with local fresh products,
Swim and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters,
Encounter unique wildlife that lives and breeds in the Ionian sea!
Led by a professional kayaking guide, you’ll paddle at a relaxed pace along Lefkada and the islands of Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos following a similar itinerary to the one below. All itineraries are subject to changes according to the weather. The safety and enjoyment of our guests is always our primary concern.
You don’t need to have prior sea kayaking experience, but you need to have a reasonable level of fitness and the comfort and ability to swim in open water.
Here is our recommended itinerary for a 7-day kayak, hike and wild camping expedition through the Ionian archipelago…
You’ll paddle towards the ‘blue cave’, the entrance of which is well-hidden, where the sun, sea and earth all combine to create a wondrous spectacle! A great spot for a swim and a break! You’ll continue paddling along the south coast of Lefkada till we reach a gorgeous small beach – an ideal place to camp for the night. The day will end with a barbecue under the starry sky.
Time to snorkel and explore the cave which measures 120 meters in length and 60 meters in width. Inside, you’ll be treated to the dazzling sight of sunlight bouncing off the crystal clear water, casting a mesmerizing blue shade all over the cave walls and stalactites. Rest and light lunch at the sandy beach at the far end of the cave, before jumping back in your kayak and finishing the day at a remote cove close to the south tip of Meganisi. Barbecue and solitary atmosphere away from the crowds.
Kalamos has a rich history dating back to ancient times and due to its strategic location, it played an important role in the war of independence against the Ottomans. Reaching Kalamos, our first stop is going to be Porto Leone, a protected cove where the first capital of the island was originally situated. There are ruins of Byzantine churches, windmills and fortresses, remnants of a flourishing past.
After a light lunch and swim you will continue your paddle northbound, discovering the east side of the island. The best beaches of the island are situated on this side and are only accessible by sea – a paradise for kayakers! After a long but rewarding day, you will reach Agrapidia beach and its famous tavern Voskopoula for a well-earned meal. Today you will have the luxury of sleeping and resting at a lovely, traditional guesthouse!
Later, you will paddle a bit south along Kastos’ beautiful coast to pitch our camp at the beautiful Pisina beach. Enjoy a delightful meal on the beach.
After an exciting day you’ll stop at a solitary and protected bay where you’ll rest, enjoy a delicious meal and sleep, far away from civilisation. The perfect ending to such a full and exhilarating day!
"This trip was everything we hoped it would be! Learning to sea kayak, paddling around the beautiful Lefkada & other Ionian islands, hiking and swimming filled the days. It was a fast-paced, fun-filled experience led by a skilled guide who expertly managed everything from wrangling gear to choosing restaurants. Highlights were the warm seas, caves, hidden coves and beaches and simply delicious local seafood."
"Thanks again for the fantastic trip. Lucas and Elodie really loved the experience and we all had a great time as a family. Yiannis, Daphne and you (though you were meant to be on holiday!) were all super supportive and helpful, and it was great to have the other Yiannis and his daughters with us (and your daughter too), which helped Elodie acclimatise and feel comfortable. Eve has already expressed her desire to join you on another trip, either walking or sailing... a wonderful experience."