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Day -trips



Argostoli Lighthouse - Minies
south Kefalonia

Agia Pelagia - Trapezaki
south Kefalonia

Lourdas - Katelios
south Kefalonia

Skala - Poros
south-east Kefalonia

Agia Kiriaki - Assos
west Kefalonia

Fiskardo
north Kefalonia

Agia Efimia
east Kefalonia

Agia Kiriaki
west Kefalonia

Antisamos - Poros
east Kefalonia

Xi - Vardianoi
southwest Kefalonia

Petanoi
west Kefalonia

Blue Caves
north Zakynthos

Sea Kayaking Kefalonia - Day-trips


We run day-trips on a daily basis. Depending on conditions and group experience we try to offer the best trip possible. If you want to do more than one day-trip, we guarantee that different ones will be offered. Currently, we offer more than 10 different trips all around Kefalonia.

The price for a day-trip is 60 Euros. Discounts available for groups and kids less than 18 years old.


In every trip the price includes:
  • all sea kayaking equipment
  • extra equipment like dry bags, long sleeved shirts for sun protection, etc
  • snorkelling equipment (masks & snorkels)
  • healthy lunch with typical products of Greece
  • experienced kayak guide (British Canoe Union (BCU) instructor)
  • kayak tour and safety briefing
  • transfer back to the starting point
  • sea kayak techniques instruction if wanted
booking info

Below you can find descriptions and photos from our day-trips.

Day-trips description

Argostoli Lighthouse to Minies (south Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Argostoli Lighthouse - Minies map
Paddling Distance: 5 nautical miles
Duration: 5-6 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

In this tour we follow a relaxed and exploring pace. In the first part we kayak along a scenic coast full of caves, natural arches and rock gardens.

We have a short break for swimming and fruit in Palaiostafida bay where according to Robert Bittlestone's new theory about Ulysses' ancient Ithaca, the place where the suitors set up the ambush to Telemachus, Ulysses son. We continue kayaking and as soon as we pass the touristy beach of Makris Gialos the scenery changes radically. High white limestone cliffs are now our terrain. Again, caves, turquoise waters and remote white sandy beaches make our paddling a really impressive experience!! We have another break for swimming, snorkeling and lunch before continuing for the last stretch of our trip.

We land in Minies beach (near the airport) where we can finish our paddling experience with a cold drink in the local beach bar...

paddling Argostoli trip sea kayaks in limestone caves kayak through arches secluded coves in Argostoli trip
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Agia Pelagia to Trapezaki (south Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Agia Pelagia - Trapezaki map
Paddling Distance: 7 nautical miles
Duration: 5-6 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We kayak part of the scenic south Kefalonia. This part of the island offers a really big variety of sceneries, from sandy beaches to rock gardens, caves and sea channels.

Moreover, in addition to these coastal interests, the view to the inland gives an excellent picture of the island: green slopes and scattered colourful villages under the impressive mass of mount Ainos which due to its endemic black fir tree is one of the ten national parks in Greece.

Among the highlights of this tour is the break in the beach with the crystals as well as the beautiful islet of Dias where if the weather allows, we visit the chappel in the top.

We land in Trapezaki beach where we can finish our paddling experience with a cold drink in the local beach bar...

paddle through channels in Lourdas trip kayaks view from Dias islet sea kayaks in sandy beaches in south Kefalonia bat cave in south Kefalonia
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Lourdas to Katelios (south Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Lourdas - Katelios map
Paddling Distance: 7 nautical miles
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We start kayaking in the long sandy beach of Lourdas. This trip covers a quite remote stretch of Kefalonia's south coastline.

Sandstone cliffs, numerous non accessible sandy beaches and rock gardens are along the way. We have a short break in a bay with natural clay where we can play making face masks or anything else we can think of! After a visit to a complex of sea caves we arrive in the beautiful beach of Koroni. Fine sand and crystal clear waters make Koroni an ideal stop for swimming and lunch.

We finish our trip in the little fishing village of Katelios.

playing with clay in the beach sea caves next to Koroni beach


Skala to Poros (south-east Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Skala - Poros map
Paddling Distance: 6 nautical miles
Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We paddle along the south-east coast of Kafalonia. After the long sandy beach of Skala, the coastline becomes rocky. It is a nice and relaxing stretch.

Highlight of the tour, the secluded cove in “kako langadi” with the spectacular beach and the caves in the rocks. We stop there for swimming, snorkeling and lunch.

We finish in the picturesque village of Poros, a couple of miles later.

lunch stop in kako langadi cove sea kayaking along rocky scenery in Skala tour


Agia Kiriaki to Assos (west Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Agia Kiriaki - Myrtos - Assos map
Kayaking Distance: 8 nautical miles
Duration: 6-7 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

A sea kayaking tour on the dramatic west coast of the island.
We set out from the little fishing port of Agia Kiriaki and paddle north, along the impressive limestone cliffs. We stop for swimming and fruit in one of the pristine remote beaches along the way. After a while we visit the big 'Papanicolis' cave and paddle along the famous beach of Myrtos (constantly voted as one of the best beaches in Greece and Europe).

We continue kayaking along breathtaking scenery with high cliffs, sea caves and rock gardens. After a stop in a remote beach for lunch and swimming we paddle around the Assos peninsula and reach Assos village, the spectacular fishing village located in the isthmus of the peninsula. The cypress trees and pines that cover the surrounding hills, the dramatic limestone cliffs and the perimetric fortress on the peninsula, create a breathtaking, full of contrasts scenery.

We finish our day with an iced frappe in a local cafe.

limestone cliffs in Assos trip sea caves in AssosAssos fishing port Assos peninsula
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Fiskardo (north Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Emplyssi – Fiskardo – Foki – Evreti (round trip) map
Kayaking Distance: 6-7 nautical miles
Duration: 5-6 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We launch from the secluded cove of Emplyssi and we kayak south along the coast. After a while, we reach Fiskardo, a picturesque village that was left untouched by the 1953 earthquake. The traditional houses and the abundant signs of an aristocratic past make it simply unique.

We continue kayaking to Phoki, a colourful little bay with crystal clear waters and a forest of cypress trees covering the surrounding slopes. After a while we reach the Evreti bay, where we paddle over 2 wrecked caiques and we stop for swimming, snorkeling and lunch.

After lunch we can either paddle straight back to Emplyssi or extend our paddling and visit the little islet of Dhaskalio, the Homeric 'Asteris' where Penelope's suitors set up the ambush to Ulysses sun, Telemachus. Especially worth the visit on the spring when it is a seagull rookery.

We finish back in Emplyssi beach.

paddling in Foki bay, Fiskardo Fiskardo, Kefalonia
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Agia Efimia (east Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Agia Efimia (round trip) map
Kayaking Distance: 6-7 nautical miles
Duration: 5-6 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We launch from the picturesque fishing village of Agia Efimia, a sailors favourite. Turquoise waters, limestone rocks and lush Mediterranean vegetation form a beautiful kayaking scenery.

There are plenty of secluded coves and beaches to choose from for our lunch, swim and snorkel break.

sea kayak Agia Efimia Agia Efimia

Agia Kiriaki (west Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Agia Kiriaki (round trip) map
Kayaking Distance: 7-8 nautical miles
Duration: 5-6 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We launch from the fishing port of Agia Kiriaki. We paddle along a coastline of pristine beauty. Being one of the most remote parts of Kefalonia, we barely see any human trace in the area.

We reach Fteri bay, an area with white limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and green valleys. After a stop for swimming and fruit we continue along one of the nicest stretches of the island. Huge white cliffs, blue waters and seagulls flying over our heads! We stop for swimming, snorkelling and lunch in Amidi beach, a pebble beach at the end of another green valley. We continue towards the Kakata cape where we visit a beautiful sea cave before we start paddling back to Agia Kiriaki.

We finish our day with a cold drink in the local fish taverna...

Amidi beach, west Kefalonia Agia Kiriaki, west Kefalonia
paddling with seagulls in west Kefalonia Fteri beach
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Antisamos to Poros (east Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Antisamos to Poros map
Kayaking Distance: 9 nautical miles
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We start paddling from Antisamos, the famous 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' beach. This is one of the most remote parts of Kefalonian coastline with no sign of human intervention along the route. Beautiful waters, forested hills and Ithaca just a couple of miles on our east compose the scenery. We stop for lunch, swimming and snorkeling in Koutsoupia beach, one of the real gems of Kefalonia. We continue paddling and finish to the village of Poros.

koutsoupia beach, Kefalonia sea kayaking in the east Kefalonia

Xi - Vardianoi (southwest Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Lassi - Xi - Vardianoi - Minies map
Kayaking Distance: 10 nautical miles
Duration: 6-7 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Advanced (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We start paddling from Lassi and we soon cross to Lixouri peninsula. We paddle along the famous Xi beach with the dark sand and the grey clay cliffs. We stop and relax, swimming and playing with the clay.

After a short crossing we reach the uninhabited islet of Vardianoi where we stop to explore as well as for lunch. Our final crossing takes us to Minies beach where we finish our trip.

kayaking in Xi beach

Petanoi (west Kefalonia)

Itinerary: Petanoi - Platia Ammos - Petanoi (round trip) map
Kayaking Distance: 9 nautical miles
Duration: 6-7 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Advanced (in the usual weather conditions)
Price: 60 euros per person

We launch from the beautiful beach of Petanoi and paddle in a stunning scenery with high limestone cliffs and endless rockgardens. We reach Platia Ammos, one of the most remote and beautiful beaches in Kefalonia, situated just below the Kipouria monastery. We stop here for swimming, snorkeling and lunch.

After some more exploration in the rock gardens and caves of the area we head back to Petanoi bay where we finish our day with a drink in the local taverna.

Blue Caves (north Zakynthos)

Itinerary: Agios Nicolaos - Blue Caves (and back) map
Paddling Distance: 6 nm
Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions
Price: 65€ from Zakynthos (Agios Nikolaos), 75€ from Kefalonia (Pesada)

This tour takes place in the island of Zakynthos. However, as there is a ferry connection between Kefalonia and our starting point at Agios Nikolaos (Zakynthos), it is logistically easy for people staying in Kefalonia, as well.

We start kayaking from Agios Nikolaos and after one mile we reach the Blue Caves area. Amazing rock formations and incredibly coloured waters form a breathtaking scenery. It is a real playground for the sea kayaker. We spend as much time as we wish paddling around and taking photos.
On our way back, we stop in an isolated beach for swimming, snorkelling and lunch. Our trip ends back in Agios Nikolaos.

Blue Caves, Zakynthos Blue Caves, Zakynthos kayak inside a blue cave paddling sea caves, Zakynthos
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