Kayak Sfinari to Falasarna – First time out in these new times

Restrictions to movements have just been lifted, and a few of us have been itching to go out at sea, what with the spring coming and having been stuck at home for what felt like a really long time.

The day promises to be good, and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s absolute calm when we launch from Sfinari, and it will stay like that except for a moment in Falasarna bay just before we land.

Martin and Spiros came along today. We passed by the cliffs near Kokkina Gremna, we navigated through the shallow rocks over the turquoise water, we explored the low rock tunnels ending into secret pools, we paddled by the offshore islets, we cruised over the shipwreck and I even jumped in the still cold sea.

A great day out kayaking along a beautiful section of West Crete coastline. Liberating.

To repeat again soon!


Kayaking on Crete’s West coast

Kayaking in Sfinari

Early Autumn and the sea in West Crete is so inviting.

We took some sit-on-top kayaks and went out from Sfinari beach, near Kissamos. Around to Platanakia beach and on towards Afratolakkos.

We tied the kayaks to ourselves and towed them for a long snorkel, with plenty of time to jump in and explore the beautiful sea life and the impressive underwater rocky landscape.

A great day out with the Italian team.


Total distance: 8.05 km
Average speed: 4.02 km/h
Total time: 03:04:15
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