Skiathos Island is some 50 sq km is size but despite its small scale, it is truly amazing. Over 60 beaches are dotted along the 44 km long coastline. The southernmost island of the Northern Sporades (the scattered ones), it lies some 5 km away from the mainland which equals an hour of easy paddling. What more can you ask of an expedition style kayak tour. In 5 days we will tour the island kayaking near the coastline and focusing on the spectacular views. Our luggage and food stock will be loaded into the kayaks. Each day we will stay on a different beach and find pleasure in it.
Our main goal will be to conquer by kayak two mind blowing beaches, namely Koukounaries and Lalaria … hm … they do sound a bit crazy … yet they are just the right thing for us! Tsougria Island, on the other hand was where Beatles wished to set up their recording studio. We will honour them by playing a tune of their or two.
Day 1 – We depart some time after 7 p.m. (or early next morning, if the group agrees on it). We take off from the parking lot at Orlov most (the one on the right after the bus stop heading to NDK). We arrive at Volos early in the morning. If we find a coffee shop that is open, we can have a cup of coffee. Next we arrive in Agios Georgios. We pack up, load the kayaks and paddle our way to Skiathos and then paddle some more and set up camp.
Day 2 and 3 – We paddle around the island and sightseeing all that our eyes can see. Fortresses, a hidden salt lake fill of swans, caves, arches and many more seen by kayak.
Day 4 – Following the last camp night we paddle our way to the minivan that we had left on the mainland. Pack up and arrive in Sofia in the evening.
Prior to departure all details will be discussed with the group such as: departure time, what to pack up, food, water, amusements.
Price: 380 EUR/person.