Grotta beach on Naxos island acquired its name from the Italian word grotta, meaning cave. This beach is located at the main town Chora’s northern seaside.
The Grotta location is where the Mycenaean city of Naxos, one of the Aegean region’s most significant, stood in ancient times. Some ancient remains can still be seen in the underwater area. Some ancient remains can still be seen in the sea area.
Overview of the trip
Paddling off from Saint John’s Beach and heading north, we grab the opportunity to avoid civilization for a few kilometers exploring the remote beaches, caves and wildlife.
Cliff jumping and snorkeling are optional and fill the relaxed pace of the small-group tour.
Duration of Grotta Sea Kayak Day Trip is approximately five hours, two and a half hours of total paddling and another two and a half hours on the beaches, swimming, snorkeling and having snacks and coffee.
Later in the evening, full of nice pictures we return to our starting point.
– Crystal clear waters
– Small caves
– Visiting remote beaches, cliff-diving
– Snacks with local tastes, organic vegetables and tasty cheese
– Kayak, snorkel, dive, and swim under a professional guide’s supervision
DURATION: 5 hours
DISTANCE: 5 miles
Saint Beach Beach, Chora, Naxos
✔ Sea Kayaks (tandem or single with rudder)
✔ All kayak equipment (life jacket, paddle, spray-deck, dry bags, neoprene shoes-upon request)
✔ Qualified sea kayak guide
✔ Sea kayak handling briefing
✔ Land and water-based Sea Kayaking paddling instructions
✔ Snorkeling equipment
✔ Snacks (local vegetables, fruits, sesame bars and Naxian cheese)
✔ Water 1,5lt/person
✔ Dry bags
✔ Any medication you follow
✔ Wide brim hat
✔ Sun cream
✔ Beach shoes or athletics that you don’t mind to get wet
✔ Any fast-drying T-shirt or similar, ideally long sleeve and UV protection
✔ Spare dry clothes
Minimum: 2 persons
All tours are weather dependent so paddling locations and meeting points may vary. We reserve the right to cancel or modify all activities accordingly.
Feel free to bring any camera or other electronics if waterproof or covered with dry bags, dry case.
Private trips can be organised upon request.
Discounts provided for groups, families and kids.
DepartureSaint George Beach, Chora Naxos
Departure Time10:00 AM / Meeting time: 9:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 15:00 PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.