Moutsouna used to be the port of Apiranthos on the eastern coast of the island which once was a busy export harbour when emery was in high demand. The emery train which transported the once valuable cargo of emery from the mines to this quaint little harbour was at its height, long, long ago. It has remained as is almost as a throwback in time since then and one can still see the cable car system and towers in place. In recent years, it has begun to develop as a tourist resort, due to its intrinsic beauty and its coves, which are to be found along the whole of the south-eastern coast as far as Panormos. This is one of the most charming section of Naxos.
Overview of the trip
The tour starts from the beach right next to the port of Moutsouna and very soon, we paddle next to the old cranes on the dock. Our goal is to paddle around the unique Moutsouna’s peninsula with the impressive geological features up to the beach of Azala. Along the way, we stop off at small beaches ideal for swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping away from the crowds, and enjoy the personalized attention of the guide on a small-group tour. We paddle in a relaxed pace exploring small and big sea caves and if we are lucky we might spot monk seals or sea turtles.
Duration of Moutsouna 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 for a last swim!
– Impressive geological features
– Crystal clear waters
– Snacks with local tastes, organic vegetables and tasty cheese
– Kayak, snorkel, dive, and swim under a professional guide’s supervision
– Visit secret beach
DURATION: 5 hours
DISTANCE: 5 miles
✔ 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.
Departure Time10:00 AM / Meeting time: 9:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 15:00 PM.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing and hat.
IncludedAll kayak equipment (life jacket, paddle, spray-deck, dry bags, neoprene shoes-upon request)Dry bagsLand and water-based Sea Kayaking paddling instructionsQualified sea kayak guideSea kayak handling briefingSea Kayaks (tandem or single with rudder)Snacks (local vegetables, fruits, sesame bars and Naxian cheese)Snorkeling equipmentTaxesWater 1,5lt/person