The area is called Small Cyclades and refers to a complex of four small islands, Koufonissi, Kato Koufonissi, Schoinoussa and Iraklia located at the southeast of Naxos (central Aegean Sea). These hidden gems offer the luxury of piece and quiet, pristine beaches, hidden coves and the option to get away from it all in a simple and pleasurable manner. With a long history that dates back to the prehistoric times, each island keeps it exciting with local gastronomic specialties, great myths and a telling history and landscape that are worth exploring.
Overview of the trip
It is a six day trip starting off from Naxos and heading south for an island hopping to these beautiful destinations. Only one of them is uninhabited (Kato Koufonissi) and we have to camp or paddle back to (Koufonissi) where we can spend two days in accommodation. There is a taverna though where we can find good quality food. All the other islands provide accommodation, markets and tavernas.
At the end of the trip we usually return from Iraklia to Naxos loading kayaks and equipment on the ferry. There is connection almost every day. Returning back to Naxos by kayaks can be arranged if the weather conditions are good for paddling.
Note: The route is subject to change from the itinerary according to the weather forecast and client needs.
– Island Hopping
– Crystal clear waters
– Snacks with local tastes, organic vegetables and tasty cheese
– Kayak, snorkel, dive, and swim under a professional guide’s supervision
– Hidden beaches
– Camping in the wilderness
– Interesting geological features
DURATION: 6 days
DISTANCE: 50 miles
Port of Naxos
✔ Accommodation for the night before the trip and breakfast for the following day
✔ All transportation
✔ 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
✔ All cooking equipment
✔ Group tent
✔ Dry bags
✔ All taxes
✔ 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
✔ Camping equipment
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.
Departure Time10:00 in the morning
Dress CodeIf you choose to do an expedition in Greece then it is wise to have with you all from the following list: Swim suit, Sun hat, Sun screen Sun glasses, Towel, Sandals or wet shoes (neoprene) along with an extra normal pair of shoes for hiking. Light clothes as well as some warmer ones (ie. fleece) depending the season. June to early September you don't need a jacket. A rain jacket is good to have just in case. During April and October, the chances for rain are bigger as compared to May, June, July and August. Head torch, sleeping bag, Mosquito repellent as well as any personal medication.