Mediterranean Kayaking Locations

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Mediterranean Kayaking Locations

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When the present COVID situation has passed and travel is back to normal, I am intending to treating myself to a kayaking holiday.
I am leaning towards Eastern Mediterranean / Adriatic.
I would like to call on the experience of this forum for some suggestions.
Ideal place would be warm seas, nice location and most importantly be able to hire a sea kayak and equipment on a daily basis. I am not looking for group trips, just somewhere I can hire a kayak and explore myself.
Looking forward to reading your replies.

Thank you in advance

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I’ll keep an eye on this as we’re thinking the same!

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I found the Twelve Islands/Gocek/Fethiye/Oludeniz area of Turkey much too hot to paddle any distance in July and I would not have cared to paddle any distance first two weeks of September either. It is a lovely limestone coast though.

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I have heard very good reports of http://www.seakayakgreece.com on the island of Milos. I haven't paddled with Rod personally, but have paddled with people who have been on his trips. I've also paddled in that area, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, but we hired boats from another operator who doesn't seem to be in business any more. In 2006, when we went, the authorities didn't like you paddling more than 2 miles offshore (Ios to Santorini was potentially dodgy at 12 miles). I don't know the situation now, but I'm sure Rod will know how to get the best paddling without getting into trouble.

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I can only but highly recommend Rod's outfit, paddled twice with him, once just daily hire for two days, once a dedicated weeks circumnavigate of milos.

Sardinia is supposed to be excellent, but for ease of access flights or drive, Spain takes some beating. Both Cap de Creus - contact Marc Martin Alcober - via Sea Kayaking UK, or Mallorca. Rentals here are limited but two decent ones are https://piraguasmixkayaks.com and https://piraguasgm.com/

Of course it all depends on what happens re travel this summer
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Crete can be nice ..... https://www.enjoy-crete.com/
Canoeing - bigger boat, broken paddle, more skill!

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I do not have a specific reply but this video may provide some inspiration. Girls go Round: Corsica


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Contact Stelios at https://www.enjoy-crete.com/ as Two Pigs suggests above.

I believe that he now has boats available at Hora Sfakion in the south of the island. I've paddled the island quite extensively, especially in the south, and highly recommend it. Plenty of little fishing villages, tavernas, coffee and lunch stops with good coastal scenery. Stelios is well organised and has plenty of top quality kit...

Wherever you end up, enjoy!

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Highly recommend contacting Pep on Mallorca
https://www.kayakexcursionmallorca.com/
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The Aeolian Isles off the coast of Sicily is one of my favourites
...www.sicilyseakayak.com

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Adriana from https://www.exploraexpeditions.com/ithacabreak gets my vote.

People keep going back because everything is top quality - coaching and guiding, location, boats, and the atmosphere.

Highly recommended.

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