Itinerary: Kayak Greece

We think of our itineraries as melodies: they have a beginning and an end, a certain arc, dramatic highlights and a few surprises. We like to improvise, to adapt to the mood of our guests or to circumstances that arise — an invitation to a traditional wedding, say, or a local ethnic festival…

Crafting beautiful, harmonious trips with delightful twists is our trade mark and passion.

Exploring the Dodecanese Islands

Kayak Greece is a stylish adventure that takes you through the beautiful Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea, and deep into Mediterranean culture and history. Each island has its own special character and wonderful coastlines and bays to explore by kayak. You paddle, SUP and swim in waters warmed by a long summer, wander through the narrow lanes of ancient villages, savor local delicacies in the shade of grape vines and bougainvillea, and relax aboard a gorgeous mothership. This is Greece at its very best!

Day 1
We meet on Rhodes Island, in one of Europe’s most magnificently preserved medieval towns. After settling into our boutique hotel, a beautifully restored 15th century mansion, we wander along timeless cobblestone lanes to a special restaurant for our welcome dinner.
Day 2
We have a walking tour of Rhodes Old Town in the morning, and then some time explore on our own before boarding our mothership in the late afternoon.
Day 3 - 8
Rather than set a precise itinerary we let our whims and the weather plot the course. Some of the islands we visit are as follows:

Kalki – A huge castle of the Knights of St. John dominates this small island, and is well worth the hike. We also explore some of Kalki’s bays and beaches by kayak.

Symi – Sometimes described as ‘the island the rich and famous are trying to keep secret! It has a beautiful steep-sided harbour surrounded by grand Italian villas from earlier prosperity derived from shipbuilding and sponge fishing.

Nissyros – This circular island is far more lush and green than its neighbours, yet has a live bubbling, steaming volcanic crater in its centre. It also boasts a Knights’ castle and other ancient ruins.

Tilos – One of the less visited islands of the region. Here dwarf elephants standing 4 ft at the shoulder thrived until 4000 years ago. This of course caught our attention and we see their remains at the island’s only museum.

This is just a sample! We’ll keep our options open and allow the magic to unfold.
Day 9
In the morning we disembark our mothership in Rhodes Harbor. After bidding farewell to our crew and our newfound friends, we transfer to the airport for homeward or onward flights.

Please note: this itinerary serves as an example of trip highlights and is subject to change.

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