Around Milos Expedition
Experience the unique diversity of the Milos coastline during a 5 day circumnavigation, wild camping on pristine deserted beaches. Your guides will reveal the secrets of the Milos coast with its breathtaking cliffs and mysterious sea caves, as well as providing historical background to the island’s rich heritage. Every day is a new adventure.
We aim to circumnavigate Milos island in 5 days, a distance of approximately 90 km averaging 18 km per day. This equates to about 4-5 hours’ paddling per day, leaving plenty of time for setting up camp, hiking and exploring on land, skills practice, swimming or snorkeling and relaxing. The start location and direction of travel will depend on the latest weather forecast and will be decided on the morning of day one.
Arrival and departure dates
The advertised dates include your arrival and departure dates from Milos. B&B for your arrival and last night at Petrinela’s Guesthouse, is included in the cost. If you prefer to stay elsewhere, subtract €65 off the price.
A Laminated A4 map will be provided. A PDF file of the map can be downloaded here.
Required Paddling Experience
Some sea kayaking experience is required. You should have enough stamina to paddle up to 20 km per day, which may take up to a total of 5 hours, depending on how many caves we find. You should be comfortable with the idea of paddling in moderate wind and waves as challenging conditions are likely on at least some of the days. You should have practiced the T rescue and know how to do an assisted deep water re-entry.
If you have limited paddling experience, our Explore Milos Package will provide excellent preparation for this expedition.
Camping will be wild, on some of the most beautiful beaches of Milos. Most are remote and there are no facilities, not even water. Tents are recommended, although only a remote possibility of rain, there is often a heavy dew.
All meals will be provided and expertly prepared by your guides. All food will be packed into the kayaks at the beginning of the expedition, each person will be asked to carry a share. Fresh ingredients are sourced locally on Milos prior to departure. We are able to cater for specific dietary requirements, upon request. If you prefer to buy and prepare your own meals, you are welcome to do so. In this case subtract €110 from the price.
Whilst the guides will co-ordinate and undertake most of the cooking, everyone is encouraged to help out with the preparation of meals and washing up. This ensures the best meals possible, whilst also giving an opportunity to engage with your fellow paddlers.
What to wear
For paddling, shorts and a shirt will be sufficient on most days. A cagoule (waterproof paddling jacket) and neoprene trousers or similar may be required if it’s windy or overcast.
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