Explore Milos Package

6 days' kayaking and 8 nights' B&B

Experience the variety of the Milos coastline with a series of 6 day trips, returning to the village each evening to the comfort and convenience of our guesthouse.  A different trip is guaranteed every day, with 12 routes to choose from, each one offering something different. 

Each morning we meet in our cafe at 8.30 am for breakfast and to make a plan for the day. Trips are planned on a day-to-day basis, taking into account the wind direction as well as the experience of the group.  Departure is at 9.30 am and return at approximately 5.00 pm.  Each day will involve 3-4 hours’ paddling with 2 generous stops allowing plenty of time for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing and lunch.

In the evenings, after a hot shower, enjoy a drink in our cafe or take a stroll around the village. Dine out at one of more than a dozen restaurants, all within walking distance (15 min) of our guesthouse.

Each day we travel out from the village by road to paddle a different section of coast.

In a nutshell......

Included in the Price

2022 Prices:

€720 per person, twin share B&B

€840 per person, single occupancy

  • Available from April to end October. 
  • Arrive on a day that suits you (subject to availability).
  • Daily departure for kayaking at 9.30 am.
  • Return to the village at approximately 5.00 pm.
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FAQs

  • Advanced bookings only.  Once you have some dates in mind, send an e-mail to check for availablility.  We take bookings up to one year in advance. 

You can arrive and depart when it suits you, subject to availability.

The Package includes 8 nights’ B&B which will give you 7 full days on Milos.  Usually you would paddle for 3 days in a row, have one day off and paddle for 3 more.  This may vary depending on other factors such as strong wind.

Accommodation for the Explore Milos package is at Petrinela’s Guesthouse.  You are welcome to stay elsewhere if you prefer.  In this case you book and arrange your own accommodation and book a series of Day trips.

Trips are planned according to the wind direction based on the latest forecast on windfinder.com, therefore it is not known which trip will take place, until the evening before.  It will be a different trip each day, with no repeats within any 7 day  period.

Both double and single kayaks are available. We recommend double kayaks for those with minimal or no kayaking experience.  Double kayaks are useful for matching up paddlers of different strengths and are a great advantage on windy days as they offer increased efficiency and stability.

For those with kayaking experience you are welcome to choose from our wide variety of single kayaks. See our equipment page for a full list of models available.

Your safety is our priority.  Our guides are experienced and qualified to lead groups in open sea conditions. They know how to keep you safe, handle any emergencies and make your experience enjoyable.  At the launch site, you will be briefed and given safety instruction. We will not begin our journey until everyone has a good understanding of how to handle a kayak and what to expect once underway.

Most certainly. Anyone with at least moderate fitness can participate. Once on the beach and you are properly fitted into your kayak, you will be given a full safety briefing and basic introduction to paddling technique. On the water we paddle as a group. You will learn to paddle by doing.  Coaching tips will be provided, as required. We will kayak for no more than one hour at a relaxed pace before making our first stop, where you can relax and swim. After another hour paddling we will stop for a generous lunch break, then another hour paddling to finish at around 5.30 pm.

Yes. As an experienced paddler you will be free to roam, while the less-experienced are kept in closer check. A typical day trip involves generous breaks where some may like to swim and relax, while others may prefer to practice their roll or other skills. There is always the option to paddle a little further or faster.  As there are two guides on the water, we can split the group if necessary.

A moderate level of fitness is required. Distances paddled each day will range from 12 to 16 km, or about 3 hours paddling, with two beach breaks and several rest periods in the kayaks. A good level of physical fitness will allow you to enjoy the trip much more. In addition windy, and/or rough conditions may require a prolonged period of physical exertion. A little stamina and a good attitude are essential in such conditions!

Strong wind can occur at any time of year.  When it is windy we always plan the trip on the sheltered side of the island.  Twice per month, on average, it is too windy to run a trip.  In this case you have the option to reschedule for the following days or cancel for free.

  • Drinking water (minimum 1.5 litres per person)
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Shorts and a long sleeve shirt.  Quick dry materials are best
  • You can bring a towel and a camera or phone, we will provide you with a dry bag
  • Mask, snorkel and fins (optional)

Our specially designed sea kayak trailer holds up to 12 kayaks, with storage boxes for paddles and accessories.

We will continue to provide picnic lunches however we will serve individual portions rather than our usual buffet-style.