Paros and Antiparos

A 5 day expedition exploring Anti Paros and the northern part of Paros, with a 10 km crossing to Naxos at the end.

The Price includes:

2020 Price : €500

  • Date: 7-13 November, 2020
  • Maximum 8 persons
  • For experienced sea kayakers
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Expedition Plan

The advertised dates allow 8 full days’ kayaking plus your arrival and departure days.

  • Nov 13: Your arrival on Naxos, stay at a hotel, shop for supplies at nearby supermarket

  • Nov 13: Your departure from Naxos

Plan B is to take the ferry from Naxos to Amorgos and paddle back to Naxos.  This will depend on the weather and ferry connections. 

Arrival and departure

  • You can fly direct to Naxos from Athens with Olympic Air or Sky Express.
  • There will be a daily ferry from/to Pireaus with Blue Star Ferries.
  • You must arrive in Naxos on (or before) November 13.
  • Depart from Naxos on (or after) November 22

Maps

Laminated A4 maps at various scales will be provided.

Required Paddling Experience

This expedition is for experienced sea kayakers.  You should have enough stamina to paddle up to 30 km per day, which may take up to a total of 6 hours.  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, consider our Around Milos Expedition.  Alternatively, our Explore Milos Package will provide excellent preparation for this expedition.

Camping

Camping will be wild on or near beaches.  Most are remote and there will be no facilities, not even water. All camping equipment, food and water must be carried in the kayak.  A strong lightweight tent is essential.

Food

The expedition is self catered.  Usually we each look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and take turns to prepare a group evening meal.  Food for the first stage can be bought in local shops on your arrival day. You are welcome to bring food items from home.  There will be an opportunity to stock up every second or third day, therefore we can travel light and live well.  Occasional stops at restaurants and coffee shops are a possibility.

Stoves and fuel

Camping stoves will be provided – one per 4 persons.  The Trangia stove, includes pots, kettle and frying pan.  The stoves are powered by gas canisters with a screw-on fitting, readily available in local supermarkets.

Weather

Daily temperatures will be in the range of 13°C-20°C. Water temperature will be around 20°C and there will be 10 hours of daylight per day.   On average, rain falls on 8 days so we can expect some wet weather.  Source www.weather2travel.com

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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