The total distance around the three islands is approximately 170 km. To achieve this in 7 days we must average 24 km per day which equates to approximately 5-6 hours’ paddling per day. 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 date to Milos and departure date 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 from the price.
Laminated A4 maps 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.
Camping will be wild on remote beaches. There are no facilities and no water supply. All camping equipment, food and water must be carried in the kayak. A strong lightweight tent is essential.
The expedition is self catering. Usually we each look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and prepare a group evening meal, in turn. Food for the first stage can be bought from local supermarkets on your arrival day. Advice on local shops will be given on arrival day. You are welcome to bring food items from home. There will be an opportunity to stock up every second or third day, allowing us to travel light and live well. Occasional stops at restaurants and coffee-shops are a possibility.
Stoves and fuel
Camping stoves will be provided for the group – one per 4 persons. The Trangia stove includes pots, a kettle and a frying pan. The stoves are powered by gas canisters with a screw-on fitting, readily available in local supermarkets.
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 its windy or overcast.
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