Three Island Expedition

We aim to circumnavigate Milos, Kimolos and Poliegos in 7 days, a distance of approximately 160 km.  This trip is for experienced sea kayakers seeking a challenging expedition in the cooler months of late Autumn and early Spring.

The Price includes:

€ 730 per person

*add €40 for single room B&B

Expedition plan

The total distance around the three islands is approximately 160 km.  To achieve this in 7 days we must average 23 km per day which equates to approximately 4-5 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.

Maps

Laminated A4 maps will be provided.

Required Paddling Experience

This expedition is for experienced sea kayakers. You should have enough stamina to average 23 km over 7 days and be able to paddle up to 30 km, if required. 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 practised 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 remote beaches.   There are no facilities and no water supply.  All camping equipment, food and water must be carried in the kayak.  A strong and lightweight tent is essential.  A comfortable inflating mattress, inflatable pillow and 3 season sleeping bag are recommended.

Food

The expedition is self catered – you must buy and prepare your own food for the duration of the trip.  Local supermarkets are open daily from 8 am to 9 pm (except Sundays) and have a good selection of packaged and fresh produce.  

Advice will be given as to what to buy at the meeting on arrival day.  It is recommended that each participant look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and prepare a group evening meal, in turn.  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 3-4 persons. The Trangia stove includes 2 pots, a kettle and a frying pan. The stoves are powered by gas canisters with a screw-on fitting, readily available in local supermarkets.  You are welcome to bring your own stove.

Weather

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.

See a complete Packing list >

Milos based expeditions

Arrival and departure datesClick for detailsYour guidePricePlaces remaining
Oct 9-15, 2022Around Milos (5 days)Dave and Sue€580fully booked
Oct 16-22, 2022Kimolos & Poliegos (5_days)Dave and Sue€5803/8
Oct 23-29, 2022Around Milos (5 days)Dave and Sue€5804/8
2023 dates
May 6-12, 2023Around Milos (5 days)Jeremy€6208/8
May 13-19, 2023Kimolos & Poliegos (5_days)Jeremy€6208/8
May 20-26, 2023Around Milos (5 days)Jeremy€6208/8
June 3-9, 2023Kimolos & Poliegos (5_days)Dave and Sue€6208/8
June 10-16, 2023Around Milos (5 days)Dave and Sue€6208/8

Milos Weather table

Average monthly weather statistics for Milos in degrees Celsius.  Conversion to Fahrenheit.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSepOctNovDec
Maximum Temperature (°C)141415192327292926221915
Minimum Temperature (°C)9910121620222220171310
Sea temp at 2pm (°C)151516171922252623201816
No. of Rainy days11106311001469
Hrs of Sunshine45691113141310753
Ideal Swimming Temp
Perfect paddling conditions