Circumnavigation of Milos
Expedition (self catering):
- 5 full days of sea kayaking, 4 nights wild camping on remote beaches
- The services of an experienced and
knowledgeable sea kayak guide throughout your trip.
- All specialist sea kayaking equipment,
including single or double sea kayaks, Werner paddles, spray-decks,
- All sea kayaking equipment:
single or double sea kayak, Werner
glass paddle, spray-deck,
- Group cooking equipment (1 x trangia stove
and pots per 3-4 persons)
- 2 nights B&B in
Petrinela's Guesthouse on
your arrival and last nights
The price does not include:
- Food and food preparation, this trip is self
- Camping equipment (its best to
bring your own, however, they are available
We aim to circumnavigate
Milos island in 5 days, a distance of approximately 90km, or about
18km 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.
Laminated A4 maps, will be
provided. A PDF file of the map can be downloaded
Required paddling experience
Some sea kayaking experience is required. You should have enough stamina to paddle up to 20km 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
of the days.
You should have practiced the T rescue and know how to do an
assisted deep water rentry.
You have the choice of single or double
kayaks. Doubles are preferred by those who prefer
companionship and teamwork, rather than the solitude and
independence of a single. They are also useful for
matching up paddlers of different strengths and are a great
advantage on windy days, as they offer increased stability and
Arrival and departure dates to/from Milos!
The advertised dates include your arrival and departure
dates on Milos. On arrival day there will be a meeting at 6pm to meet the
guides and the rest of the group and to discuss the expedition in detail.
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 there is only a remote possibility of
rain, there is often a
The expedition is self catering,
which means you buy your own food and do your own cooking.
Usually we each look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and
prepare a group evening meal in turn. You are welcome to bring
some food from home if you wish, however there is a well stocked
supermarket near to our guesthouse. We will buy 3-4 days worth of
food and water at the beginning as there we will be able to restock en
For a month by month comparison of weather
statistics in the Cyclades see the
Milos weather table.
What to wear
shorts and a shirt will be sufficient on most days. A long
sleeve rash vest is recommend for sun protection. A
cagoule (waterproof jacket) will be useful if its windy or
For late and early season expeditions
to April, also bring: neoprene or reed trousers, an extra thermal base layer,
a warm paddling hat, pogies or gloves.
the complete packing list
There will be a strong
emphasis on development of personal and group
expedition skills, in areas such as:
expedition planning and safety;
planning and navigation;
paddling in wind and waves from all
loading a sea kayak and Campcraft.