Kimolos and Poliegos
- 5 full days of sea kayaking, 4 nights wild camping on remote beaches
- The services of an experienced and
knowledgeable sea kayak guide, and assistant, throughout your trip.
- All sea kayaking equipment:
single or double sea kayak, Werner
glass paddle, spray-deck,
buoyancy-aid (a PFD).
- All meals, expertly prepared using fresh ingredients
(from lunch on day 5 through to
lunch on the last day).
- Group cooking equipment
The price does not include:
- Accommodation on
your arrival and last nights
- Tent, sleeping bag and mattress (its best to
bring your own, however, they are available
- evening meal on arrival day and on the final
expedition day (allow 20 euro per person per meal)
- alcoholic drinks, coffee-shop stops, ice
We aim to circumnavigate
Kimolos and Poliegos Islands, a distance of approximately 75km, then
continue along the coast of Milos for the remainder of the trip as the
conditions and time allows. We plan to paddle about 4 hours paddling per day, leaving
plenty of time for exploring, skills practice, swimming or snorkeling,
hiking, relaxing and to set up and break camp.
will begin in Pollonia, on Milos. The route around the islands will depend on the conditions on day one
and the wind forecast.
Laminated A4 maps, will be
Kimolos map and
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 reentry.
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
- What to expect
when you are hungry!
meals will be provided and expertly prepared by your guides. You will have the
opportunity to discuss any
dietary requirements and personal preferences at the group
meeting at 6pm on your arrival day.
Fine food is essential to all our
trips. We are not constrained by weight and
therefore can take any ingredients we want.
All food will be bought in Milos prior to departure and in shops
along the way, to ensure everything is as fresh as possible.
Whilst the guides will co-ordinate and undertake most of the cooking, everyone is
help out with the preparation of meals and washing up. This
ensures the best meals possible, whilst also giving an opportunity to
engage with your fellow expeditioners.
You are welcome to bring some treats from home if you want.
For those that prefer to buy and prepare their
own meals, for whatever reason, you are welcome to do so.
For a month by month comparison of weather
statistics in the Cyclades see the
Milos weather table.
What to wear
paddling, shorts and a shirt will be sufficient on most days. A
cagoule (waterproof jacket) may be required if its windy or
overcast. Cold weather paddling gear, (wetsuits, drysuits, etc) are not
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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.