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Multi-day Expeditions > Kimolos and Poliegos Expedition

Expedition Information:
Kimolos and Poliegos Expedition:

The price is 650 euro per person. The price includes:

  • 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 breakfast on day 1 through to lunch on the last day and breakfast on your departure day).
  • Group cooking equipment
  • 2 nights B&B in Petrinela's Guesthouse on your arrival and last nights

The price does not include:

  • Tent, sleeping bag and mattress (its best to bring your own, however, they are available for hire)
  • evening meal on arrival day and on the final expedition day (allow 20 euro per person per meal)
  • alcoholic drinks, coffee-shop stops, ice cream

Expedition aims

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.

Expedition plan

The expedition will begin in Pollonia, on Milos.  The route around the islands will depend on the conditions on day one and the wind forecast.

Maps

Laminated A4 maps, will be provided. See Kimolos map and Poliegos map

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 least some 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 efficiency.

Arrival and departure dates to/from Milos

The advertised dates include your arrival and departure dates on Milos. When you arrive in Milos, take a taxi to KAFENEIO PERROS in the village of TRIOVASALOS.  This is the reception of our guesthouse.  On arrival day, after check in, you will be free to explore the village, go to the beach or just take it easy.  There will be a meeting at 6pm to meet the guides and the rest of the group and to discuss the expedition in detail.  

Breakfast is provided on the morning of your departure day.  There is no other activity so you can depart at any time of the day.

If you wish to extend your stay on Milos, extra nights can be booked at Petrinela's Guesthouse, or elsewhere, if you prefer.  If you would like to paddle extra days, day-trips will be running on most days, before and after the expedition.

Camping

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 heavy dew.

Food - What to expect when you are hungry!

All 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 encouraged to 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 (subtract 105 euro off the total cost).

Weather

For a month by month comparison of weather statistics in the Cyclades see the Milos weather table.

What to wear

For 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 required.

See a complete packing list

Skills development

There will be a strong emphasis on development of personal and group expedition skills, in areas such as: expedition planning and safety; route planning and navigation; paddling in wind and waves from all directions; loading a sea kayak and Campcraft.

Sea Kayak Milos is owned and operated by Rod Feldtmann and Petrinela Vikeli, of Triovasalos, Milos Greece.       home | about Milos | about us | contact us