Milos to Santorini expedition
The 2019 price is 760 euro per
person. The price includes:
- 8 day sea kayaking expedition, 7 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 kayaks, Werner
glass paddles, spray-decks,
- Group cooking equipment
- 2 nights B&B in Petrinela's Guesthouse, in
Milos, on your arrival and last days
The price does not include:
- Camping equipment, food and food preparation
- Return ferry ticket to Milos (approx 30 euro)
Aim of the expedition
The aim of the expedition is
to cross from Milos to Santorini, via the islands of Kimolos, Poliegos, Folegandros, Sikinos and
Ios. We aim to camp near the crossing point each night, rise early and
complete the crossing in the morning, then spend the afternoons
exploring the length of each island, at a leisurely pace.
This may include walks, or climbs, to villages, lighthouses or viewpoints.
We will encounter
restaurants and shops, for
food and water, at least every second day.
advertised dates comprises 8 full
days for the expedition. We will depart from Pollonia on
the NE of Milos on the morning of day 1. The total distance to arrive at
Santorini is about 190km.
This equates to about 24km/day in 8 days, or 27km/day in 7days. If we have a good run of weather we
should arrive to Santorini on day 5, giving us 3 full days to explore the Santorini
At the end of the expedition
we will take the ferry back to Milos.
Laminated A4 maps at various
scales, will be
The expedition comprises two open crossings of
24 and 22km in length (see map). These crossings are a significant
undertaking, taking around 4 hours to complete.
Required Paddling Experience
expedition is for strong and competent paddlers who would like to enjoy
the experience of an extended sea trip, including open crossings of up to
Experience of specialist sea kayaks is
essential. To join us you should be:
to paddle 25-30km/day on the expedition
effective support strokes and be able to cope with moderate seas
Have some experience of rough water
control the boat down wind and across the wind
paddle into strong wind.
around Milos expedition,
six day-trip package or, on Milos, will
provide excellent preparation for this expedition.
Arrival and departure dates to/from Milos
The advertised dates include
your arrival and departure dates from Milos. B&B, for your arrival and last night, at
Guesthouse, is included in the cost.
Camping will be wild, on or near beaches.
Most are remote and there will be no facilities, not even water.
A strong lightweight tent is essential. Most nights we will have a campfire.
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 in Milos on your arrival day. Advice
will be given on arrival day as to what is available and from where.
You are welcome to bring food items from home if you wish
There will be an opportunity to stock up every second or third day,
therefore we can travel light and live well. An occasional
restaurant meal is also an option (Greek salad and calamari for lunch?).
Stoves and fuel
I will provide camping stoves
for the group - one per 4 persons. The stove, by
includes 2x2l pots, a kettle and a 22cm frying pan. The stoves are
powered by gas canisters with a screw-on fitting that can be readily
obtained in Greek supermarkets.
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 paddling jacket) and neoprene trousers or
similar may be required if its windy or
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