Paddling on Crete: Sea kayak tours in Agios Nikolaos (east coast)

Discover the east coast of Crete on sea kayak tours around Agios Nikolaos, paddle to Spinalonga, Agioi Pantes, through Mirabello Bay or into the grotto of the thieves of Ammoudara. 4 tours to choose from. For beginners and advanced. Incl. guide, equipment and picnic.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~3 hours
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Sea kayak tour Spinalonga INFO

  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Spinalonga - per person (from 12 years)40.-€
  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Spinalonga - per child (up to 11 years)0.-€

Sea kayak tour Elounda INFO

  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Elounda - per person (from 12 years)40.-€
  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Elounda - per child (up to 11 years)0.-€

Sea kayak tour Agioi Pantes INFO

  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Agioi Pantes- per person (from 12 years)40.-€
  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Agioi Pantes- per child (up to 11 years)0.-€

Sea kayak tour Poseidon INFO

  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Poseidon - per person (from 12 years)40.-€
  • Kayak tour Crete (approx. 3h) - Poseidon - per child (up to 11 years)0.-€
Water adventure on Crete

Overview / General Information

Sea kayak tours on the east coast of Crete

For water sports fans and explorers: sea kayak tours in the east of Crete to small islands and beautiful beaches. Take a sporty trip with your family or friends and paddle along the coast or through the beautiful Mirabello Bay. Four different routes are offered in the area of Agios Nikolaos. The following applies to all tours: 


  • Duration: the tours last between 2.5 and 3 hours (incl. 30 minutes preparation time and 30 minutes picnic).
  • Hours: time freely selectable
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Difficulty level: easy


  • Snorkeling equipment, life jacket, kayak, professional guide, introduction, insurance, picnic

Option 1: Sea kayak tour Spinalonga

Meeting point for this kayak tour is the beach of Plaka. There you will experience a short introduction and start the paddle tour to the famous island "Spinalonga". Along the coast you admire the beauty of the small, uninhabited island and paddle past the bay of Tsifliki (Elounda) to the beach of Alikies. There is a break with picnic and time for snorkeling or swimming. Afterwards we cross the canal back to Plaka.


  • Starting point: Plaka Beach

Option 2: Sea kayak tour Elounda

The beach of Elounda is the meeting point for this 2-3 hour kayak tour along the coast. At the old sink town of Olous we cross the turquoise blue water and drive up to the bay of Tsifliki. At the beach of Alikies we have a picnic with fruits and small delicacies before the tour leads back to the starting point Elounda.


  • Starting points: Elounda

Option 3: Sea kayak tour Agioi Pantes

The paddle adventure begins at the beach of Gargadoros, where you first get an introduction and learn more about the upcoming kayak tour. The destination of the first stage is the picturesque island of Agioi Pantes. There we will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel before reaching Lake Voulismeni where we will stop for a picnic. From there we return to Gargadoros.


  • Starting point: Gargadoros

Option 4: Sea kayak tour Poseidon

The beach of Ammoudara is the destination of the kayak tour "Poseidon". Before the start there will be a detailed welcome and briefing at the beach. The route leads along the coast to the beach of Ammoudara and from there to the beach of Almyros, where the river meets the sea. After a short break with picnic we paddle to the thief cave "Listi spilio" and talk about history and tradition in Crete.


  • Starting points: Aghios Nikolaos

Important information

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, at least 1.5 l drinking water, water shoes / footlets

Detailed description

Paddling on Crete: Sea kayak tours around Agios Nikolaos (East coast)

A nice change for the island holiday: lake kayak tours on Crete. Discover wonderful and quiet places while paddling on the east coast, relax with water sports and look forward to some discoveries. You can choose between 4 different tours in the area of Agios Nikolaos. On the Poseidon route, for example, you can discover the beach of Ammoudara and the stolen cave worth seeing, where you can philosophize wonderfully about the history of Crete. Or you can paddle to Spinalonga and follow the interesting coast of the uninhabited island, which used to be an important strategic point.

On the kayak tour to the small island of Agioi Pantes you will pass through the beautiful Mirabella Bay and paddle home to Lake Voulismeni, located in the middle of Agios Nikolaos and connected to the sea by a canal. The change between sea and lake is an adventure in itself. The sea kayak tours on Crete last between 2.5 and 3 hours. This includes a 30-minute briefing by your guide and a small picnic during the paddle tour with fruits and delicacies. On the water you will also come to sightseeing: you will see many small villages, the mountainous hinterland and find hidden places on the coast which you could not reach on any other way.

The sea kayak tours on Crete are also suitable for families with children. Previous knowledge is not required. The equipment - boat, paddle, vest - is always included. The general rule for paddle tours is: safety first. A professional guide will show you at the beginning how to manoeuvre and stabilize the boat properly while kayaking and how to dive in the paddle. The tours also include snorkelling equipment, with which you can discover the seabed during the picnic breaks. The east coast is considered a first class diving area with an interesting fish and plant population.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Sea kayak tours on the east coast of Crete

Liv F wrote on Oct 1, 2019
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Sea Kayak Tour

Absolutely brilliant experience and the highlight of our holiday. Was amazing to see parts of the coast we wouldn't have otherwise.

We had not kayaked for years and the guide was very friendly and really put us at ease. His great knowledge of the area helped us learn more about Agios Nikolios.

Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting.

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