Sea Kayaking Journey at the Halkidiki peninsulas


This adventure is for you whether you have little or no kayaking experience. Our sea kayaking journey will help you learn the basics of traveling from place to place in a kayak. At the same time, enjoy the magnificent landscape of Halkidiki and its breathtaking coastline. Our small groups pass through the most picturesque coastlines while enjoying  dining in ‘’tavernas’’ with delicious local seafood and resting in traditional lodges by the sea.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Sea Kayaking
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
    4-6 people
All about the Sea Kayaking Journey at the Halkidiki peninsulas.

No previous experience is required, as the course will focus on teaching you the right paddling techniques, on demonstrating how to plan your trip safely depending on weather conditions, as well as on covering safety and rescue procedures.

You can skip a day of paddling if you feel like swimming or biking.

We encourage you to bring your friends and family, even if they are not keen paddlers, as we offer a wide range of alternative activities to suit any taste!

You can either choose a relaxing day with a casual stroll soaking up the infamous Greek sun and tasting local delicacies, or explore the beautiful countryside by selecting one any of our more physical activities such as hiking, biking and sailing.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All Transportation during the trip
  • Traditional Lodge and Inn style accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Local Greek contact on the Ground
  • All “on water” Guiding & instruction
  • All kayak related equipment including a dry bag and water bottle. We advise you bring a couple of lightweight dry bags of various sizes to secure personal items and spare clothing etc.
  • Light Lunch prepared by us
  • Vegetarian options are available
  • Toilet kit available at all times
  • Maps & Charts of the Coastline
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Dinner
  • Pick up & drop off from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) (can be arranged)
  • Paddling jackets or cag for protection against the wind if the weather turns inclement.
  • Personal Travel & Health Insurance not included. We strongly advise you take out this type of cover for your own protection, ensuring the policy includes adventurous activities such as sea kayaking.
  1. Day 1 Arrival and Coastal Welcome in Ouranoupoli

    Upon your arrival in Thessaloniki, we will head towards our starting point in Ouranoupoli, a small port on the border with Mount Athos, a World Heritage Site and self-governed state consisting of 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries. A welcome dinner will be expecting us by the sea, where we will discuss all the details of our journey and get the latest weather briefing. Accommodation will be arranged at a traditional lodge in Ouranoupoli.

  2. Day 2 Coastal Exploration and Kayak Familiarization around the Donkey Islands

    Once we’ve had our traditional Greek breakfast of omelet, yogurt, raisins and honey, we will head to the coast and get acquainted with our kayaks & equipment. Our goal for the day will be to circumnavigate the beautiful “Donkey Islands”, and explore parts of the coastline of Amouliani island which lies in front of us. It will also give us the opportunity to refresh our paddling skills and perhaps look at a few rescues (total 5-6 nm). Accommodation will be arranged at a local Inn on Amouliani Island which has a great view of Mount Athos. Here we will have a traditional dinner with fresh fish, calamari and of course’ Retsina!

  3. Day 3 Crossing the Gulf of Sigitikos to Sithonia Peninsula

    Day 3 we have two options, all depending on the weather forecast as well as the needs, wants and ability of group members. Provided the weather conditions are favorable, we have the option to cross the “Gulf of Sigitikos” (approx 6 miles – 2 to 3 hours) to the Sithonia peninsula (known as the second or middle leg). Here we can explore the remote islands off Vourvourou, a picturesque small fishing village where we will settle for the night.
    The other option is to possibly circumnavigate Amouliani island and its impressive western coastline, then paddle back to the eastern leg (aprox 1 mile). Here we can pick up our transport, head across to Sithonia peninsula and explore the remote islands off Vourvourou.

  4. Day 4 Exploring Sithonia's Stunning East Coastline to Porto Koufo

    After a short transfer southwards, the paddling will continue on the east and most interesting section of coastline on the second leg of Sithonia. This journey will take us all the way down to Porto Koufo at that tip of the peninsula. With its spectacular entrance and beautiful natural harbor, here we will spend the night, at Porto Koufo.

  5. Day 5 Coastal Paddle to Porto Carras via Stunning Island Groups

    Paddling right out of Porto Koufo, we will round the peninsula and head northwest. Scattered along the way, we will pass through some stunning island groups and finish paddling at the majestic bay of Porto Carras in the Agia Kiriaki area. We will stay at Marmaras and visit one of the local restaurants of the village.

  6. Day 6 Crossing to Kelyfos Island and Gulf of Toroneos Challenge

    Day 6 provides us with our second challenge or option of your trip. Again providing the weather conditions are favorable, we have the option to cross to the small uninhabited island of Kelyfos (approx 3 miles – 1.5 hours). After a stretch of our legs and some “re-fueling”, we can attempt our second crossing of the “Gulf of Toroneos” to Halikidiki’s first leg known as Kassandria (approx 8 miles – 3 to 4 hours). Our other options are to possibly cross to and then circumnavigate the island of Kelyfos (approx 3 miles). Returning to Marmaras (approx 8 miles – 3 to 4 hours). Or to continue exploring the Agia Kiriaki area and then paddle north to Mamaras.Here we can pick up our transport, head across to Kassandria peninsula where we will spend the night at Pefkohori, one of Halkidiki’s busiest coastal towns with a vibrant nightlife.

  7. Day 7 Exploring Halkidiki's Coastal Beauty: From Agios Nikolaos to Loutra

    Our final day of the trip will start from the church of Agios Nikolaos, located right at the seashore with its very own small port, a beautiful setting! Heading south, we will round the tip of the first leg with its steep and remote backdrop, secluded beaches and unique limestone formations. Now paddling northwards, our final destination is Loutra and the Chapel of Agia Paraskeui.
    Our adventure will come to a fitting end with a lovely dinner at Poseidi where we settle for our final night.

  8. Day 8 Departure

    On our final day, we gather at the Chapel of Agia Paraskeui in Loutra to bid farewell to the beautiful coastal landscapes of Halkidiki. After breakfast, we reflect on our journey before departing, carrying cherished memories of our sea kayaking adventure.

  9. Optional Extra Nights

    We would be more than happy to assist you in arranging a more relaxed version, with reduced distances at a leisure paddling pace.


Our trip takes place in Halkidiki, a majestic three-pronged peninsula in Northern Greece; it is a local favorite as a vacations destination, with spectacular natural beauties and home to Mount Athos, a World Heritage Site and self-governed state consisting of 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries.

Halkidiki peninsula is a land of hidden treasures, home to a coast of 500 kilometers in length.

It possesses countless world-famous beaches of superb quality, most of which have acquired the trademark ‘’blue flag’’ sign.


No previous experience is required for the sea kayaking journey. Our course focuses on teaching paddling techniques, trip planning based on weather conditions, and safety and rescue procedures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Yes, you have the option to skip a day of paddling if you prefer swimming or biking. We want to ensure that everyone can tailor their experience to their preferences and interests.

Absolutely! We welcome friends and family who may not be keen paddlers. We offer a variety of alternative activities such as swimming, biking, hiking, and sailing to suit any taste and ensure everyone has a memorable experience.

In addition to kayaking, you can choose from a range of alternative activities to suit your interests. Options include casual strolls to soak up the Greek sun and taste local delicacies, as well as more physical activities like hiking, biking, and sailing, allowing you to explore the beautiful countryside of Halkidiki.