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Home Outdoor activities Kayak Adventures in Greece Kefalonia - the blue distant lands, 5 days by kayak

Kefalonia - the blue distant lands, 5 days by kayak

Price: €317.52
List Price: €352.80
Discount: €35.28 (10.00%)
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Minimum number of participants 8, maximum 20.  
You can choose double or single kayak according to your preferences and possibilities.
If you choose a single kayak there is no additional fee.

This year we have provided a small bonus for people who make early plans, giving the opportunity to pre-register until 20.03 with a 10% discount!!!

Discounts are not combined, the largest discount is taken into account.
To pay 50% in advance use promo code - advance

  • 10% discount for advance bookings until 20.03.2024
    (use of the bonus for advance bookings is valid only with 100% prepayment)

Transport:
Rent a tent and mattress, price for the whole period:

There are 20 seats available

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At the beginning of September it is Kefalonia's turn to show us its breathtaking beauty. The island is one of the top destinations in Greece and one of our favorites for kayaking adventures. Several natural wonders on the island compete for our attention.
Filled with enchanting features and landscapes, the island gained international fame after the release of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", a hit movie filmed here. Covering an area of 781 square kilometres, Kefalonia is a hot travel destination, luring passionate travellers with its legendary beaches, underground caves, culinary offerings, pulsating nightlife and beautiful fishing villages.
The event will be varied and exciting, each day we will make transfers with the vans, trailers and kayaks to reach the desired destination.
In order for you to be able to make the most of Kefalonia's natural attractions, we have mapped out routes in different parts of the island, selecting the most attractive destinations. And in order to see more of this amazing nature, we will start our kayaks from one point and end at another. This requires complex logistics, which are executed in a rugged and difficult terrain mainly by climbing and descending steep slopes. All of this also determines a higher price for this event.
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Program:
Day Zero, Tuesday, 04.09.2024:
On the evening of 04.09.2024 the meeting is at 20:00 in front of Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia, we leave at 20:30. In order to make the most of the days and not to wait pointlessly at the border, we will travel at night.
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Day one, Wednesday, 05.09.2024:
In the morning we arrive in Vassiliki (Lefkada) and make a ferry transfer to the island. We transfer by ferry to Kefalonia. We check in at the Karavomilos campsite, unload our equipment and kayaks and after a short rest organized by the vans, we will visit the Melisani cave, also known as the cave of the nymphs. Without a doubt one of the wonders of Kefalonia. Discovered in 1951, the cave is 3,5 kilometers long and has two main chambers. One of the chambers is dark with stalactites, while the other has a large opening at the top that lets in sunlight, illuminating the lake in a magical blue color. The cave has an underground connection to the sea and is salt water. Legend has it that this was the burial place of the nymph Melisani, who drowned in the lake after the God of Caves and Folklore failed to return her love.
Our second visit of the day is again to the cave - Drogarati, discovered in the early 18th century during another earthquake. Drogarati is millions of years old, 95 m. long and 45 m. wide and is famous for its great hall, offering amazing acoustics and full of stalactites and stalagmites. The 900 square metre space has been dubbed the "Hall of Praise". Its acoustics were tested by Maria Callas, and after her visit there the cave became host to many concerts. According to local legends, Drogarati used to be home to dragons, hence its name.
In the afternoon we return to the campsite where, after a detailed briefing, we make the first paddle on the island. We will visit beaches accessible only by water, villages abandoned centuries ago and wild goats.
The paddle for the day is 5 km.
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Day two, Thursday, 06.09.2024:
This day we will make a transfer to the southern part of the island. We depart from the small fishing port of Agia Kyriaki and paddle north, past the imposing limestone cliffs. Initially we will stop for a rest at one of the pristine remote beaches along the way. Our next stop is the large Papanikolis Cave, and the larger break and lunch will be at the famous Myrtos Beach.
Mythos is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches, having earned a worldwide reputation and been awarded many times for its cleanliness and natural beauty. It is one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in Greece. It is also considered one of the 30 best beaches in the world by many travel magazines. After lunch, we continue to explore the wild beaches, caves and breathtaking scenery with high cliffs as we paddle around the Asos Peninsula. Above, we'll see a majestic Venetian castle of the same name, and the fortress that circles the peninsula is a reminder of past battles and grandeur. The day will end at the village of Asos, a spectacular fishing village located in the isthmus of the peninsula. The cypress and pine trees that cover the surrounding hills and the dramatic limestone cliffs create a breathtaking scenery full of contrasts.
The paddle for the day is 14 km.
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Day Three, Friday, 07.09.2024:
This day we will again make a transfer to the southern part of the island. We depart from the port of Agia Pelagia. This part of the island offers a great variety of landscapes, sandy beaches, caves and sea channels, and the view inland gives an excellent picture of the island: green hillsides and scattered colorful villages below the Ainos Mountain, which, due to its endemic black fir tree, is one of the ten national parks in Greece. Among the highlights of this day is the beach break with the crystals, and the beautiful islet of Dias, on which a small chapel has been built.
The last stop of the day is Trapezaki Beach, where we will end our experience with a cold beer at the local beach bar.
The paddle for the day is 12 km
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Day four, Saturday, 08.09.2024:
We set off from Argostoli Lighthouse along a scenic coastline full of caves and natural arches. The first break will be at Palaiostafida Bay, where in the ancient Ithaca of Odysseus, the candidates for his wife Penelope's hand in marriage, ambushed Telemachus (son of Odysseus) when he went in search of his father.
We continue our journey and after Makris Gialos beach, the landscape changes radically. On all sides we will be surrounded by high white limestone cliffs, caves, turquoise waters and remote white sand beaches. This view will make our paddling a truly impressive experience!!
We'll take another break for swimming and snorkeling, then acoustic at Minies Beach (near the airport) to watch planes land from the water or while drinking a cold beer at the local beach bar. But that's not the end of our adventure for the day! We load up the kayaks and head out in the vans to the bay shaped like the Greek letter Xi, located on the western side of Kefalonia. Its sand and rocks are red and the clay soil is great for cleansing and firming the skin. This is the infamous Red Beach. We will stay on the beach until sunset. The reflection of the last rays of the sun on the red earth is a sight to be seen.
In the evening, we will walk and have dinner in the capital Argostoli, and visit the De Bossett Bridge that connects the capital to the main island.
De Bosset is 689.9 metres long and was built in 1813. As the longest stone bridge over the sea, it has architectural significance. There is a four-sided obelisk called the Column next to the De Bosset Bridge. As a result of the bridge, the Coutavos lagoon was formed and is now a breeding ground for carta tortoises.
Paddling for the day is 10 km.
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Day Five, Sunday, 09.09.2024:
We assemble at 9.00 am and all together we stow the equipment, wash and load the kayaks on the trailers. Then we leave by ferry to Lefkada. We'll have lunch in a nice taverna in Vasiliki, then head back to Bulgaria.
Expected arrival in front of Vasil Levski stadium is 22.00.
Note: The organizers reserve the right to change the program depending on the weather conditions in order to ensure maximum safety of the participants.

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Transport and accommodation:
We travel organized from Sofia with transport and platform for transporting the kayaks, luggage, equipment and food.
Space for luggage is limited. You can bring a backpack or duffel bag, tent and food.
No need to bring tables and chairs, we have made sure to provide full kitchen facilities.
It is possible to participate with personal transport, in which case you will benefit from a discounted price.
We depart from the parking lot in front of the main entrance of the National Stadium "Vasil Levski", Sofia and return there again, we do not offer a visit to personal addresses.
We check in at Karavomilos camping site which has a tavern, shop and swimming pool. The cost is 9.5 euros per night per person and 5.5 euros per tent - the same is paid by everyone on site. It does not offer hotel accommodation, but the area around the campsite is densely populated and accommodation abounds.
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Food and drink:
Bring dry food for the day.
Meals are traditionally at the campsite. We have provided everything needed for a field kitchen and to feed the whole group. Each participant brings their own produce or buys it on site. We buy fish from the local fish market and barbecue it for everyone who wants it. It is recommended to bring prepared food for at least the first day. During the trip from Sofia to Greece, we will have a fridge and will collect perishables. Our first stop is at a 24-hour convenience store in Kresna, where you can buy water and groceries. The campground has refrigerators in the communal kitchens.
We have a coffee machine at your disposal and the coffee will be unlimited. It is your responsibility to prepare dry food and sandwiches for your kayak treks, and you must have food and water provided for your personal needs for the time on the water.
There are tavernas and a bar at the campsite and a bakery and shops nearby.
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Training and Improvement:
As we have repeatedly stated, our mission is to pass on our knowledge to you, so during the event everyone will learn or improve the following techniques:
- Getting the kayak in and out of the sea;
- Proper paddling forwards, sideways and backwards, stopping;
- Maintaining, correcting and changing course;
- Basic techniques to avoid capsizing;
- Self-rescue and assisted rescue.
- For the advanced we provide individual exercises.
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Prerequisites:
This adventure is open to all, beginners and experienced, and children over 14. Routes have been chosen so that there is a beach and dive break approximately every hour You will feel more comfortable if you have at least average fitness.
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PRICE PER PERSON. 690 BGL

This year we have provided a small bonus for people who make early plans, giving the opportunity to pre-register until 20.03 with a 10% discount!!! (For this event you can use the promo code "advance" to pay 50% in advance).

For a minimum of 4 people the price is 640 BGN per person.

Minimum number of participants.
All available places are published on our website in real time. To confirm your participation in the program you need to register on the website and place an order. Add the desired event to the cart, enter the promo code "advance" to pay 50% in advance or if you wish pay the full amount.
When the event is on "pre-order" the full amount is paid. It is possible to pay by bank or card.
If there is more than one participant, email us at info@dopamineteam.eu with two names and phone number of participants. Once the order is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email and we will contact you.
Advance payment will be refunded immediately if the reason the event does not take place is due to travel restrictions, if we do not form a group, or due to a significant deterioration in weather throughout the region. Depending on weather conditions, an alternative kayaking destination in another region of Greece may be selected.
In case of cancellation of the event due to inability or illness, requested more than 14 days before the announced date, we will provide you with a voucher for another event of ours at the paid value.
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Price includes:
- FULL FOUR DAYS of kayaking off the beaches of o. ;
- Use of double or single kayaks according to preference and availability.
NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR SINGLE KAYAK!
All of our boats are high class and manufactured by the world leaders: PRION, WILDERNESS SYSTEMS, PERCEPTIONS, and we upgrade the kayak equipment annually so you can enjoy maximum comfort (if you have paddled with old, Chinese or low-end kayaks before, you will notice the difference immediately);
- Kayak equipment: modern lightweight paddle, PALM life jacket and spritz;
- Transportation to the campsite and back with the kayak transport vehicles. It is possible to participate with personal transport, in which case you receive a discount on the price;
- Qualified kayak guide;
- Instruction and training;
- Photos along the routes.
In order to be different and to get the maximum comfort during your stay on land, we have provided for you full camping equipment, namely:
- Tables, chairs and tent (if needed);
- Gas barbecue;

- Coffee machine with coffee included;
- Two mobile refrigerators;
- Ice machine;
- Utensils;
- Supplies (kitchen rolls, foil, garbage bags);
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Price does not include:
- Ferry fees from Vasiliki to Kefalonia and back, personal and for transporting the equipment, which are between 60 and 70 BGN per person depending on the number of people, and are paid on the ferry.
- Overnight accommodation at Karavomilos campsite, which is €9.5 per person per night and €5.5 per tent and is paid by each person personally on site;
- Food, drinks and other personal expenses;
- Tent and inflatable mattress rental at a cost of 20 BGN for the whole period (if you wish to rent a tent and mattress, we ask you to request them in advance);
- Health insurance for the duration of the event, which we will require from you, cost 4-6 BGN per person. It can also be taken online at http://bit.ly/3MuEGl8 and is payable to the insurer (personal details are required and we prefer you do not provide them).
We recommend you also take out travel cancellation insurance at this link: https://bit.ly/3T6fmFb
WARNING:
There is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for the use of all supplies, camping equipment and optional extras.
You only need to keep and take care of the inventory.
The participation fee offered by Dopamine Team Ltd is for the service of transporting kayak and camping equipment, renting kayak and camping equipment, logistics, providing an instructor and guide.
If there are other prices listed they are for information purposes only and are not subject to the sale of goods and services by us!
Any discounts at tavernas and campsites (if any) are shared with you and we do not take advantage of them.
The link below describes the necessary personal equipment that everyone should have:
http://bit.ly/3J6prg1

Conditions for participation:


 This is an adventure type event and is open to all, beginners and experienced, as well as children over a certain age described in the event.
The itineraries are chosen so that there is a beach and dive break approximately every hour.

All available spots are posted on our website in real time. To confirm your participation in the program you need to register on the website and place an order. Add the desired event to the cart, enter the promo code "advance" to pay 50% in advance or if you wish pay the full amount.
When the event is on "pre-ordering" the full amount is paid. It is possible to pay by bank or card.
If there is more than one participant, email us at info@dopamineteam.eu with two names and phone number of participants. Once the order is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email and we will contact you.
Advance payment will be refunded immediately if the reason the event does not take place is due to travel restrictions, if we do not form a group, or due to a significant deterioration in weather throughout the region. Depending on weather conditions, an alternative kayaking destination in another region of Greece may be selected.

In case of cancellation of the event due to inability or illness, requested more than 14 days before the announced date, we will provide you with a voucher for another event of ours at the paid value.



To make you feel more comfortable it is desirable to have at the time of the event:
1. Water to drink. A minimum of 2 litres per day is a must;
2. Sunglasses (with high UV protection; the presence of polarization is recommended);
3. Sun hat/head towel;
4. Swimsuit or beachwear;
5. Gloves for kayaking (can also be for a bike);
6. Sunscreen (high factor);
7. Beach shoes (quick drying) - there are sea urchins in the sea!
8. A light, airy, light and comfortable outer garment (for sun protection when paddling). Long sleeved lycra with UV protection is best;
9. Thin water/windproof jacket;
10. Lightweight and compact beach towel or scarf;
11. Knife, thermos, and beverage jug;
12. Waterproof mobile phone case;
13. ID card and money in local currency if needed for the day;
14. Food for the day depending on personal preference;
15. Dry (waterproof) bag with a capacity of 15 - 30 l;
16. Depending on conditions, a pair of dry clothes to change into (stowed in a waterproof bag/pack);
17. For diving enthusiasts - mask, snorkel, fins.
18. Flashlight and/or headlamp.


Personal items for the campsite:
1. Tent, mattress (shawl) and sleeping bag (or blanket);
2. Toiletries (toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and shampoo);
3. Drying towel (microfiber towels are more compact);
4. Mosquito spray/lotion.

Transportation


We travel organized from Sofia with transport and platform for transporting the kayaks, luggage, equipment and food.

Space for luggage is limited. You can bring a backpack or duffel bag, tent and food.

No need to bring tables and chairs, we've got you covered.

It is possible to participate with personal transport, in which case you will benefit from a discounted price.

We leave from the parking lot in front of the main entrance of the National Stadium "Vasil Levski", Sofia and return there again, we do not offer personal visits.

Food and drink:


Traditionally, meals are at the campsite. It is recommended to bring prepared food for at least the first day. During the trip from Sofia to Greece, we will have a fridge and will collect perishables. Our first stop is at a 24-hour store in Kresna, where you can buy water and produce. Campgrounds usually have refrigerators in the communal kitchens.

We have a coffee machine at your disposal and the coffee will be unlimited. It is your responsibility to prepare your own dry food and sandwiches for the kayak treks, and you must have food and water provided for the time on the water according to your personal needs.
There are tavernas, shops at or near the campsites.
Each event has a detailed description of the equipment we provide according to the duration and type of event.

Training


Our goal is also to pass on our knowledge to you, so during the event everyone will learn or improve the following techniques:

For beginners:
- Getting in and out of the sea;
- Proper paddling forwards, sideways and backwards, stopping;
- Maintaining, correcting and changing course;
- Basic capsize prevention techniques:
- Self-rescue and assisted rescue:
- Exercises on manoeuvring between rocks.

If desired, we will arrange individual advanced exercises between breaks.

Everyone can choose according to their wishes and abilities between double and single kayaking, single kayaking is not extra!

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