Paddling in Greece



If you want a relaxing Greek Island holiday with some stunning kayaking, great restaurants, and fascinating rock formations then consider popping down to Milos Island.  

WHERE IS MILOS: located in the south western area of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete.


FLY:  Athens international and domestic terminals are together so it’s easy to make a connection to one of the domestic flights to Milos.

Athens to Milos –  7:20, 13:15, 15:50, 18:10  (40 minute flight)

Milos to Athens –  8:20, 14:20, 16:50, 19:10 gave the best prices in 2023.  c. Au$350 

FERRY: From Piraeus they take between 3.5 hours (EU 95) and 7+ hours (EU16).  From Santorini to Milos has similar costs. An overnight in Piraeus or Santorini will probably be required.


SEA KAYAK MILOS:  Is run by Rod Feldtmann, an Australian, who worked as a geologist on Milos, loved it so much that he decided to stay. Check out his website to get inspired by the stunning landscape and paddling options.

Explore Milos package includes 8 nights B & B at  Petrinela’s Guesthouse, Triovasalos, and 6 days kayaking for EU 760 twin share or EU 920 single. Day trips cost EU 90.  The gear provided is excellent, Werner touring paddles or a variety of Greenland paddles, good spray decks, dry bags, jackets if it’s windy or cold, and either Wilderness Systems Tempest kayaks or Rainbow Laser (UK) kayaks. Rod obviously keeps his gear up to date and has a shed of 70 craft plus all the extras.  No need to risk your phone or camera as the guides take photos each day which you can download that evening. 

Thoughts on the Explore Milos Package – “every day we went somewhere different and saw new things.  Lots of caves to explore, some beaut swimming locations and always interesting people to paddle with.  Groups size ranged from 10 to 15 with 2 guides.  Distances from 12 to 20km, at an easily manageable pace to allow for exploring the rock formations, swimming, lunch or a short hike.  Rod has the patience of a saint with his geologic explanations. Lunch was simple and usually included bread, cheese, fruit, tomatoes and ham or tuna.  Opportunities to upskill with self rescue and rolling lessons. Highly recommend the complete package” Jo Meader 2023