• Duration: 5 hours
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About Grotta

Grotta beach on Naxos island acquired its name from the Italian word grotta, meaning cave. This beach is located in Naxos town in the settlement of Grotta which is the part of Naxos town just above the famous 'Portara' monument and the ferry port.

The Grotta location is where the Mycenaean city of Naxos, one of the Aegean region’s most significant civilizations, stood in ancient times. Some ancient remains can still be seen under the sea.

Travel Plan:

Paddling off from Saint John’s Beach and heading north, you will have the opportunity to avoid civilization for a few kilometers exploring remote beaches, caves  and wildlife. You will paddle at a relaxed pace and this excursion is suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Your guides are fully qualified and very experienced and will make you feel relaxed and safe.

Cliff jumping and snorkeling are optional and fill the relaxed pace of the small-group tour.

This sea kayaking day trip is approximately five hours, two and a half hours of total paddling  and another two and a half hours on the beaches, swimming, snorkeling and having snacks and coffee. Later in the evening, full of nice pictures you will return to the starting point.



09:30 Meeting time

09:30 - 10:00 Preparing - Briefing 

10:00 Start paddling 

10:00 - 12:00 Paddling - Visiting small beaches and caves 

12:30 Having rest at Amitis beach/having lunch/snorkeling 

13:00 - 15:00 Paddling to the meeting point 

15:00 End of the trip 

What's included

  • Sea Kayaks (tandem or single with rudder)
  • All kayak equipment (life jacket, paddle, spray-deck, dry bags, neoprene shoes-upon request)
  • Qualified sea kayak guide
  •  Sea kayak handling briefing
  • Land and water-based Sea Kayaking paddling instructions
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks (local vegetables, fruits, sesame bars and Naxian cheese)
  • Water 1,5lt/person
  • Dry bags
  • Taxes

What do I need to bring

  • Any medication you follow
  • Wide brim hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Beach shoes or athletics that you don’t mind to get wet
  • Any fast-drying T-shirt or similar, ideally long sleeve and UV protection
  • Spare dry clothes

Important information

Tour Info

  • Approximate duration: 5 hours
  • Approximate distance: 5 miles
  • Departure: Saint John's Beach, Grotta (Naxos Town).
  • Meeting time: 9:30 am
  • Approximate return time: 15:00 pm
  • Participants: Minimum 2 people
  • No previous experience is required.
  • After your reservation, we will send you a form to complete about your height, weight etc. 
  • The age limit is 16 years.

Cancellation Policy

  • If your trip is cancelled due to high winds or rough seas we will try to arrange another date. If that doesn't suit you for whatever reason, you will receive an instant 100% refund. No worries, no fuss.
  • If you cancel. The normal cancellation policy does not apply for this excursion: If you cancel 10 days or less before your excursion a refund is not possible. If you cancel 15 days or more before your excursion you will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure




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A great experience!

A great experience! Not too difficult. Kind and expert guidance would do it again!

By Michael Davies on 2022-05-25

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