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Crete: Guided Almyros River Kayaking Tour with Cretan Meze

Activity provider: Cretactiv

Crete: Guided Almyros River Kayaking Tour with Cretan Meze

Activity provider: Cretactiv

From US$ 67.63 per person

Discover the natural habitat of the Almyros River on a guided kayaking and enjoy a traditional Cretan meze.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Small group
Limited to 3 participants


  • Enjoy the views as you paddle along the tranquil Almyros River
  • Be on the look out for local wildlife including turtles and bird species
  • Use high-quality kayaking equipment that is maintained to high standards
  • Delight your senses with local flavors as you try a traditional Cretan meze
Full description

Explore the Almyros River and surrounding wetlands on a guided kayaking Tour. Spot local wildlife as you float gently down this calm stretch of water, surrounded by lush vegetation.

Start the tour at the beach of Ammoudara and head upstream southwest towards the source of the river. The waters of the river are quite deep and crystal clear and to the right and left are reeds and a variety of trees and plants.

Admire the views of the Stroumboulas mountain as you paddle along the river. Explore about 1500 meters of the river and then return to the beach of Ammoudara. Here, you will enjoy a variety of local Cretan delicacies or meze, with local wine.

  • Κayak tour
  • Guide
  • A Cretan "meze" snack
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Beachwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Aris (my kayak instructor) sent me a message that morning to confirm exact location and list of things to bring - sunscreen, water, etc. I am staying in Malia, taxi was the easiest option for me. I took a lovely evening stroll back afterwards. I took the 3pm slot. The activity was perfect for me, I was super lucky to have the lovely Aris to myself, I have some experience kayaking, so I was suitable challenged, taking some opportunities to paddle into waves. It was fun. We chatted, Aris shared local information about the area and a story or two. In windy, quieter moments, he kept an eye on me, checking I was OK regularly. A safe, professional, friendly guide. The cherry on top, was the picnic on the beach after our kayaking, local delicacies, very tasty and chilled. I enjoyed every moment, highly recommend. Perfect afternoon.

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July 2, 2022

Amazing open ocean experience with amazing kayaks, not to mention learning some Greek myths about the area. Don’t worry if you get tired of rowing there’s an alternative ;) Aris is a super friendly, charismatic and helpful guide and not to mention the food and wine given. The caves were beautiful and the experience was amazing. I would recommend it fully!

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June 8, 2022

Very individual experience. Since we were here in the low season, there were actually only three of us. My friend, me and the guide. The guide speaks great German and told a lot of interesting things. The kayak tour itself was a lot of fun. The lovingly prepared snack after paddling was delicious. Most of the products came from family production. We can only recommend the tour.

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April 30, 2022

Product ID: 413618