Thassos is among the biggest islands of Greece. With almost an alpine look, its peaks are at 1200m. height, its coastline is around 100km. Its aromas of pine, fir and oak can be felt from afar, on its coast one can see olive groves, almonds and morus trees. There are lots of beaches for everyone’s tastes – ranging from the ones with bars and other extras up to calm, serene ones. There are bays with steep cliffs and underwater caves. Looking for an awesome adventure? This is the place!
All our guests can enjoy its view from the sea, with all its bays and beaches caught between cliffs. Here, civilization and the wild are good old neighbors – all those steep cliffs and small beaches, reachable only from the sea, coexist with camping sites, bars and even small towns.
At our camp, we have double and single – seat kayaks (sit – on – top ). With those, you can go on an excursion, visit remote bays or the marbel beach or the marshlands. The especially active can try and trip around the whole island, making a full circle.
Kayaking is rather simplе. You will quickly learn how to row and start enjoying the process. A kayak excursion is a fun and pleasant way of learning rowing.
And here is what is required for a kayak trip: the group includes begginers and experienced rowers. Luckily, learning kayak rowing from its basics is pretty easy. So even though you may not be the quickest rower in the group, you will eventually get along with them. Your leader will advise and teach you during the very process. Advanced techniques, on the whole, are based on precise maneuvering on straightforward speed rowing with least effort applied. Leaders will always be accompanying novice rowers, giving them extra rowing exercises whenever possible. They also instruct advanced rowers. Some people fear that the kayak may turn over and that they may fall out of it, but practice shows such cases being an utmost rarity. Your leader will tell you beforehand how to get in and out of kayak, what to do should you turn over and will encourage you with some training exercises. All rowers must be wearing life vests and be able to swim.
Physique terms: the difficulty and physical power depletion are the same as if you walked the distance on foot. You will row 10 – 15km a day ( 3 – 4hrs) while having long meal and sightseeing pauses. It is required that you be in a relatively good physical shape, though.
Groups are led by an experienced instructor capable of helping any group member, evaluating any given situation and making the right decision.
Kayaking equipment and accessories: bath pants, shorts, long – sleeved top wear, neoprene boots. If there are any additional items needed for the excursion, you will get their list from us, before leaving.
Basic instruction: includes base rowing techniques, getting in/out of kayak, basic maneuvering, life – saving techniques. Duration of this course is 4 – 5 hours.
Our course is for all who strive to overcome their indecision, to quickly learn some basic techniques and to be able to row more efficiently.