• Sea Kayak
  • Day trips

South West Antiparos & the island of Despotiko

south west antiparos despotiko coverThis area is magnificent to paddle and more than one day-trip variations exist here. The Southern part of Antiparos is geologically very interesting with a volcanic origin.

 

The coastline is composed of high cliffs, double entrance caves, arches and fjord like inlets. Rock types vary, offering lots of colors and forms to see. Beaches are few and consist mostly of pebbles. In the sea kayaks we are in the best 'transportation' means to witness all that spectacular scenery from the closest possible distance. In some day-trip variations we cross to Despotiko, a small island that had a very important place in the commerce of the ancient times (500 BC). Here archaeologists have found impressive ruins of temples and the excavation is still ongoing. Despotiko is also beautiful to kayak, with nicely sheltered rocky coves and sandy and pebbled beaches.

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