Paddle your own canoe for exciting water sports activities in Halkidiki at Gaidouronisia – Donkey Islands – and Tigani. The uniqueness of Eagles Palace Hotel in Halkidiki can be summed up in the environment surrounding of exceptional natural beauty.
The enchanting environmental traits, such as the clear blue sea, the golden seashore, the glorious sunlight of Greece and the small islands just a paddle away, are not to be missed. Settle into your own PFD (personal floatation device) and set off for an excursion to Drenia Islands, also known as Gaidouronisia (Donkey Islands) and Tigani.
Enjoy the scenic beauty of Ouranoupoli’s coast and Drenia Islands and travel to bays impossible to reach otherwise. During the paddle, your lead captain will stop periodically, giving you time to rest and drink some water and of course to enjoy snorkelling at the turquoise waters surrounding the islands.
Open water kayaking differs from white water kayaking in a number of ways:
First of all, you don’t have the river to push you; you must propel yourself using your own strength.
Secondly, you must sometimes battle waves and currents that are not likely in the direction you are heading, but may work against you or to your advantage. The best time to do it is in the morning, when the sea in calm. At midday, due to thermal aerial masses, the sea may be wavy. Usually, in the evening this phenomenon retreats and the sea is calm again.
A good idea is to start paddling in the morning, reach the islands and spend some time exploring bays and recharging your energy at local restaurants and beach bars. Plan your return for the evening to the hotel and enjoy a rewarding dinner in the summer breeze surrounding Kamares Gourmet Restaurant in Halkidiki.
The beauty of paddling is that anyone can paddle as hard as they want, making it perfect for beginners as well as experts. The sport can be competitive or recreational: it can be a social hobby or a way of escaping the crowds and connecting with nature. However you want to pursue paddling, the good news is that it is good for your overall health and well-being. Enjoy the water, have some fun and improve your fitness.