About The Activity
When you are in Turkey, the Lycian shore is one of the most spectacular in the entire Mediterranean. Kayaking is one of the best activity which you love to do here. There is no other backdrop that compares to paddling around the coastal water of the Mediterranean and Aegean coast of Turkey. One of the most popular destinations is Kas where you can literally kayak through, in and over the Lycian ruins of the sunken city. History and monuments to great civilizations litter the coast lines and kayaking gives you the one of the most relaxed adventures you could imagine.
No previous kayaking experience is required as there is nothing technical in steering these light but stable craft. After an important safety briefing, most are paddling well within a few hours. You will however need to be reasonably fit - we shall paddle from 4 to 6 hours a day, with plenty of stops for swimming, leg stretches and refreshment. Our route stays close to the shore, visiting quiet bays, coves and beaches, as we explore two distinct areas of the Lycian Coast.
The water is clear and calm and reaches temperatures of 25-28C in July and August. At Kekova you can literally paddle over the ruins of the sunken city and all along the coast there are remains from Lycian, Roman and Byzantine times.
What is a Sea Kayak
A sea kayak is a closed-deck boat with an open area near the middle where the peddler sits. If a kayak carries one person, it's called a K-1 or a single. If it carries two people, it is called K-2 or tandem. A kayak used by Eskimos for transportation and hunting. It is also a simple, primitive and ecological vehicle that can be made from plastic, fibre or fabric. You can even sail a kayak, if you have proper equipment.