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ACA Members Only Excursion - Greece

Come paddle the Saronic Gulf with the ACA!

9/2/2013 to 9/9/2013
When: 9/2/2013
Where: Island of Poros
Contact: Brian Gibbons

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Greece - Sea Kayaking

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  • Sea Kayaking & Multi-Adventure Trip to Greece (PDF)
 This exclusive week for ACA members offers exciting opportunities sea kayaking, bicycle trips and Greek cultural activities, combined with other fun, active and social events on the beautiful Greek Island of Poros. Poros Island is located in the Saronic Gulf region of Greece approximately 32 miles south west of Athens, it is easily reached by hydrofoil in 55 minutes. It is an unspoiled traditional Greek island and early September is one of the best times of the year to visit.

Poros Island and adjacent coastline provides the perfect location for short and longer kayaking trips, such as visiting nearby small islands, the volcanic peninsula of Methana, or circumnavigation of Poros Island. Sunrise and sunset paddles in the Greek islands are truly magical experiences. The paddling excursions are guided by Brian Gibbons and ACA certified Coastal Kayaking instructors. They are suitable for all levels of experience activities and include opportunities to snorkel, visit ashore, swim and soak up the atmosphere of the clear blue warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Kayaking skills development can easily be incorporated into the daily activities. Your base for this 8-day vacation will be Odyssey Activity Centre, located in the small hamlet of Askeli. We are 50 yards from the beach and enjoy modern rooms with private baths. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. All included meals are provided at our adjacent Odyssey restaurant. Please invite your non-paddling companions, too.

To make this a truly memorable vacation we have also included a wide range of other activities. Try a fun Greek cooking session learning to make well known Greek dishes. Go on a full-day guided trip to the UNECSO world heritage island of Hydra. We also offer guided walks and cycle trips to local cultural and historical places of interest. Choose whatever you like to do, it is all included in this multi-adventure trip.

Adventure Tourism Services, UK, (home base is Argyll, Scotland) has been operating since 2005, offering multi-sport trips to Greece, France and around the UK. It is a registered UK company and Brian Gibbons is the sole proprietor. Brian is a BCU Level 3 Sea Kayaking Coach, certified in wilderness level first aid and CPR and a certified guide for mountain biking. He is also a registered sailing instructor and quite experienced in mountaineering adventures. He excels at organizing trips for youth groups and is certified to offer/mentor the Duke of Edinburgh Award program.

This multi-level program can be compared to achieving high-level Scouting awards. Cutter Aquatics has been doing business with Brian since 2006. He assisted us in planning and executing trips to Greece (2007 - 2013) and a trip to Scotland (2010). He exceeds our safety expectations for clients and provides superior customer service. His programs meet all the best practices promoted by the ACA.

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