This is a daily trip to Faneromeni lake. Faneromeni dam is located in Iraklio prefecture.

Its major purpose is the irrigation of 20 km2. Faneromeni dam is an earth dam with water reservoir capacity of 17.000.000 c.m. The length of the dam is 484m on the crest, 76m height, and 8m width on the top.

The construction also includes a side overflow, by-pass and intake works, access roads, water supply, electromechanical works including procurement and installation of the dam operation and control instrumentation. The period of construction was 1999-2003.

Trip info

One of the best spots for sea kayaking in Crete and maybe the only one fully protected from the winds! 


The trip officially begins in the morning at the Heraklion where our staff will meet you. Exact meeting time will be determined once booking have been finalized.

From the Heraklion city, we will head to Moires city and then to Faneromeni lake. The whole journey will take around an hour and a half. We will review the itinerary for the day and answer whatever questions you may have during the trip or as soon as we arrive in Faneromeni lake.

You will need to have with you your breakfast or if you have time to get your breakfast in your hotel before the departure in the morning.

If the group has no experience in sea kayaking at all, we will stop first on a beach to offer basic kayaking insruction. This is happening due to the water been very cold in the lake (around 8oC during the winter and 15-16 during the summer).

As soon as we arrive in Faneromeni lake we will outfit everyone with paddle, PFD and sprayskirt, then head across to the entry point where we will start paddling. The perimeter of the lake is around 7km (around 4.5 miles) in a unique environement with super view.

It is ideal for photographers and also for bird watching. We will cover around 15km around the lake by our sea kayaks (2-3 hours).

As we going back in Heraklion we can make a lunch stop if the group wishes to a local restaurant (called taverna) near to Faneromeni lake.

Detailed Information

Price Includes: All land transport throughout the trip from Heraklion, complete sea kayak equipment and local guide.

Not Included: Transport to and from Crete, picnic lunches during the kayaking and everything that is not listed above.

Enjoy-crete (our trusted partner) is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.

Period: All year long.

Transport: We travel by our own air-conditioned car or mini-bus.

Group Size: 1-4 participants.

Difficulty: A sea kayaking trip suitable for everyone. No previous experience is required.

Notes: Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final selection is left up to the guide.

Temperature during summer months (June - early September) are between 30oC - 42oC. Sun cream and hat is a must! During the winter temperature might dropped down to 4oC.

Special attention due to cold water over the winter months. Temperature is around 8oC during the winter; that is the same like the UK during December!

Price: 80€  or 160€  just you and the guide (private session). 

Book now! Send us an e-mail, when you have some dates in mind to check for availability, along with any other questions you may have.  All e-mails are answered promptly, usually within 24 hours.

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