Ελληνικά English
Home Page > Travel Holidays > Alternative Excursions in Kefalonia
contact us at (+30)2671100817

 

Alternative Excursions in Kefalonia

Information Photo Gallery Reservation

 

Katsouris Travel in association with Kefalonia elements provides unique and different ways to explore and experience the breathtaking Ionian island of Kefalonia. Our philosophy is to work with and amongst nature whilst showing the utmost respect for and protecting the environment. Our aim is to show you the elements of earth and water, mixing and fusing with the natural beauty of Kefalonia. Through our quality adventures and tours you will discover the national park which includes Ainos, the Black Mountain, and in the shadow of this great mountain a rich nature of both plant and animal life will be uncovered, leaving you with lasting and memorable impressions of an island which was once called the umbilical cord of Europe, a relatively small, rare island which offers so many beautiful, interesting and varied things to its visitor. Enjoy views that will leave you breathless, swim at secret, unknown beaches and let the cool, refreshing Ionian Sea wash over and relax you. Lie back in waters surrounded by lush greenery, endless blue skies and the unique ‘light’ of Kefalonia; discover a truly poetic place. Escape to an island steeped in tradition, culture, legend and mythology, an island that also has important historical significance and stories to tell you. All these experiences can be revealed to you by local people, who have a passion and respect for the island and will show you an untouched, unspoilt traditional island away from the usual tourist traps.

Jeep Safari

We can take you on a full day SUV tour in 4x4 Land Rovers in which you cover 1/5 of the scenic island of Kefalonia. Be closer to nature and the elements with alternative ways to see this fantastic island. Get off the usual Tourist Trail and experience archaeological sites, old villages, ancient ruins, various caves, ancient tombs and pre-earthquake architecture. Drive through vineyards and olive groves and travel through the National Park and its forests to the top of Mount Ainos where you will have breathtaking 360 degree views of Kefalonia and the nearby island of Ithaka, Lefkas, Zante and the mainland of Greece. See rare black fir trees (Abies Cephalonica), the Viola Cephalonica, a flower that is unique to Kefalonia and a 2000 year old olive tree. Search for the wild horses of Mount Ainos and view other bird and wildlife in its natural habitat. While experiencing all this you will also learn about the history, culture and traditions of the island from our professional and knowledgeable guides.

These trips can be organised to meet your needs, time and your level, they are not extreme trips as you decide your comfort level.

From 2-6 people.

Sea kayaking

will be adding sea kayaking to its already successful activities list under the leadership of Shaun Rodgers (link to about us).

Sea kayaking is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty, diversity and sheer magnificence of the Kefalonian coastline.

It is an activity that is relaxing, low stress and suitable for ALL ages.

Our equipment, international experience, LOCAL knowledge combined with OUR passion for the island and our activities, will ensure that your adventure with us will be an unforgettable experience.

We look forward to introducing you to the ELEMENT OF IONIAN WATER!

We cater for all levels of happy paddlers – Novice to Expedition!

Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Stand Up Paddling, or 'SUP' for short is a top water sport where a paddle is used while standing up on a surfboard. SUP has a Hawaiian heritage and translates in Hawaiian to Ku Hoe He'e Nalu: to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave. Stand Up Paddle Boarding came about as a way for surf instructors to manage their classes of beginner surfers. The higher view point offered by the SUP Style made it easier for the instructors to see what was going on around them and check for incoming swells. The instructors used their regular surf boards and added a single blade paddle.

The popularity of the modern sport of Stand Up Paddle Surfing also has its origins in the Hawaiian islands. In the early 1960s the 'Beach Boys of Waikiki' would paddle out on their long boards with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. The term 'Beach Boy Surfing', another name for SUP Surfing, came from this.

Rick Thomas is credited as being the first modern surfer to bring Stand Up Paddle Board Surfing to the mainland. In 2000 Rick introduced California to the new sport of SUP Surfing as an alternative way to train while the surf was down. Stand Up Paddling has since become huge in the States as well as Europe. From a competition point of view, SUP Surfers now have their own divisions in many outrigger and paddleboard races.

On October 3, 2008, the United States Coast Guard classified SUPs as vessels. This reclassification makes it necessary for Stand Up Paddle Board Surfers to wear a personal flotation device in certain areas.

We can tailor-make our tours to suit your wishes, time or any other special requirements. For example we can provide:

Half-day Jeep Safari

Extended walking tours

Overnight camping/hiking trips (equipment provided on request)

Group Tours •

Team Building Excursions

 Honeymoon trips

We work with experienced guides and companies throughout Kefalonia who can provide you with other types of activities,  adventures and experiences to complete your Kefalonian holiday.

Request booking for tour or travel
Name: *
Surname: *
Telephone:
E-mail: *
Persons:  
Any additional
requirements?:
 
 
 
 
News and latest offers. Register now in our Newsletter service Sign In
 
KATSOURIS
YACHTING
TRAVEL HOLIDAYS
ACCOMMODATION
BOOKING
HATTA
 
find us on facebook

 
 
Copyright © 2017 Katsouris Travel. All Rights Reserved - Created and hosted by freedom 2 design
A member of Kefalonia resorts - Kefalonia business - Kefalonia hotels