Corfu offers an ideal setting for beginners interested in sea-canoeing and kayaking as rental shops dot most of the popular beaches (such as Glyfada and Avlaki), while more confident and experienced sports buffs can explore the island’s stunning shoreline independently.
Generally calm waters coupled with low winds are characteristic of Kalami bay on the north-eastern coast and here you’ll find excellent conditions for this sport. Only 30 km north of Corfu town and close to Kassiopi, Kalami’s laid-back peacefulness embraces visitors and their families and quickly pulls them into the rhythm of traditional Corfu life. This whimsical coastal village, laced with the silver-green hues of gorgeous olive groves on one side and crystal-clear blue-green waves lapping onto a pebbled beach on the other, offers a range of services on its Blue-Flag beach including canoe and kayak rentals. If you also happen to be a bookworm, you’re in luck. Kalami is proud to count author Lawrence Durrell’s famous White House as one of its many attractions.