Greece is the ideal trip for first-time paddlers, and the perfect place for a kayaking vacation. Many have done this trip again and again. When paddling, you get a little of everything. Weaving through rocks, caves and along cliffs, crossing from island to island in the open sea, paddling in peaceful crystal-clear water, as well as challenging seas, with wind and waves. And in between: Hiking on goat trails in the hills to a monastery, to a village with its local taverna, or swimming, snorkeling and taking a lazy afternoon nap in a hidden cove. The day ends with a culinary adventure at one of the island’s restaurants, or by the campfire on a remote beach. Sleeping accommodations are in hotel rooms or tents.