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Kos - Marmari, Greece & Mediterreanean

A great location for a Greece windsurfing or kitesurfing holiday is Marmari in the Greek Islands of Kos. Choose from a range of hotels with the Marmari based windsurfing and kitesurfing centre located right by the beach on the northern coast of Kos, just 15km west of Kos Town. The long, sandy beach, away from the more developed area around Kos Town, with a natural, unspoilt environment with sand dunes and gently shelving entrance to the sea. There is a choice of hotels with kid's clubs on the spot, ideal for a family based beach holiday with a windsurfing and kitesurfing centre on the beach.


Sailing Spot & Conditions
A  50m long sandbank provides shallow water and protection and is ideal for beginners with no large rocks, reefs or currents. The local "meltemi' northerly wind providing cross on shore winds  and the local thermal winds providing cross shore conditions from the right. Typically wind strenght in the summer months ranges from 2-4 Bft (4-16 knots) in the morning, to 3-5 Bft (7-21 knots) in the afternoon, coming from ideal for slalom or freestyle. Depending on the wind strength, conditions change from flat water to full on bump and jump conditions and can build up to 6-7 Bft + on some days at the peak of the summer, with some small waves.


Culture & Activities
Kos and nearby Kos town which is 15km east of Marmari, offers a wealth of history, home to Hippocrates history dating back to the 6th & 7th centuries BC and the Trojan wars. You can visit the ancient ruins around Kos town and the ampitheatre in the centre of Kos which still hosts cultural, arts and music festivals throughout the summers. Wander through the back streets and you discover a huge choice of bars and souvenir shops. It's perfect to visit in the day time or at night after dinner. It's only after 11am and closer to the marina that certain areas and clubs really start to get lively. Marmari itself is a small beach village, with one street facing the sea front where all the shops, bars and restaurants. Low key and family friendly, it's the perfect location to go out, potter round, grab a bite to eat or relax with a cool drink. Dedicated cycle lanes are all over the Island if you wish to hire a bike or take a car and visit one of the many beaches, traditional villages or ancient greek ruins around the island.

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Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

Great Reasons to go to Kos - Mamari, Greece

Best Time: May-September.
Launch: Sandy beach, shelving quickly into deeper water.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore from left.
Wind Type: Meltemi, strong and consistent all season.
Shorebreak: Slight.
Water Conditions: Slalom blasting in good conditions.
Suitability: Intermediate-Advanced.
  • Best wind June-August.
  • All inclusive hotel options >
  • Family hotels with range of activities & kid's clubs.
  • Combined windsurf & kitesurf centre offering tuition for all levels
  • Windsurfing best suited for intermediate-advanced.
  • Marmari Village nearby with choice of local bars & tavernas

 

Weather Information

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