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Lesvos - Sigri, Greece & Mediterreanean

Sigri, on the Greek island of Lesvos, offers outstanding flat water and offshore swell for windsurfers and kitesurfers, paritcularly good for freestylers.The third largest of the Greek Islands after Crete, located in the north eastern section of the Aegean, 9km from the Turkish mainland. Characterised by the soft, hilly landscapes, olive trees and pretty villages and is untouched by the mass tourist market we have a choice of small hotels and self catering accommodation all walking distance from the centre.

Sailing Spot & Conditions
Sigri, on the Greek Island of Lesbos, offers windsurfing & kitesurfing holidays with a large  water area, waves & choice of 5 sailing spots. The main sailing area is Sigri Bay directly in front of the centre where you can find flat water & waves. There is a shallow water area for practicing maneuvers and waves coming in from the channel into the bay.Wave height starts at 0.5m and can reach 2.5m+ on big days. The island of Nissiopi lies offshore providing protection for the bay.A previous European Freestyle Pro Tour & Michael Rossmeier Freestyle Camps with Learn to Windsurf and Learn to Kitesurf Camps. Sigri has a further 4 sailing areas and small, personal windsurf centre with RRD boards and Simmer sails. More >

Culture & Activities
Sigri is a small, traditional village of 300 inhabitants. Sleepy cobbled streets lead to the pretty marina where fishing along with agriculture is still the main industry in the village. There are approximately 7 locally owned Tavernas serving authentic and inexpensive Greek dishes plus a few bars which are the main meeting point in the village. There are two small supermarkets, a bakery for your fresh bread and a fresh fruit and veg van every day except Thursday and Sunday. If you need cash the nearest bank is at Scala Eressos 28km away - around 30 minutes by taxi/bus. Most of the restaurants have free internet connection for your computer. Once in Sigri, getting around is easy as it’s a small village. You can either walk to rent a bike from only 6 Euros per day. The windsurf and kitesurf centre are only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Sigri village. They have an excellent range of mountain bikes for exploring further afield. Lesvos is excellent cycling country with choice of flat, moderate and challenging mountain routes. The centre can give details of sights to head for including the mountain church Moni Ipsilou or routes to take in the magnificent views over the bays including the Petrified forest with prehistoric fauna or hot springs. Discover the island's history through ancient stories of Aristotle, the Trojan war, Odysseaus and Achilles. The island prides itself on it’s fresh produce. You will find traditional dishes using local cheeses, local lamb and fresh fish. Ouzo and of course olive oil is produced on the island and important exports. The locals mainly lead a rural life and are traditional and welcoming to visitors.

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Sailing Conditions

Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

Great Reasons to go to Sigri, Lesvos, Greece

Best Time: April-October.
Launch: Sandy beach with pebbles.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore from right.
Wind Type:
Shorebreak:
Water Conditions: Large flat
water area with waves and wind chop further out.
Suitability: All levels.
Centre: Windsurfing and Kitesurfing - rental and instruction. More >
  • Constant, Meltemi winds.
  • 5 sailing spots around
    Sigri Bay.
  • Flat water, windchop & waves in one spot.
  • New F2 centre with rental, instruction & rescue.
  • SUP and Mountain
    bikes available.
  • Walking distance to
    village/sailing spot.
  • Friendly village choice
    of bars & restaurants.

Weather Information

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