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Rhodes - Ialyssos, Greece & Mediterreanean

Ialyssos on the Greek Islands of Rhodes offers windsurfing & kitesurfing with a choice of beach hotels and conditions for all levels including children and busy resort atmosphere. There is accommodation to suit all budgets with self catering apartments and choice of hotels from simple budget and family beach hotels to luxury spa resorts. This lively holiday resort  is suitable for singles, couples, friends, families or groups with a buzzing atmoshpere both on the water and off.

Sailing Spot & Conditions
The beach at Ialyssos faces a large open bay, shallow for the first 20m, with the clean Meltemi wind blowing cross onshore form the left. This produces a moderate shorebreak but once launched it is possible to blast across the bay at speed. Outside the bay, the swell forms superb jumping ramps. The wind here is typically a gentle force 2 to 3 in the morning, more suited to the less experienced. More gusty afternoons with 1.5m chop on the outside and often Force 5 and above in July and August. There is a choice of dedicated windsurf centres, beginners windsurf centre and kitesurf centre all with shuttle between them.

Culture & Activites
According to Greek mythology, Rhodes was a gift from Zeus to Helios, the sun god and has the highest sunshine record in Greece. There are limitless historical sites on Rhodes as well as sparkling Mediterranean water and superb beaches. Visit Rhodes town, just a short taxi ride away, original site of The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This island is the largest of the Dodecanese as well as excellent windsurf and kitesurfing in the north, Ialyssos is also a busy beach resort, with lots to do and a buzzing nightlife. It is one of the most family friendly resorts with a range of activities and kid's clubs in the hotel resorts.

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Great Reasons to go to Ialyssos, Rhodes

Best Time:  Mid June-September.
Launch: Sandy, Single beach.
Wind Direction: Shoreside from left.
Wind Type: Meltemi, accelerated by
thermal in the afternoon.
Shorebreak: Moderate, occasionally strong.
Water Conditions: Inshore small
waves with windchop, on the outside
waves with swell. At beginner's & kite beach shallow, flat water.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Windsurf centres with F2 & JP Neil Pryde full ranges
  • Beginner's windsurf centre
  • Kitesurf centre
  • Large open bay.
  • Limitless historical sites.
  • A busy, beach resort with plenty to do.
  • Windsurfing Clinics with Peter Hart >

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