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Kos - Kefalos, Greece & Mediterreanean

Kefalos has much to offer. Not as busy as the south, the wind conditions are cleaner (side shore) and the traditional village has a good choice of restaurants and bars with a wide beach to relax on. It's an ideal location for a learn to windsurf holiday or those with different levels, families or those that just wish to relax by the pool bar and watch you sail up and down.  It's excellent value too and you can stay in a good quality beach hotel without breaking the bank right next to the windsurf and sailing centre.

Sailing Spot & Conditions
The Meltemi wind blows all summer long and is light in the morning, around F2-3, when beginners are well catered for. Around midday the wind increases to F4 and the waves start to swell, giving perfect bump and jump conditions. In the afternoon the wind strengthens up due to thermals and blows cross-offshore from the right, perfect for slalom sailing on flatwater; building to Force 4 - 6 by mid/ late afternoon. The long, golden sandy beach, shelves steeply to the flat water bay, with more advanced sailors enjoying the constant wind a few hundred meters out from the beach.

Culture & Activities
Kefalos is 15km west from the airport. It is a pretty hill village overlooking the stunning beach in the bay with many traditional tavernas, hotels and bars. Less mountainous than many Greek islands, it's fertile hills are dotted with whitewashed windmills.The scenery here is beautiful, the bay opens on to blue Aegean water, with the tiny islet of St Nikolas at its centre. The resort area of the village which stretches along the width of the bay, consists of traditional tavernas, small hotels and friendly bars, offering a good selection of Greek hospitality. In the background white washed windmills sparkle in the sunshine. This small resort comes alive at night with a good variety of nightlife available. Famous as the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, the island is scattered with remarkable archaeological sites, beautiful Byzantine churches and important monuments from its past. Egyptians, Romans, Venetians, Turks and now Greeks, feature in this island's varied history and have all influenced its unique culture.

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Sailing Conditions

Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

Great Reasons to go to Kos, Kefalos, Greece

Best Time: June-September.
Launch: Sandy beach, shelving
quickly into deeper water.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore
from right.
Wind Type: Meltemi, light in the morning; midday strengths due
to thermals.
Shorebreak: None to slight.
Water Conditions: Flatwater slalom blasting & wave sailing.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Excellent value.
  • Long sandy beaches.
  • Good choice of bars and Greek tavernas.
  • Light wind in mornings ideal for beginners.
  • Stronger wind in afternoon ideal for slalom blasting.
  • Windsurfing, dingy sailing, stand up paddleboarding & yoga.
  • Hotels & apartments direcly on the beach next to the centre.

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