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Rhodes - Ialyssos, Greece & Mediterranean

Ialyssos on the Greek Islands of Rhodes offers windsurfing and 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 atmosphere both on the water and off, which is perfect for a mixed ability, multi sport holiday with windsurfing or kitesurfing for juniors, beginners to experts. Rhodes offers a Windsurfing Clinic Masterclass with Peter Hart >

Sailing Spot and Conditions
There are three sailing spots you can sail from in Ialyssos in the North of Rhodes with a choice of equipment and variety of sailing conditions.The beach at Ialyssos faces a large open bay, shallow for the first 20m, with the clean Meltemi wind blowing cross-onshore from the left. Outside the bay, the swell forms superb jumping ramps. In the morning the wind is usually around 3 to 4 beaufort and in the afternoon, as the local winds builds to between 4 to 6 beaufort with consistent conditions between 15 and 25 knots, during the peak summer months. Best from July to August, northern Rhodes also has good sailing with conditions varying from flat water to 1.5m waves off shore on big days, from mid May to October. There is a choice of dedicated windsurf centres, beginners windsurf centre in a smaller bay with more sheltered conditions offering more flat water and less strong wings for 100m and kitesurf beach with North centre on the spot, with a complimentary shuttle between them. There is also a second sailing area closer to Rhodes Town in Ixia. More >

Culture and 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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Sailing Conditions

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Great Reasons to go to Ialyssos, Rhodes

Best Time:  Mid June-September.
Launch: Sandy, Single beach.
Wind Direction: Side shore from left.
Wind Type: Meltemi, accelerated by
thermal in the afternoon.
Shorebreak: Minimal, with moderate
break on occasional big days.
Water Conditions: In shore flat to
small waves with windchop, on the
outside swell with small waves/ramps. At beginners and kite beaches shallow, flat water.
Suitability: All levels.

  • Windsurf centres with Fanatic, Tabou and JP Neil Pryde full ranges.
  • Beginner's windsurf centre.
  • North 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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