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Kos is located north of Rhodes, close to Turkey and has long been a popular destination for windsurfing. The best windsurfing is in Psalidi in the North West(close to Kos Town) where the village has built up some great hotels and simple apartments. It is a relaxing resort that will appeal to those looking for good value and a short distance from Kos Town with its restaurants, bars and amazing heritage. Our Windsurf and Kitesurf centre is based on the beach Natura Beach Hotel in Psalidi (see resort map).
A 35 minute drive from the centre takes you to Kohilari Beach - a deserted sandy beach with no buildings in site. Here the wind blows cross onshore with waves ½ - 1 ½ meters high. A cool spot for windsurfers and kite boarders too!
A 40 minutes drive and you will be in Theologos, a beautiful spot where the sea is alive and the coastline is rugged. The wind blows sideshore from the right. The current can be strong, but the waves are between 1 - 2 ½ metres high. There is a beautiful sunset every evening which you can watch from the only taverna at the spot, where the food is excellent.
The wind in Psalidi is side/side-off shore from the left. Usually the wind is lighter in the morning when the majority of beginner courses take place. Owing to a slight wind shadow, there is a sheltered launch which makes it great for beginners and kids. The wind gradually intensifies through the day and gives way to sensational slalom blasting with swell/chops up to 1m on the outside. The water flattens off just upwind of the jetty – perfect for freestylers.
Other activities based at the centre/hotel include volleyball, tennis, table tennis and swimming pools. Within walking distance of the hotel are wakeboarding, waterskiing, diving & go-carting. Mountain biking is also very good in Kos with regular rides organized and cycle lanes into Kos Town. Alternatively, another way to explore more of the island is to hire a car or motorbike.
The Surfers Bar on site is always very popular with the guests and is open every day serving cold drinks, snacks and cocktails at the waters edge. It stays open into the night and also has live music nights and beach bbq’s. There are bars and tavernas in the locality and Kos town is only a short taxi/bus ride away with both its interesting archeological sites and late night venues for the night owls! The famous Bar Street can keep you partying into sunrise, or for a more relaxing night take a trip to the local Thermal Springs where you can bathe in healing volcanic waters under the stars.
UK / EU passport holders: A full 10 year passport valid until at least 6 months after date of return. No visa required. Arrival tax is £10 payable in sterling. Other passport holders: Please check with Greek Consulate (020 7229 3850).