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).
"Kos was much better than I expected. I was initially concerned it would be too crowded and noisy but how wrong I was. The guys at the centre where super friendly and really made me feel at home. I had a great time and already planning my next visit."
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Kos is a great short haul resort for families and couples looking for an easy and reliable windurf holiday. If you are happy with car hire then there are some stunning 5* properties just a short drive to the windsurf and Kitesurf beaches.
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!
The wind at our partner windsurf centre in Psalidi is side to side-off shore from the left wit the best period form May to early October. On a normal day the wind tends to be lighter in the morning (perfect for beginners and kids), dropping a bit for midday (handy for a lunch break !) before building for strong wind conditions in the afternoon until sun down. The wind direction makes for perfect blasting conditions. Further out there can be some small swell and chop. The sailing area is large and safe, and there is dedicated Baywatch and Rescue service free of charge.
For those rare no wind days there is plenty to keep you bus both on and off the water in Kos. A great way to get around the immediate area is by bicycle, there are many wide and clearly marked cycle paths and this is a very popular way to explore the resort and town.
The windsurf centre in Psalidi offer free SUP board for our pre-booked rental clients. There are some waterskiing and wakeboarding schools in the area. Most of our recommended hotels are tennis courts and well equipped gyms. There is are some excellent stables on the other side of Kos Town near Salt Lake for horse riding lessons or excursions.
Further away from the resort there are numerous historical sites to visit. As the island is quite small most places of interest are less than 1 hour away.
RECOMMENDED THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN KOS
Platani – last refuge for the Islands Turkish community – great food at even better prices Nissyros Island – the active volcano which last erupted in 1888 Therma Springs – Bathe in the hot volcanic healing waters Asclepion – Culture, stunning views and peaceful energy Kefalos – the picturesque Bay and hilltop village on the Southwest of the island Kalymnos Island – the neighbouring rock climbers island also famous for its sponge diving community
Kos Town is juts a 10 -20 minute car or bus ride away offering a good choice of restaurants and bars. Kos Town can be a very pretty town to walk around with charming tree laden streets, beautiful historical architecture and an old fortress. There are some less charismatic areas but these are easily avoided.
The Surfers Bar on on the harbour 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. The famous Bar Street can keep you partying into sunrise or there are plenty of charming quiet small places for a romantic meal.