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Why You'll Love Windsurfing In Kos (psalidi)!

  • The best kitesurfing and windsurfing on Kos Island due to the wind direction and consistent wind
  • Great for couples with a number of very nice boutique hotels within a short drive of the centre
  • A wide sandy beach and side to side on shore wind

Psalidi Windsurf Holidays Overview

Kos Island in Greece is located just north of Rhodes, close to Turkey (which you can see just across the water) and has long been a popular destination for windsurfing holidays. The best windsurfing in Kos is in this area, just south east from Kos Town, as the wind generally blows side to side on shore from the left with very reliable summer conditions. One side effect of this side shore wind is that the beaches in this part of Kos tend to be very narrow and pebbly; the wind literally blows the sand along the coats with no natural obstructions. If you prefer a sandy beach then please see our details on Marmari Windsurfing Holidays.

In Psalidi Planet Travel offer a range of good quality 4 and 5* star hotels away from the more ‘touristic’ areas at the other side of Kos Town. The hotels here are generally of a very good standard, some set higher up above the waters edge with stunning views. The hotels in this part of Kos tend to be slightly better for couples or families with older children. The hotels in our other resort of Marmari tend to offer better family facilities for younger children.

The Kitesurfing In Kos, Psalidi

The Kitesurfing beach in Kos is a perfect location with a wide sandy beach (very coarse sand) and side to side on shore wind from the left. The water here is quite flat and not as choppy as other areas on Kos. There is a very good kitesurf school by the spot so we can offer a full range of beginner or progression courses.

Due to the location of the kitesurf beach Planet will provide a car with your kitesurf holiday to Kos for the short drive from your chosen hotel to the kitesurf school in Psalidi.

The Wind In Psalidi

The wind at our partner windsurf and kitesurf centre in Psalidi is side to side-off shore from the left wit the best period from June 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.

Off The Water In Kos

For those rare no wind days there is plenty to keep you busy 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 / kitesurf centre in Psalidi offer free SUP board for our pre-booked Planet clients. There are some waterskiing and wakeboarding schools in the area. Most of our recommended hotels have 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.


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 And Eating Out

Kos Town is just 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 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.

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Planet Windsurf gave us good advice on location, windsurfing conditions and hotels. Only pickiness would be having to chase a couple of times for return calls but it was minor. The Michelangelo Resort was very good but expectations had been set high. Good food, facilities etc. Being out of town meant a bus in to go out to eat but that's clear from location. The location was good for me as a reasonably good windsurfer. Not good for my partner though as an intermediate. The windsurf centre was very flexible on choice of kit and relaxed about the deal on payment. Being out of season meant they were extremely accommodating. They didn't charge for my partner's aborted session and I could take pretty much any kit at any time. The centre was excellent and I'd really recommend at this time of year as it was very quiet but still fully staffed. They were very flexible on the kit, wanted people to be enjoying themselves and try different kit etc. Not many people were there but enough to have a bit of company on the water. It was pretty windy and choppy though so intermediates were having a tougher time. Also windy all day rather than just the afternoons (good for better windsurfers but less for others).


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