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Why You'll Love Windsurfing In Rhodes North!

  • A good number of luxury hotels within easy reach of the windsurf centre
  • A great place for a short haul family windsurf holiday
  • Very reliable winds during the summer months

Windsurf Holidays To Rhodes

Rhodes island is the second largest of the Greek islands and has long been a very popular summer sun holiday destination with Northern Europeans so there are lots of flights from many regional airports. Rhodes Town in the North of the island is a mixture of historical buildings, cobbled small streets lined with shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as having buzzing nightlife if you want it. Rhodes can be a little bucket and spade in places but also has considerable charm and character.

Leading southwards from Rhodes Town is a long stretch of hotel lined beaches, including Ialysos where the best windsurfing is and a brilliant windsurf centre. Within walking distance of the windsurf location there are a number of good hotels as well as some superb luxury hotel just a short drive or taxi ride away. This makes Rhodes a great place for a short haul family windsurf holiday as well as a more focused pure windsurf trip.

The Windsurfing In Northern Rhodes

On the west coast of Rhodes of the island get the well known Meltemi wind, but specifically at the windsurf bay of Ialysos, there is a thermal wind which is generated from the venture effect between islands, Turkey and the hills of Mont Smith. During the summer months of May to September, almost every afternoon, the wind picks up to a nice 20 knots! The average wind range is between 16 and 25 knots. 

The wind blows across on shore at the windsurf spot. There is a great sandy beach entry and a great flat water section, especially good for beginners in the mornings. By the time of the wind kicks in some small waves start to swell, creating text-book bump and jump weather.

Other Activities In Lalyssos

As well as having some of the best beaches in the Aegean, Rhodes is very mountainous, which is great if you love exploring and mount biking. Rhodes Town has wonderfull shopping, restaurants and pubs, people from all over the world pay the island a visit during the summer, so it has a truly international feel. Take an excursion into the island to get away from the tourist areas and you will see a completely different side of Rhodes. Inland are picturesque hills and valleys and further south, deserted beaches. Rhodes has a long history and this is reflected in the castles and buildings that still remain and legends associated with many places. 


Nightlife can be as much or as little as you want. Ialysos is a busy area and there are lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. There are wonderful tavernas serving Greek meze (little plates of everything imaginable), ouzo and the best fresh fish you will find anywhere and we highly recommend that you try the local wines. Rhodes Town is just 5 kilometres away and has a selection of quaint quayside restaurants. There are also several nightclubs and late bars.

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See What Our Clients Say

We spent 5 days in Rhodes and the largest sail used was a 7.2 on a Super Sport 137 (top speed 34.9 mph), smallest was a 5.8 on FSW 102. The wind always kicked in around 3pm and blew for 2-3 hours. I was the biggest sailor at the centre, which helped because I was taking kit slightly bigger than average most days, except the windy day when I went smaller (board) than most other guests. I would recommend people book a bigger board than they might go for. With the benefit of hindsight, the perfect board for me to book would have been an All Ride 116. There wasn't enough good sailors there for me to worry about getting a proper small board if needed, but most days I was stealing other people's 116/125s that they weren't using. Sailed just short of 200 miles in those 5 days. The only negative feedback about Rhodes and the trip in general would be that if someone is going to do a week's package is go for a six-day hire at Rhodes, because if you have to check out and move on the Saturday, its hard to hang around with the family to get a sail on Saturday as well.


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