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Windsurfing in Palekastro

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Windsurfing in Palekastro

Kouremenos Beach. Unspoilt by mass tourism, still offers deserted places, idyllic villages and cosy tavernas. What makes this area so attractive is its pristine, authentic atmosphere. Come to Palekastro in summer and you will find everything your windsurfer’s heart could possibly desire – especially if you have been infected with the surfer virus for some time. East Crete area stands for strong winds. The meltemi blasts in from the north between the hills, with forces of 7 – 8 no rare occasion in summer. Kouremenos has the position, where the meltemi is at its most reliable and strongest. The Municipality of Itanos placed some showers along the beach.

The car rental companies can provide roof racks in case you take the equipment with you, for the transportation of your board in good prices from and to Iraklio airport. On the odd occasion that there is no wind there are many other things to do and see to keep you entertained. These mostly take the shape of walks, visits to the many archaeological sites and a number of other cultural tourist attractions.

During the summer real life starts in the evening and takes place in the village square by the church, which is surrounded with local cafes, bars and restaurants. While the children play football, the adults enjoy a traditional meal in the Greek taverns and the youth are having fun in the neighbouring cafes, until late.

Month Apr May June Jule Aug Sept Oct
Days with wind more than Force 4 12 16 21 27 24 17 13
Water temperature 19 20 22 24 26 25 23
Air Temperature 22 25 27 29 29 28 26

Palekastro is a meltemi spot. The wind increases its power through a local thermal and a funnelling effect. It blows side shore from the left and blows anywhere between a Force 4 and Force 7. During the summer season (May – October) this averages out at a nice Force 6 with the most used sail being between 4.5 and 5.3m. The wind blows the whole day and starts to drop down at 5pm.

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