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Kouremenos Beach
Kouremenos Beach 2889 hits

Kouremenos Beach and windsurfing in East Crete.

The longest beach of Palekastro area (1.5 km length) is only 2 km far from Palekastro village and 20 from Sitia. It is sandy and the bottom is ideal for divers. Very close to the beach you can find some taverns that serve fresh fish any time. 

The beach here is mostly sandy with a few small pebbles dotted around, there is no need for booties here. The water is super flat but a small wind shadow directly off the beach is good for non-windsurfing spectators! The secluded bay offers a huge space which some times in July and August is frequented exclusively by windsufers.

The Area of Palekastro lies approximately 2,5 hours by car from the Heraklion airport on the far North Easterly point of Crete. The drive takes you through some stunning scenery along the Northern coast line with the most dramatic views through the winding roads of Eastern Crete. The drive is rewarded by a part of Greece that is devoid of mass tourism, some would say this is the Greece of 20 year ago.The lovers of windsurfing are attracted by it, as it is famous all around Europe for this sport. See in ythis article some windsurf- images.

Of course, Palekastro has more to offer. If you feel likehaving a day off or there is not enough wind for windsurfing, you don’t need to be worried about being bored. Round-trips in rental cars can also be recommended.
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Windsurfing in Kouremenos 2724 hits

Windsurfing
Windsurfing is a world renowned sport in Kouremenos Bay, within Sitia Natural Park. Every year, hundreds of visitors from around the world meet here to practise and compete at their favourite sport, since Kouremenos Bay combines strong favourable winds, with the absence of strong waves and offers ideal conditions for windsurfing. 
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. Around Palekastro, the Meltemi wind increases its power through the local thermal and a funneling effect that gives the ground wind an additional 2 Beaufort. This makes Kouremenos Bay one of the most wind-certain spots in the whole of Europe. This is also why the largest wind farms in Greece are in the surrounding area of Palekastro.The Municipality of Itanos placed some showers along the beach.

The beach here is mostly sandy with a few small pebbles dotted around, there is no need for booties here. The water is super flat but a small wind shadow directly off the beach is good for non-windsurfing spectators! The secluded bay offers a huge space which is frequented exclusively by windsufers.

Kouremenos Bay offers perfect flat-water conditions near the shore, with great bump and jump conditions further out . This location is perfect for slalom and freestylers alike, and great for the progressive intermediates cracking their first gybes or chop hops.

The Area of Palekastro lies approximately 2,5 hours by car from Heraklion airport on the far North Easterly point of Crete. The drive takes you through some stunning scenery along the Northern coast line with the most dramatic views through the winding roads of Eastern Crete. The drive is rewarded by a part of Crete that is devoid of mass tourism, some would say this is the Greece of 20 year ago.

We feel that Crete is an ideal location for intermediate to advanced sailors that like to blast on the very flat water and strong wind conditions. Beginners are also catered for but this is a strong wind spot so learning time can be limited.


Of course, Palekastro has more to offer. If you feel likehaving a day off or there is not enough wind for windsurfing, you don’t need to be worried about being bored. Round-trips in rental cars can also be recommended.



 

Recently the cost of board transporting has been lowered sufficiently. Today it is very easy and cheap for you to have your own board at your holidays resort. This is what we recommend unreservedly. The car rental companies can provide to you a car with roof racks for the transportation of your board in incomparable prices at Iraklio airport.

 

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Porto Heli 2691 hits

The hotel Porto Heli is a traditional complex of apartments only 1km from the village of Palekastro, nearby the beautiful beach of Kouremenos, famous for its windsurf Club, and only 8km from the unique palm beach of Vai.

The distance from Sitia Port-Airport is 20km and from Heraklion Airport 148km.

 

 

 


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Casa Di Mare 2688 hits

Casa di Mare apartments located just 70m from the sandy beach of Kouremenos, in the middle of an olive grove of 6000sqm In Casa di Mare you will find Cretan hospitality combined with the personal care that the family owners provide during your vacation.

 


Maridati
Maridati 2677 hits

Maridati beach is to the north of Kouremenos gulf and has been known for years for its unique multicolored rock formations. They are multicolored shale and other metamorphosed rocks of the Phyllite-Quartzite unit. 

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Castri Village 2657 hits

It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to Castri Village Hotel. The management team and the staff of our hotel will be there for you in order to provide you a time to remember.

CASTRI VILLAGE

is built near the most beautiful beach of the Eastern Crete, on the hill of Kouremenos, with an exceptional view. It is 300 meters away from the beach of Kouremenos, 2 kilometers away from the village of Palekastro and close to the famous palm forest of Vai.


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Akti Villas 2653 hits

Akti Villas in Kouremenos : The complex is located in a quiet and picturesque area in Kouremenos, 2 km far away from Palekastro, East Crete.

It is ideal for couples and families looking for quality and ultimately relaxing holidays away from the mudding crowds. Akti Villas is built to offer a comfortable and friendly environment for ideal summer vacations.

 


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Vrachos Studios 2651 hits

Live a different lifestyle in the eco - traditional studios, located in Palekastro, Sitia in east Crete. Our aim is to combine ecology with tradition to offer you an unforgettable experience: a return to a traditional and tranquil way of life, away from the perpetual pace of today.

 


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Olgabeach 2648 hits

2 of the 5 Olga Beach apartments consists of a big (one-room-studio 45m2) living/sleeping room with two beds (two additional bed can be provided if required). Located just 30m from the awesome Kouremenos Beach, East Crete Palekastro region, which  is famous as the windsurf point-centrer in east Crete.

The 3 others apartments has separate bedrooms (two-rooms-apartment).


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Akti Villas 2646 hits

Akti Villas in Kouremenos : The complex is located in a quiet and picturesque area in Kouremenos, 2 km far away from Palekastro, East Crete.

It is ideal for couples and families looking for quality and ultimately relaxing holidays away from the mudding crowds. Akti Villas is built to offer a comfortable and friendly environment for ideal summer vacations.

 


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Olgabeach 2644 hits

2 of the 5 Olga Beach apartments consists of a big (one-room-studio 45m2) living/sleeping room with two beds (two additional bed can be provided if required). Located just 30m from the awesome Kouremenos Beach, East Crete Palekastro region, which  is famous as the windsurf point-centrer in east Crete.

The 3 others apartments has separate bedrooms (two-rooms-apartment).


Maridati Waterland
Maridati Waterland 2519 hits

Natural Coastal wetland that reserves water throughout the year. Its existence is preserved by the concentration of underground and surface waters also affected by the sea. Dominant vegetation is Typha domigensis, as well as Arundo donax and Tamarix smyrnensis, mainly around the pond area.

Size: 2.000 square meters.

The wetland is located within the limits of a NATURA zone

Maridati wetland is important as resting area of the migratory birds.