The small Greek town Palekastro offers the perfect setting for windsurfing on Kouremenos beach and other local locations.
Crete has some stunning spots to offer and we had an incredible windy trip there in 2013 AND 2015. For 2017 we returned and enjoyed high winds and the incredible sailing locations again. A brilliant place to learn and improve, we will return this summer running two coaching weeks there again, working with Freak Surf Windsurf centre.
We run the coaching sessions for 5 days with a day off in the middle. This allows rest and recovery to avoid getting too tired throughout the week and gives you an opportunity to practice on your own.
There are usually 2 sessions each day with a break at lunchtime and video and picture feedback when appropriate in the evenings.
The wind here usually lasts all day long leaving plenty of time for action on the water without the feeling of having to rush to catch the wind.
We usually coach for about 5 - 6 hours each day, but feel free to do as much or as little as you like.
Kouremenos is a big sandy beach has flat water with a little chop on the way out that is ideal for doing small jumps and tricks while staying flat enough to work on all the flat water skills.
The wind here gets funnelled down the mountains and is often windier then the surrounding area.
The Freak Surf centre has equipment from JP & Neil Pryde for all ability levels and conditions.
For those looking to bring their own equipment please get in touch with us so we can advise you on how best to do this and what to bring.
Fly to Heraklion from there we have to head to the far East side of the island of Crete. The drive is simple and car rental cost from around €140 a week.
Apartment rentals available. Early booking is needed for this popular location.
Palekastro there are lots of options for eating out with some very affordable Gyros and Sovalaki to other traditional and delicious Greek food There is also a good selection of bars and cafes for post windsurfing drinks and parties at the beach and in the town.
For those that like to self cater there are many small super markets in Palekastro or a big super market 30-40 mins away in Sitea.
The Island is also very popular for bike enthusiasts and there are rental options for mountain bikes at the windsurf centre or in town.
It is also a great island to explore, find small beaches and local Greek villages with lots of history and archaeological sites on the island.