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Together with Ikaria Surf School, you will find a way of life that embraces the love for surf. Wild, natural, and beautiful, Icaria Island and surf have many things in common. They share the eternal spirit of a culture that doesn’t get old and they both carry the promise of a magical world that will permit you to discover something new about yourself. You will have a lifetime experience in this island of longevity!
You will stay at Gialiskari village apartments, in a single or a double room. An accommodation of 3-4 occupancy is available, please send Ikaria Surf School an inquiry for more information. Gialiskari apartments are located in Gialiskari Village, which is on the east part of Messakti Beach, only 10 minutes walk from the surf school. The rooms and the studios are spacious and comfortable.
The studios can accommodate two, three, or four persons, and the rooms can accommodate one, two, or three persons.Your rooms are located in the tourist center of the island and gives you a variety of choices between several restaurants, cafeterias, and bars. There, you can also find gift shops, car rentals, travel agencies, and a supermarket.
On your vacation, you will have 3 surf or SUP lessons and excursions and each lesson will last for 2 hours. Ikaria Surf School’s surf lessons are held by experienced instructors certified by Surfing GB and ISA. The instructors are also trained as lifeguards certified by SLSA, ISLA, and Lifeguard Hellas. The surf lessons are adjusted to cover beginner and intermediate levels, and the instructors - students ratio is strictly 4:1 in order to provide guaranteed results and advanced security standards for students.
You can contact Ikaria Surf School for more information. If you have never surfed before, Ikaria Surf School is very proud to guide you to the wonderful world of the waves. This class' aim is targeted to the student’s successful ability to stand up on the board. Ikaria Surf School will help you with a system of beach and water exercises to master the basic techniques for safe surfing.
Meanwhile, for intermediate level, previous surf experience or at least some significant beginner’s practice is demanded. The course is designed around a step-by-step organized training with a correction follow up, which permits the building of good surfing habits. Please note that surfing is a sport that is fully depended on the weather conditions, hence changes to the procedure of the surf lessons are possible. In this case, an alternative schedule will be followed.
Your surf camp will be located on Messakti beach, Icaria Island, Greece.
Icaria is one of the world’s few Blue Zone places, an island that seems to make time stop, an area of unique geographical contrasts that vary among pre-historical forests, healing hot springs and lakes, as well as steep rocks and golden sand beaches. It's a destination for those who care for values such as kindness, peace, and equality.
Icaria has two ports, Evdilos and Agios Kirikos, which is the island’s capital. Icaria is one of the biggest islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. It is considered a mountain-island (the need to protect the island from medieval pirate attacks made the inhabitants build villages and settlements away from the coastline). It is a green island, with rich geographical variations and many rare species of plants and animals.
Messakti Beach, where Ikaria Surf School is located, is a beautiful, natural, golden sand beach, with crystal clear waters. It's popular yet peaceful, a perfect place to relax, read a book, enjoy a cold coffee at the amazing view beach bar while listening to reggae music, swim, and surf.
There are regular flights during the week from and towards Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, and Crete.
Icaria is connected daily with Port of Piraeus, and once a week with Port of Thessaloniki. Please check the availability for airplane and ferry tickets before you choose your dates. Please have in mind that especially during low season there are not everyday flight and ferry roots. Then, from the airport or from the port you can take a bus or a taxi to come to the accommodation units Ikaria Surf School provide. For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Ikaria Surf School.