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Enjoy autumn kite-surfing paradise in Lemnos Island, Greece, where you will explore the wave spots and ride massive down-winds with the locals. Additional to the help you will receive, is all the necessary equipment, allowing you to think only about improving your skills. The local IKO certified kite instructors will show you how to have fun in different locations every day!
Keros Blue is a new boutique hotel, located on Keros Bay, Lemnos Island, Greece. Unlike the other properties on the island, Keros Blue offers luxury beach houses right on the windsurfing and kite-surfing spot. The complex offers free parking, Wi-Fi, and televisions in three types of rooms: deluxe studio, double deluxe room, and family house.
During this week, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the island of Lemnos with the local riders. Your day will begin early in the morning with a healthy breakfast and a plan where to shred the waves. Fun times and personal attention are guaranteed. Sunrise and sunset sessions will depend on the forecast.
There will also be free afternoons for your own personal needs. It is up to you to decide whether you will chill at the beach or go for another adventure. In the evenings, enjoy your deserved rest in the hammocks on the veranda in front of your room or party with the locals.
This retreat will take place in Keros Bay, Lemnos Island, Greece. Keros bay is much more than just a surfing spot; the whole bay falls within the protected areas of NATURA 2000 and offers stunning views of unspoiled nature, hundreds of meters of sandy beaches, and clear blue water, salt lakes with pink flamingos, and perfect conditions for kitesurf.
Lemnos (officially also known as Limnos) is a lovely Greek Island, positioned in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Limnos is the eighth largest island of Greece, spreading over 477 square meters. Its main city and seat of the municipality is Myrina, which has a harbor and is a trade center. To be found on the island are approximately 30 villages and settlements, as well as the only desert in Europe.
In the same province, there is the island of Agios Efstratios, which has some of the finest beaches in that part of the world. Lemnos Island is flat, yet on its northwestern part it is mountainous and rough. The island of Lemnos has preserved itself from the mass tourism, and today, it is a safe, friendly, and quiet place.
The locals are very hospitable and the natural surroundings are simple and pleasant to the eyes. The island is ideal for family vacations, for relaxation on the beach, or for kite-surfing and windsurfing activities.
The main towns and villages on the island of Lemnos include the administrative center and main port, Myrina, set at the west coast of the island; Platy, which is almost a suburb of Myrina, full of summer resorts; Atsiki, the largest village in the heart of the fields near the airport; and the historical port town of Moudros, east at the bay of the same name.
Among the must-see places on the island is the castle, from which you will see lovely views of the Chalkidiki peninsula and Mount Athos, as well as the other surrounding islands, such as Samothrace and Imvros.
The sunsets are truly breathtaking, the landscape is rough, the vineyards are lovely, and the local architecture is very interesting and diverse. There are numerous festivals organized on the island throughout the year; such as the Dormition Folklore Feast and the Sardine Festival, as well as many music events and celebrations.
The nightlife is seasonal and happens mainly in the summer. There are many small beach bars and several nice night clubs on the island. Usually, they work from the middle of June to the early September. The fish taverns, restaurants, and leisure cafés are open until late at night throughout the year.
People who spend their holidays on Lemnos Island usually go to the market street of Myrina, where they find what they need in terms of products and goods. Very popular on the island are the local dairy products and the quality wine. Clothing and jewelry are also bought as gifts.
During this retreat, daily delicious breakfast is included. For any additional meals, Lemnos Island has lovely taverns that offer fresh seafood and tasty meat dishes. Delightful fish taverns are to be seen on the boat dock of Kotsinas and traditional local recipes can be tried in Sardes. In the town of Myrina are to be found many restaurants specializing in Italian dishes.
The island is famous for the production of Kalathaki Limnou, a cheese made from sheep's and goat's milk, and you will also find melipasto cheese and yogurt. On the island also grow various vegetables, such as almonds and figs, melons and watermelons, tomatoes, pumpkins, and olives. Honey is also produced on the island, as well as Muscat grapes.
During your free time, you can go scuba-diving or bird-watching, taste local wine and cheese, or book other activities such as boat tours, bike tours, horseback riding tours, historical tours, and hiking trips. These activities are optional and available at an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lemnos International Airport (LXS). From Athens International Airport (ATH), with Aegean Airlines, and from Thessaloniki Airport (SKG), with Astra Airlines, you can book a domestic flight. Usually, there are one or two flights per day coming and going to Athens. There are also extra charters during the summer. The flight from Athens lasts 40 minutes.
The ferries from Limnos depart from Piraeus, Athens, with a duration of 24 hours; from Lavrio, Athens, with a duration of 10 hours; from Thessaloniki with a duration of sever hours; and from Kavala with a duration of five hours and ferries that are more frequent. The ferries travel four or five times a week.
The companies who operate ferries are Hellenic Seaways and Open Seas. When traveling with a ferry, people should always check with the port police if the ferry will operate, since breakdowns, very strong winds, and strikes are possible.