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Take the beauty of Greece to the next level. Enjoy and experience your surfing camp in Sigri, one of the best surfing spots in Greece with its clean and crystal clear water. If you are new to windsurfing and eager to learn how to windsurf, then this is your great opportunity to take the challenge and get ready on the boards. Assisted by Sigri Surf's great mentors, framework surfing courses, and stunning Sigri's beach, your windsurfing lessons will be the most unforgettable one.
You can choose to stay at a hotel or a studio.
The hotel is located just before Sigri. The location is peaceful and therefore perfect for holidaymakers who want to enjoy their freedom. The hotel offers double rooms with breakfast and it is only 300m away from the beach! There are 8 rooms in all. All of them have air-conditioning, a small bathroom, a fridge, and TV. Each room has its own private balcony with sea view. Moreover, the hotel has got a beautiful garden with a huge outdoor pool and a small bar for refreshments. Parking is available for guests. Pavlos, the owner also caters to guests with special needs.
The studios are very basic. Every studio consists of a shower/toilet, a small kitchen, a TV, free internet, air-conditioning and a small balcony with sea view. The studios are in the centre of the village so it is very close to the swimming beach and only about 200m to the tavernas, bars, and supermarkets. The 3 Studios can also be used together by families, then its like the whole house or one big apartment. From the studio, it takes about 15 minutes to get to the surfcentre (about 1400m).
This 7-day program is suitable for beginners who wants to get into the sports of windsurfing and for those who started windsurfing ages ago and are interested in learning it again. You will receive 5 days of full windsurfing training for about two hours on each day. The aims are surfing in both directions, taking a turn, slow jibe, beach start, and many others. Experienced and certified mentors will be your company during the course. The 2 days is for you to practice what you have learned and enjoy!
Your surf camp will take place in Lesvos, Sigri, Greece. Lesvos is the third largest Greek island. Most tourists visit Petra or Molivos in the north of the island as those are the place to stay which have a wide range of hotels and restaurants. Skala Eressos is a lovely little tourist town in the west which is also worth visiting with lots of nice restaurants right on the seafront.
The next popular town is Sigri, located on the very west of the island. It is a small and relaxed fishing village which offers everything you need, such as nice hotels, good restaurants, and its great clean beaches. Sigri is another wise choice for your lunch visit and a swim. There is also a museum of natural history just outside Sigri which is surrounded by many of the trees in the astonishing petrified forest.
In addition to that, you can find a fruit shop, a bakery, two supermarkets, a jewelry shop, and a kiosk in Sigri. Unfortunately, there is no ATM or bank in Sigri. Therefore, if you need money, you have to go to Eressos by driving a car or taking the bus. There is also no petrol station in Sigri. The nearest one is in Antissa.
Surf Sigri's windsurf and kitesurf center is situated at the north end of Sigri Bay. The wind blows cross-off shore and this is the reason why the water is perfectly flat in front of the center. The wind is always a little bit stronger but the water is still perfectly flat, which helps all surfers to improve their windsurf and kitesurf level to learn any kind of new maneuver.
The popular windsurf and kitesurf spots in Sigri are called "the freestyle corner" and the "channel". The freestyle corner makes your spot even more special as it is the perfect place to practice new moves. Due to the strong wind the flatwater, this place is ideal for learning any new maneuvers for all freestylers.
For those who are into a wave sailing, there is also an option of sailing up into the "channel" spot, located between Nissiopi and Sigri. If the wind is strong enough, you can find some nice waves there. You can surf into the channel directly from the windsurf center. This spot is more recommended for advanced surfers.
You can have and arrange your own preferred meals from the nearby local cafes and restaurants. In the village of Sigri, there is a wide range of different restaurants to choose from (about six different ones). All of them offer lots of delicious dishes including fresh fish, meat, and also authentic Greek dishes, like Mousaka, shrimps saganaki, and octopus in vinegar.
Furthermore, there are a few coffee shops and snack bars which offer crepes, pizza, and cocktails. It is a great time to taste the manifold of Greek's gastronomy. Sigri Surf can offer you a hotel with breakfast but the price will be more expensive.
Skala Eresos is the most organized tourist resort with the famous two-kilometer long beach, clear blue waters, and sand. There are quaint cafes and restaurants trimmed with local delicacies and elegant rule-based bars on wooden platforms in a short distance. You also need to visit Tsichlionta River Beach, a location that promises peace and moments of intense fun.
Please book your flight to arrive at Mytilene International Airport "Odysseas Elytis" (MJT). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can get some direct flights from Germany's Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) and Munich Airport (MUC), Austria's Vienna International Airport (VIE), Great Britain's Gatwick Airport (LGW), and Slovenia's Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU).
Flights with a stop over Athens are available all week. It will take another 94 kilometers from Mytilini to Sigri. The transfer takes about one hour and 45 minutes one way. You can also rent a car to reach the retreat location once you arrive at the airport.
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