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8 Days Beginner Kitesurf Camp in Sigri, Greece

Skill-Improving Kitesurf Camp Greece

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 4 participants

Do you like challenges and lots of fun time by the ocean? Learn to kitesurf with Sigri Surf in Greek's third largest island! This is a perfect opportunity for you to spend your well-deserved holiday by doing very exciting stuff that you don't usually do. With professional and experienced instructors, sufficient allocated learning time, and brand new kitesurf equipment, this kitesurf camp will be an experience that you will treasure for a long time.

Highlights

  • General kitesurfing information
  • Kite safety system and controlling
  • 4 kitesurfing lessons (2 hours each)
  • Body drag downwind and self-rescue
  • Water relaunching, starting, and riding
  • Experienced and certified mentors
  • Brand new surfing equipment
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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Accommodation

Hotel

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 300 meters away from the beach. There are eight rooms with 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.

Studio

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 center of the village so it is very close to the swimming beach and only about 200 meters to the tavernas, bars, and supermarkets. The three studios can also be used together by families, then it's like the whole house or one big apartment. From the studio, it takes about 15 minutes to get to the surf center (about 1,400 meters).

Program

This 8-day program will be suitable for beginner practitioners who want to get into the sports of kitesurfing. You will receive four kitesurfing lessons of two hours each. You will learn about general information about kitesurfing, kite safety system, water relaunch, controlling the kite, body drag downwind, self-rescue, and water starting and riding. Experienced and certified mentors will be your company during the course.

Location

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 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, 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.

Spot information

Surf Sigri's windsurf and kitesurf center is situated at the north end of Sigri Bay. The wind blows cross-offshore, 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 windsurfing and kitesurfing levels 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 of the flat water, 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 the channel directly from the windsurf center. This spot is more recommended for advanced surfers.

In the northeast of the Aegean Sea, the wind from Meltemi blows nearly every day during the summer months. The wind comes from the Black Sea and is accelerated by a thermal effect of the mountains around Sigri. Since Sigri is directly situated in the wind zone, both winds (north and south) will blow through the village. This is why Sigri has such a good wind statistic and great spots the whole year round.

Nearby places

  • Antissa - 20 minutes
  • Skala Eresos - 30 minutes
  • Windsurf and kitesurf center - 5 to 15 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Kitesurfing
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Parking lot

Food

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.

Things to do (optional)

In this holiday, you can visit Skala Eresos. It 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.

What's included

  • 4 kitesurf lessons of 2 hours each
  • Brand new kitesurf equipment
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mytilene International Airport (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 stopover at 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

 

Low season
  • June 1 - 30, 2018
  • September 1 - 25, 2018

 

High season
  • July 1 - 31, 2018
  • August 1 - 31, 2018
Monday October 1, 2018
(8 days / 7 nights)

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