Conditions in Palekastro
Around Palekastro, the ‘Meltemi’ increases its power through the local thermal and a funnelling effect that gives the ground wind an additional 2 Beaufort. This makes Kouremenos beach one of the most wind-certain spot in the whole of Europe. This is also why the largest windmill generators park in Greece is in the surrounding area.
The bay offers perfect flat-water conditions near the shore. The advanced and intermediates can practise their surf moves in the clear blue water of Kouremenos Beach. You can find perfect conditions for planning as well as professional freestyle. There are small waves further out, where the absolute freaks can let them-selves go. This is the ideal place for surfers who want to brake-in their first ‘chop hop’.
The entrance to the sea, is marked with buoys and beginners will easily and safely be able to practice around this area. Through the flat water and sandy shore, it is an ideal and effortless entrance.
The wind blows side shore from the left and achieves a wind force between 4 and 7 Beaufort. During the summer season, the average wind force is approximately 6 Beaufort. The most used sail size: 4.5 – 5.3.
Average Wind Statistics
Palekastro, Crete is ideal for those seeking self-catering options in tranquil surroundings. Crete can be reached by various airlines around Europe and is the largest of the Greek islands. Strong winds make this more an intermediate-advanced location.
Heraklion - HER
Varies according to source airport but approx. 4 hours from the UK.
Transfer time (Palekastro)
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