Popularity: Not Much
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Found at the southeastern coast of the island, Mykali is located 8 km south of Vathy, the capital of Samos. The area remains unexploited, surrounded by green landscape and lovely views to the opposite coasts of Turkey.
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Best Direction: ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW
Main Direction: NE
Main Wind Direction:
Only kiteable when the wind comes from the south. Most of the time the wind on Samos comes from NE direction. Be careful for extremely gusty conditions with fast direction changes of the wind. If the wind is like that do not go out. Ask the surf club on the beach about the forecast if it is safe. In summer the air temperature is 25-35°C. During winter a wetsuit is necessary.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Deep (deepens abruptly)
Attention: Ships/Boats, Rocks, Stones, Swimmers
The water is deep; you cannot walk far in the water. The sea is very clean.
Bathers Period: July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention: Rocks, Trees, Road, Fence, Power Lines
The beach of Mykali is a 3 km long beach, with big pebbles, well protected from the winds. On some locations there is enough room to pump up your kite on the grass behind the pebble beach, and launch there too.
Access to Mykali: Mykali is situated at a distance of some 8 km southern to the capital town of Samos. Access to the beach is possible by taxi and by private means (car and motorbikes). Drive from Samos towards the airport and then follow signs to Psili Ammos. Mykali Beach is just west of it.
Access to Samos:
Arrival by Airplane: The airport of Samos Island is located 3 km from Pythagorion, on the southern side of the island. It serves domestic flights to Athens and Thessaloniki all year round. The flight time from Athens and Thessaloniki to Samos is 45 minuts. In summer, it also serves charter flights from abroad and there is air connection with other Greek islands, such as Kos, Rhodes, Chios, Lesvos and Crete.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: Samos is connected by boat and high speed boat with the port of Piraeus, the largest port of Athens. The conventional boat trip lasts about 12 hours (the boat stops at various islands in between). The high speed boat trip lasts 6 to 8 hours. Moreover, Samos is connected by boat to Kavala, Northern Greece, and many Aegean islands: Chios, Lesvos, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Ikaria, Fourni, Patmos, Kos, Leros, and Kalymnos. It is also connected by boat to Kousandasi in Turkey. Samos has two main ports, Vathy and Karlovassi, while in summer another port, Pythagorion, also operates.
Bus: Samos is a big island with a quite well organized network of public transportation means. There are buses that connect Vathy and Karlovasi to most of the beaches and to the biggest island’s villages. There are also monthly bus cards available with a discount of 30%, whereas the local buses’ company organizes special tours upon request.
Taxi: Taxis are available at multiple spots on the island.
Boat: Samos has some amazing isolated beaches, especially on the western coast of the island, which are accessible only by boat. Boats trip services are available at Karlovasi.