Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Slalom, Speed
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
A windsurf spot near Attica, for the days when western winds blows.
Isthmia Village is located at the western end of Kalamaki Bay, near the southeast entrance of the Corinth Canal. It belongs to the Municipality of Loutraki - Perachora.
Best Direction: W, NW
Main Wind Direction: Side Offshore
Blowing at: Midday, Afternoon
Isthmia is an ideal windsurf spot with western and northwestern winds. It always gives nice afternoon sessions. Sometimes it’s the first windy spot near Attica, when western winds bow in Corinthian Gulf. In the afternoon wind is getting strengthened. This phenomenon happens only with clear weather (sunny). The wind is gusty.
Do not windsurf far from the beach; there are tankers that pass to and from the Isthmus Canal.
Access to Isthmia: Access is comfortable as Isthmia is connected to highways with Athens (74 km), Patras (139 km), Epidaurus (64 km), Corinth (10 km), Loutraki (10 km). The spot is at the east side of Isthmia beach, right after a small marina.
The Suburban Railway stops at Corinth and Agii Theodori Stations.
Access to Corinthia: Corinthia is easy accessible by private vehicle or public transportation from Attica through the existing road network, in the following ways:
Arrival by Airplane: The new airport of Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos”, one of the best airports in Europe, (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV) is located in Spata Town and serves flights to Greece daily from several international airlines from all over the world. You can take a charter flight, so you can carry your windsurf equipment with you as well.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: In order to go to Corinthia by car from Athens, the distance is about 90 km, from Thessaloniki the distance is about 570 km, from Patras the distance is about 130 km, from Ioannina the distance is about 340 km and from Preveza the distance is 280 km.
From Athens: To get to Achaea by car from Athens, coming from the capital, select the new National Road Athens - Corinth. After Corinth continue on the right traffic stream to enter the National Highway Corinth - Patras. The total route Athens - Patras is part of the great Olympia Odos motorway.
From Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos": Starting from the airport enter Attiki Odos and drive to the end of it (at Eleusis). After you exit Attiki Odos you will automatically enter National Highway Corinth - Patras.
From West Peloponnese (Pyrgos, Ancient Olympia, Kyllini, Araxos): Access to Achaea from these areas is carried out by the National Road Patras – Pyrgos and then National Highway Corinth – Patras.
From South and Central Peloponnese (Tripoli), Achaea is connected via Korinthou – Tripoleos Highway.
From Central Greece (Agrinio, Messolonghi, Arta), the National Road Ioannina - Antirrio connects Patras with northwestern Greece and Epirus. Arriving at Antirrio you can choose ferry boat Rio - Antirrio or by car cross the bridge to reach Patras and then Corinthia through National Highway Corinth – Patras.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: If you are coming from the European continent and you prefer to take the ferry from an Italian Port, you need to head towards Italy and the Italian ports of Ancona, Venice Bari or Brindisi. Those ports have daily connections to Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Patras New Port: When you exit from the new port, follow the signs to Athens.
If you are coming from Aegean Sea you will reach Piraeus Port, close Attica.
Coastally, there are also daily time-tables from Agios Nikolaos of Fokida to Egio.
Arrival by Bus, Train or Taxi: From the airport of Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos”, the metro and the Proastiakos-Suburban railway, as well as taxis and buses to and from the centre of Athens are to be found opposite the main exit of the airport. The distance is 44 km. The bus journey takes between 35 and 45 minutes to the city centre at Syntagma (Parliament) Square (of course depending on the time and traffic), therefore the best way is to take the “Athens metro” that connects the airport with Athens and Piraeus. There are also car hire agencies at the airport, in case you want to rent a vehicle.
The bus E93, which leaves from the main building of the airport (ports 4-5) get off Kifissos bus station from where you change and take Intercity bus running daily from Athens to the most of the towns and villages as well as regions and areas of the prefecture (Ancient Corinth, Derveni, Mesogeia, Xylokastro, Kiato, Solomos, Loutraki, Chiliomadi, Klenia, Agios Vasilios, Nemea, Athikia, Sofiko).
If you prefer the trains of OSE (public Greek railways), take the Athens Suburban Railway to Loutraki, Corinth, Kiato, Xylokastro, Nemea. From Corinth there are routes to Pyrgos, Kyparissia, Zevgolatio, Kalamata, Argos, Tripoli.