Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Following the quay between Nafplio and Astros at about 11 km from Nafplion, the visitor sees Mili. The seaside village has associated its name with ancient Lerna and the myth of Lernean Hydra.
Best Direction: N
Wind Factor: 17-21 knots (5 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore
When in Aegean Sea and in Attica blows strong North wind, Mili beach transforms into a very nice freestyle windsurf spot. Sail size: 4.4–4.8. Not an easy spot. Offers a good opportunity for a little workout in tough conditions.
Best forecast Meteo. Select the checkbox of Attica and watch the cursor over the spot to be at least green (5bft).
Bathers Period: June, July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
The beach consists of fine and coarse pebbles, as well as its bottom. The area has increased tourist traffic, during the summer months. Some parts of Mili beach are protected for the rare birds breeding there.
Access to Mili: Mili Village is located in the southwestern part of Argolis. It is situated on the northwestern coast of the Argolic Gulf. It was the seat of the former municipality of Lerna. It is 7 km southwest of Nea Kios, 11 km south of Argos and 12 km west of Nafplio. The Greek National Road 7 passes through the village.
Access to Argolis: Visitors can travel to Argolis by car or bus. Access is easy through a modern highway from Athens.
Arrival by Airplane: There is no airport close to Argolis. The nearest is 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: If you want to drive to Argolis from Athens, you take the National Highway from Athens to Corinth. After the Corinth Canal, you follow the signs to Tripolis and Kalamata. In the middle way between Corinth and Tripolis, you see signs to Nafplion. This is the entrance in Argolis. The road from Athens to Nafplion is modern and very easy to drive. It gets narrow at some point between Corinth and Nafplion but for a short distance. It is generally easy and comfortable.
Arrival by Bus: 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 Argolis very frequently, about 4-5 times per day. The bus trip takes about 2 hours. There are also buses to Argolis from other towns of Peloponnese and specifically from towns in the peninsula of Argolida, such as Ermioni, Kranidi and Epidaurus.
Note that the bus from Nafplio to Athens stops at Eleonas metro station (blue line) before it continues to Stathmos Kifissos. If you want to go to Athens’ Airport, from Eleonas the metro will take you to the centre, then continue to the airport. This will usually be a faster solution than to travel by bus. Just make sure you get on the right train, not all of them run all the way to the airport.
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. When you reach Korinthos, drive southern to Argolis.
Also, you can access the area by sea from Piraeus Seaport, getting at NE coast of Argolis through Methana, Hermioni or Porto Heli Ports.