Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
The Aggelohori is a village about 37 km south-west of Thessaloniki. It is designated as a rural lowland settlement. In the southwest of the village there is a wetland, in the area of the small circular lagoon (Aggelochori Lagoon), where many wading birds come to rest and get feed.
It is the top windsurf and kitesurf spot in Thessaloniki regional unit.
Medium Months: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Frontal Winds
Best Direction: SE, W, NW
Main Direction: N, NW, W, S, SE, SW
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore, Side Onshore
Blowing at: Afternoon, Evening
The wind blows from NW mostly with side onshore direction with a nice flat area. The average of the wind 10-20 knots, depends of the forecast and the season. In summertime Venturi wind is usually causing a SE side-onshore wind from 13:00 till 20:00 8-13 knots, and sometimes 14-18 knots (if you are lucky you could see 200 knots). It’s not steady (usually you kite for 1-2 hours). Best kite size: 15m+. There are many local windsurfers and kitesurfers in the spot during all year.
In summer 30 °C, in the winter 10 °C. Can be surfed all year round with a wetsuit.
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
Seabed: Sand, Rocks
Bathers Period: July, August
Kid Friendly: Yes
Τhe beach of 400 meters lies next to a fishermen's harbor. It is sandy for the most part with some small pebbles in some places. The few visitors are mostly from the surrounding area.
Access to Aggelochori:
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: From Thessaloniki, follow the road to Agia Triada and then to Nea Michaniona (about 35 km). At Nea Michaniona turn right (follow directions for Aggelochori), 1 km after Hotel Oasi turn left, towards the beach.
Arrival by Bus: The settlement of Aggelochori serves local bus from the city of Thessaloniki: Take the airport bus no78, get off at "Georgiki Sholi" stop, cross the road and then take bus no72A to reach Aggelochori.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: There is a local boat make daily cruises from Thessaloniki to White Tower, Peraia and Nei Epivates. The distance from Nei Epivates to Aggelochori is 9 km.
Access to Thessaloniki:
Thessaloniki is the second main aerial entrance to Greece. It has ample ferry, air, road and even rail connections with Athens and other major cities of Greece.
Arrival by Airplane: The International Airport “Macedonia” of Thessaloniki (IATA code: SKG) connects the region with approximately 31 countries and 81 destinations with direct flights, as well as 35 cities and islands in Greece (direct flights and transit). Taxis and busses are to be found at the exit of the airport.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: The Egnatia Motorway (Egnatia Odos), which crosses Greece from its westernmost edge -Italy (Igoumenitsa)- to its easternmost borders with Turkey (Kipi, Evros), is a modern motorway of international standards, equipped with devices and safety systems that aim at protecting and helping the motorists.
From Italy: Igoumenitsa --> Egnatia Odos Motorway towards Thessaloniki, From Turkey: Kipi --> Egnatia Odos Motorway towards Thessaloniki, From Albania: Kakavia --> Greek National Road towards Ioannina & Egnatia Odos towards Thessaloniki, From F.Y.R.O.M.: Evzoni --> Greek National Road towards Thessaloniki until reaching the Egnatia Odos Motorway, From Bulgaria: Promachonas --> Greek National Road towards Thessaloniki until reaching the Egnatia Odos Motorway. Connection from Egnatia Odos Motorway to the Halkidiki Road Network: Exit K1 Thessaloniki, Exit K4 Thessaloniki, Exit Redina & Exit Vrasna-Asprovalta.
Leaving from Thessaloniki may be a little frustrating especially if you are travelling during the peak summer season due to a lot of traffic congestion that you may encounter.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: The Port of Thessaloniki is one of the largest Greek seaports and one of the largest ports in the Aegean Sea. As a free port, it also functions as a major gateway for the Balkan hinterland, southeastern Europe and Adriatic. It is connected with Piraeus and other major cities of North and Central Greece, as well as islands of North Aegean, Sporades Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Crete, Ionian Islands and Argosaronic.
Furthermore, the port of Thessaloniki is at a 16 km distance from the International "Macedonia" Airport and 1 km only from the Passenger Railway Station.
Arrival by Bus: There are regular bus connections from Athens and Thessaloniki. The buses run daily and several times per day, throughout the year.
Arrival by Train: Travelers coming by train from other parts of Greece or from abroad arrive at the Train Station of Thessaloniki. After arriving at the Train Station of Thessaloniki you can take a taxi or a bus to reach your destination.