Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
The beach in Theologos is situated in beautiful natural surroundings. The almost constant wind makes the beach a paradise for wind and kite surfers; this spot boasts exceptional wind sport conditions, far from the touristic hubs, as this island is still a fairly quiet spot.
Medium Months: May, October
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Best Direction: W, WNW, NW
Main Direction: W, WNW, NW
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft), 22-27 knots (6 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore, Side Onshore
Blowing at: Midday, Afternoon
Wave Tack: Port (from the left)
The high season is from June to middle September with the best winds. Daily "Meltemi" winds are 4-6 Bft. The wind is compressed between the island and the Turkish mainland and due to the local thermic further strengthened. As everywhere in the northern Rhodes, in the morning the wind is less strong than in the afternoon (between 10-15 knots). It is optimally for beginner windsurfers side-shore and side-onshore, providing the perfect learning environment for windsurfing novices, as the wind always carries you towards the beach making it safer to practice. During midday it’s perfect for the advanced sailors (winds pick up to 20-27 knots). In midsummer the wind blows side-onshore from the left, creating a small wave at the shore and a swell further out.
In the pre and off-season (May and October), the spot offers you yet another highlight: the Tramontana wind from Turkey. During those times the waves at the sandbank can reach 2 m and the wind blows at 8 Bft. mostly onshore rather than sideshore. Those conditions are then a bit tougher and not recommended for beginners anymore.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Conditions here are similar to Trianda -flat water in a Meltemi, with just a little swell further out. Tramontana offers better jumping as the Aegean windswell rolls freely onto a sandbank on the point. Kiters and windsurfers share the bay in marked zones.
Bathers Period: July, August
Kid Friendly: Yes
The long (1 km) pebble (mostly) beach is large enough to practice and extremely welcoming, as you’ll never find more than 20 kitesurfers at any one given time (on average), leaving you with lots of space to practice. The kitersurfers and windsurfers usually ride in separate areas. Fewer tourists then the beaches further east.
Access to Theologos West: Theologos is located on the northwest coast of Rhodes, approx. 19 km from the centre, west towards Soroni, about 6 km south of the airport. Access to the beach from the town of Rhodes is very easy by public bus, running frequently, by taxi, as well as by rented or private car and motorbikes.
Access to Rhodes: The cheapest and fastest way to get to Rhodes is a flight to Rhodes International Airport. Other ways, such as flights via Athens, other islands or Turkey, possibly combined with ferries, are time consuming and usually more expensive.
Arrival by Airplane: Located in the eastern Aegean Sea, Rhodes’ International Airport “Diagoras” (RHO) is one of the biggest airports in Greece and the 4th busiest. It is situated on the west coast of the island, about 14 km from Rhodes Town. It is the main entrance exit point for both locals and tourists. During high season these can reach 150-180 movements per day -the airport parking area is small.
Domestic flights connect the island of Rhodes very frequently from all the major Greek airports. Most flights arrive from Athens (ATH), Thessaloniki (SKG) and Heraklion (HER). However there are flights from smaller airports as well. Many chartered flights come directly to Diagoras airport (RHO) from almost every European capital. (Bergamo, Bournemouth, Milan, Frankfurt-Hahn, Pisa, Kaunas and Rome, Amsterdam etc.).
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: There is daily connection with the largest port of Greece, Piraeus. The trip lasts 11-14 hours depending on the boat. There is also a ferry from Thessaloniki once every week. Rhodes is also accessible via ferry from Symi and Tilos Greek Islands, but also via Bodrum, Fethiye, Datca and Marmaris in Turkey. Cruise ships dock at the Commercial Port, east of Rhodes (city)'s Old Town.
Arrival by Car: It is not worth the hassle to bring your own car to the island, although it is in theory possible. You can rent a car at the airport or via any hotel and at many local dealers. Local dealers are the best option for renting a car on the island, the services provided by some of the companies is outstanding. They can give you all the insider tips you will need so your road trips around will give you the possibility to discover all the natural beauties and enjoy your visits to the endless archaeological sites and places of interest on the island.
Asphalt highways will allow you to reach the entire island, especially the last couple of years the road system is improved a lot!
Arrival by Motorcycle: Motorbikes and mopeds are popular alternatives to cars. Especially mopeds are frequently used by local youths and can go to many places that cars cannot go - for example the twisted narrow streets of Rhodes city. If you start a day-trip with a moped, make you sure you do so on a full tank, as gas stations are sometimes hard to find.
Arrival by Bus: All public bus lines radiate from Rhodes town and reach almost every relevant place throughout the island. The main bus terminal in Rhodes city is the Nea Agora (New Market). Buses run by both companies stop there, but ticket booths, as well as timetables and prices, are distinct. Rhodes town lines are run by Roda, but have a separate stop, along Mandraki sea promenade, across the street from the new market. Tickets can also be bought in the bus from a cashier or directly from the driver. Keep your ticket until the end of your voyage. The price of a bus ticket will depend on the destination.
Bus stops on the road are marked by a sign, but do not hesitate to signal a bus driver that you wish to board. Only part of the bus stops have the timetables displayed, and the buses are often late. Also, note that most villages and resorts have more than one line passing through and stopping in different places.
Arrival by Taxi: Taxis on Rhodes are dark blue with white roofs. There is a list of expected maximum taxi charges you can obtain from the tourist information office. Never let the driver turn off the meter. You can radio a taxi via telephone number. This adds a standard surcharge. Between midnight and 05:00 am you will have to pay twice the normal rates. You can book ahead to avoid delays at high traffic times such as weekends. Within Rhodes city limits, fixed rates are applied.