Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Wave
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
The tiny beach beside the small scenic port of Fanes is situated some 26 km southwestern to the town of Rhodes, at the western coast of the island, south of Theologos. It is a quiet little village, not right on the sea but about 1,5 km inland.
The kitesurfing spot and the village Fanes are well worth a visit. As a holiday destination for the whole stay Fanes is recommended for kitesurfers who prefer calm holidays.
Medium Months: April, May, October
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Best Direction: SW, WSW, W
Main Direction: W
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: Morning, Afternoon
Thermal consistent wind, normally side-shore to side-onshore (Southwest to West). The high season is from June to middle September with the best winds. Daily `Meltemi` winds are 4-6 Bft. Autumn/spring has different winds. Not regularly, but stronger.
Water temperature from May till September: 22-29°C, air temperature: 30-34°C. A lycra for sun protection is recommended. Spring/autumn you need a wetsuit. In winter time a long wetsuit.
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Attention: Ships/Boats, Mole
Flat to choppy water. Small waves with stronger winds. Near the shore you can find a small shallow water area. At the north end there is a harbor with a mole.
Bathers Period: July, August
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention: Stones, Shells
The tiny beach beside the small scenic port of Fanes has soft sandy beach with some stones and shells. It is about 600 m long and 80 m large, with not too many people, a lot of space and a tropical garden right behind it.
Access to Fanes: Access to the beach of Fanes is easy. You may use taxis from the nearby resort of Paradissi, or you will reach it by rented or private car and motorbikes. Fanes is situated some 26 km southwestern to the town of Rhodes, at the western coast of the island. Drive towards to Soroni and Fanes. In Fanes drive north to the beach.
If you have a yacht, facilities of mooring are available at the small but safe port, which will protect your vessel from the strong northern summer winds blowing in the area.
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.