Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Slalom, Race/Formula
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
The coastal settlement Stomio located at a distance of 48 km far away from Larissa. Older name Tsagezi, during the Turkish occupation, which means the mouth of the river because of Penaeus. Hallmark of Stomio is a lighthouse on the beach near the port.
The beach is suitable for sea sports, especially kite & wind surfing. It is the best spot in Larissa's Prefecture.
Medium Months: January, February, December
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Best Direction: S, SE
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore, Side Onshore
Blowing at: Afternoon
In Stomio thermal breeze makes its appearance almost every afternoon (after 15:00) during the summer months. The wind speed is around 10-15 knots. Thermal winds not displayed in Stomio when strong winds blow in Aegean. The wind blows with side- side onshore direction. This spot is safe enough for beginners.
The weather is warm, not wetsuit needed. In winter it gets colder, but still ridable all year but a wetsuit is good to have.
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
Choppy water. River mouth to the north part of the bay.
Bathers Period: June, July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stomio because of its rich golden soft-sandy beach, 2 km long and shallow water, is an ideal place for family holidays. Wonderfully combines the blue of the sea and the magnificent green of mountain Ossa (Kissavos) and Olympus.
Access to Stomio: The coastal settlement of Stomio is located 9 km from Omolio and 48 km from Larissa.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: From Athens (393 km): Take the E75 road from Athens to Larissa. Turn right after Tempe, with direction to Omolio and then Stomio. You can also take the route via Agiokampos which is about the same mileage, toll-free (if your starting point is Larissa) but with more pieces country road.
From Thessaloniki (151 km): Take the E75 road from Thessaloniki to Larissa. Just before Kato Egani turn right to the exit and take the national sideroad. After Rapsanis train station turn left to Omolio and then Stomio.
Arrival by Bus, Train: If you come outside Larissa you can choose to either train or bus to Larissa. From Larissa to reach a coastal area you choose the bus transportation which especially during summer months make connections about every hour. Also, in summertime there is direct connection from Athens and Thessaloniki.
Arrival by Airplane: The closest airports are: Thessaloniki Airport (International Airport “Makedonia”) 158 km north, Volos Airport (Nea Anchialos National Airport) 116 km southern and Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) 416 km southeastern.
Access to Greece:
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.
The metro and the Proastiakos-Suburban railway, as well as taxis and buses to and from 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 car hire agencies at the airport, in case you want to rent a vehicle.
Thessaloniki is the second main aerial entrance to Greece. 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). There you can take a coach or a taxi to reach the destination of your choice.
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. If you are coming from Aegean Sea (from a Greek Island, Turkey or Cyprus) you will reach one of the Attica’s Ports in Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrio.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van, Bus: 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 Chalkidiki Road Network: Exit K1 Thessaloniki, Exit K4 Thessaloniki, Exit Redina & Exit Vrasna-Asprovalta
Arrival by Train: Train travel is not so much in fashion anymore due to the complexity of the journey through the Balkans. Rail services link Thessaloniki with, Athens, Thrace and Patra. The line through what was once Yugoslavia provides connections with Central and Western Europe. The line through Bulgaria connects to Eastern Europe and the line through Istanbul, Turkey with the countries of the Near East.
If you choose to come to Attica by train, when you’ll arrive to “Stathmos Larissis” station, you’ll get the metro Line 2 with direction to “Agios Dimitrios” and after four stops you’ll arrive to Syntagma.