Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Speed
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Vourkari beach is located close to the city of Megara and is considered a great spot for freestyle windsurf. It is not so famous place, but the area is one of the most exquisite destinations in Attica.
Beyond the history of the region, the Holy Trinity is one of the few remaining wetlands with rare species of flora and fauna, such as flamingos and black-headed gulls who visit it every year.
Medium Months: April, October
Wind Type: Local Winds, Frontal Winds
Best Direction: W, NW
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft), 22-27 knots (6 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore
Wave Tack: Port (from the left)
Best conditions mostly in winter months, when western wind blows. Very constant.
As the wind passes through the mountains it is windier and more steadily than Isthmia Spot. With NW it is windy, but with gusts.
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
The bay area is suitable for its freeride and freestyle windsurfing enthusiasts as it is a natural shallow creek that while the wind speed exceeds 4 Beaufort, the waters remain calm, without waves.
During the winter months there are several athletes in the area.
Agia Triada is located in the westernmost part of Attica, near Pachi (10 km) and Megara Town (8 Km), a bay of the Saronic Gulf. Vourkari is 25 km west of Elefsina, 44 km west of Athens and 52 km east of Corinthos.
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.
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 Town.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: If you’re coming by Ferry from an Italian port, Patra is about 179 km away from Agia Triada and Igoumenitsa is about 414 km. There are some good highways a like the Corinth-Athens and the Athens-Larissa, Corinth-Tripoli and the Egnatia highway.
Vourkari is just a few minutes away from the center of Athens through Olympia Odos to Corinth. After Nea Peramos (about 44 km from Athens) turn right to Megara exit and go under the National Road towards Salamina harbor. Just before you turn left to the airport and shortly you are in the wetland.
Also, the spot is 45 km away from Piraeus, 71 km from Rafina and 100 km from Lavrio. If you come from Thessaloniki -Greece's second largest city- the distance is about 534 km.
Arrival by Bus: There are no bus routes available to Agia Triada.
Arrival by Metro/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’re already in Attica, the access to Vourkari of Megara Town is easy even with the suburban railway. Then you can take a taxi. From the main square of the city the route is about 8 minutes.