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KARDAMENA, KOS, DODECANESE

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Activities: Windsurf, SUP
Popularity: Much
Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Slalom, Race/Formula, Speed
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist

Kardamena beach is located 28 km southwest of Kos town in front of the tourist resort, only 15 minutes away from the airport of Kos. The natural environment attracts many visitors to the place and the small port part of this town connects Kos to Nisyros.

 It is an ideal playground with super safe conditions for freestyle, slalom and speed addicts, and also one of the best spots for swimming and sunbathing.



Best Months: June, July, August, September
Medium Months: January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Frontal Winds
Best Direction: N, NE, NW
Main Direction:
Worst Direction:
Wind Factor:
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore, Side Offshore, Offshore
Blowing at: Morning, Afternoon
Wave Tack:

North winds and Meltemi are blowing endlessly here. The N and NE side-shore wind is stronger in the morning. Every afternoon hot “Meltemi” wind changes direction to NW offshore.


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Type: Flat, Chop
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Seabed:
Attention:

The N and NE side-shore wind creating fine flat water conditions near the bay and choppier further out. The NW offshore wind keeping the water flat all across the coast and producing ideal conditions for young guns or beginners. Speed seekers will have a serious blast when it’s blowing harder. Kardamenas’ fine crystal waters attract many visitors.

Type: Sand
Size: Small
Bathers Period: May, June, July, August, September
Bathers: Much
Shade: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention:

The beach is covered with soft sand and stretches for over 3 km until the port of the village. The surrounding area is very beautiful, full of cultivations, trees and green. It is the flattest and longest on the island. Due to its developed infrastructure, Kardamena are quite popular among tourists and Greek travelers.

GPS Google Maps: 36.806896, 27.169093

Access to Kardamena:

Access from Kos town (28 km) is easy by public buses, by taxi, by car and motorbike. Taxis are available also from the village and, as Kardamena is in the middle of the island, they will take you everywhere. The distance from the airport is 11 km.


Access to Kos: Kos is the island of Hippocrates (father of medicine), the third largest in the Dodecanese after Rhodes and Karpathos, lying close to the Asia Minor coast, between Nisyros and Kalymnos Island. As this is a popular island, it is fairly easy to travel to Kos.

Arrival by Airplane: The Hippocrates International Airport of Kos (KGS) is located at south-western part of the island, in a distance of 27 km from the capital, quite close to Antimachia. It is connected with Rhodes, Heraklion, Kalymnos and Limnos Islands. During the summer season the airport gets very busy. There are 2-3 daily flights from Athens to Kos. Flight duration is approximately 50 minutes. During the same period there are many direct charter and international flights from other countries, mostly European countries. If you make a reservation enough time earlier, you can find a cheap ticket.

Arrival by Ferry/Boat: The central port of Kos is located in the capital of the island. From Piraeus Port there is daily connection with Dodecanese Islands by ferry boats. The trip lasts from 12 up to 16 hours, depending on your destination. The boat of line connects the islands Patmos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Rhodes daily. During summer there is daily coastal connection with Bontroum, in Turkey. Also, there is less frequent connection with Karpathos, Symi, Kastelorizo, Cyclades Islands, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupoli, Crete, Chalki, Chios and Mytilene. During the high tourist period, are organized daily excursions with dolphins or small boats for the nearby islands: Fourni, Ikaria, Lipsi, Leros, Agathonisi, Tilos and Astypalea. The itineraries can change, depending on the tourist movement, and for this you should you be informed in the port.

Local transportations: The island of Kos has an adequate road network for the movement of the visitors.

Car Rentals: Renting a car is suitable for long distanced and isolated areas. Having a car gives you the opportunity to visit places you could not see by bus. For the visitor who wants to rent a car or motorcycle there are many car rental offices.

Bicycle Rentals: Due to the terrain but also because of the existence of the many bicycle paths in the city, an extremely popular mean of transportation in the city of Kos is the bike. On the island there are many companies that rent bicycles.

Bus: In Kos the bus service is very well organized. You can reach a lot of regions of the island, with cheap tickets. In the capital of the island you can use the municipal bus, but you can reach the most distant regions using the KTEL. The itineraries are enough frequent and the central station of buses is found in the centre, at Cleopatra Street. Some of the villages that you can visit are Mastichari, Agios Stefanos, Tigaki, Kefalos, Pyli, Asklipieion and Saint Fokas.

Taxi: The taxi is another alternative transportation way, faster and more expensive. In Kos you can find easily a taxi, in the centre or in other regions, either at the taxi-stations, or by phone with the service of radio-taxi. The charge for the most popular destinations is predetermined, and for the others there is a taxi-meter.



  • Windsurf Lessons Windsurf Lessons
    Qualified instructors will help you to develop your abilities and enjoy the water with safety (Centers are open from Mid-May till mid-October)

  • Windsurf Rental Windsurf Rental
    You can enjoy and ride some of the most expensive and finest windsurfing gear of the market

  • Kitesurf Lessons Kitesurf Lessons

  • Kitesurf Rental Kitesurf Rental

  • Surf Lessons Surf Lessons

  • Surf Rental Surf Rental

  • SUP Rental SUP Rental

  • Rescue Rescue
    6 watersport clubs on the bay all with rescue boats and coast guard station within a mile distance

  • Equipment Store Equipment Store

  • Events Events
    You can participate and have some very competitive runs in the “Odyssey of Speed”. If you don’t have your own GPS device, the Club can provide you with one!

  • Parking Parking
    Parking along the beach is available in the area
  • Toilet Toilet

  • Shower Shower

  • Beach facilities Beach facilities
    Umbrellas & Sunbeds are available along the coast

  • Food Food
    Numerous fish-house taverns, traditional taverns and restaurants with Greek and European cuisine

  • Market Market
    Supermarket at the Village

  • Acommodations Acommodations
    The area offers a huge selection of hotels & bungalows

  • Nightlife Nightlife
    A place well known for its crazy and wild night life. Also every summer the “Alasarnia” festival takes place, including many cultural events, theatrical shows, concerts, visual art exhibitions, traditional dances, scientific conferences & speeches ect

  • Medical Center Medical Center
    Any medical issues can be taken care of at the local Regional Health Centre and a pharmacy is available in the village. Also the is a Medical Center in Antimachia, 11 km far away, and the General Hospital in Kos, 28 km away

  • Other Facilities Other Facilities
    Asian Massage. Also an excursion boat, departing daily to Agia Irene, known for its thermal springs and its therapeutic waters that are appropriate also for gynecological related issues





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