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Activities: Kitesurf, SUP
Popularity: Moderate
Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist

The area includes a wetland, a coastal pine forest, a freshwater spring, a peninsula, a hill and a magnificent bay and is the most important coastal ecosystem of Attica and belongs to the Natura 2000 network. The Park also includes the Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Center. Furthermore, the place has a scenic environment with considerable historic interest.

Therefore the beach attracts lots of people during the summer, so be prepared. You may find it difficult to kitesurf during that period (SUP is ok) but from October to May the beach and beauty is all yours!

Best Months: January, February, March, April, November, December
Medium Months: May, September, October
Wind Type: Frontal Winds
Best Direction: S, SW
Main Direction: N, NE, S, SW
Worst Direction: N, NE, SE
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Onshore, Side Onshore
Blowing at: Morning, Midday, Afternoon
Wave Tack: Starboard (from the right)

This spot is ideal for kitesurfing when wind S or SW wind blows, mainly during the winter season. The average wind is 12-30 knots depends on the weather. The wind towards to the shore which makes it suitable for all levels of riders depends on the forecast.

With SE wind there are not very good conditions because of the hill at the east side of the bay. In this case prefer the middle of the bay (Schinias Spot).

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Type: Chop, Small Wave (< 1m), Medium Wave (1-3m)
Quality: Clean
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
Seabed: Sand

Beautiful, crystal clear and shallow waters, with sandy bottom. Usually calm unless southern wind blows and small waves appear.

Type: Sand, Seaweed
Size: Big
Bathers Period: June, July, August, September
Bathers: Average
Shade: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention: Mosquitos

At the end of a fascinating pine wood (whose trees grow at the edge of the sea) found the wonderful beach. Everything here is beautiful (trees, sand, water). The long, wide sandy beach that faces south.

There is plenty of shade to park your car, have a picnic, or pitch a tent (you can't stay overnight). Some mosquitos in the afternoon.

There are too many swimmers in the area in summer months kitesurfing is impossible in this period.

GPS Google Maps: 38.142957, 24.050276

The coastal pine forest of Schinias bay is located some 50 kilometers northeastern to the center of Athens.

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.

If you want to go directly to Schinias by car or taxi, the airport is 45 km away, with quick and easy access. The metro and the Proastiakos-Suburban railway do not serve this area!

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 211 km away from the center of Athens and Igoumenitsa is about 445 km. There are some good highways a like the Corinth-Athens and the Athens-Larissa, Corinth-Tripoli and the Egnatia highway. Schinias is about 50 km away from Athens and 58 km away from Piraeus, 21 km from Rafina and 70 km from Lavrio. If you come from Thessaloniki -Greece's second largest city- the distance is about 521 km till Athens center.

From Agios Stefanos through Marathon Lake, from Dionissos and Agios Petros through Nea Makri, from Mesogeion Ave or from Attiki odos (exits 16P from Elefsina or last exit to Rafina – Pikermi from Ymittos ring and exit 15 from Markopoulo), follow the signs for the Olympic Rowing centre and drive till the end of the road goes at the eastern end of the huge sandy beach.

Arrival by Bus: The orange KTEL buses run five journeys daily from the park of Pedion tou Areos in central Athens, the first at 07.30 and the last at 18:00. They stop at Ambelokipi and Ethniki Amyna metro stations. The last bus back leaves Schinias at 20.30. When you’ll reach Schinias get a taxi to take you to the spot (near the beach taverns).

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 two stops you’ll arrive to Omonia. Then you’ll get on the "Electric" Line 1st having direction towards "Kifissia" and you get off at "Viktoria". Coming out of the station you go to Pedion tou Areos from where you can take the intercity bus (KTEL) that goes to Schinias. Then a taxi will take you to the spot.

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  • Storage Storage

  • Repair Repair

  • Washing Washing

  • Rescue Rescue

  • Equipment Store Equipment Store

  • Events Events

  • Parking Parking
    May park on the beach, but beware of the soft sand

  • Toilet Toilet

  • Shower Shower

  • Beach facilities Beach facilities

  • Food Food
    Several fish taverns which run on diesel generators since there is no electricity there and some fish and meat taverns inland on the road

  • Market Market
    Supermarkets, Bakeries, Butcher shops & Grocery stores in the area

  • Acommodations Acommodations
    Hotels in the wider region

  • Camping Camping
    At Schinias Spot

  • Room for Camper Vans Room for Camper Vans
    Plenty of space but you can't stay overnight

  • Nightlife Nightlife
    Good night scene in the middle of Schinias Bay & in Schinias Town

  • Internet Access Internet Access

  • Medical Center Medical Center
    In case of emergence, the pharmacy or the Local Medical Center of Nea Makri, some 5 kilometers southern to the beach are available for you

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