Popularity: Not Much
Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Slalom, Speed
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Arnissa is located southern of the Mount Voras or Kaimaktsalan and it is a new windsurf and kitesurf spot, in Northern Greece.
Situated on the banks of Lake Vegoritida and a few minutes from notable nearby destinations such as the Ski Center of St. Athanasios - Kaimaktsalan, the Ski Center of Vigla - Prespa, the traditional village Nimfeo and the nearby cities of Florina, Kastoria and Edessa. The lake is included in the Natura 2000 protection zone due to its own flora and fauna.
Best Direction: NE
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft)
Main Wind Direction:
Same wind conditions with Agios Panteleimon Spot! Meteo live weather station is online at Edessa Airport. When the station shows NA direction (stabilized SE, ESE, SSE), the force in km will be the force in knots (maybe a little bit stronger), same time with the station display. The wind direction at the spot will be NE.
Access to Agios Arnissa: The spot can be located by following the road to Perea (southern exit of Arnissa towards Ptolemaida) and turning right (800 m. after Arnissa`s First Aid Station) to the dirt road towards the ex-island.
Access to Thessaloniki:
Thessaloniki is the second main aerial entrance to Greece. It has ample ferry, air, road and even rail connections with Athens and other major cities of Greece.
Arrival by Airplane: 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). Taxis and busses are to be found at the exit of the airport.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: The Egnatia Motorway (Egnatia Odos), which crosses Greece from its westernmost edge -Italy (Igoumenitsa)- to its easternmost borders with Turkey (Kipi, Evros), is a modern motorway of international standards, equipped with devices and safety systems that aim at protecting and helping the motorists.
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.
Leaving from Thessaloniki may be a little frustrating especially if you are travelling during the peak summer season due to a lot of traffic congestion that you may encounter.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: The Port of Thessaloniki is one of the largest Greek seaports and one of the largest ports in the Aegean Sea. As a free port, it also functions as a major gateway for the Balkan hinterland, southeastern Europe and Adriatic. It is connected with Piraeus and other major cities of North and Central Greece, as well as islands of North Aegean, Sporades Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Crete, Ionian Islands and Argosaronic.
Furthermore, the port of Thessaloniki is at a 16 km distance from the International "Macedonia" Airport and 1 km only from the Passenger Railway Station.
Arrival by Bus: There are regular bus connections from Athens and Thessaloniki. The buses run daily and several times per day, throughout the year.
Arrival by Train: Travelers coming by train from other parts of Greece or from abroad arrive at the Train Station of Thessaloniki. After arriving at the Train Station of Thessaloniki you can take a taxi or a bus to reach your destination.