Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Slalom, Race/Formula
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Palioura is close to Epanomi, a suburb town about 34 km south of Thessaloniki -the second biggest city in Greece. A few km to the south, there are the lovely beaches of Chalkidiki, so the area works as kind of a connection centre between Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki.
Medium Months: January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Frontal Winds
Wind Factor: 04-10 knots (2-3 bft), 11-16 knots (4 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Offshore, Onshore
From April to October you can expect offshore thermal winds up to 15 knots. The rest of the year there are also days with onshore-western winds.
Flat warm waters.
Access to Palioura:
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: From Thessaloniki, head south to Epanomi and continue west to Palioura. 45 mins from the city centre, 35 mins from the Airport.
From Chalkidiki you head to Thessaloniki and take the exit for Mesimeri. Continue to Epanomi and head to Palioura.
Arrival by Bus: Directly from Thessaloniki with the express bus 70A (Station - Epanomi - Alykes), or from IKEA Station by bus 69B (IKEA - Epanomi - Palioura).
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.