Popularity: Not Much
Style: Freeride, Wave, Slalom, Race/Formula
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Dilesi beach is one of the best windsurfing spots in Viotia (within Evoikos bay). This spot can be a great alternative for the nearby Chalkoutsi beach. The wind is 1 beaufort less here but the environment is more suitable for families.
Medium Months: June, November
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Best Direction: SE, E, NE, NW
Main Direction: SE
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore, Side Onshore
Blowing at: Midday, Afternoon
Wave Tack: Starboard (from the right), Port (from the left)
In Dilesi area blows the same wind that passes through Chalkoutsi, slightly weakened. With SEE or SE wind there is a stable thermal effect from the right, around 12-20 knots, blows around 14:00 and lasts until just before sundown. Do not count on Windguru forecast, best choice for this spot: UOA.
With NW winds port tack.
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Seabed: Sand, Stones
Sandy bottom, with a few stones in places, close to the beach. Reefs at the west side of the beach. Choppy conditions, small waves with strong winds.
Bathers Period: June, July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
The beach has small size, mostly with sand and pebbles. There is plenty of shade all along the shore, because of the pine trees. In summer months get ready to face a lot of swimmers.
Dilesi is 6 km northern of Chalkoutsi, the northernmost seaside village of Northeast Attica. It is located 24 km away from the heart of Chalkida and 61 from 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. After a journey of about 40 minutes with the metro, you arrive at the station of "Monastiraki". With the same ticket you 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 Dilesi. Then a taxi will take you to the spot. Also 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. If you are coming from Evia Island, you can reach Oropos by the ferryboat from Eretria Port. The itinerary from Eretria to Oropos and vice versa is very frequent (every 20 min.) The journey is not more than 20-25 minutes.
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 250 km from Skala Oropou, Igoumenitsa is about 445 km from the center of Athens and 494 km from Skala Oropou. There are some good highways a like the Corinth-Athens and the Athens-Larissa, Corinth-Tripoli and the Egnatia highway. Piraeus Port is about 58 km away from Skala Oropou, Rafina Port about 67 km and Lavrio Port about 96 km.
Coming from Athens: When you pass the 1st toll station in the main motorway from Athens to Lamia you turn right at the exit of Inofyta. Turn left and after 2 km turf right. All straight your reach the square of Dilesi (it’s not very big), you turn left and at the end of the roar you turn right. All straight you’ll see “Xylino” Café. Turn left and park along the beach.
Arrival by Bus: Access to Dilesi is easy by intercity buses (KTEL) from Pedion tou Areos (near Victoria Station), connects Athens with Dilesi as well as the areas in the wider region (Agioi Apostoloi, Oropos, Chalkoutsi, Kalamos, Kapandriti, Markopoulo, Sykamino, Malakasa) with routes passing either from Acharnon Street and following the Athens - Lamia Highway or from Kifissias Avenue, while during the summer months the services are more frequent for the better service of the passengers.
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 Dilesi. Then a taxi will take you to the spot.