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Kitesurf Holiday Greece

Kos / Mastichari: The kitespot for beginners, intermediates & families in Greece

Contact:

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info@kiteworldwide.com

+ New in 2017: The first kiters house on Kos!
+ Kitesurfing aside areas of intensive tourism
+ Special lessons from the boat
+ Family-friendly spot
+ Discover an original Greece and experience Mastichari
+ Cheap flights

For quite some time we were searching for a nice kitespot in Greece, which meets our expectations for a perfect KiteWorldWide holiday for beginners, intermediates and semi-advanced kiters.

Due to the strong wind systems and other challenging kite conditions, there are only a few kitable spots on the Greek islands for absolute beginners and intermediates.

Not only had Anne (our teamrider and colleague in the KiteWorldWide office) recommended Mastichari on the island Kos, but she’s also found the perfect kiters house. She had already spent a couple of seasons on the island and knows all the different kite spots by heart.

The kiteschool is located on the wide sandy beach of Mastichari. The school is VDWS licensed and operates under German management and ownership. Joe, Stefan, Debbie and the team have been athletes on the water for almost all theirs lifes and they live the Greek hospitality. They developed a special and exceptionally secure schooling system, which combines a professional training via boat with semi-private classes of two students tops. That is how we can guarantee maximum success on your kite holiday and most important – fun and happiness!

The little village Mastichari, which is contrary to all the spots in the North and the South far away from the mass tourism, you will find several little taverns, typical restaurants and really hospitable locals.

Only a few minutes from the kite spot, we can offer you nice, family owned apartment houses. In addition we have a simple traditional hotel and one bigger, family friendly hotel for you on the outskirts of the little village. Everybody who wants to learn how to kitesurf or advance in their skills may find a suitable accommodation for their needs.

Even for families with kitesurfers this spot on Kos is just awesome! As well as the family friendly accommodation for your kitesurf holiday, there is a big sandy beach right in front of the spot for your kids to play on, or they could even learn how to windsurf.

The windy season lasts from April until October and so longer than you might think. Even at the beginning of April and the end of October you will find good windy conditions and nice warm weather.

On top of all the good news, you will find cheap flights to Kos departing several days per week with Ryan Air or the bigger tour operaters. The transfer from the airport is only a short 15 minute drive away from your accommodation.

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Kitesurfing in Greece

The spot for beginners on Kos

The kitesurf spot in Mastichari on Kos offers, in combination with the special and exceptionally professional concept of schooling and constant wind, the perfect conditions to learn kitesurfing or to improve your level. However if there is upwind you need to bodydrag a few meters to start your session.

The spot is located directly on a wide sandy beach and offers a 400 meter area for your exclusive entrance.

In the unlikely event, that there is no wind in Mastichari, you won’t need to despair. The school offers a shuttle to the wind! They will take you to the other side of the island for free. There will be wind at their second location, because there’s always wind on one side of Kos.

Kitesurfing in Greece

The spot for beginners on Kos

The kitesurf spot in Mastichari on Kos offers, in combination with the special and exceptionally professional concept of schooling and constant wind, the perfect conditions to learn kitesurfing or to improve your level. However if there is upwind you need to bodydrag a few meters to start your session.

The spot is located directly on a wide sandy beach and offers a 400 meter area for your exclusive entrance.

In the unlikely event, that there is no wind in Mastichari, you won’t need to despair. The school offers a shuttle to the wind! They will take you to the other side of the island for free. There will be wind at their second location, because there’s always wind on one side of Kos.

KiteWorldWide kitesurf holidays packages on Kos

This is one of the many KiteWorldWide destinations where we offer complete ‘no worry’ packages without hidden costs. In Mastichari on Kos the packages include accommodation, airport transfer and kitesurf services.

Kiteservices included in the price

– VDWS kite course (12hrs/6hrs/2hrs) & Kitegear rental (kite, board, bar) for the rest of the week

– 1 windward taxi per day after ended course (also extension days, not in the advanced package)

– Shuttle to the wind

– Wetsuit, harness and if required helmet and vest & rescue as well as launch and landing service

– Booked accommodation with the chosen catering, Airport transfer round trip & Greek evening dinner with the watersport team

Further additional services which can be booked at site:

Windward taxi: 15€ for guests with rental, 20€ for guests with own equipment VDWS license: 35€

Attention: Due to the extremely reduced package prices, there are no refunds of costs for the rental equipment or courses in the case of unsuitable weather conditions (too much or too less wind)!

Kitecenter

The professional VDWS kiteschool operates under German management and has developed a special concept of schooling, which combines the experience and advantages of modern schooling techniques via boat and personal mentoring in small groups of 2 students max.

Courses / Gear

Courses

After the first lesson on shore with training kites, you will enter the boat and head out 800 meters. Once outside, the kiteinstructor will hand over the kite and the students can practice completely safe without any hazards around.

This procedure will be repeated until the end of your vacation or until you reach the VDWS Level 5 (staying upwind). By using this method you no longer have to fight against the wind walking back on the beach or in the water. Kos makes it possible! These so-called “windward -taxis” with the boat are already included in the beginner and intermediate packages (after the course you will get one “windward taxi” per day, even on extension days). We can arrange flexible allocation during your travel time. For instance, if there is no wind one day, you will get two “windward taxis” the next day. You can also book additional taxis for 15 € at site.

Gear

The kiteschool on Kos works with the newest equipment from Naish, as well as SU-2 boards.

There are also two motorboats, kayaks, Hobie catamarans and windsurf equipment available. In addition, a 7,5 m Rib boat with a 250 PS motor can be used to take you on incredible excursions.

Beginner package (VDWS level 0-1)

12hrs boat-guided course in small groups of maximum 2 persons with kite equipment included and one windward taxi per day for the rest of the week.

Intermediate package (VDWS level 2-4)

6hrs boat-guided course in small groups of maximum 2 persons with kite equipment included and one windward taxi per day for the rest of the time after the course (from the fourth course hour).

Advanced package (VDWS level 5-7)

2hrs boat-guided lessons in small groups of maximum 2 persons for you to reach your individual goals with kite equipment included for the rest of the week (no windward taxi, the course can be flexible executed throughout the week).

Kite Service Package

We just designed this new service package for kite surfers, who want to come with their own equipment. This package includes:

+ Storage (inlc. use of the kite center infrastructure, rescue and launching service)

+ Spot shuttle between Mastichari and Marmari (depending on the wind conditions)

+ Downwind Tour by boat including the return shuttle to Mastichari

Rental package (VDWS level 5-7)

New on Kos, Kite rental take away, go where the wind is. From this season we offer you a special rental package on Kos. If there should be no wind at the main spot, the transfer to the North-wind spot is included in your package. Or, you can decide to take a rental and explore the island with two kites and one board! A secure control of the kite as well as the board is a must!

Accommodations for kitesurfers in Mastichari on Kos

Mastichari is a small, not too crowded greek fishing village with several accommodation options for every taste and budget. Here you will find small, traditional private-run pensions or apartment houses, which represents a strong contrast to those huge hotel resorts in Kos town, Marmari and several other cities around the island. At the outskirts of the village we discovered and can now offer a beautiful family hotel.

The KiteWorldWide House Kos

The KiteWorldWide House consists of eight studios and one community terrace for evening barbecues or just for relaxing after long sessions on the water. All studios have an own balcony or terrace, a simple bathroom, a small kitchenette, fridge, sink, dishes and air condition. The rooms are cleaned every day (except Sunday), towels and bed linen are changed twice a week.
The studios offer space for up to 3 persons within the spacious living /bedroom.  A part of the studios will be renovated in 2017 and will welcome you in the classical KiteWorldWide style.
The house is only 5-10 minutes walking away from the kitespot and kite center.

KiteWorldWide Deluxe Apartment

Just around the corner is our Deluxe Apartment located.
This newly built, modern furnished apartment with two bedrooms and a spacious living room is situated just 200m away from the kitesurfing center. It has two balconies, both with sea views and a fully equipped luxury kitchen. In the living room you’ll find a flat screen TV, however, we think the sea view is nicer.
The apartment has two bedrooms with a large double bed. If only two people book, we can close off the second bedroom (which reduced the price. In the two bedrooms as well as the living room you’ll find a air condition.

Seabreeze

We found this little jewel of a hotel, which has been lovingly run by the owner and his family for over 30 years! It is located directly at the marina in Mastichari. Costas, the owner is a textbook example of how to run a hotel. He welcomes his guests with a large smile and a can do attitude! The hotel is friendly and simple with basic furniture, the rooms are nice and always clean. Breakfast is included.

Room types

Garden View room: These nice and simple rooms all have a view into the gardens surrounding the hotel. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioning and a cosy balcony.

Ocean view room: There are five cosy rooms with ocean view. From each one of them you have a wonderful overview of the little harbor and the turquoise ocean. All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning and  a balcony.

Apartment (1 room): These brand new apartments offer lots of space for up to four people. Each one has their own little kitchen, a private bathroom and a balcony.

Family Apartment (2 rooms): These newly built apartments are equipped with two separate rooms, own private bathroom, a kitchen, air conditioning and a private balcony. These apartments allow a lot of free private space for the entire family.

Price Calculator & Online Booking

With the following form you can check availabilities and prices for your kite trip to Kos and book directly online. If you want to book additional services which are not part of the form you also can make a non-binding request with our request form on this website. You can also fill in this form when we shall look for a matching flight for you.

Further kitesurf information

Kite spot-guide Kos and windy information for kitesurfers

Wind info

The wind on and around Kos is dominated by two different wind systems: The north wind known as Meltemi, which depends on the general weather situation and the daily produced thermal winds, caused by the nearby Turkish mainland.

The Meltemi is a strong and constant north wind, which makes for perfect side-shore conditions on our main spot Mastichari the whole day during the summer months. As soon as the wind forecast projects northern directions you can normally add a couple of knots. In Mastichari the wind hits the spot without being hindered, however (luckily) quite constant and generally not with more than 6Bft. Thus, here the beginners and intermediates are spared for the rough conditions that typically prevail at many other Greek spots.

Next to the Meltemi, Kos is affected by the daily thermal west wind. The thermal wind is generated throughout the day and caused by the rapid heating of air masses over the nearby dry landmasses of Turkey.

Depending on the strength of the Meltemi, it normally gets distracted in the afternoon and turns from north to northwest or west. So, on days without Meltemi you still have a good chance at westerly thermal winds in the afternoon, which produces perfect, constant winds from 15 to 20 knots for beginners and intermediates.

For advanced kitesurfers, it clearly is important to know where to go on which day, as the wind can be very different from spot to spot.

Local circumstances

Another factor influencing the wind are the two islands located just some kilometers north of Kos. Between the islands the wind is being funneled, which causes a jet effect being different strong on certain spots of the island.

During the change from north to north west wind a short wind break might occur, also in Mastichari. Consequently, you often have two sessions a day, one in the morning with side-shore conditions and one in the afternoon playing in thermal winds.

Kite spots on Kos in Greece

Kiteschooling spot Mastichari

The wide sandy beach of Mastichari is about 1.2 km long, whereof 300 meters belong to the kiteschool. So, enough space for you to rig and pack your equipment! The wind is side-shore in the morning and onshore in the afternoon, but never turns as rough and strong like in Marmari or Psalidi. The instruction is guided by a motor boat which brings the students out direction wind with a safe distance to shore or any hazards.

Approx. 100 meters from the kiteschool you will find the amazing ‘Aplo’ beach restaurant with delicious Greek and international dishes, cold beer and cocktails. Here are also toilets and free WiFi.

Advanced kite spot Marmari (North beach)

The funnel between the two islands north of Kos accelerates the flow of the Meltemi wind and often makes for days with more than 6Bft. Due to beach erosion over the last years, there is unfortunately not much space here. You can walk ca. 50 meters into the water. The spot in generally quite busy, especially during the high season, as you will find three large hotel facilities close by.

Advanced kite spot Marmari (Salt lake)

This spot is located a little further east of Marmari with similar conditions like at the North beach. The beach is wider and the spot quite empty, as you will find the salt lake with its’ Flamingos instead of the hotels in the ‘backyard’.

Kite spot Kochilaris

This beautiful kite spot located south west of Mastichari is also sometimes used as an alternate spot. A narrow but endless long beach with a shallow water area of about 100 meters welcomes you in here.

Windsurf and strong wind spot Psalidi

This spot offers perfect conditions for windsurfers particularly looking for strong winds and not having any issues with gusty conditions. The Meltemi is accelerated between the mountains of Kos and the nearby Turkey and blows side-offshore. Advanced kiters, who find their way to this spot, should be aware of and mind the many boats in about 1-1.5 km distance. Don’t go too far out! We do not recommend this spot for beginners.

Activities

Shopping
In Kos-City you have several little shops. For a more extended shopping trip we highly recommend a short ferry ride to the Turkish city Bodrum. You will find some really cheap clothing there.

Explore the Greek culture
Nowhere you can explore the greek culture better than in Kos. Just rent some bikes or go by foot. Recommendable is the trip to Mount Dikeos. The highest mountain of the island offers a breathtaking view over the island and the neighbor islands.

Watersports
At the kite school you can hire SUP boards or take SUP lessons. You can also do some wind- or catamaran sailing lessons, snorkeling trips, beach volley ball or train on you balance with the slacklines.

Climbing
This is for the climbing fans. Don’t miss out on a trip to the famous climbing island Kaylimnos. The view is just breathtaking.

Therma Beach
The Therma Beach in the South of the island is worth a visit as well. The natural hot springs invite you to take a relaxing bath.

Lido Waterpark
The Lido Waterpark is the largest one of its kind in the Aegean area. Several pools, whirlpools and water sliders are waiting to be tested.

General Information

Entry Requirements

All EU citizens can enter with a valid ID card.

Airport Transfer

The airport transfer will be arranged by our local partner. You’ll be awaited directly at your arrival.

Just keep your eyes open for our driver with a “KiteWorldWide” sign.

Flights

The accomodation is directly on the spot, which is only 10km north of the airport Kos.
Several airlines run this airport multiple times a day. We’re happy to help you finding the most sufficient flight.

Currency

The local currency is “Euro”.
Per day you should calculate between 20 and 30€ for food and beverage.
Ec and credit cards are accepted.

Voltage and Internet

On Kos you’ll find the standard european plug system (C and F 230V).
Wifi is available at the beach bar “Aplo” as well as in several restaurants in Mastichari.

Food and Beverage

Our KiteWorldWide Apartments & Studios are all self catering facilities.
In the near surroundings you’ll also find several small restaurants and tavernas.

In our mostly rather remote destinations, we put great emphasize on the cooperation with farmers, fishers and markets from the surrounding villages. Due to the use of regional and seasonal products, we ask for your understanding that specific diets can only be considered very little – such as lactose free, gluten free or vegan dishes.

Kitesurfing

Kiteschool Kitesurfing Kos/ Waterproof

Fully VDWS certified.

Equipment: Naish, CORE, Flysurfer as well as SU-2 Boards.

Kiteservice: Storage, Rescue mit with 3 safety boats and launch/land help.

Which size should I bring?
An intermediate male kitesurfer (80kg) needs:

9 – 14m (Mostly you’ll fly the 10m)

Spot

The kiteschool is located 5 minutes from our accomodations and around 15min from the Mastichari Bay Hotel.

What to bring?

As EU citizen, a valid ID is sufficient.
Sunscreen (Spf 20 and water resistant)
Beach Towel and Flip Flops
Light clothing (hoodie and long pants for evenings). The average temperature in summer months (may-october) are around 30°.
In winter months (November – April) it will hardly ever be lower than 14°.
For the summer months, boardshorts and a shorty are totally fine. In winter times and for beginners we do recommend a long (thin) wetsuit.
Kite Equipment ( Board, Gear, Bar and Kites)

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