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Summer Destination Guide



With over 30 years experience Sportif has become the UK’s leading specialist windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and dive holiday company.

As as a fully bonded ATOL licence holder you can be reassured that all elements of your holiday are fully secured and your money safe.

Location: Samos

Set off the south west coast of Turkey is Samos, known as the “Emerald of the Aegean”. As soon as you arrive you will know why. Mountainous landscapes covered with ancient, green forests, vineyards and olive groves lead down to sparkling seas of blues and greens.  At only 27 long by 8 miles wide exploring is easy. Historical sites, pretty hilltop villages and vineyards. Sample the fresh produce, not forgetting the traditional sweet Muscat wine. Still relatively undeveloped, visitors are welcomed with warm Greek hospitality. Kokkari is a picture perfect fishing village on the northern coast. All facilities are close to hand – car rental, internet, cash dispensers, shops, traditional home cooking tavernas and a waterfront promenade where you can sit and sip cocktails while the world goes.


Kokkari is situated on a wide bay and an ideal spot for both windsurfing and learning to windsurf. Sailing on the crystal clear blue waters with a mountainous backdrop will take your breath away. The Meltemi blows side shore from the left here creating great freeride conditions. The local mountainous landscape generates a regular afternoon thermal.

A shallow, wind protected area near the centre allows beginners a safe start with the cross on-shore wind. The further out the stronger the wind with increased windchop and sometimes generating ramps up to 2m on the outside.

For beginner and early intermediate lessons, there is a teaching area with flat water in a sheltered spot for less strong winds.  With easy access to the water via a ramp. The Centre provides shuttle transfers for lessons which take approx 10-15 minutes.

Equipment, packages and contact: For all the information on this destination and many more from Sportif please contact Sportif directly through their website via email or on the phone 01273 844919 



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