Continent
Europe
Country
Greece
Next Big City
Sparta
Next Town
Gythio
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, School, Shop, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Clean water, gets deep quite fast. Choppy with small waves, becomes a bit more wavy with South winds. Pay attention to the swimmers.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Bystanders, Other
Beach Users:
July, August

Nice beach, 4.5 km long with coarse sand. No shells, some rocks and pebbles on the beach. Pay attention to the sea turtle nests on the beach, which are marked.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorty
Winter:
Normal

During summer no wetsuit needed. From November till April a normal wetsuit is required, otherwise a shorty will do.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
S
Main Direction:
S

Thermal winds during summer every day in the afternoon with 4-4.5 Bft. Best direction is the onshore wind from South.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Sparta in the Peloponnese drive to Gythio. From here drive 3km south to Mavrovouni.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Keep distance from the turtle nests.

Nightlife

Ok nightlife in Gythio, fun nightlife at the camping grounds in July and August.