Some of the most reliable wind stats in the Med, backed by authentic Greek culture untouched by tourism all set within a stunning landscape, make Palekastro the ideal hide-away for those seeking a relaxing holiday.
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May - October
Meltemi F5-7 most days, light in mornings
Flat water extending to bump & jump (port-tack)
Windsurfing, hiking & quads
Ideal for those seeking self-catering options in tranquil surroundings. Strong winds make this more an intermediate-advanced location.
Various self-catering options available
Varies according to accommodation type
A 3-hour drive will take you through some of Iraklion’s outskirts before sending you into arguably one of the most dramatic journeys you'll ever experience. Landscape shaped over thousands of years rich with history dating back to Minoan times and local hospitality that seems undeterred by what’s going on elsewhere in the world, this is Greek culture as authentic as you'll get anywhere in the Med.
As you drop out of the mountains you are once again greeted by the infamous Azure colours of the Mediterranean and it is here that you literally start smelling your holiday.
Around Palekastro, the ‘Meltemi’ increases its power through the local thermal and a funnelling effect that gives the ground wind an additional 2 Beaufort. This makes the main beach at Palekastro, Kouremenos Beach, one of the most wind-certain spot in the whole of Europe. This is also why the largest windmill generators park in Greece is in the surrounding area - always a good sign!
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