Karpathos is the second-largest Dodecanese island after Rhodes. Since 2011, the island forms a municipality with the island of Saria and other rocky islands in the South Aegean region. After main town is Karpathos, formerly also called Pigadia. Karpathos is located on the eastern South Aegean archipelago. The island is characterized by small resorts with diverse beaches and bays, Greek tradition and unspoiled nature, the vacation island is a real insider tip.
Karpathos is something for everyone, whether for groups, families, couples or singles. There is something for everyone and everyone gets their money's worth.
Four surf stations await you on site:
ION Club Karpathos
The ION Club awaits you with 2 surf stations. The main station is in Gun Bay and is located in a building with the tavern & bar "Club Anemos". The second station is located in Chicken Bay. You can surf from the main station to Chicken Bay at any time and you can also switch between the stations at any time for free.
Own equipment can be stored at the ION Club only at the Gun Bay Center. The bays in front of the two stations are constantly monitored and 2 lifeboats are available.
Sports/Activities: Video training, beach volleyball, SUP
Meltemi Windsurfing Center
The former station of Chris Schill was taken over by Meltemi Windsurfing 2019.
With two stations, surfing fun for beginners & surf freaks is offered. You can book a station of your choice (Paradise Bay or Chicken Bay lagoon), whereby a free change of station is possible on site, depending on availability.
Paradise Bay: The shallow water makes Paradise Bay perfect for slalom pilots and freestylers.
Chicken Bay (Lagoon): Due to the wide standing area, the lagoon is especially suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Storage of own material is possible at both stations.
There is a possibility to borrow foil windsurfing and SUP equipment on site.
The varied course program of Meltemi Windsurfing has something for everyone: Whether beginner or crack, the VDWS instructors will actively support you in your desired maneuvers. The step courses are held with a maximum of 3 people, and the beginner and taster courses with a maximum of 6 people. This means that each participant has enough time and the learning success is all the greater. Training takes place at both centers, the taster and beginner courses take place in the shallow lagoon.
01.05.2023 - 31.10.2023
Spring, Autumn, Summer
As a beginner you've never surfed before or maybe you've only had a taster course. Here you will be brought on the board from the beginning.
You can already call yourself advanced if you already have solid basic knowledge.
As an Expert you feel comfortable at all spots and can handle difficult conditions very well.
Services & Prices
The trip includes the Accommodation as well as the Flights and the transfers. You can book surf lessons, material & Co individually. We are happy to advise you.
Additional services (Exclusive)
ION Club Karpathos: Windsurfing course beginners (10 h incl. material) € 220,00
ION Club Karpathos: Equipment rental windsurfing standard for 7 days € 240,00
ION Club Karpathos: Equipment rental windsurfing standard for 10 days € 360,00
Storage & Rescue: 7 days € 70,00
Meltemi Windsurfing: windsurfing course for beginners (10 h incl. material) € 250,00
Meltemi Windsurfing: equipment rental windsurfing standard for 7 days € 360,00
Meltemi Windsurfing: equipment rental windsurfing standard for 14 days € 565,00
Travel price from 600 €
Windsurfing course from 220 €
Material rental (7 days) from € 240
Material rental (14 days) from € 360
Storage & Rescue (7 days) from 60 €
In Karpathos you can choose from three different accommodations the Hotel Irini, the Thalassa Studios and the Blue Lagoon Studios.
When talking about Karpathos and windsurfing, one name comes up again and again: Hotel Irini. No wonder, it is one of the absolute classics in Afiartis. The location is unique, because from the airport it is only a few minutes transfer and at the same time you have the best possible starting position into the windsurfing pleasure. Due to the nearby airport, there may be noise disturbances at times.
REMOVAL SURFSTATION - ION Club:
Gun Bay: approx. 500 m / 8 minutes walk
REMOVAL SURFSTATION - Melmeti Windsurf Chris Schill:
Paradise Bay: approx. 500 m / 8 minutes walk
Chicken Bay: approx. 800 m / 15 minutes walk
The complex is located about 100 meters from the beach and the center of Afiartis. The small complex with comfortable and modern studios and apartments is surrounded by a well-kept herb garden and offers a great view of the sea.
REMOVAL SURFSTATION - ION Club:
100 m / 2 minutes walk
Blue Lagoon Studios
Renovated in 2015, Blue Lagoon Studios are located directly on the beach of Gun Bay, next to the ION CLUB Windsurfing Center. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available at the accommodation.
REMOVAL SURFSTATION - ION Club:
50 m / 1 minute walk
The rooms in the Hotel Irini can accommodate up to three people and have a bathroom with shower / WC, a telephone and a balcony or terrace. Air conditioning, a safe and a refrigerator are available for a fee. There are 2 studios with kitchenette, which both have a connecting door and can be converted into a family apartment.
The Thalassa Studios are about 30 m² in size and have a fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, electric stove, coffee maker and microwave, a bathroom with shower/WC, air conditioning, free WLAN, satellite TV and a balcony or terrace. The apartments have about 40 m² and offer with otherwise the same equipment additionally a separate bedroom. There are two studios and one apartment on each floor. They are all equipped with a double bed or two single beds and an additional sofa bed. The rooms on the first floor have a terrace with garden access and deck chairs. (Max. occupancy studio: 3 persons / apartment: 4 persons).
All Blue Lagoon Studios/Apartments are in the two-story building, have terrace or balcony and a beautiful view on the Gun Bay and the surf happening and are newly renovated. The total of five studios are simply furnished and consist of a living/bedroom with kitchenette and refrigerator, bathroom with shower/WC and have air conditioning and satellite TV. There are also three larger apartments, two of which have separate bedrooms.
At Hotel Irini it is possible, Breakfast or Half board to book.
In the other accommodations is no catering included.
Basically you can rent the equipment around surfing in the surf centers.
This equipment is available on site:
JP & Fanatic Boards & Duotone/North Sails
Fanatic, Tabou and RRD Boards & approx. 70 Duotone, Gaastra, RRD Riggs
Windsurfing at the south of Karpathos in Chicken Bay, Devil's Bay and Gun Bay
Windsurfing in Karpathos is for everyone Windy! There are 3 surf bayswhere everyone gets his money's worth. The Gun Bay & the Paradise Bay are real high wind areas.
In Paradise Bay the wind blows 1-2 Bft. stronger than in Gun Bay and in midsummer it can be 9 Bft. that challenge you! Paradise Bay is the only bay without wind cover, in which surfing can be done directly under land. This is also the reason why the Speed World Cup takes place there every year.
The shallow water the Gun Bay near the shore is best suited for neck training and the offshore headland offers safety. In strong winds, an approx. 1 m high wind wave builds up in Gun Bay after about 300 m, suitable for both the novice jumper and the loop jumping specialist. All those who are looking for the right kick, simply surf from Gun Bay into the next bay, Paradise Bay.
The Chicken Bay is suitable for trainings of all kinds. The wind here is about 1-2 Bft. weaker than in Paradise Bay. However, experienced surfers do not miss out in the lagoon: Outside the 90 m large standing area there are very good freeride/freestyle conditions. Through a channel you can surf from the lagoon into Gun Bay & Paradise Bay. The lagoon is also suitable for families with children - here you will find, among other things, children's boards and rigs.
As everywhere in Greece, also on Karpathos there are the typical Greek dishes like Tsatiki, Moussaka, Gyros, Bifteki, which you should try.
In addition to your bathing suit, you should take the following things for yourself:
waterproof sunscreen (at least SPF 30+)
Light sturdy shoes
Beach (hand) towel
You can design your own program in Karpathos. We are happy to help you and book for example a surf course for you.