Vassiliki, one of the most Beautiful and Unspoilt villages at the South of Lefkada
Many visitors of Lefkada, prefer each year to spend their vacation in the southernmost village of the island, the picturesque Vassiliki.
Vassiliki is located 38km from Lefkada town and just 20 minutes away from the famous Porto Katsiki beach. The direct road from the village to the beautiful western beaches, is brand new, given to traffic in 2020.
Of course, the first thing is coming into our minds when we think of Vassiliki is the village’s picturesque harbor. Around the harbor, the visitor can find fish taverns, bars, and cafes.
In addition, the impressive beaches of Agiofili and Agios Gerasimos (4 small pebble beaches) are ideal for swimming lovers.
Ponti beach is the largest one in the area, but this is the windsurfing and catamaran sailing hot spot.
What makes Vassiliki the top windsurfing place in Greece?
The fishing village is located in a unique spot between two big mountains that distinguish East and West Lefkada.
In between the mountains, a unique hot wind phenomenon with specific intensities per hour of the day takes place on a daily basis and can reach up to 8 Bf!
As a result, this wind is world-famous to all windsurfing enthusiasts as it offers unique conditions for either beginners, or even world champions of slalom, freeride, or freestyle windsurfing.
Who is “Eric”?
The name of this dynamic-wind is “Eric” and every year is there at his appointment to offer unforgettable experiences to all the windsurfing lovers.
Consequently, in Vassiliki, there is one of the best and well-organized windsurfing schools in Greece, called Club Vass.
The Club offers lessons for every level and every age so each year welcomes novice, intermediate, or advanced windsurfers from all over the world.
There is also a second Club called Wildwind offering Catamaran sailing lessons.
Both clubs have a strong reputation of more than 30 years!
Top windsurf wind for all levels!
Before 1 pm…
The beginners of windsurfing and catamaran sailing are taking their theoretical seminars usually early in the morning and go up for practice no later than 1-2 pm at max. Until that time the wind prevailing in the beautiful Bay of Vassiliki do not exceed 2-3 Bf.
The calm sea, as well as the mild wind, helps the novice windsurfer to apply the theory to practice. Mainly, to get to know better his windsurf board and foil in order to improve his technique that will bring him to a higher level of speed and stability.
As time passes and we approach 2-3 pm the scenery changes and Eric makes his appearance dynamically! In incredibly fast time, the experts set up their windsurf boards and they are getting quickly in the water. They don’t want to lose time as “Eric” is getting wild!
Experienced windsurf enthusiasts up to windsurfing world champions are all there and they offer a unique spectacle.
This is the time of the day, Vassiliki bay is getting full of impressive high-speed windsurfers touching up to 80km/h!
The phenomenon of “Eric” and the Beaufort scale
“Eric” is every day there in June, July, and August! The daily duration of this unique phenomenon is long, as it usually lasts until sunset. That is why Vassiliki is so special for sailing watersports and why is characterized as the total windsurfers paradise.
Indicatively the wind is coming to the area around 2 pm starting from 3-4 Bf and can reach up to 8 Bf in the evening!
The range of 6,7 up to 8 Bf, we meet in Vassiliki almost every day is a truly dreamy condition for every demanding windsurfer!
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