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Vasiliki, Greece

Vasiliki, Greece
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Vasiliki (also transcribed Vassiliki) is a town of roughly 400 people or so in the in the municipality of Apollonioi, Lefkada, Greece. Vasiliki is in fact the seat of the Apollonioi municipality, and the second largest holiday resort on the island. Numerous people travel to Vasiliki each year to enjoy the warm climate, great looking beaches, and exceptional windsurfing conditions.

Everything about Vasiliki spells top quality – the hotels, the beaches, the windsurfing centers and the instruction, the nightlife, and the food. Vasiliki is a great destination if you want to spend an unforgettable windsurfing vacation in Greece.  If you plan on going to Vasiliki to windsurf, here are the main bits and pieces you need to know about:

Wind
The best months to go to Vasiliki for wind are May, June, July, August and September. The wind speed varies from Force 3 to Force 7.

No one really knows how the wind in Vasiliki works. The scientists have been trying to figure it out for years now, but they haven’t been able to crack it. What we do know is that in the morning, starting at about 10AM, there's a Force 1 – 2 breeze. Beginners can ride in the morning and work on their skills; advanced riders can practice their tricks. In the afternoon, the wind picks up and can reach Force 4 to Force 7 (cross shore winds).

Water
Don’t get your hopes up if you were hoping for waves, because Vasiliki is not a wave spot. It is a great freestyle, jibing, blasting and learning spot that has mainly flat water to offer.

As you can read below, the water temperature during the summer is pretty high. This means you will only need a summer wetsuit.

Climate
The climate in Lefkada island is typically Mediterranean; this means it gets pretty hot in the summer and rather cool in the winter (especially in the mountains). How hot does it get in the summer? The average air temperature in summer is between 25°C and 31°C while the average water temperature is between 20°C and 22°C. 

Other outdoor activities
Apart from windsurfing, you can enjoy these other outdoor activities in Vasiliki: mountain biking, wakeboarding, waterskiing, diving, snorkeling, sightseeing.


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