Kefalos Beach club
T his resort is well established with those in the know, as a top class windsurfing centre, so no doubt familiar to many in the UK Market. Thanks to the ideal conditions and state of the art equipment available, we enjoyed an excellent first season here.
Set on the sea front with a huge sandy beach, our club is operated by long established specialists ‘Kefalos Windsurfing’ offering truly first class windsurfing equipment to suit all abilities.
Our beach front accommodation offers a choice of rooms and apartments to suit every taste and budget. For self-catering studios or standard hotel rooms chose the Siacalis Hotel. There is a pool, a bar and an excellent beach-front taverna.
For superior accommodation, we have secured an allocation at the new 4* Hotel Royal Bay right next door.
The location is stunning, though the top quality and extensive range of windsurfing equipment plus the idyllic windsurfing conditions are the real highlights of this club
Kos is a popular tourist destination, as it has all the modern tourist infrastructure needed to offer the visitor a range of options in terms of accommodation, food, sports and recreational activities.
Kos is one of the most beautiful and largest islands in the Aegean (it is the third largest island in the Dodecanese after Rhodes and Karpathos and has the second highest population after Rhodes). The island’s main port is in the capital (also called Kos) and is 200 sea miles from Piraeus. As well as its capital, Kos has six large settlements/villages: Kefalos, Kardamena, Antimachia, Mastichari, Pyli and Zia.
The village of Kefalos with its choice of restaurants, cafes and shops is just a short stroll from the hotel. The wider area also offers great opportunities to explore, with archaeological sites such as the Asklepeion, the ancient home of Hippocrates the father of the medical profession, is well worth a visit. The attractive capital of the island is perfect for an evening out and it is all within easy reach.
Our Kefalos Beach Club is comprised of three properties. We have standard bed & breakfast accommodation available at Kordistos Hotel, standard self-catering accommodation available at Irene Studios and superior accommodation including breakfast available at Royal Bay Hotel.
All of the properties are right on beach front of the long and sandy Kamari Bay, overlooking the pretty off shore island of Aghios Nikolaos and adjacent to Kefalos Windsurfing – our top class windsurfing and sailing centre.
Within easy walking distance of our hotels, there are several tavernas, pizzerias, bars and shops.
For those looking for activities away from the beach, mountain bikes and standard bicycles are available for hire. For a day out, we recommend hiring a car and taking advantage of the fantastic day trip options the area has to offer. Try a trip to Kos town, with its fascinating ancient monuments (The Asklipeion / Hypcrates complex is not to be missed), museums, attractive seafront and harbour. The town has a wonderfully friendly atmosphere and lively night life.
There are plenty of stunning beaches and interesting villages to discover. We also recommend a cruise to the neighbouring island of Nysiros, with a live volcano and pretty villages to discover.
Four star accommodation at Royal Bay Hotel
he four star Royal Bay Hotel is an exceptional example of contemporary architecture and is equipped with all the latest technology. It is situated in Kefalos on the beautiful island of Kos and was constructed in 2014 to offer you an unforgettable stay. It is set in an idyllic landscape, facing the beach and opposite the islet of Agios Nikolas, and provides a high level of accommodation services. There is an annexe of 6 rooms above the taverna next to the main hotel building. There is a large swimming pool and beach front sun terrace as well as a well appointed and spacious lounge with cafe bar and 24 hour reception, bar and restaurant on siteThe rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and have all of the most up-to-date appliances necessary to make your stay a pleasant one.
All of the rooms have large, comfortable beds and independently operated air-conditioning/heating. Additionally, some are specially designed to allow unhindered access for those with disabilities.
Specifically, the rooms offer:
- Suites: large veranda, private sun loungers and umbrella
- Air conditioning
- Internet access
- Plasma television
- Satellite television channels
- Fridge – Mini Bar
- Coffee/tea maker
- Electric roller curtains
- Mosquito nets
- Telephone with speaker
- Hair dryer
Additionally, the following are available in all rooms:
- Room service
- Cleaning/ironing service (sent out of the hotel)
Self-catering accommodation at Irene Studios
Featuring 10 self-catered studios with free Wi-Fi and a balcony, with most overlooking the Aegean Sea and Agios Nikolaos Island, the studios are next door to the Royal bay complex and kefalos windsurfinmg centre. All air-conditioned studios at the Irene include well-equipped kitchenettes with a fridge, electric kettle and cooking hobs. Each has a private bathroom with shower. Private parking is available for those looking to hire a car.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Kordistos Hotel
The three star Kordistos Hotel is a pleasant recently renovated family run beach hotel with excellent facilities It is situated next door to our other two featured properties and directly on the beach. The comfortable, simply furnished rooms were renovated last year and have comfortable beds, independently operated air-conditioning/heating as well as balcony or veranda, many with sea views. there is a pleasant beach front taverna and bar overlooking the extensive beach and a fresh water swimming pool and sun loungers for clients use.
Specifically, the rooms offer:
- Air conditioning
- Internet access
- Satellite television channels
- Hair dryer
Family & Kids
As a smaller club, Kefalos Beach Club has a really friendly atmosphere where everyone gets to know the other guests and all the staff and in that sense, it’ is just like one big happy family. On the other hand, in common with our other smaller club it is not the place for lots of organised activities round the clock and full programme children’s clubs.
As a safe and peaceful beach front location, it is ideal for families that want to spend quality time together, enjoying the sailing and taking time out to explore the attractive local area.
This area is blessed with warm sunshine over 300 days a year. Temperatures from early May range from the low to mid 20s in early and late season, up to the high 30s between June and September. Sailing conditions are variable ranging from moderate to fresh force 3 – 6+,so we generally recommend this area for more experienced sailors.
Saturday daytime flights from Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester to Kos with afternoon return. Flight time 3 hours 40 minutes.
Approximately 30 minute road transfer in Kos, between the airport and Kefalos. Clients continuing in Turkey have a 1 hour ferry transfer from Kos to Bodrum.
The sailing club is a recognised windsurfing centre and caters for a maximum of 36 Seafarer guests. It is run in association with long established local partners Kefalos Windsurfing, with an experienced team of English speaking instructors and safety crew, including Seafarer staff.
Equipment on offer includes:
Dinghies & Catamarans
Whilst the centre is more suited to windsurfing than dinghy sailing, you will find sailing kit available for your use including RS Feva’s, Laser 1’s, plus Hobie 15 and Dart 16 Catamarans.
A range of single and double-hander Sea Kayaks and SUP’s are also available.
Windsurf Boards Available:
SX – 111 & 135 litre
Xantos – 130, 140 & 150 litre
Vento – 96 & 116 litre
Vegas LTD – 126, 136 & 146 litre
Rodeo – 98 & 107 litre
Discovery – 225 litre
XTC – 99, 105 & 115 litre
Vantage – 126, 136, 146 & 156 litre
Vibe – 94 & 104 litre
Hawk bamboo – 125 & 135 litre
Viper – 200 litre
Shark – 150 litre
Gecko – 105, 120 & 135 litre
Ripper (kids) – 102 litre
Patrick Diethelm Boards:
Freestyle 107 litre
Slalom 87, 110& 135 litre
North Ice – 3.4, 3.7, 4.0, 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 5.0, 5.3 m2
North Volt – 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 5.0, 5.3, 5.9 m2
North Duke – 5.4, 5.9 & 6.4 m2
North Natural – 6.6, 7.3, 7.8 & 8.1 m2
North Ram – 6.3,7.0 & 7.8 m2
F2 Checker (kids) – 2.0 & 3.0 m2
Courses On Offer:
The full range of optional tuition courses are on offer for beginners, intermediates and advanced windsurfers both for adults and children from around 8 and over. Costs range from £49-£125. These can be pre-booked or booked locally.
Fanatic Hawk Bamboo – Speed, power, and pure Windsurfing thrill. When something works, it’s best not to fix it. This pedigreed predator redefined the Freeride category in 2013 and will continue to wow testers in 2014. The 97, 111, 125 and 135 liter Hawks are derived from Fanatics best Freestyle and Slalom shapes, for a unique blend of jibing perfection, early planing and top-end speed that holds a place in any windsurfer’s dream quiver. Refined fast rocker lines with tuned tail release – most noticeably on the 97 – on wider compact shapes with thin, tucked-under edges make for perfect all-rounders that don’t catch rails in carving or sliding moves. Comfy deck doming in the tail and strap areas as well as a recessed deck guarantee you’re always in control in flat water, swell or chop.
Fanatic FreeWave – After a long, intensive R&D cycle, including years of prototyping and testing around the world, Fanatic proudly introduces a completely new design for the 2014 FreeWave range in the sizes 76, 86, 96, 106, 116. It’s the most versatile FreeWave model ever conceived. The new compact fishtail outline, combined with a flatter mid-deck section and carefully formed rails produce a harmonically tuned shape that offers unrivalled performance on flat water and in waves.
Fanatic Geko Bamboo – Gotta ride a Gecko? This year you’ll be able to do it on two brand new sizes, as tere is a 98 and 112 litre option added to the extra wide and thin-railed manoeuvre-friendly line that redefines the modern Funboard. With width comes support – the Gecko offers stability comparable to boards 15 litres larger. Flat decks with thinned-out edges produce a hull capable of extreme, tight-carving performance. Taking a cue from Freestyle shapes like our ultra-successful Skate, the extra width gets you going quickly with smaller sails. The Gecko boasts a proven rocker line and tuned tail kick release to deliver the ultimate quick-to-plane, responsive Freemove ride. With three construction options – affordable High Resistance Skin, super-durable Bamboo Sandwich Light construction, or Innegra Carbon LTD Edition, there’s a Gecko that’s right for everybody. The deck on the LTD version features Cork-Sandwich technology and high-tech Basalt Cloth on the board base. The result is truly eco-friendly materials on one of the most responsive rides around. LTD models also sport the Light Finish look, where the main board colour is mixed into the laminating resin, for extra weight reduction.
Fanatic Ray – The Fanatic Ray – the go-fast board for every sailor, using the exact same design as fanatics race-ready PWA Slalom shapes. The Ray is a board built for speed and fun that any intermediate windsurfer can access – and available at a price any sailor can afford. Echoing the changes made in our Falcon lineup, the Ray 2014 has been updated to offer even more looseness in turns, jibing power, and accessible acceleration – while still maintaining blistering top speeds. The increase in jibing ability comes from softened rails in the front of the board; while tail cut-outs that have been increased in size and tuned-in shape help increase control while planning. The already-proven scoop rocker line has been left untouched, while the adjusted V shape in the nose and tuned-up tail release offer a better ride than ever. Fast, but friendly – the ride you’ll get with the Fanatic Ray.
Do I need a sailing license?
No, our club welcomes sailors and windsurfers of all abilities, from complete novices to experts, and everyone in between. With fully qualified staff we can provide a range of courses for you in both sailing and windsurfing.
Do I need a visa for my holiday in Greece?
No, a tourist visa is not required for entry to Greece.
How much cash should I take with me?
Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15-20 Euros per person for an evening meal. Although some places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available in Kefalos, and are only a couple of minutes away from the hotel itself.
Do I have to eat at the club taverna?
We have a range of accommodation to suit all tastes, and you have the freedom to book a package that includes breakfast, half board or full board. Kefalos has a great range of tavernas and bars that provide food and drink throughout the day and evening. There are also several supermarkets and bakeries selling fresh produce.
Will I have to pay mooring fees?
There are several companies who provide yacht trips and tours. Fees will always be included in the price of the tour.
What wind conditions can I expect?
The wind at Kefalos is normally a cross off shore, building throughout the day to force 3’s-6’s. The further out you get the stronger the wind making it perfect for all levels of ability. The water is also flat making it easy to launch and land.
Can I always sail, regardless of wind strength?
Our experienced beach club team are always on hand to ensure the safety of all of our guests at all times. This may occasionally mean that they deem it necessary to close the beach if the wind strength dictates this. They will always try to organise other fun activities, including joy rides on the larger dinghies and multi-hulls should this be appropriate.
Do I need to buy everything at the club?
No. All our chosen accommodation includes a fridge in your room as well as tea and coffee making facilities. You are welcome to buy suppliers from the local supermarkets to store in your fridge during your holiday.
Is there Wifi at the club?
Wifi is not available on the beach, however the majority of restuarants and accommodation in Kefalos provide free wifi services.
Should I pre-book training courses or yacht cruises?
Windsurf courses are available to book locally upon arrival.
Are there any hidden costs?
No, with the exception of training courses booked locally, you should not expect to pay for anything else except your daily essentials. All windsurfing, sailing, SUP’ing is included as part of the holiday cost.
|2019 Dates||1 week per person||3rd person sharing||Flights from||Supplement for Royal Bay htl|
|04,11 May, 28 Sept, 5,12 17 Oct||£395||£225||£295||£140|
|18 May, 21 Sept||£449||£295||£339||£175|
|26 May ;01, 08, 15 June, 14 September||£499||£295||£299-549||£210|
|22, 29 June, 6 July||£595||£325||£399||£245|
|13 July - 17 August||£695||£349||£495||£280|
|Supplements||No supplement for 3rd/4th person sharing|
|Sea View Supplement||£20 per room per day|
|Based on Kordistos Hotel.|
|Transfers per person return||£40|
- Return flight from UK (Flight inclusive package only)
- Flight inclusive holiday are Atol protected (Flight inclusive package only)
- Transfer to and from our beach club (Flight inclusive package only)
- 7 or 14 nights accommodation
- Meals on a B/B or S/C basis
- use of dinghy sailing & windsurfing equipment
- Harness Hire @25 eurp pppw
- Wet suit hire @ 25 Euro pppw
- The above collectively @ 40 Euro per week
- Kit Insurance 25 euro pppw
All Inclusive options available at a supplement locally.
Courses can be booked locally Costs range from £49-£125.