In the northwest extremity of the island of Rhodes, Ialisos beach, with the lush fields and the hill of Filerimos in the background, is a prime example of natural beauty both in terms of landscapes and in terms of the quality of the marine environment.
This coastline has come to be acknowledged as one of the most favored destinations for Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Sailing fans, due to the high level of safety and in the light of wind conditions favoring such practices in the area.
The wind and wave directions, which are generally stable and, direction-wise, predictable, are almost invariably to bring one towards the shore. These northwesterly winds, known as “meltemia”, blow in this zone between March and October, although their peak time is in high summer.
Since 1992 Ialisos has been host of National and International Windsurfing events.