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Watersports in Greece

Mark and David's verdict:

Some people are happy just lying beside the Mediterranean. But those who want to do something in it, on it or under it should consider a beach club holiday where a full range of watersports, from sailing to diving, windsurfing to waterskiing, is on the menu, along with land-based activities such as tennis and biking.

Recommended tour operator: Mark Warner

Attractive holiday villageWater sports galoreThe sandy beachTry your hand at sailing

Mark Warner says

The sun-soaked Greek island of Kos is the idyllic setting for our Lakitira Beach resort. Located on the south of the island, looking out over the Aegean, it combines the leisurely pace of Greek island life with every imaginable activity. Set in four acres of flower-filled gardens, the resort has two separate beach areas, one for families and one for adults only.

  • Adult-only beach
  • Great childcare
  • Watersports

Accommodation is spread among the colourful gardens and ranges from whitewashed villa-style apartments, ideal for families, to rooms with balconies in the newly-refurbished resort hotel.

For action on water or ashore, Lakitira takes some beating. We have a wide choice of dinghies and windsurfers and offer Royal Yachting Association courses in both for adults and children. Normally, consistent winds ensure excellent conditions for all, with gentle winds in the morning rising to force 3-5 in the afternoon.

We have a resident dive school that offers a range of PADI courses. On shore, guests can play tennis at our 11-court tennis centre, which has a full coaching programme. Alternatively, they can take part in a daily programme of fitness activities, go mountain biking or just relax on the stunning beach.

Sailing and windsurfing instruction with equipment, tennis and childcare for the over-2s are all included in the price.

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