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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 IOS Plakoto

Greece, Greek Islands

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 36° 47.073' N
Longitude: 25° 16.649' E

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 Access

From Pireas(Athens) to the port of Ios,it takes 3h15mn with the superfast ferry or around 7hrs with the regular one.From the port of Ios to Plakoto beach (which is in the north of the island) it is about a 40 min drive (about 20km),including a 15 min dirt road part (better with a 4x4 drive).Once in the chora,you have to follow the signs to plakoto. Where the road ends,take the dirt road leading to the sea...

English (Translate this text in English): From Pireas(Athens) to the port of Ios,it takes 3h15mn with the superfast ferry or around 7hrs with the regular one.From the port of Ios to Plakoto beach (which is in the north of the island) it is about a 40 min drive (about 20km),including a 15 min dirt road part (better with a 4x4 drive).Once in the chora,you have to follow the signs to plakoto. Where the road ends,take the dirt road leading to the sea...

English (Translate this text in English): From Pireas(Athens) to the port of Ios,it takes 3h15mn with the superfast ferry or around 7hrs with the regular one.From the port of Ios to Plakoto beach (which is in the north of the island) it is about a 40 min drive (about 20km),including a 15 min dirt road part (better with a 4x4 drive).Once in the chora,you have to follow the signs to plakoto. Where the road ends,take the dirt road leading to the sea...

English (Translate this text in English): From Pireas(Athens) to the port of Ios,it takes 3h15mn with the superfast ferry or around 7hrs with the regular one.From the port of Ios to Plakoto beach (which is in the north of the island) it is about a 40 min drive (about 20km),including a 15 min dirt road part (better with a 4x4 drive).Once in the chora,you have to follow the signs to plakoto. Where the road ends,take the dirt road leading to the sea...

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Megalo Plakoto

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthDon't know

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to Don't know

Best tide positionDon't know

Best tide movementDon't know

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Park your car almost on the beach. You will see the waves breaking mainly on the left side (when you look towards the sea) and some in the middle of the bay when the "swell"is a bit bigger.. You won't have to paddle much, it's a small spot..

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car almost on the beach. You will see the waves breaking mainly on the left side (when you look towards the sea) and some in the middle of the bay when the "swell"is a bit bigger.. You won't have to paddle much, it's a small spot..

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car almost on the beach. You will see the waves breaking mainly on the left side (when you look towards the sea) and some in the middle of the bay when the "swell"is a bit bigger.. You won't have to paddle much, it's a small spot..

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car almost on the beach. You will see the waves breaking mainly on the left side (when you look towards the sea) and some in the middle of the bay when the "swell"is a bit bigger.. You won't have to paddle much, it's a small spot..

Atmosphere

I went there about 7 times during the summer,I was always the only person in the water..and on the beach..and on the road. Clear blue water!!

English (Translate this text in English): I went there about 7 times during the summer,I was always the only person in the water..and on the beach..and on the road. Clear blue water!!

English (Translate this text in English): I went there about 7 times during the summer,I was always the only person in the water..and on the beach..and on the road. Clear blue water!!

English (Translate this text in English): I went there about 7 times during the summer,I was always the only person in the water..and on the beach..and on the road. Clear blue water!!

General

It's not worth it making a surf trip just to ride the waves of Plakoto.Nevertheless,if you are in the area anyway,give it a shot,you might be surprised!

English (Translate this text in English): It's not worth it making a surf trip just to ride the waves of Plakoto.Nevertheless,if you are in the area anyway,give it a shot,you might be surprised!

English (Translate this text in English): It's not worth it making a surf trip just to ride the waves of Plakoto.Nevertheless,if you are in the area anyway,give it a shot,you might be surprised!

English (Translate this text in English): It's not worth it making a surf trip just to ride the waves of Plakoto.Nevertheless,if you are in the area anyway,give it a shot,you might be surprised!

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