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Xenia Hotel Beach Club

Vassiliki

At A Glance

  • Beach Club hotel (40 beds)
  • 1 hour 15min transfer
  • Distant sea views
  • Swimming pool & bar
  • Latest windsurf kit & dinghies
  • Nearest bars: <5 min walk

Your Holiday Includes

It's Good For...

  • Specialist Windsurf Centre
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Windsurf Foiling
  • Mountain biking
  • Youth Squad (8-13yr)
  • Paddle sports

About the Beach Club

Welcome to the stunning Greek island of Lefkada, set in the shimmering blue waters of the Ionian Sea. It’s home to the Xenia Hotel, which we run as a slightly more tranquil extension of our Surf Hotel Beach Club just over the road.

Xenia itself is set back about 150m from Vassiliki Bay:, one of the finest watersports beaches in Greece (or anywhere else for that matter!) As such it offers a slightly more private atmosphere than the Surf Hotel, but with the advantage that all its facilities are just a frisbee throw away.

A holiday here in Vassiliki is a chance for the whole family to shake the rest of the year off, stretch out... and unwind. Xenia has its own private pool and sunloungers, or you can head over to the Surf Hotel and beach and take out any of our kit from the watersports centre for a spin round the bay. Get wet windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding...

You can do it all safe in the knowledge that your kids are having the time of their lives in our brilliant Active Kids Club: hanging out with new friends, learning new sports and skills on and off the water... and giving you a well-deserved breather!

Xenia Club - What's Included

All Included

You’re not just staying with us for the week (or two) - you’re part of the club. So all our activities, whether they’re on dry land or in the water (for you or the children) are included in your holiday.

Xenia is at the windward end of the beach so you get the longest sailing hours and the best conditions, all with free expert RYA sailing and windsurfing coaching on hand. We’ve also the latest kayaking and paddleboards for you to take out while you’re here.

The pool and gardens front one of the finest water sports beaches in Greece: Vassiliki is the perfect spot for windsurfing and dinghy sailing. Conditions in the bay are perfect for beginners with gentle on-shore winds and calm waters and our crack team of instructors have helped thousands of guests find their sea legs over the last ten years.

The arrival of stronger thermal winds (known locally as ‘Eric’) later in the afternoon are tailor-made for those who like more of a challenge. More experienced sailors and windsurfers love to blast around the bay, backed up by the combination of our state-of-the-art kit and expert instructors on hand to help them get the most of it.

Activities on the Shore

Meanwhile for those who don’t want to spend time with Eric, there’s always something going on back at the beach club. We lay on theme nights, excursions, fitness clubs, painting classes, yoga and bike rides for guests at Xenia and the beachfront Surf Hotel. for guests at Xenia and the beachfront Surf Hotel..

Vass’ is known for its great mountain bike trails, so feel free to grab one of our Specialized bikes, or join one of our guided rides, (which run 2-3 times daily), for a sociable cruise in company or a downhill blast for experts.

Try one of our fitness classes which include Aqua Zumba, Stretch-and-Relax, and beach fitness classes.

For a day out, try island-hopping to nearby Cephalonia or a walk along one of the many beautiful coastal paths to a secluded beach, armed only with your swimsuit, towel and a good book.

About the Hotel

Set back a little from the beachfront Surf Hotel, we think Xenia is Vassiliki’s best-kept secret, offering an oasis of calm that’s just a hop, skip and a surf away from the beach. Just like the Surf Hotel, Xenia has a range of twin, triple, quad and inter-connecting family suites, all designed in a fresh, modern style.

Rooms at the front of the Xenia face the sea, while those at the back can enjoy a view of the mountains. Each room comes with a sea view as well as a balcony or terrace for you to soak up the sun, and (as you’d expect) each has a full en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, Wi-fi, fridge and satellite TV with English stations.

If you’re keen to work up a sweat while you’re with us then the Surf Hotel’s Fitness Club offers Aqua Zumba, Stretch Relax and Jogging classes.

Once you’re back in from the water you can relax over a drink in the Xenia’s poolside bar. It’s the perfect spot for a cool drink at the end of a hot day. You can always head over to the Surf Hotel for a drink on the beach in the Driftwood Bar, dinner in our restaurant, or maybe at our end-of-week awards or BBQ.

Xenia Hotel Beach Club Prices & Offers

7Nts Accommodation, Flights & Transfers, Breakfast (daily), Free Water sports (RYA Tuition), Activities & Bike Hire

Jul 2018
Offers
29 Jul
7 Nights From
£994.97pp
Aug 2018
Offers
05 Aug
7 Nights From
£1,144.98pp
Offers
12 Aug
7 Nights From
£1,165.00pp
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19 Aug
7 Nights From
£1,115.02pp
Offers
26 Aug
7 Nights From
£910.97pp
Sep 2018
02 Sep
7 Nights From
£677.78pp
09 Sep
7 Nights From
£657.76pp
16 Sep
7 Nights From
£631.79pp
23 Sep
7 Nights From
£582.79pp
30 Sep
7 Nights From
£507.75pp

Your FREE Activities

Whatever you’re into, whatever your fitness, whatever you’re keen to try: you’ll be in your element with our huge range of all-inclusive activities for any age and ability.

Sailing Tuition

Dinghy Sailing

Mountain Biking

Kayaking

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Windsurfing Tuition

Beach Fitness

Kids Clubs (4-12 yrs)

Walking Holidays

Location

The pretty village of Vassiliki (whose friends know it simply as ‘Vass’) is centred around a pretty harbour on the southern shore of the beautiful Ionian island of Lefkada.

It’s just a 10-minute walk along a sea-front promenade from the Surf hotel and the town offers an array of taverna’s boutique shops, cafes and late night bars with a laidback surf vibe.

Best of all it’s just over an hour from the airport, so no long transfers once you land!

Travel Info

  • Flights: London Gatwick, B’ham or Manchester direct to Preveza
  • Departure day: Sunday
  • Flight time: approx. 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

The Resort

Vassiliki has all the ingredients for the perfect beach holiday. As well as being a top watersports destination, it’s surrounded by jaw-dropping beaches, stunning coastal walks and epic mountain ranges. It’s a huge hit each year with families and couples alike who want to relax and play.

Vassiliki is one of the finest active sports resorts in Europe and an absolute must-visit for everyone from novice windsurfer to expert sailor.

It’s a fantastic windsurfing resort - catering for all levels - and our coaches can make sure you leave us with new skills under your belt. We also offer tuition for beginner to intermediate dinghy sailors, while more experienced dinghy sailors are able to freesail in Vassiliki.

Vass is unique in that it is also surrounded by beautiful beaches, stunning coastal walks, hills, mountains, cultural sites and olive groves, all of which means it provides some of the best walking and mountain biking in Greece.

There’s as much to do off the water as in it! Take one of our bikes into the hills around Vass and discover it for yourself - we even provide guided rides if you just want to switch off and pedal! Boat trips, island-hopping to Cephalonia, wine tours and scooter rental are also all at your fingertips.

Perfect for all the Family

We pride ourselves on being a big hit with families, and we make sure they have a great time: kids love our free Active Kids Clubs for ‘Sea Urchins’ and ‘Tigers’ from 4 to 13 years.

Our excellent Youth Squad is a dedicated RYA coaching programme for 8-13 year olds that’s great for budding sailors and windsurfers. We offer coaching for older teens too, as well as a social club where they can hang out and make new friends over games of beach volleyball and frisbee.

Vassiliki itself is the perfect spot for kids to get to grips with the water. The gentle conditions in the bay each morning ensure everyone gets more than enough water-time, and the waist-deep teaching area and sand bar means it’s ideal for kids to learn sailing, windsurfing and paddle sports in warm, clear waters.

The short transfer from the airport (always popular with little travellers!) and the sheer range of kids’ activities on offer make this a great club for families.

Our Active Kids Clubs will introduce kids to water sports as well as a whole heap of fun and (slightly crazy) shore based activities run by our expert childcare leaders. They’re designed to give kids a sociable time whilst learning new experiences and making the most of the local area.

If you’re travelling with babies or toddlers don't forget to ask about our baby packs with cots and high chairs. There's a crèche and kids play area where you can make feeds, warm milk and play with your toddlers. You'll also appreciate our range of interconnecting and family rooms.

Book Smart and Save Money

  • We recommend our two-week breaks which can save you up to £400pp and give you much bigger bang for buck.
  • Been before? – remember you get holiday discounts if you have your loyalty card! Apply to join our Elemental Loyalty Club online
  • Remember that our Active Kids Clubs (5 half-days) are free! But do remember to book them in advance, and enjoy a breather!
  • All your tuition (5 half days) for windsurfing and dinghy sailing is included for free.
  • You can even go home with a new RYA qualification (for no extra charge). Do bring your RYA logbook if you have one! If you don’t then we can supply one.
  • All our boats, windsurf kit, paddle gear, beach kit and bikes are free to use all week. We don’t charge extra for performance kit (except foiling)
  • Book any holiday for June and save £’s over peak dates, with no loss of value or package! Different month - same great holiday

Why Choose Xenia Hotel Beach Club?

For the Chance to Learn to Foil!

If you can blast in footstraps and a harness, then you should be ready to learn to foil this summer. So hold on tight and experience the best thing to happen in the world of windsurfing.

At Ocean Elements we’re proud to be one of the first centres to be offering foiling windsurfing courses. So join us at our specialist windsurfing centre in Vassiliki and learn to foil on our new Starboard foiling boards. Our courses are run by our own foiling instructors.

For the Excursions

Vassiliki is just a boat trip away from the islands of Cephalonia and Ithaca, and for a day out it’s great to jump on a bike or go on foot to visit these beautiful islands.

We’d also recommend visiting many of the area’s local beauty spots such as the famous white sand beach of Porto Katsiki and many other secluded beaches in the area. We can hire cars and mopeds for you from the hotel.

If you fancy something a little more ‘local’ then try a coastal walk or a hike through the olive groves. How does a wine tour in nearby Sivota sound? Or maybe a bike ride or paddle board to the village for coffee and ice cream?

For reliable wind conditions

Whether you prefer calm morning conditions to learn to sail, or a daily serving of stronger winds to get your pulse racing, Vassiliki is famous for its reliable weather pattern where the thermal winds switch on like clockwork from early afternoon each day.

Vass attracts everyone from beginner windsurfers to expert sailors seeking flat water, warm weather. Its predictable conditions encourage even newbies to stay out for longer in stronger conditions.

A normal day in ‘Vass’ starts with very light winds, which are ideal for beginners, children and families to get on the water. The thermal wind, known locally as ‘Eric’, builds slowly after lunch giving a Force 3-5 cross-shore wind most days.

We often see Force 6 or 7 by the late afternoon as conditions build for expert windsurfers.

Our Facilities

  • Hotel size: 40 bedrooms
  • Ocean Elements watersports centre
  • Specialist windsurfing centre
  • Dinghy sailing centre

Enjoy all this
Swimming pool, pool bar, Driftwood beach bar, lawn gardens, pool and sunloungers over in the Surf Hotel, Active Kids Club and play area, Wi-Fi

Your rooms:
Twin/dbl, triple and family quad and interconnecting bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, sea/mountain views, balcony or terrace, fridge, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities.

The best equipment:
Free use of all sailing dinghies, catamarans and performance dinghies from Topper, Laser, RS, Hartley. Free use of all performance and beginner windsurf boards and sails (all sizes) from Starboard and Severne. Free use of mountain bikes from Specialized, sit-on-top kayaks (1-2 man), stand up paddle boards.

The best tuition:
Five days inclusive RYA windsurf & dinghy sailing lessons for all guests. Plus an RYA qualification for your logbook is included.

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Why choose Xenia?

This great little Beach Club offers a more relaxed atmosphere and is slightly quieter than the Surf hotel, yet it shares all the same facilities and benefits!

Vassiliki is great if you’re looking for a relaxing 'all-rounder' of a holiday and at Xenia you’re a 100 metres from the beach so you can easily join in with our water sports lessons whilst making use of all our great kit and instructors. Some guests prefer it’s more tranquil setting.

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