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Xenia Hotel Beach Club Information

What’s included?

All this is included with our Beach Club Holidays, as standard.

  • 7 or 14 Nights beach-hotel
  • Direct flights 
  • Transfers 1hr 15min
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • All the latest boats & boards
  • RYA Sailing & Windsurf lessons (3 Hrs)
  • RYA Sailing & Windsurf courses (5 days, from £89)

 

Tuition change: For 2019, there will be 1 free beginner/Intermediate ‘Starter’ lesson. For 2018, 5 days lessons are still inclusive

Useful extras

Lots of useful extras can be booked before departure or on arrival at the club

  • Evening meal package (3 nights) £30
  • Youth Squad 5 day: £169 (1 wk) £289 (2 wk)
  • Private lessons: sailing/windsurfing: 1hr one-to-one £29 | 2hrs one-to-one £49 1hr one-to-two £49 | 2hrs one-to-two £69
  • Windsurf Foiling First Flight £89
  • Windsurf Foiling Sustained Flight £395
  • Excursions (boat trips, tours) booked on arrival

About the Beach Club

  • 40 bedrooms, all ensuite (twin, triple, family quad rooms)
  • Wi-Fi (free) in public areas (limited access in bedrooms)
  • Nearest tavernas/bars: 5 min walk
  • Vassiliki town: 10 min walk (along the beachfront)
  • Beach/sea shore: 100 metres from the hotel
Facilities:

Swimming pool, Sky bar restaurant, Driftwood beach bar, lawn gardens, hotel reception, Kids Club and kids play area, sun loungers, Wi-Fi, Ocean Elements water sports centre

Rooms:

Twin/double, triple and family quad and interconnecting bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, sea views, balcony or terrace, fridge, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities. All rooms have a TV with a small selection of English-speaking channels

Kids Club

Opening hours: 09:30-17:30 with a break for lunch (5 days/week)

Kids Clubs are free for you to drop your kids off for a half or full day as we keep them entertained with water sports and land-based activities. Youth Squad is a pre-bookable option and dedicated RYA windsurf and sailing tuition all week.

  • • Sea Urchins: Age 4-7 (Free) 
  • • Sea Tigers: Age 8-12 (Free) 
  • • Teens’ Club: Age 13-17 (Free) 
  • • RYA Youth Squad 5 days: £169 (1 week) £289 (2 weeks)

Beach club kit

A complete list of our excellent stock of Xenia Hotel Beach Club kit. There’s more than enough of it to go around, it’s in tip-top shape, (70% of it is new or under 2 yrs old), and all kit is free for our guests to use, all week!

Over 100 Windsurf boards
  • Starboard Rio (M, L & XL) 
  • Starboard GO (140-170 litres) 
  • Starboard Atom (140-160 litres) 
  • Starboard Atom IQ Freeride (104 - 130 litres) 
  • Starboard iSonic slalom (90 - 130 litres) 
  • Starboard Flare freestyle (93, 103 litres) 
  • Starboard Kode freestyle wave (86-113 litres) 
  • Severne Fox (95-140 litres) 
  • Severne Dyno (85-105 litres) 
  • Goya Bolt (95-125 litres)
  • Starboard Foiling boards (122 & 147 litres)
Over 120 sails from Severne & Tushingham

Tushingham:

  • Start, Easy & Dino: (2.0 - 4.7) 
  • Rock, Bolt & Lightning – (3.7 - 8.5) 

Severne:

  • Gator (3.7 – 6.0) 
  • NCX (6.5 & 7.0) 
  • Turbo (7.5 – 8.6)
Dinghies
  • • Laser 1 Fleet with Full, Radial & 4.7 rigs 
  • • Laser Pico fleet 
  • • Laser Bahia’s
  • • Laser Vago’s 
  • • Hartley 15 
  • • RS100, RS 200, RS Feva 
  • • Topper Topaz 14 Catamaran 
  • • Topper Topaz 16 Catamaran
Paddlesports
  • • RED & Starboard Paddleboards various sizes 
  • • Perception kayaks (sit-on-top kayaks)

Vassiliki wind information

Typical pattern:

Mornings: F1-2 

Afternoons: F4-7

Each day starts the same: The morning eases in with a gentle on-shore Force 1-2 breeze with flat water. This is perfect for family groups and beginners learning to windsurf or sail, try paddle sports, water skiing, or for more experienced sailors to experiment with new kit and moves. 

Eric, our favourite wind strengthens slowly after lunch and remains very manageable for most of our guests as they sail into the middle of the afternoon, backed up by the combination of our state-of-the-art kit and expert instructors on hand. 

By early afternoon the wind becomes a cross-shore force 3 to 4 and up to force 5 to 6 or even force 7 later in the day, almost every day. There is a little surface chop, no waves and our intermediate to advanced level guests love to blast around the bay into the early evening.

Eric, the afternoon thermal wind, is a daily occurrence and somewhat of a local phenomenon. It’s what brings keen water sports enthusiasts to Vassiliki every year because its predictability and consistency are rarely matched.

What meals are provided?

Breakfast & Lunch

We provide a daily breakfast with continental and cooked options like a Full English or Eggs Benedict. 

Lunch

Our Driftwood beach bar serves a lunchtime meal and snack menu at reasonable prices. Expect a delicious selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, pasta, burgers and local favourites like souvlaki and moussaka with healthy options.

Dinner

For three nights a week, we offer evening theme meals in our Sky bar which has the best view of the bay in Vassiliki. You can pre-buy a package of 3 nights meals before you travel (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) see useful extras.

The local Taverna’s provide good food at very reasonable prices and most have waterside seating and main courses from only €8.

Tuition and RYA courses

All our tuition is delivered as a full, 5 day RYA course so you can go home with a new internationally recognised qualification at the end of your stay. It’s a great way to learn in a sociable group with other guests.

Level 1 RYA ‘Start Sailing’: Included for Free

3hrs/5 days   

Boat controls, sailing a triangular course, turning around, safety & fun!

Level 2 RYA ‘Basic Skills’: Included for Free

3hrs/5 days 

Sailing in moderate winds, your first gybes and advanced tacks, man overboard recovery, picking up a mooring, sailing backwards, trapezing, an introduction to spinnakers & more!

Tuition and RYA courses

Level 3 RYA ‘Intermediates’: Paid for option

Taken as private sessions 1-2 hrs p/session

Same content as Level 2 but fine-tuning those skills: rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. An introduction to advanced modules via taster-sessions; like spinnakers.

RYA ‘Advanced Modules’: Paid for option

Taken as private sessions 1-2 hrs p/session

Advanced kit tuning, spinnakers, race tactics, rudderless sailing, roll tacking, roll gybing and requests!

What’s the beach like?

The beach in Vassiliki is shingle and stone with a sandy section at the far end. Once you enter the water there is lovely soft sand beneath your feet and waist deep crystal-clear water for some distance out (about 50-60 metres) to the sandbar, which helps make windsurfing and sailing easier, safer and great for beginners and kids. Vassiliki has some of the cleanest waters in Europe and the beach gently shelves to allow easy water sports and safe swimming for all ages. 

Our Beach Club gardens lead onto the beach and we have sun loungers and umbrellas by the water, near our water sports centre. We love to take a paddleboard, kayak or bike and explore nearby coves and beaches armed with only a beach towel and a good book.

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