SUP in Nissakia, Loutsa (Artemida), Attica Region Greece

Best wind direction:
Average air temperature:
Average wind speed:
7 knots/13 kph
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Best time to visit:
March, April, May, August, October, November, December
Loutsa (aka Artemis) is situated in east Attica, Greece and is a suburban town about 25 km/16 mi east of Athens, north of Lavrio, northeast of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and south of Rafina. Artemis or Artemida is located on a plain with some forested mountains to the northwest and a deforested rocky mountain to the south, in a farm setting full of grasslands, some rocks and groves, pine forests and farmlands.

If you like SUP and you find yourself in Greece, there is a great place near Athens to practice or even learn SUP. Nissakia is situated near the city of Loutsa in Artemida and is a place full of water sport practitioners. The conditions are continuously ideal, always depending on the type of SUP you want, training or expert riding.

When the crystal clear wave is at its usual form, choppy and small less than 1 m/3.3 ft, then the conditions are perfect for training. When the frontal, thermal wind blows from its best direction, that is north, north-northwest and northwest with strength, more than the usual 7 knots/13 kph, then the waves transform to excellent ride-able waves, ready to welcome experts!

Hazards are few and usual, as sea–urchins, rocks near the shore, reefs and animals. The beach is small, sandy, with pebbles and dirt at the shore and rocks and trees that usually prevent beach users. When the conditions are perfect, the spot is ultra crowded with insane water sport enthusiasts, so you should be extra careful.

It is highly suggested to visit this spot, regardless the level of experience and the type of SUP you want to practice.