Vassiliki or Vass, as it is known to its many regular visitors, is a small fishing village on the Greek island of Lefkas. The village has kept its character despite being host every summer to hundreds of sailors, divers, mountain bikers and windsurfers.
The little harbour is lined with tavernas and bars, to suit all tastes, one or two that are famous for their party atmosphere. There is plenty to see and do in Vassiliki, you are able to hire a car or moped and explore this beautiful island on your days off.
Check out this Video to see what the staff and students have to say about life at Flying Fish Vassiliki.
Windsurfing in Vassiliki
The warm waters and brisk local breezes here produce superb conditions on the water. An unusual local weather effect has made Vass a hot destination for windsurfers and dinghy sailors.
The conditions are usually calm till around 10 in the morning – perfect for some morning fitness, swimming or joining one of the guided mountain bike rides from our base at Club Vass.
Then the sea breeze begins to fill in, producing a gentle Force 2-3 onshore: ideal for beginner windsurfers and dinghy sailors. In the afternoon it usually accelerates across the bay, producing excellent cross-shore conditions from Force 4 up to very, very windy! Its the perfect place to train to become a windsurfing instructor.
Vasiliki is perfect for all abilities whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced- there is something for everybody.
Dinghy Sailing in Vassiliki
If you are heading out to complete our 6 or 4 week Dinghy Instructors course then you have chosen the perfect spot. We have a mixture of single and double handed Dingy’s for you to try. We have Laser 2000 and Laser 1000 on hand plus a hole host of performance dinghy’s at at Wildwind, including the Hobie 16, 18 plus performance dinghy’s
Mountain biking in Vassiliki
For mountain biking, Club Vass boasts an impressive range of mountains surrounding the valley, with off-road trails to suit every level of ability. It’s a great way to improve your fitness or learn a new skill. There are trails for all levels, mountain biking is a great way to see the surrounding area and all it has to offer
Club Vass and Wildwind
Our windsurfing courses are based at Club Vass, the best-equipped windsurfing centre in Europe! With new kit brought in every year, you will always be sailing on the latest equipment. All the equipment is rigged and ready to go in the green racks above. All you need to do is select a sail, pick a board, click them together and you are off.
We go dinghy sailing next door at Wildwind, where there is a large fleet of catamarans and high-performance dinghies and skiff rigged up on the beach ready to go. The sailing conditions are fantastic and will challenge all levels of ability.
Flying Fish divers train at the Nautilus Diving Club. Greece used to be virtually off-limits to divers as the authorities were fiercely protective of underwater antiquities. Now the regime is more relaxed and there are some spectacular sites to visit. The visibility is amazing and the water is warm, which makes the learning experience all the more pleasurable
Start your underwater career here or simply take a dive holiday – the choice is yours.
Find out more about our Diving courses in Vasiliki