Stira Bay Beach Club Evia
Location
Evia, Greece
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Season
May – Oct
Hot & sunny !
Accommodation type
Sea view rooms
Club board & inclusive activities
Avg. Reviews
4.9
Travel info
Fly to Athens
Sunday arrivals – 90 minute transfer
Prices from
£480pp inc

Arrival Transfers
Sea View Rooms
Club Board Food
Watersports & Activities
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Welcome to Stira Bay

Tucked away on the peaceful western coast of beautiful Evia island, this charming beachfront hotel is a hidden gem. It’s a lovely family-run hotel in an incredible location and fantastic for watersports and activities with sandy beaches and a cool atmosphere. Comfy waterfront rooms are nestled on the hillside amongst the pines, olive trees, and colourful oleanders – honestly, some of the best views we’ve seen anywhere in Greece.

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New for 2024, the club’s sandy beach and crystal clear waters of the adjacent rocky coves are perfect for swimming and paddle sports, and the fresh consistent breeze is great for sailing, windsurfing, and foiling, run by our friendly qualified beach team.

If you’re not into watersports, grab a tennis racket or join a guided mountain bike ride on local trails. Finish off the day with a massage and perhaps a nap in one of the shady corners dotted around the gorgeous hotel gardens.

It’s just a 20-minute walk along the beach to town. Wander in and explore the fabulous local tavernas and bars – trust us, they’re really good!

Combine with a few nights exploring Athens or Delphi either side of your holiday – this is a popular option and the chance to explore the incredible city of Athens.


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Hotel Room exteriors with purple flowers in the foreground
Windsurf sails hanging in a beach rack
Boy sailing in sailing dinghy
View down to small stoney cove with coast in the distance
Sea view from hotel room balcony at Stira Bay Beach Club
Sea view from hotel room balcony
Beach bar with sun loungers and sea in the background
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Alfresco restaurant tables and chairs with beach and sea view
Woman sits on sofa in front of bar area
Person swimming in the sea
Greek Salad and other dishes
Basket of fruit and tray of yoghurt pots on a buffet table
Woman received back massage from male therapist
Woman helps herself to buffet food
Blue sun loungers on a sunny beach
Sunset view across the sea from a hotel balcony
Pool and veranda lit up a night
Tables and chairs on a harbour side next to a lamp post. There is a car ferry in the background
A long table and a sunset
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Tennis court in Greece with green surrounding awning
A man wingfoiling in the sunset
Person whizzes along on windsurf

What’s included ?

  • Arrival transfers to the club
  • Beachfront hotel accommodation
  • Club board (breakfasts + 4 eve meals)
  • Unlimited use of watersports equipment, mountain bikes, tennis & table tennis
  • Dinghy sailing, catamarans, windsurf, sup, kayak, foiling, wings and more
  • Group support sessions
  • Kids activity sessions
  • Guided bike rides
  • Wild swimming & SUP/Kayak excursions
  • Available for a supplement : Healthy Options (fitness & stretch classes) and Massage & Spa treatments

Club highlights

  • Weekend arrivals
  • Good flight options
  • Fully stocked watersports centre
  • Fresh consistent winds
  • Mountain bikes
  • Sandy beach & rocky coves
  • Short walk into town
  • Family-run hotel
  • Stunning, peaceful location
  • Waterfront rooms, sea views
  • Tennis court & spa/massage
  • Hiking & running routes

Key Information

*£150 off per person for dates in July

BeyondBeach Holidays - Beach Clubs and Sailing Holidays in Greece

Holiday Type – Beach Clubs

Location – Stira Bay, Evia

Date – July 21st, 28th

Offer – £150pp DISCOUNT

Flights to Athens less than £200pp

*Based on 2 or more persons sharing a sea view room. Subject to availability and only applicable to new bookings and not applicable in conjunction with any other special offer or discount.

*Children 4 years and under stay for free for all dates

*When sharing a room with 2 adults and occupying an additional bed – such as a sofa bed or bunk bed & offer is inclusive of all the usual package items of standard list prices. Note – this offer cannot be used alongside another offer for the same period / accompanying adults must pay list price.

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Flights & Transfers

Location

Flights

Flights are NOT included in the holiday price. We provide a free “flight finder” service – please just ask or search using Google Flights

We advise arriving before 18.00, in case of delays, in order to connect with the ferry to Evia island with no issues. IF YOUR PREFERRED FLIGHT IS LATER PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AS THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS.

DESTINATION Athens international airport (ATH)

SUNDAY FLIGHTS All London airports, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle (late arrival )

SATURDAY FLIGHTS Bristol (late evening arrival), Edinburgh (late evening arrival), Dublin (this is an early flight and we are happy to accept Saturday arrivals at the club from Dublin).

LATE ARRIVALS We have some great value and convenient options for overnight stays close to the airport if you have a very late arrival. We can then organise your inclusive transfer to the club the next morning in good time for all the activities.


Transfers

ARRIVAL TRANSFERS ARE INCLUDED and organised by us from the airport to the club – all we need are your flight details. We will advise on the best flights/arrival times into Athens and do our best to minimise wait times for guests when there are multiple arrival times.

On arrival in Athens International Airport, make your way to the arrivals gate exit, you’ll see our representative and a BeyondBeach sign. It’s a 40-50 min transfer by private taxi or bus to the nice little harbour of Ag. Marina. There’s a taverna, café and a small beach next to the ferry. A pleasant place for a frappe and a snack and watch the world go by.

Frequent ferries (approx. every 60-90 minutes depending on time of year / car & passenger ferries) cross the narrow channel from the mainland to Evia island, which only takes 30-40 minutes. From here, you’ll be met by the hotel minibus for the 2-minute drive to the club where we will welcome you.

It really is a lovely, stress-free way to begin your Greek island holiday adventure.

DEPARTURE TRANSFERS ARE NOT INCLUDED

This can be pre-booked with us before your holiday or booked in resort. Departure transfer costs are approximately 25€ – 30€ per person (based on a family of 4). Payment for the ferry and taxi will be made locally in Greece. Timings for your departure transfer will be confirmed towards the end of your holiday.

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Watersports & Activities

No matter what you’re into, our friendly and skilled beach team and beach team are there to help you learn and stay safe. We’ve got all the latest gear, so you’ll be ready for some fun days out on the water and beyond with the inclusive water sports and other activities such as cycling, tennis and wild swimming. Exclusive to our guests.

Just turn up at the beach. We rig it for you, set you off and give you a few helpful tips.

Safety

Safety on the water is of course our first priority. Fully qualified beach team run the beach operation and are vigilant both on the beach, and on the water in our registered rescue craft with handheld VHF radios, always working to strict safety ratios and other proven guidelines. Mandatory buoyancy aids, restricted sailing areas, sign in/out and a compulsory “safety clinic” at the start of the week are just some of the many things we do.

Support Sessions

We include free group sessions on a daily basis throughout the week to get you up and running and to fine-tune those water sports skills. At the beginning of the week we focus “getting you going” and progress to more advanced techniques as the week goes on.

Inclusive activities

Two people sail along in an RS Neo on the sea
Watersports memberships (extra)
two woman hold up wings on a beach, whilst being instructed by a male instructor
Wing Surfing
Person on windsurf with red sail
Windsurfing
three people paddle board in Kefalonia Greece
Paddle Boarding
Person kneels on catamaran dinghy sailing along
Catamaran
Man on windsurf with foilboard on sea area
Windsurf Foiling
Line of dinghies on shoreline
Water Sports
nine woman swim in the sea doing breaststoke or front crawl
Wild Swimming
An adult and three children lift two red kayaks over a beach towards the sea
Kayaking
Boy holds onto edge of swimming pool
Use of Hotel facilities
Person sat beside there bike in dried shrub land
Bikes
Tennis racket hitting tennis ball near to the floor
Tennis
Child plays table tennis on a blue table
Table Tennis
Man sits beside white board (facing away from camera) teaching students dressed in watersports clothing
RYA Courses (extra)
Male instructor leads yoga session to a group in a grassy shaded area
Healthy Options (extra)
A scuba diver looks towards the camera underwater in a blue sea
Scuba (extra)
Woman received back massage from male therapist
Massage (extra)

Non-inclusive activities

  • Scuba (30 min drive)
  • Kitsurfing (30 min drive)
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Room Options

We have a selection of peaceful accommodation with outstanding sea views, overlooking rocky coves and across the bay to the mountains and mainland beyond. Comfortable and simply furnished twin, double, triple and family rooms all with good-sized balconies. Tea & coffee facilities, wifi and air-con. We have an allocation of approximately 30 rooms at the hotel, 70-80 BeyondBeach guests for a nice “club feel”.

Double bed and bunk beds in hotel room

Sea View Family Room

Sleeps: 4

Sea view balcony with table and chairs

Sea View Room

Sleeps: 3

Illustrative Map of Stira Bay Beach Club

The Local Area

The Greek island of Evia is in a peaceful location, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Athens. Part of the Aegean islands and just off the eastern coast of the mainland, it’s popular for its hiking trails and outdoor activities. Evia is still, however, relatively undiscovered by international tourists. Evia is the second largest island after Crete and offers gorgeous beaches, traditional villages, and breathtaking landscapes.

There are a multitude of walking/running trails and mtb bike routes directly from the club.

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The local towns

On the southeastern coast of Evia lies the charming seaside town of Nea Styra (Nea Stira), known for its beautiful beaches, delicious seafood tavernas and relaxing atmosphere. It’s only a short 15-20 minute walk along the beach from the club. A cool, cosmopolitan vibe in the summer months with fabulous fish tavernas and cafes dotted along the seafront.

The old town of Styra, only a 10 minute cab ride from the club and nestled in the hills is also well worth a visit. A lovely old town square with cafes and tavernas and spectacular views over the gulf towards the mainland. There’s a beautiful old taverna with tables under a large oak tree – traditional Greek dishes and a lovely atmosphere.

Wind & Conditions?

BB’s take…

All the water sports and activities are exclusive to our guests and run by us. Amazing swimming and snorkelling off the clubs sandy beach and rocky coves, and the close proximity of everything is great – sit at the bar and watch the sails on the water. Just on the edge of the Meltemi wind line, Stira Bay often has great conditions for windsurfers and intermediate to advanced dinghy sailors, particularly in the afternoons.

Wind conditions

Great conditions for intermediates and experts alike. Mornings tend to be lighter, good for paddleboards, kayaks and wild swimming. The cross/cross offshore breeze picks up nicely throughout the day , usually force 4-6.

Intermediate and advanced windsurfers/wing foilers will love the consistent conditions off the point and novice sailors & windsurfers can practice their skills in the sandy shallows of the sheltered bay next to the Hotel.

Singles

Out of school holiday periods and away from the crowds we often have solo travellers enjoying the sun and water sports. Its the kind of place where there’s loads to do and everyone is really friendly. The island is a fascinating place to explore with excellent local walks, historic sites and places of interest. We offer single occupancy in our sea view rooms at certain times of the season.

Friends

There’s no doubt that if you can, May, June and Sept are the best months to visit Evia. Cheap flights, less intense heat, loads of free sailing equipment and a wonderfully relaxed vibe about the place. Oh, and endless games of pit pat and backgammon by the pool.

Families

It’s amazing for families.  We don’t run specific kids clubs or child care, however, our friendly beach team do all they can to get everyone on the water with group tuition sessions open to all ages and kids specific watersports sessions available through the week which get them making friends and having fun on the water.

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Kids Activities

During the school holiday periods our beach clubs are full of like-minded families looking for a little bit of adventure. We strike a nice balance for active families and the kids will come away having made a lot of new friends and had a fun time.

We include a variety of fun activities and casual water sports instruction for children.

Every week, when there are children in resort we host ‘meet-up’ sessions on land for our younger guests. These are designed as icebreakers for the children to begin their holiday friendships. The beach team will organise a few games (such as beach volley ball) and encourage the children do things together. The age split of these sessions will be determined by the age of the children in resort, it will not be the same every week. This age split will be advertised in welcome meetings and on the daily chalkboards. Typically the age split will be up to 12 years and over 12 years (teenagers).

In addition to the on-land ‘meet up’ sessions we offer 2 on-water sessions every day (when there is demand), dedicated to our younger guests. These are not teaching sessions. They are accessible to all abilities and are a series of games using watersports equipment. For quieter weeks this could include activities such as catamaran joy rides, for busier weeks this could include activities such as SUP assault courses. As with all activities, fun, and safety are the key elements. These sessions will be offered even if there is only 1 child in resort.

Children can also join the usual inclusive group tuition sessions (dinghy or windsurf for example) and sign up to an RYA course (which is extra).


Our Destinations

Kefalonia, Greece

Kefalonia and the Ionian islands of Greece are without a doubt one of the best active beach club destinations in the world. Consistent breezes, crystal clear waters, dramatic scenery and a wonderful laid-back atmosphere. Perfect for families, friends and singles looking for some sunshine and inclusive activities.

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Evia, Greece

Evia’s extensive coastline is perfect for water sports enthusiasts. The calm bays of the west coast and reliable summer winds create ideal conditions for windsurfing and sailing. It is a hiker’s paradise, with a network of well-marked trails that traverse its mountains, forests, and valleys and the diverse topography makes it an excellent destination for mountain biking.

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What our guests say…

Excellent

4.99 average

231 reviews

Ingrid P

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

Very personal and friendly service . Good availability of equipment and lovely accommodation. We stayed in villa Varika at Lixouri

3 months ago

Adrian

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

Holiday at the Lixouri beach club using the lovely Lazaratos Hotel where the food is excellent and the family team are super friendly. The beach team were fantastic with a fun and easy going attitude but also the best attention to safety I have seen at similar operation. There was always a safety boat on the water and Ben gave them an update whenever anyone launched. With a sign on and off the water a very well run and safe operation. Jake sorted the only issue I had and he along with all the rest of the instructors and team were great throughout the week. Would I go back? Yes due to the friendly relaxed vibe and great food at the Hotel. Perhaps I will go for a dinghy course next time.

3 months ago

D B

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

The Trek team were super helpful and supportive and always on hand for advice for sailing activities. We really valued what we got from them. Staying at the hotel Apolafsi is such a pleasure – Babis and his team are the best and the food is fantastic. I’m sure we’ll be back pretty soon for a third visit. Would totally recommend a Trek sailing holiday in Paliki.

4 months ago

Kevin a

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

A great week sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Tom, Ben and the team were very friendly and happy to help get our mixed ability group of 10 adults and teenagers onto the water. Highly recommend if you are looking for a family friendly activity holiday.

4 months ago

Pavlo

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

Excellent opportunity to learn windsurfing, sailing and, amazingly, foiling with a wing! You can also do kayaking and paddle boarding if you’re tired. All staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. They let you try it all in a very safe environment. Also every one seems to be quite laid back I felt that our safety has never been compromised. What could be helpful it is to have a WhatsApp group or other way of letting people know whether the beach is open or closed ( we had a couple of sessions missed due to a storm). It was difficult to plan the day and we had to come down to the beach to find out whether it is open ( we had to come back from another part of the island)

4 months ago

Caroline G

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

Just back from a wonderful week at Paliki – all the Trek staff were so helpful and really reassuring for the nervous! Loads of availability for equipment and some great opportunities to join in some fun activities. The kids learned to windsurf, my husband rediscovered sailing and I just loved kayaking with the sea turtles. Our rep Alex gave great advice, the hotel and all the staff there were so welcoming. Couldn’t have asked for a better holiday – would recommend to anyone!

4 months ago

Kirstie

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

Very well organised firm who made booking and sorting the trip very easy. The staff were very friendly and most helpful in all aspects of the holiday. Not a single person who let the team down – all excellent. The holiday was superb for all ages. We were 4 adults with some sailing experience and were made to feel just as welcome. Always top notch equipment to take out and many available for all. The area was lovely but would highly recommend hiring a car to see more of the island.

4 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

What an amazing holiday. Our kids 11 and 8 had an absolute blast learning to windsurf and sail. And I found an unexpected thrill in learing to wing surf. The beah team were absolutely incredible, in particular Ben who is simply fantastic at what he does. Amazing with the kids, great fun to be around. The hotel staff are super friendly and chat to you every day. Food is good. Accommodation was decent enough for the amount of time spent inside (next to none). We met a great group of people and socialising was made easy with beach bite nights and the pool bar. My biggest gripe would be that there’s no toilet on the beach. Best holiday we’ve had in a long time. Highly recommended. Thank you Trek adventure!

4 months ago

Catherine W

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

A small, friendly and very helpful company. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, booking and information was easy and forthcoming and once in Kefalonia we found the hotel staff incredibly helpful and generous. The beach is sandy which can be rare for Greece and the beach staff great fun, brilliant with our kids who ranged from 13 to 15 giving instruction but also not being overly restrictive. The equipment was good and quickly repaired when anything broke. It was a great week and we will add it to our shortlist of locations for next year!

5 months ago

Becky

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

Our 2nd year at the fabulous Lazarotos Hotel with Trek, great watersports, staff, rooms, food (although would prefer it slightly warmer), beach, loungers, pool and stunning scenery. 10 euros each way in a taxi to Lixouri for good choice of restaurants, shops and the ferry to Argostoli. Beach bites is a must (didn’t happen last year due storms). The hotel family make you feel like part of their family. Thank you Kefalonia is a beautiful island with so many stunning beaches and towns to visit, staying for an extra week or so is recommended to explore further afield. Turtles in Argostoli and Petani beach sunset a must! We will be back, Thank you for another fabulous week.

5 months ago

Fiona

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

We had a great week in Lixouri. The “team” were all very friendly, helpful and full of encouragement. We have teenage children and they were great at bringing the kids all together and breaking the ice. The hotel food and staff were lovely, the bedrooms quite basic but you don’t spend much time in there, the shower was good, which is the most important and the bed comfortable. I would recommend this holiday and found it to be a fair priced holiday.

5 months ago

Sally A

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

The hotel was very well run, the pool was exceptionally clean, the service was was excellent, all round but the service from the water sports staff was exceptional. Patient, supportive especially with young (9 year old) children but also very good with the teens too, excellent organisation and support before and after the holiday

5 months ago

Steve B

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

We stayed the week at the Lixouri Bay Lazaratos resort. Firstly the family run complex was excellent, the 4 inclusive meals were great. The Family couldn’t do enough to help you, rooms cleaned every day bedding and towels changed very regularly. The lunches were local produce homely cooked. Moving on to the Trek Adventures part of the holiday, can only say that the team and kit were excellent. All staff were keen and very able, the variety of watercraft was fantastic. There was always kit available to take out, even when staff were running courses. Trek team ran activities for guests into the evening on occasions. Both my sons were experienced sailors but have come home beaming about trapezing a RS500 or catamaran. Really enjoyed the wing surfing and wind surfing, kit for all abilities. We will be back.

5 months ago

Matt L

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

Absolutely fantastic holiday! We stayed at the Lazaratos Hotel who host the Lixouri Bay beach club; a really great family-run hotel with tremendous hospitality and a real care for making sure their guests always feel happy and at home. The Trek Adventures team ran the entertainment and all the sailing and beach club activities – these were equally fabulous. Loads of great sailing, windsurfing, kite boarding, kayaking, and beach games. The range of water-sports (and equipment) available was really good, and the team there were such a great bunch of people who just couldn’t do enough to make the whole week tremendous fun. From helping our kids learn to sail new types of boats, teaching them wing-boarding, running ‘wacky races’, or hosting evening beach parties, everything was done with such fabulous lighthearted enthusiasm the week just flew by! It was a superb holiday – one we’ll remember for a lifetime! Thank you so much!

5 months ago

Jemima

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

This was our second time and it was just as amazing as the first. The whole atmosphere of the hotel and beach club is perfect. Relaxed, low key but very professional, well organised and safe. Our boys (13, 17) made loads of friends and were constantly active. The food in the hotel taverna was excellent. I love the flexibility of being able to take out whatever craft you like whenever you feel like it knowing that the team are there to keep you safe and provide guidance if you want it. Could not recommend it highly enough.

5 months ago

Rolf C

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

Me and my 2 sons have just returned from a fantastic week at the Palik hotel. Both the hotel staff and the beach staff were excellent, I couldn’t have asked for more. This was my best summer holiday for 30 years. We will be back.

5 months ago

Badgerellabella

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

We had a fantastic holiday with Trek. The booking support was fantastic and the pre holiday information was comprehensive. The team in Kefalonia were wonderful and we met so many lovely people during the week. Thanks Trek, we will be back!

5 months ago

Rob M

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

We’ve just come back from a week in Kefalonia at the Paliki Beach Club, where we stayed in one of the nearby villas. The Trek beach team were first class – friendly, encouraging and professional. Kefalonia was in the middle of a heatwave so it was especially tiring for the team to be out all day looking after guests. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday

5 months ago

“Adrienne”

Verified Customer

Paliki Beach Club

If I could leave 6 stars I would. This was our second year with Trek, and we were first attracted to it by the reports that it was great for teenagers. That proved to be the case both last year and this year! Happy teens = happy parents. The beach crew are fantastic – friendly and knowledgeable and the family run hotel is so welcoming. This year we did the Intro to Sailing and got our ICC. We had a fantastic week sailing, with Maddy as our instructor who was brilliant. We will be looking to book again next year!

5 months ago

Sharon S

Verified Customer

Lixouri Bay Beach Club

A truly wonderful holiday with Trek Adventures. Yota and the family at Lazaratos Hotel were warm and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. They made every guest feel special and very welcome. The hotel was immaculately clean and the food was delicious and plentiful! The Trek beach staff and instructors did an amazing job of making the holiday fun and safe. A fantastic experience for our 9 year old who learned to wing surf and met lots of children his age to hang out with. I would definitely recommend Trek Adventures to anyone especially for families with children, all the children including the teenagers were happy and entertained all week. We will definitely be back!

5 months ago

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Kids Activities

During the school holiday periods our beach clubs are full of like-minded families looking for a little bit of adventure. We strike a nice balance for active families and the kids will come away having made a lot of new friends and had a fun time.

We don’t run specific kids clubs or childcare per se, however, our friendly beach team do all they can to get everyone together and out on the water with daily sessions. These sessions are open to all ages with specific watersports activities available throughout the week ,which help them make friends and have fun on the water.

Kids sessions

We include a variety of inclusive fun activities and watersports  children.

Every week, when there are children in resort we host ‘meet-up’ sessions on land for our younger guests. These are designed as icebreakers for the children to begin their holiday friendships. The beach team will organise a few games (such as beach volley ball for example) and encourage the children to do things together. The age split of these sessions will be determined by the age of the children in resort, it will not be the same every week. This age split will be advertised in welcome meetings and on the daily chalkboards. Typically the age split will be up to 12 years and over 12 years (teenagers).

Three people on a shoreline carry paddle boards into the sea
Kids Activities

In addition to the on-land ‘meet up’ sessions we offer on-water sessions every day (when there is demand), dedicated to our younger guests. These are not teaching sessions. They are accessible to all abilities and are a series of games using watersports equipment. For quieter weeks this could include activities such as catamaran joy rides, for busier weeks this could include activities such as SUP assault courses. As with all activities, fun, and safety are the key elements. These sessions will be offered even if there is only 1 child in resort.

Children can also join the usual inclusive group support sessions (dinghy or windsurf for example).

A children's play area with toys
Stira Bay also has a play area for the younger ones
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Equipment

We have a fantastic range of kit from RS Sailing, Starboard, RDD, Fat Stick and Severne to name a few. Pre-booking isn’t needed, just wander down and off you go. Brand new hard tail mountain bikes are provided by Scott.

We also have safety boats ready to go, and a full range of buoyancy aids for security. Here’s a selection of what we might have rigged and ready for you on the beach.

Note – this is just a guide and may vary from club to club

Sailing boats

  • 2 to 4 person dinghy

    RS Quest

    A fast modern 2 to 4 person dinghy with features that move the game forward. Big enough for an instructor and 2 or 3 pupils – perfect for Mum or Dad and youngsters – small enough to handle easily ashore and afloat. Durable roto-moulded polyethylene construction – space and stability – reefing, asymmetric spinnaker, trapeze, stowage and a host of other options. It’s not easy to make it all work but RS development team have nailed it on this boat.

  • Single-hander boat

    RS Neo

    A single-hander with a sparkling performance, easy handling and real durability, the RS Neo delivers maximum reward for minimum hassle. A step-up in speed without the demands of more radical designs. The RS Neo is accessible, exciting and great for a sail around the bay.

  • Compact boat for 2 or single-handing

    RS Zest

    The brand new compact boat that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older generation rivals. Class-leading space for two sailors, yet small enough for convenient single-handing. This is a boat to get you onto the water and into the wonderful world of sailing – no hassle – no end to the fun.

  • 1 – 3 person

    RS CAT 14

    This boat takes the enjoyment and handling associated with beach cats to a new level. Stiffness and balance defy the cost-effective durability of the RS CAT14’s construction – making the boat perfect, not only for training and recreational sailing but also as a true performance pathway class. We’re excited – and we think you will be too.

  • 2 -3 person

    RS 500

    The RS 500 is a high-performance vessel, only available at Lixouri Bay Beach Club. It’s a fast and exciting trapeze double hander, used in world championship racing so it’s a vessel for intermediate to advanced levels only.

Paddle boards

  • The world’s most popular inflatable SUP

    Red Paddle Co. 10’6 RID

    If you could only ever have one Red Paddle Co board, the Ride 10’6” is the one we’d tell you to ride – it’s already the world’s most popular inflatable SUP, perfect on clear blue, glassy Greek seas for a little or big explore.

  • The ultimate group paddle experience

    Red Paddle Co. 17’0” XL RIDE

    Go big or go home with our largest board. Everyone can get involved with this giant inflatable SUP.

    Who is it for? Groups of kids, adults a whole family can fit….. Good fun for everyone! Just grab some paddles and head out into the sailing area

Windsurfing boards

  • Red Paddle Co. 17’0” XL RIDE

    Go big or go home with our largest board. Everyone can get involved with this giant inflatable SUP.

    Who is it for? Groups of kids, adults a whole family can fit….. Good fun for everyone! Just grab some paddles and head out into the sailing area

  • Severne Sails – Convert

    The Convert is a fully-featured freeride sail. Range from 4-7m. An obvious choice for any progressing windsurfer, the Convert is purpose-built to be easy to use. Weight is kept to a minimum, boom lengths are short and down-haul tensions are reduced for easier rigging and nice, soft handling characteristics.

  • Windsurf – Starboard Rio

    These are the boards that cover learning, progressing and planing for the first time. They are considered all-rounders because they are equally good at providing stability for beginners to learn and providing power for progressing windsurfers to get planing smoothly. Once planing, the Rios feel responsive and fun. These qualities also make the Rio the number one choice for dozens of schools and centres.

  • Starboard – Go

    Get going on the perfect board. The iconic and irreplaceable GO boards: the progressive boards for improving beginners to advanced windsurfing. The perfect first board that helps you advance from your first steps to fully planing, carve jibing.

Foil boards

  • Beginner to expert

    Starboard – foil

    Flying over the sea without a sound, zipping along silently close to thirty knots. What could be more fun? The Foil 122 is a plug and play freeride foil board: thin for maximum foil control, with 100% sharp rail edges for early planing and a clean water release even when touching down. It is designed purely as a foil board.

    Foil boards are only available at Lixouri Bay Beach Club 

    Click here for more info about foil boarding

Kayaks

  • 2 to 4 person dinghy

    Sit on kayaks

    Having two seats, the popular Bay 2 Kayak also allows the transport of a child in the central seat. Easy to carry and with excellent stability.

Mountain Bikes

  • Hard tail mountain bike

    Starboard – foil

    Flying over the sea without a sound, zipping along silently close to thirty knots. What could be more fun? The Foil 122 is a plug and play freeride foil board: thin for maximum foil control, with 100% sharp rail edges for early planing and a clean water release even when touching down. It is designed purely as a foil board.

    Foil boards are only available at Lixouri Bay Beach Club 

    Click here for more info about foil boarding

10’6 RIDE
10’7” WIND SUP
Starboard – Rio
RS Neo
Colourful yellow sail on a dinghy

Food

What’s included?

Club board – all breakfasts & 4 evening meals. This gives you the chance to sample some amazing local tavernas and choose your own lunchtime fuel.

Brekky – start the day with fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, cheese, omelettes, pastries, coffee and more.

Dinner – choose from 4 delicious buffet style meals including bbq’s and grills.

We love the food!

Don’t expect drab international fare – at the Club, you can expect to taste an excellent variety of locally sourced and fresh ingredients, served at the club taverna which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. From classic Greek kitchen dishes, seasonal salads and freshly grilled sardines, to a hearty club hamburger we will ensure that all dietary requirements are catered for as well as fussy eaters too!

Crisps, ice creams and a range of other snacks, plus a wide selection of drink and cocktails are available from the Beach Bar 11am – 6pm daily.

When it comes to drinks, Evia has lots of varieties of grape grown locally, producing some very fine, internationally recognised wines worth trying, along with some fantastic Hellenic beers, there’s plenty to sample and enjoy and all are very reasonably priced.

A bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit
Greek Salad and other dishes
Tzatziki olives and more Greek food plates on a table
Taverna tables with sea view

Breakfast

A bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit

Breakfast is available every day between 8am and 10am. Sit down and indulge in the view and the morning sunshine whilst you fuel up for the day!

  • Fresh bread, jams and pastries
  • Muesli, cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit, nuts, raisins
  • Daily cooked breakfast option
  • Juices, tea and coffee (Italian espresso & cappuccino coffee are available to purchase)

Lunches

Greek Salad and other dishes

A full lunch menu is available at the hotel from 12.30pm – 2pm every day, just order at the pool bar.

There is a wide selection of dishes on our menu from healthy salads to club sandwiches and light bites plus daily specials. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available too.

4 Inclusive evening meals

Woman helps herself to buffet food

Your inclusive meals will be served buffet style. Dinner is available from 8pm on inclusive meal nights.

  • Arrival night evening meal buffet style with a variety of options available.
  • Greek night: Traditional local favourites such as Mousakka or souvlaki, salads, mezzes and more
  • BBQ grill night of local fish, meats, salads, rice, chips, mezzes and more
  • Departure night evening meal buffet style with a variety of options available

*Days may vary for depending on arrivals and departures

**Stira Bay in Evia has x 2 BBQ grill nights

In the local area

Here are some AMAZING !! options to check out in the local area:

  • A sunset meal at one of the best fish tavernas in the Greek islands is also a must. Nea Styra taverna “Sardelitsa”. Only a 15 – 20 minute walk from the club this place is incredible – get there early and settle down for a wonderful seafood eating experience.
  • Head into the old town of Styra in the hills behind the club and only 5 – 10 minutes in a taxi. “To Steki Ton Dipnosofiston” is a wonderful traditional taverna under the cool branches of a very old oak tree. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food sensational.

Itinerary

We provide a “rig and go” service – just turn up and off you go.

There are also lots of optional on-the-water tuition sessions available throughout the week, plus paddle board and sailing excursions and lots of other exciting activities. Please take a look at our sample itinerary below.

Please note that, for your safety and enjoyment, the Welcome Meeting at the start of your holiday week is mandatory if you wish to take part in any of our on water activities. The watersports equipment is available for use from 10:00 – 12:30 & 14:00 – 18:00. The above schedule is a guide only and may be subject to change due to such factors as weather or activity demand, in resort chalkboards will show all updates.

Arrival Day

  • Check is from 3pm and we will do our best to accommodate early arrivals if needed.
  • Enjoy the pool and beach
  • 8pm – Say Hello:
  • Inclusive meal: Greek Night

Day 1: 

  • 10am – Welcome Chat and Safety briefing (mandatory for all guests wishing to enjoy the watersports)
  • 11am – Kids and teens “Meet Your Mates” sessions
  • Watersports closed till 12:30pm – 2pm. Lunch available till 14:30 at the pool bar
  • 2pm – Beginner sailing, windsurfing, winging and SUP / Improver Sailing and Windsurfing
  • 6:30pm – Welcome Drinks at the Beach Bar
  • Inclusive meal: Grill Night

Day 2:

  • 10am – Group paddle excursion
  • 11am – Beginner sailing, windsurfing and winging
  • 12pm – Kids sessions
  • Watersports closed till 12:30pm – 2pm. Lunch available till 14:30 at the pool bar
  • 2pm – Teen sessions
  • 3pm: Improver sailing and windsurfing

Day 3:

  • 9am – Morning wild swim
  • 10am – Group paddle excursion
  • 11am – Beginner sailing, windsurfing, winging and foiling
  • 12pm – Kids SUP bridge session
  • Watersports closed till 12:30pm – 2pm. Lunch available till 14:30 at the pool bar
  • 2pm – Teen SUP bridge session
  • 3pm – Advanced sailing and windsurfing
  • Non-Inclusive evening option

Day 4:

  • 10am – Sailaway Excursion
  • Watersports closed till 12:30pm – 2pm. Lunch available till 14:30 at the pool bar
  • 2pm – Sailaway Excursion
  • Inclusive meal: Fish Night

Day 5:

  • 10am – Group paddle excursion
  • 11am – Beginner sailing, windsurfing and winging
  • 12pm – Kids sessions
  • Watersports closed till 12:30pm – 2pm. Lunch available till 14:30 at the pool bar
  • 2pm – Teen sessions
  • 3pm: Advanced sailing and windsurfing

Day 6:

  • 10am – Group paddle excursion
  • 11am – Fun Regatta
  • Watersports closed till 12:30pm – 2pm. Lunch available till 14:30 at the pool bar
  • 3pm – Racing regatta
  • 6:30pm Sundowner drinks with the team + Regatta prize giving
  • Inclusive meal

Departure Day

  • Check out 10am
  • Enjoy the pool and beach
  • You’ll need to allow 2 hours at the airport before your flight

FAQs

What is included ?

  • Arrival transfer from the airport (we can help arrange return transfers for you when in resort. Many guests opt to spend a night or 2 in Athens and explore the sights. A return transfer from the club to the airport is approx. 30 euro pp based on 4 sharing a private taxi including ferry ticket).
  • Beachfront hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Watersports including dinghy sailing, windsurfing, wing foiling, paddleboards, kayaks, wild swimming and more…
  • Bicycles, tennis, table tennis and kids play area
  • Group support sessions
  • Children’s activity sessions

Where is Stira Bay beach club?

Stira Bay beach club is located on Evia Island, which is just northeast of Athens (fly into Athens international airport and approx. 90 minute transfer to the club). The club itself is located on the western coast, towards the south of the island, next to the town of Nea Stira, which is a fantastic little town only 15-20 minutes level walk along the shoreline to the club (hotel shuttle service also available). The town has lots of tavernas, cafes and shops.

Transfers

Arrival transfers from Athens international airport to the club are included.

Greek taverna chairs and blue sea
Ag. Marina taverna

We advise arriving in Athens airport before 17.30 in case of delays. We meet you at the airport and depending on the arrival group we organise for a private taxi (4 persons) or mini-bus/bus to drive the 45mins from the airport to the harbour of Ag. Marina. There is a nice Greek taverna, cafe and beach here and it’s a pleasant place to wait for embarkation on the ferry. Our transfer driver/rep will provide you with the ferry ticket. The ferry only goes to one place so don’t worry, you’ll end up in the right place !

Regular ferries (approximately hourly depending on time of year) cross the narrow strip of water to the island of Evia. It’s a lovely little trip passing through the sheltered gulf and various small islands and inlets. Sit on deck and take in the stunning views. There is a cafe and toilet facilities onboard. It takes 40 minutes and we’ll meet you on arrival in Nea Stira harbour. From here it’s only a 5 minute drive to the club.

Looking back towards a Greek town from a ferry
Ferry to Nea Stira

Departure transfers are not included.

We decided not to include return transfers as there are so any flight options to and from Athens. Some guests will prefer to spend a few nights at the end of their holiday exploring Athens or Delphi. We will of course help arrange this return transfer, wherever you decide to go so please don’t worry, it’s all very straight forward.

This can be pre-booked with us before your holiday or booked in resort. Departure transfer costs are approximately 25€ – 30€ per person (based on a family of 4). Payment for the ferry and taxi will be made locally in Greece. Timings for your departure transfer will be confirmed towards the end of your holiday.

What meals are included?

All hotel accommodation is Club board, which is breakfast every day and four evening meals. Meals are served on the arrival evening, 2 evenings during the week and last evening. Lunch and dinner on non-inclusive nights are available at the club taverna and beach bar. There are various really excellent restaurants and tavernas in Nea Stira and the local area.

What is the food like?

Our Stira Bay holidays are offered on a Club Board basis. It’s a buffet breakfast served daily between 8am and 10.30am.

Lunch is served at the pool bar and also in the taverna from midday under the shade – it’s a pretty extensive menu with fresh seasonal produce all cooked on site and includes fresh fish.

The pool bar also serves snacks, drinks and ice creams throughout the day.

Your inclusive meals will be served buffet style and 2 of these meals are BBQ grill style served at the beach bar.

On the other nights of the week, the club taverna is still available for meals. These can be added to your room bill.

Is there a supermarket and shops close to the club where we can buy provisions?

Yes there are various super markets, shops and pharmacies in Nea Stira, about a 15-20 minute walk from the club.

We have teenage children. Is there enough for them to do?

Absolutely, there is sailing, windsurfing catamarans, wing surfing, foiling, sups and kayaks all available as well as support clinics too, so they can head out on the water whenever they fancy.

They can also hang out at the beach bar or spend all day lazing on a sunbed.

For older teenagers Nea Stira is close, only a 15-20 min walk. There are various bars and clubs and a good cosmopolitan atmosphere in the summer months.

There is also Wifi throughout at the club.

Is the beach sandy?

There are 3 beaches at the club. A sandy beach/promenade directly in front of the restaurant and pool, another sandy beach where we have all our water sports equipment also immediately adjacent and a lovely secluded rocky cove, with a pebble beach. The sandy beaches have gained “blue flag” status and the water is crystal clear. The nice thing is you can sit at the beach bar or restaurant and watch the dinghies with a cold beer or a frappe. Bliss.

Do all the rooms have sea views?

All of our rooms have stunning sea views and balconies. Most of the rooms are virtually waterfront, with only a few meters of rocky slab between your balcony and the waters edge.

Are there any ‘safe’ jogging routes from the resort

There are some excellent jogging routes directly from the club, both on and off road. There are also some very nice hikes, particularly along the beautiful coastal path to paradise beach – approx. 6km (some bits are a bit of a scramble but really worth it. Countless rocky coves en-route and total privacy).

Where do you recommend to eat in the evening

A sunset meal at one of the best fish tavernas in the Greek islands is also a must. Nea Styra taverna “Sardelitsa”. Only a 15 – 20 minute walk from the club this place is incredible – get there early and settle down for a wonderful seafood eating experience.

Head into the old town of Styra in the hills behind the club and only 5 – 10 minutes in a taxi. “To Steki Ton Dipnosofiston” is a wonderful traditional taverna under the cool branches of a very old oak tree. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food sensational.

How much is a taxi into Nea Stira from Beach Club?

Approximately 5€ each way for a 5 minute taxi ride. 4 people per taxi, no exceptions. The hotel also offers a free mini bus service into town 4 times a day.

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