Raches is a large, sandy beach with small pebbles located in Fthiotis, 32kms far from Lamia, the region’s largest city, 243kms far from Athens, and 265kms from Thessaloniki. A nearby village named Raches as well, is a nice and quiet summer destination in the mainland of Greece, which offers all the main facilities of a summer destination.
A strip of the shoreline that extends into the water makes this place ideal for surfers.
Raches is a great spot for both beginners and advanced kite surfers. A peninsula forms a perfect barrier for low gusts, making the west side ideal for flat-style kite and the east side perfect for surfers preferring waves. Although the water depth is average and deepens gently, surfers should pay extra attention entering the crystal-clear water as at the left side there are urchins and sharp stones and at the other side, slippery plates and urchins.
July and August are the best months to visit Raches, nevertheless constant, thermal, north and northeastern winds of 15-25 knots make the place accessible throughout the whole year. In the flat area, wind direction is offshore and at the wave area is side onshore creating choppy waves.