Kitesurfing is undeniably one of the most thrilling and addictive sports – after all, nothing beats the feeling of harnessing the pure power of the wind to glide over the waves! It is easy to practice sport and usually involves most of the family members.
Whilst the Mediterranean may not see the wild seascapes of the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, Greece has many beautiful and breezy destinations perfect for kitesurfing, with the added benefit of crystalline waters, golden sands and, of course, idyllic islands. Mostly found in the eastern Dodecanese and Cyclades, read on to discover the perfect kitesurfing destinations in Greece:
Ftelia & Korfos, Mykonos
Known around the world for its partying and nightlife, Mykonos conceals perhaps the Mediterranean’s best-kept kitesurfing secret! Strong winds, turquoise waters and the uncrowded beaches away from the main resort towns make it the perfect island for intermediate to advanced surfers. Ftelia Beach is an idyllic spot located near the village of Ano Mera, and is also very popular with windsurfers. Alternatively, Korfos Beach is an undiscovered stretch of sand opposite the crowded party destination of Ornos, and is perfect for a quiet day on the waves.
Discover the perfect kitesurfing location at Pounda, on the western coastline of Paros. The small island of Antiparos is positioned directly opposite the beach, resulting in a jet-stream effect which accelerates the summer meltemi winds to thrilling effect. The beach itself boasts beautiful soft, white sands and comes complete with two water sports centres offering a range of courses and equipment hire.
Prasonisi is a wild cape on the southwestern corner of Rhodes, swept by strong winds on its northern side and blessed by calm waters on its southern side. The peninsula (which becomes an island in the winter months) is perfect for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing due to its predictable and reliable winds, and has a range of seasonal facilities including board rental shops, water sports centres and tavernas.
Naxos is one of the windiest islands in Europe and has over 240 days of 15+ knot wind per year. Beginners will enjoy the breezy but safe environment of Glyfada and Mikri Vigla Beaches, whilst advanced surfers can test their skills on the choppy waves at Amitis or Agios Prokopis (both of which have shore breaks).
Lefkada is a prime kitesurfing destination in Greece mainly because one can experience a ride on the absolutely flat waters of its lagoon.
THE FIVE TOP HOMES FOR KITESURFERS IN GREECE
We have selected five amazing homes or those of you that love kitesurfing not far for the best kitesurfing courses in the country. that Greece Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to bring to the market several properties in close proximity to leading kitesurfing destinations.
Overlooking the sunset and the Aegean blue, just a few minutes walk from the lighthouse, Calista, offers a magical open-air scenery to enjoy the unlimited views.
– Adele, typical of the much loved architectural style of the Cyclades, with its characteristic whitewashed walls and simple straight lines, cool and inviting. Its distinctive pale green windows and shutters are complemented by the use of natural traditional materials, such as stone, marble and wood.
– A superb, luxurious hideaway is only minutes from the historic town of Lindos, graced by the arid mountains of Navarone and the glistening aqua Aegean sea, just 40′ drive from famous Prasonisi kitesurfing spot.
– Located on the beautiful island of Naxos, sits the opulent “Blue Wave” estate. Situated by the sea-side, this luxurious home is in walking distance to the white sanded beaches of Mikri Vigla and Plaka, as well as a plethora of restaurants and coffee shops. Engulfed in cedar trees and white sands, Blue Wave is the ultimate summer haven for water-sporting, afternoon walks and evening get-aways.
This stunning Italian beauty offers 360 degrees views all around from the Ionian Sea, Scorpio island, Meganisi and it is located only a few minutes away from the Perigiali beach. Being stretched on approximately 2,000 sqm this mansion has 5 suites from 45 to 65m² located within walking distance from the seaside and the village as well as perfectly outfitted for outdoor living at its finest.