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!
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 ofRhodes, 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).
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Blue Wave, Naxos – a luxurious beachside home surrounded by cedar trees and white sands.
Jet-Set, Rhodes – a stylish and sophisticated villa in Lindos, just 50km from the iconic kitesurfing peninsula of Prasonisi
Calista, Mykonos – 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.