Kitesurfing (Kiteboarding) in Greece

Greece offers perfect conditions for Kitesurfing especially during the sunny and warm summer months. Kiteboarding is the most extraordinary extreme sport of the millennium, bringing unimaginable sensation on the water as in the air. It is a fast-growing sport, which is rapidly gaining lots of fans. A combination of windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing, skate, snowboarding and paragliding, it’s the fusion of these disciplines with other influences to create the wildest new water sport for years!!!
Kitesurfing is a broadly used term for kitesurfing (wave-style using traditionally styled pointed surf boards) or kiteboarding (freestyle or wake-style using a twin-tip wake-style board). Even though the sport is still in it’s infancy, kitesurfing is becoming safer due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems, professional instruction and safe learning environments. Kiteboarding depends on the wind so here is the wind info for you:
The wind conditions in Greece are perfect for the practice of greece Kitesurfing. Greece is surrounded by two seas. The Aegean and the Ionian Seas.

The best area to practice Kitesurfing is the Aegean Sea for the reason that all the islands of the Aegean are blew by a summer wind coming from the North, the “Meltemi”. The Meltemi isblowing all the islands from the months of May to September but it is especially strong and violent during the months of July and August.

The intensity varies from region to region. One of the windiest regions of the Aegean is the Cyclades. Two islands are really famous for their wind conditions: Naxos and Paros which attracts many kite surfers every year.

The Ionian Sea winds which blows during the summer months are called “Maistros” and are from the North West. They are less strong and frequent than the Meltemi but in some areas like Vassiliki and Agios Ioannis in Lefkada Island, a thermal wind also offers perfect conditions for Greece Kitesurfing.

Here is the map where you can kiteboard:

1.Koutsa 9.Kerkira 2.Skhinias 10.Stomio 3.Bati(Flisvos) 11.Paros 4.Khalkoutsi 12.Naxos
5.Lekhio 13.Mitillini 6.Drepano(Rio) 14.Rhodes 7.Ag.Ilias 15.Crete 8.Lefkada 16.Xilokastro

Even though the sport is still in it’s infancy, kitesurfing is becoming safer due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems, professional instruction and safe learning environments.

There are 12 Kite centers in Greece:

1. Kiteloop Center
Mykonos, Korfos Bay
Phone: +30 22890 786 14
Mobile 1: +30 6943 429 468
Mobile 2: +30 6937 238 080
PO Box: 7083
Email: info@kitemykonos.com
Website: www.kitemykonos.com

2. Naxos Sports Thalasea
Mikri Vigla, 84300 Naxos

Telephone Fax : +30 2285075357 June to september
Email:info@thalaseasports.com
Website:www.thalaseasports.com3. Flisvos Mikri Vigla Center
Naxos
Phone: +30 22850 75490
Mobile 1: +30 6945457407
Email: michele@flisvos-kitecentre.com
Website: http://www.flisvos-kitecentre.com

4. Paroskite Center
Kiteboard & Windsurfing center, Paros Surf Shop
George Georgoudakis, Center Owner
Pounda Parikia
Paros Island
Cyclades
Greece 84400
Tel 1: +30 22840 93018
Tel 2: +30 6977003855
Skype: Paroskite
E-mail: info@paroskite.gr
Web: www.paroskite.gr

5. Horizon Surfing Center
Kos island
www.horizonsurfing.com

6. Big Blue Surf Center
Natura Village Park, Psalidi, Kos 85300
TEL: +30 22420 49963
MOBILE: +30 694 589 82 32
Info@bigblue-surfcenter.gr
Web: http://bigblue-surfcenter.gr/

7. Procenter Rhodes(photo k8)
Jürgen Niens & Bertrand Crausaz
Postbox 32
85101 Ialyssos Rhodos
Phone:/Fax: +302241095819
F2 center: +302241096177
Attention: During winter time, office hours are limited.
e-mail: info@procenter-rhodos.com
Web:www.procenter-rhodos.com

8. Meltemi Center
Delphini hotel,in Fanes Rhodes

9. Surf and Kite Theologos
Theologos beach, Rhodes

10. Keros Surf Club
Keros beach,Lemnos Island
+30 6942 982 102 Rick
+30 6944 156 679 Giannis
Email:info@surfclubkeros.gr
Web:www.surfclubkeros.gr

11. Merman
Episkopiana Issos beach Corfu 49080
Tel: 00302661076946
Email tim@mermanwindsurf.com
Website www.mermanwindsurf.com

12. Milos Beach Kite
Lefkada, Milos beach resort
tel. +30 2645021332
fax. +30 2645029453
mob. +30 6945362891
email: beachmil@otenet.gr
Christos Stratos
Web:http://www.milosbeach.gr/
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