Naxos Kitesurfing: Spots & Schools

Naxos is a meeting point for numerous kitesurfing & windsurfing addicts who visit this beautiful island to make the most out of the favourable winds and shallow waters in order to practice their kitesurfing skills. The island offers many opportunities for kitesurfing, since there are several beaches where the conditions are ideal. You will find amazing places that are suitable for kitesurfing while at the same time there are well-organized centers that arrange kitesurfing lessons for all levels and ages and they also provide the relevant equipment.

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Kitesurfing Spots in Naxos

One of the best places to go kitesurfing on the island and meet other fellow kitesurfers from all over the world is Mikri Vigla, a beach with silky sand and crystal clear blue waters, famous for its northern meltemi, thermal and etesian winds. It is considered a safe spot even for beginners, since most of the time the winds are blowing towards the seashore.
Other beaches that offer amazing Naxos kitesurfing opportunities are Glyfada, which is significantly less crowded than Mikri Vigla, Amiti, which is only recommended for wave riders who carry their own equipment when the winds are very strong and Ayiassos only when the wind blows from the South.
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Kitesurfing Schools in Naxos

What are the best Kitesurfing clubs in Naxos? Discover below 4 Kitesurfing clubs in Naxos. We have marked our favorite ones with a ❤.
If you’re looking forward to having fun, take advantage of the summer winds in Naxos and try kitesurfing with the assistance of experts. Get ready for the best Naxos kitesurfing experience!

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About the Kitesurfing Schools & Centers

A few excellent kitesurfing centers are located on these beaches and they offer both lessons for beginners who are about to get started and sessions for intermediate or advanced kitesurfers with experience. Some of these centers are family-friendly, offering kitesurfing lessons for children. Many options are available depending on your budget and needs. The sessions may last from 1 to 3 hours but it is also possible to book sessions for 2-3 days in advance and the prices start at around 25 € per hour. The lessons are conducted under the guidance of certified, highly professional and experienced instructors and the centers operate according to high safety standards. You will find all the necessary equipment you may need there. In addition to the customized services provided, equipment rentals may be possible for experienced riders as well. In some cases, you may even be able to buy kitesurfing equipment.


Map with Kitesurfing Spots & Clubs

Discover the kitesurfing spots and clubs on Naxos island.

Naxos Kitesurfing



Weather & Wind conditions in Naxos

Naxos is one of the most popular kitesurfing destinations in Greece due to its strong and consistent winds. Some of its golden beaches are very well-known among all kitesurfing enthusiasts thanks to the annual northern wind known as the Etesian wind or Meltemi which blows from the North on almost a daily basis -more than 20-25 days per month- during the warm summer months and usually reaches 4-5 Bft (11-21 knots) and more. Meltemi wind is a result of the venturi effect caused by the meeting of the high pressure system of the Balkans and the low pressure system of Turkey above the islands. A mini venturi effect is also created between Paros and Naxos and makes the wind even stronger. Contrary to other Mediterranean winds, Meltemi is considered the most reliable one as it usually lasts a few days at a time and then stops only to start blowing again shortly after.


Naxos Kitesurfing Video

Discover Mikri Vigla, the famous kitesurfing spots on Naxos island.