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Kitesurfing in Greece and the Greek islands is becoming more and more popular!
We have hand-picked below the best 22 kitesurfing clubs in Greece and marked our favorite ones with a ❤. You can also see the clubs on a map of Greece.
This water sport is easier to learn than windsurfing, thus many centers for kitesurfing have started operating in Greece during the last years, attracting many tourists who want a boost of adrenaline! There are many kitesurfing centers where you can rent the necessary kitesurfing equipment or take lessons.
Where to go for kitesurfing?
Greece has 2 seas: The Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea! Kitesurfing can be practiced in many Greek beaches but some of them are particularly famous for kitesurf.
The Aegean sea: Located on the eastern side of Greece, the Aegean Sea can get very windy and the seasonal Meltemi can blow for many days. The wind can get very stong. The Aegean Sea winds usually blow during the summer, from May to September. The winds that blow during July and August are known as "Meltemia". “Meltemia” blow mostly during the day, for about 2 to 4 days at a time. These winds don’t follow the same direction in the whole Aegean sea. In the northern Aegean, they come from the NE, in the central Aegean (Cyclades) from the North and in the South Aegean from the NW. The intensity of the winds depends on the area where they blow. Apart from the summer, strong winds blow in the Aegean sea during the winter with speed of 8-9 Beaufort.
Some of the most famous kitesurfing spots are located on the islands of Naxos, Paros, Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos & Lemnos. Kitsurfing is also available in Mykonos and Santorini.
The best spots are: Mikri Vigla in Naxos, Pounta in Paros, Prassonisi in Rhodes & Mastichari in Kos.
The Ionian sea: Located in the western side of Greece, the Ionian offers thermal winds that start around midday and blow a good 15-25 knots until sunset. The most famous kitesurfing spot is located in Lefkada. The best spot there is Agios Ioannis, a beautiful and very long sandy beach.
Athens: Athens can also get windy and some clubs are available on the northern shores.
What is the best season for kitesurfing?
For both the Aegean and Ionian islands, the best months to practise kitesurf are June to September. For the Aegean, the most windy month is August. The weather is very warm.