Summer in Cyclades

The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea comprises some of the most beautiful islands in the world! Gorgeous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and barren landscapes with isolated chapels turn a trip to the Cyclades into a lifetime experience. The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle (the name in English means: “circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands. Millions of Greek and foreign visitors come to the Cyclades every year to enjoy the dazzling light and the crystal blue waters, in the quest of the paradise on earth.  The prevailing wind in the summer is the infamous meltemi blowing from the NE-N-NW. The meltemi begins to blow fitfully at first in June, blows strongest in July, August and September, and dies during October. In July and August the meltemi blows at Force 5-6 and may reach Force 7-8 on occasions. It may blow for 1-3 days or it may sometimes blow for 2 weeks at a time. There is no way of knowing just how long it will blow. It has a thermal component in that it loses some strength at night and increases again in the day!!

Mykonos: The island of the winds!!

  • Mykonos is undoubtedly the jewel of the Cyclades Islands. With its dream beaches, superb landscapes, traditional whitewashed buildings, windmills, small churches and picturesque harbours, where fishing boats are moored next to the luxury yachts of the Jet Set, Mykonos has for decades been among the most favorable destinations of the rich and famous.
  • With an international reputation as a destination with one of the most sophisticated nightlife, Mykonos has righteously gained a place among the best party destinations of Europe. An island that never sleeps characterized by many as an endless adult playground. Its azure seawaters and endless beach parties have made it famous around the world. Sit back, enjoy the cocktail and live the ride. 
  • Just 2,5 km from picturesque Mykonos Town and a 5’ drive from Mykonos international airport, Korfos beach is simply a paradise for Kitesurf and Windsurf lovers! It’s North facing geographical position in addition to the deep concave shape of Korfos Bay, creates a perfect corridor for the constant, strong and stable North summer wind called “MELTEMI”. The sandy beach and the shallow waters make the spot ideal for advanced riders as well as beginners. For those who may want to indulge themselves in other activities rather than sports the cosmopolitan and world famous Ornos Beach is just 300m away. 
 

Naxos:

  • Naxos is a Greek island at 429 km2  the largest of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture. The island is famous as a source of emery, a rock rich in corundum, which until modern time was one of the best abrasives available. Naxos is a popular tourist destination, with several ruins. It has a number of beaches, such as those at Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios, Alikos, Kastraki, Mikri Vigla, Plaka, and Agios Georgios, most of them near Chora. As other cycladic islands, Naxos is considered a windy place perfect for windsurfing, as well as kitesurfing. There are seven sports clubs in the island that offer both of these sports and other water activities.
 
  • The incredibly beautiful beach of Mikri Vigla on Naxos island is located 18 kilometres away from the capital and consists in two wonderful sandy beaches separated by an impressive hill. Mikri Vigla is known for it’s long sandy beach and good winds. The dominant wind (north) is side-onshore which makes the beach extremely safe and fun for kitesurfing lessons, kitesurf progression and expert riding. All the kiteboarders and instructors enjoy the two natural wind effects of Mikri Vigla: Wind speed is increased by bay effect, Venturi effect between Parthena island and the nearby mountain. The blue-green-tirquiz and really clean warm water is making the beach one of the most wanted of the island of naxos. 

Paros:

  • Paros  is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades island group, it lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 kilometres (5 miles) wide. It lies approximately 100 mi (161 kilometres) south-east of Piraeus. The Municipality of Paros includes numerous uninhabited offshore islets totaling 196.308 square kilometres (75.795 sq mi) of land. Its nearest neighbor is the municipality of Antiparos, which lies to its southwest. Historically,
  • This is the kitesurfer’s Mecca in Paros, and one of the most popular kitesurfing destinations in all of Europe. It is a long, sandy beach on the western tip of the island, where the steady side-shore winds that prevail in the Paros-Antiparos channel, are perfectly combined with a sandy seabed and shallow waters without big waves, offering ideal and safe conditions for kitesurfing. Meltemi is strong enough with average 20-35 knots depends of the forecast.

Santorini:

  • Classically the other name Thera, and officially Thira is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. 
  • The wind is Pure Meltemi average 14 to 20 knots with North East direction, coming to our Sandy beach very safe Side On. The Spot is suggested for all the styles and Levels of Riders and after 5bfr is ideal for Wave Riding, Surf and play with the wave. (There are also available some secret spots around, with less Chop and boat for Downwind Sessions.) 
  • Santorinikite is located in Monolithos Beach, on the south east coastline of Santorini island. Long & flat beach, black fine-grained sand and consistent steady winds complete the picture. It is an advantageous kitespot, spaceous with excellent wind conditions all year long for kitesurfing, for beginners, advanced and free riders. Even when the wind gets strong and the waves swell for good there is also a secret small spot ,also a highlight for the windsurfers of the island.
How to get there: Right at the airport area, next to Kamari beach and only only 9kms away from Fira, the kitespot is very reachable from all directions.  

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