Paralia Kastraki kite spot in Naxos
Europe kitesurf spot in Greece
According to Greek mythology, the father of the 12 ancient Greek gods, Zeus was raised on this island. Kastraki is one of the most beautiful and longest beaches on Naxos Island for kitesurfing. It is a perfect place to get away from the touristic part of the island and experience a real sense of seclusion. The beach has all the qualities expected of a Greek island. You can observe cool, crystal-clear water kissing the light sand and the clear turquoise horizons rising from a unique landscape. The beach is 3km long and rarely gets crowded, so you get a vast area to kitesurf. So if you want to hang around barefoot and lazy across the breezy shorelines and occasionally kitesurf, come to Paralia Kastraki.
The beautiful white sandy virgin beach of Kastraki falls next to Mikri Vigla is a premium kite spot suitable for all types of travelers. It is a quiet nook, and most of it is covered in dunes. The gusty winds make the water choppy sometimes, so you have to be an experienced kitesurfer to cut through the chops. Look out for the rocks and corals beneath the sea surface and dodge while surfing. Also, be careful of sea urchins on the rocks, wear swim shoes for protection. The water rises and falls with the tide. Research beforehand and pick your perfect time to flock in. Apart from few cedar trees, the beach lacks natural shade, so make sure to bring an umbrella. The best months to kiteboard here are June, July, August, and September.
Kitesurfing wind conditions in Paralia Kastraki
The wind blows from north to the Kastraki beach all day long, annually. The wind is omnidirectional and gusty, with speeds ranging from 11 to 26 knots. The old Greeks called them Meltemi. This katabatic wind brings harsh kitesurfing conditions but cools the atmosphere and increases visibility. Paralia Kastr...
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