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Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby pmaggie » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:44 am

Hi guys, we are planning our usual trip to Greece this summer. Which spot do you please think it's better, Naxos or Paros?

Thank you!

Paolo

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby abel » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:26 am

Wind is good in both.
Naxos might be more choppy.
Naxos has a lot of good accommodations close to the beach (Mikri villa). I don't know if Paros (Pounda) increased the number of apartments/studios during the last years.
If you want to go touring on non kitable days, Naxos is bigger and has more attractions to visit.
Either way, enjoy the loveble Greek islands :hangloose:

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby Dimitri M » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:32 pm

Both are great places to go. Naxos might be a little gusty but they are both great islands to kite.

My suggestion will be to go to both of them since they are only 45 minutes by ferry boat. Or if you want to save some money you can always kite across. It took me around 35 minutes to cross it and it was not very wind that day (18-22 mph).

Any way this is a video of the island of Paros.

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby pmaggie » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:02 am

Thanks!!

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby Dimitri M » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:23 am

Mr.pmaggie,
In case you need some help, I will be in Athens/Paros/Naxos/Mykonos/Santorini starting July 14th for some EPIC demos. My base will be on the island of Paros until August 13th.

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby miriam_wakeupstoked » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:20 pm

Have you thought about Rhodes in Greece? It's quite crowded in August but the spot is so amazing, flatwater on the left side, waves on the right side.. Totally love it there!

Lemnos in Greece is also a cool and quite new/unknown spot, I'm currently there and checking it out for the first time. It's a huge bay with so much space and the atmosphere at the kite stations are amazing!

But both spots are more the places for kitesurf-addicts, not so much if you want a big choice of restaurants and nightlife ;)

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby Dimitri M » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:21 pm

Yes the island of Rhodos is a great place to kite also. Especially at "Prasonisi" which is at the end of Rhodos. Very good for flat water on one side and waves on the other side. For the night life you will need to drive 45 minutes from "Prasonisi" to a place called "Lindos". (see photos of Prasonisi)

Rhodos is the island where I did my Greek army :thumb: The only problem with Rhodos is that it's very far from Athens compare to Paros, Naxos, Mykonos.

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby pmaggie » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:05 am

Miriam,Dimitri thanks a lot. Last year I've been in Lemnos and I also visited Rodhes some years ago. I was looking at Paros/Naxos just because I've never been yet.
My vacations are in august, if I'm coming to Paros I will contact you for sure Dimitri, it will be a real pleasure for me to meet a kite legend! Two years ago I was in Kos and I met Nik who I think is a friend of yours and an Epic center manager. He is the most friendly and professional manager I ever met, he really helped me with a leaking kite, he just saved my kite trip.
By the way, do you please know a good place to stay in Paros? We are two families, both 2 adults plus a 10/11 years old child.

Thank you!

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby Dimitri M » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:22 am

Miriam,Dimitri thanks a lot. Last year I've been in Lemnos and I also visited Rodhes some years ago. I was looking at Paros/Naxos just because I've never been yet.
My vacations are in august, if I'm coming to Paros I will contact you for sure Dimitri, it will be a real pleasure for me to meet a kite legend! Two years ago I was in Kos and I met Nik who I think is a friend of yours and an Epic center manager. He is the most friendly and professional manager I ever met, he really helped me with a leaking kite, he just saved my kite trip.
By the way, do you please know a good place to stay in Paros? We are two families, both 2 adults plus a 10/11 years old child.
Thank you!

You are welcome Mr.pmaggie. Yes Nikos is a great person. He is our Greek EPIC rep. He will be in Paros with me helping with the EPIC demos July (20th-27th). Hopefully your kite that was leaking was not an EPIC kite.

Concerning a place to stay in Paros, I did sent you an email with all the info. Let me know if you received it.

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Re: Naxos or Paros in august?

Postby pmaggie » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:47 am

Hi Dimitri, very kind of you, really!
Unfortunately I did not receive your email. Please try this address: paolo.maggienga@gmail.com.

Thanks a lot!

Paolo


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