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Kiting in Greece

Postby wondamic » Wed May 12, 2010 3:45 am

Hey guys...I have a friend that is going to be in Athens/Greek Islands during the summer months...June-August. Can someone give me info on conditions during those months? Any place to ride for a beginner?

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby tolios » Wed May 12, 2010 10:25 am

take the ferry from piraeus port to cyclades islands. 5hrs ride avg.
paros is ideal for beginners with two well organized kite schools and accommodation.
spots around athens are crowded and a bit difficult to find and get there.

http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... _paros.htm

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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby wondamic » Wed May 12, 2010 4:40 pm

Do you have the names of these kite schools?

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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby wondamic » Wed May 12, 2010 4:52 pm

Disregard my last post...I'm assuming these are the schools you speak of?

Paros Kite Pro Center

Paros Kiteboarding Center

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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby abel » Wed May 12, 2010 10:12 pm

Greek Island in summer for a beginner? :roll: mmm......
The strong winds might be too much for him in the Cyclades.
In Naxos and Paros the winds are 25-35 knots.
I would think of Rodos island, as you can choose lighter winds near the northern parts of the island, around Fanes, Paradisi and Krematsi. Once your friend gets comfy with stronger winds, he can go south to Prasonissi for nuking winds.
From Athens to Rodos, better fly than spending a day in the sea.
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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby ELLINAS » Thu May 13, 2010 12:37 pm

If you want info from the pioneers in kiteboarding in Greece just visit our forum.

http://www.adrenalini.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=506

http://www.adrenalini.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=97

we are kiteboarding !

regards

Aris Evdos & Luna Fingerle

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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby NeverTouchGround » Thu May 13, 2010 12:51 pm

Rhodes is a good choice for beginners as abel said. There are schools operating at kremasti spot and fanes spot (chk kitebeaches for more info). Safe spots with steady thermal enhanced wind, excellent for beginners.
Paros also is an excellent choice but definitely more windy.

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edit : webpages of the clubs !!!

http://www.kiteprocenter.gr/index.html

http://meltemi-kiteboarding.com/index.html

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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby Pumma » Thu May 13, 2010 2:09 pm

there are so many beautiful places to kite in Greece not only Paros,Rhodes and Naxos you can easily check them in windguru and try them.....i would prefer for a beginner thermal winds cause the wind is steady......

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Re: Kiting in Greece

Postby wondamic » Thu May 13, 2010 6:07 pm

Thanks guys! Man, after looking into this place more, I'm gonna have to visit this place myself. Talk about beautiful and warm conditions. Greece will be on my top kite vaca spots for sure.

Thanks Again,
Mike

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