Exploring Sports during Sailing Holidays in Greece
Windsurfing is an exciting activity that combines sailing and surfing. Greece offers the windsurf lovers a great deal, since it has many beaches where strong winds blow consistently during the summer months. There are many well-equipped facilities, located in these â€œwindsweptâ€ beaches, offering great services for professional or amateur surfers! Mikri Vigla and Agios Georgios in Naxos Island are overwhelmed with windsurfers every summer.
Located in the southern part of the island with its natural harbor, it was used during ancient times,from the Minoan sailors . The beach is always protected from the winds, while in the open, waves are formed individually, making the location, a small paradise for lovers of windsurfing.
Chrysi Akti is the largest and for many the most beautiful of the beaches of Paros is famous for its huge, golden sand, the ideal-for wind surf-currents and the crystal blue waters of the shallow (ideal for families and children). Organized tourist beach with restaurants and bars to submerge the sand behind the trees and umbrellas and sun aligned throughout its length.
The phrase “wild beauty” suits perfectly to this isolated bay in Pano Meria, with the black sand, fine cobblestone and transparent sea that gets suddenly deep. Those who will choose to traverse the 6km from Steni and drive in dirt road, they will be compensated by the time they have a look at the sculptural, peculiar rocks on the left and the “angry” waves during the etesian winds.
The incredibly beautiful beach resort of Mikri Vigla is located 18 kilometres away from the capital and consists in two wonderful sandy beaches separated by an impressive hill. The northern beach of Mikri Vigla is wonderful, with soft golden sand and crystalline turquoise waters and is blessed by the meltemi (north winds specific to the Cyclades) which make it an ideal place for wind/kitesurfing.
The long sandy beach along the coastal Posidonos avenue in Alimos is located approximately 9 km southeast of the city center. A characteristic feature of this beach is that it belongs to the Municipality of Alimos which gives the daily services to the public free.
Great sandy beach within walking distance from the seaside boulevard Avenue, immediately after Alimos, opposite the premises of the former Athens Airport West is located approximately 9 km southeast of the city center, thus it is the nearest to the center of Athens coast of Attica. The actual beach is fully organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, facilities for water sports and many other.
The long sandy beach popular enough I Voula beach is just meters from the seaside Poseidon Avenue at the stop of tram and just less than 18 km southeast of the city center, thus it is one of the nearby center of Athens coast of Attica. Organized beach in the suburb of Voula, featuring beach bar, restaurant, changing rooms, etc.
Immediately after the Grand resort in Lagonissi and about 40 km from Athens will find a beautiful sandy beach as well as others in the region has very good water but it is relatively organized. A short walk from the beach you will find coffee and food.
Charakas sandy beach opposite the island of Patroklos, or Gaidouronisi for locals and old, on the way to Sounion (5 kilometers), located 58 kilometers southeast from the center of Athens. Map without having to locate, but without sinking in the world, the Ruler of the beach is the ideal solution for those seeking an alternative, but do not have time; or disposal; looking.
In the bay of Thorikos under the famous ancient theater and the twin hills typical Small and Large Velatouri with the remains of the Mycenaean citadel, the beach is not suitable for swimming because the water is contaminated with various industrial wastes. Gathered on the beach with enough interest in windsurfing.
Sandy beach front and near the resort town Zouberi located about 1 kilometer south of the center of Nea Makri. The beach has no special organization, only a few umbrellas and sunbeds, and the water is so shallow and offered for families with young children and elderly.
Small sandy beach within the protected bay of Schinias (Marathon) is located about 43 km northeast of the city center. The small beach is well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and bar and offers possibility for sport in the sand, which attracts many people, especially young people who wish to combine swimming with water sports.
It is located right in the middle of Halkoutsi village , located about 52 kilometers from the city center on the northeast coast of Attica, the Evian gulf, shortly after Oropos which is almost 5 km to the south. There are beach although in some places you will find fountains.
The beach of Kokkari is a 500 meters long, a pebbly beach, situated at a distance of 9,5 kilometers northwestern to the capital town of Samos. The sea is pretty deep and very clean, unprotected from the northern winds which raise high waves when blowing.
The beach in front of the tourist resort of Theologos is situated at a distance of 22 kilometers southwestern to the town of Rhodes at the northwestern coast of the island. It is the last part of the 10- kilometers long continuous beach, which starts from Kremasti at the Northeast and ends up here.
Prasonisi is the last edge of Rhodes at the very South and is found at a distance of 95 kilometers southern to the town of Rhodes and 12 kilometers far from the inland village of Kattavia, also to the South. It is a strange place: in winter it is a small islet, but in summer you will see a small peninsula.
This beach is located on the southwest part of the island and 2 kilometers from the airport. It has beautiful long shore of golden sand and very shallow waters, but also there are challenging waves making it a surfers and kite surfers a true and unforgettable experience.