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Windsurfing in Greece

Windsurfing is a popular water sport and Greece has fast become the destination for it. The Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 saw Nikos Kaklamanakis scoop a victory, and since then the Greeks have gone wild for the sport.

Why Greece?
Greece is the ideal place for windsurfing. If you are a lover of the outdoors, fancy trying something new, or are an experienced adventure traveler looking to get some practice in, this idyllic country provides the perfect wind conditions for windsurfing: The air is right, the temperature is ideal and the instructors are second to none.

Each year the PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) organizes a World Championship on the Greek islands. One of these championships is held on the island of Paros, the most famous Greek location for windsurfing and often deemed as the windsurfing ‘Mecca’ in Greece.

The winds on many of the beaches are constant which provide the ideal conditions for windsurfers. The waters are flat and shallow which means that even if you have never surfed before, you are in safe hands.

After an exciting day of windsurfing, you can relax on the white sands with a drink or two while soaking up the Grecian sunshine. It’s not only an ideal place for amazing holidays if you love being active on holiday, but it is equally ideal for those who simply want to relax.

What you need to know
It is a wise idea to join one of the windsurfing clubs, which will offer excellent tuition, hire of boards and any kit that you will need, while providing you with the correct safety training. Most of these clubs have been around for years and are run by ex-pros and top windsurfers from around the world.

So, if you want to try your hand at something new on holiday, why not opt for a windsurfing trip to Greece? A chance to get your sweat on along with a tan, and to have a new experience at the same time.

This is a sponsored post from the fine folks at Beat the Brochure, a travel website providing cheap tickets and adventure ideas around the world. Though these words aren’t my own, I can vouch for the amazing adventure that is Greece.

  • suki

    These words aren’t your own!? Whose are they!? Who am I reading? :p

    • keane

      Magic travel pixies that like windsurfing! Was that not clear in the post? ;)