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Try Kitesurfing on Crete Island

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The island of Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. The island is home to beautiful beaches, sand dunes, flowing rivers, deep gorges, olive groves, and mountains. With all of this natural beauty, it’s no surprise that Crete offers so much in the way of outdoor sports. Some of the most popular outdoor sports you can find around the island include climbing, canyoning, hiking, caving, scuba diving, skiing, and windsurfing. Another loved sport on the island of Crete is kitesurfing. Here’s what you should know about kitesurfing in Crete.

All About Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is a water sport that harnesses the power of the wind to allow a person to “surf” across the water on a board that is like a surfboard or wakeboard. A kite is used as a sail. Kitesurfing is a good workout as it requires the engagement of the core muscles for you to stay upright. Kitesurfing has been around since the 1400s, but gained popularity in the 1990s. Kitesurfing can be done in all types of water, from choppy seas to flat lagoons. As long as there is wind and water, you can kitesurf. Anyone can kitesurf, but if you’re a beginner it’s recommended that you take a lesson from an instructor.

Try Kitesurfing in Crete

Around the island of Crete you will find different kitesurfing schools. Surf in Crete was one of the first kitesurfing schools on the island. Located at Arina Beach, Surf in Crete is just 10 minutes from the town center of Heraklion. At this school, and others like it, you will receive instruction from experienced and knowledgable teachers. You will be provided only the best in kitesurfing equipment including safety equipment including helmets, vests, and harnesses. You will learn how to access the wind, how to control the kite, practicing your new skills on the water.

Where to Kitesurf Around the Island of Crete

Arina Beach is one of the best places in Crete to go kitesurfing thanks to the winds that blow there and the waves that form. The crystal clear water is ideal for spending time on. At the organized beach of Arina you will find beach bars, sun beds, and a wonderful environment for spending a full day or an afternoon.

Elafonisi Beach is a beautiful and unique beach in Crete. It is known as the “pink beach of Crete.” Though the sand is white, in many areas it appears pink because of the broken seashells within it. Elifonisi Beach also features amazing green-blue waters. The beach truly resembles an exotic paradise. Kitesurfing at Elafonisi Beach is without a doubt one of the greatest experiences you will have. Other beaches that are ideal for kitesurfing around Crete are Kedrodasos, Ammoudara, and Kouremenos.

The island of Crete is located 100 miles from the mainland of Greece. It can be reached by boat or by plane. Getting around in Crete can be done by public transportation or by car.

If you’re a kitesurfer or someone who wants to try it for the first time, Crete is the perfect destination.

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