Greece has been at the center of attention for many water sports enthusiasts and for good reasons too. That’s because Greece’s ideal conditions and unmatched Greek beauty has made it one of the most popular destinations for water sports that promise to be an adrenaline rush for those looking for it.
For a country with about 20,000 KM of coast line and different islands of varying sizes, there is no shortage of places that will cater to your water sports need so here are the five best places in Greece for water sports enthusiasts.
- The Cyclades
The Cyclades is a cluster of Greek island that is southeast of the mainland in the Aegean Sea. It has some of the most attractive water sports areas in the whole country. For instance, Santorini is known for its scuba diving practice. It features great underwater scenery and has some of the best instructors in the country. It also accommodates to all age groups and has centers that specialize in underwater exercises. Another island in the Cyclades is Mykonos where you will find the wreck at Kalafatis, the reefs at paradise and super paradise all of which are excellent places for scuba diving.
- The Aegean Sea
On the coast of the Aegean Sea, The Aegean Rally is held annually. It is the largest and the oldest sailing competition in Greece with its start date dating back to 1964. It attracts competitive sailors from all over the world and is definitely the place to go if you’re a competitive sailor.
Horefto is a beach town in North East Pelion which is 8 KM from Zagora. Although relatively unknown to tourists, it is famous for its surfing and kite surfing among the locals. The town organizes surfing and kite surfing competitions from spring to late autumn and has some of the best parasailing spots too.
Skiathos is a famous island in the Northern Sporades and people often term it as ‘paradise on earth’ because of the dense pine forest and clear water beaches surrounding it. In Skiathos, Krassa Bay is a wonderful beach surrounded by pine trees that attract many people because of its water sports facilities available there and not too far from the bay is also located the Stefanos Ski School which offers many water-related activities like water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, and canoeing. The school also offers classes for beginners and has instructors available if you require one.
- Kos, Psalidi
On the shores of Kos, the imperial Kos resort is located, and it has one of the best sports centers on the island. It is located inside a resort; hence, it often goes unnoticed, but it features one of the most diverse water sports activities on the island. Apart from the traditional water ski, Jet Ski, kayaking options, it also features wind surfing, kite surfing, and scuba diving. It is a family-friendly center with abundant choices for people from all age groups.
For this, all you need is to choose the correct water sport equipment, water resistant costumes and a visa to Greece. I hope it helps. Stay safe!
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