Where to go in the Cyclades for windsurfing?

The Cycladic islands are located in the middle of the Aegean Sea, and thus they are the windiest islands in Greece. In July and August, blows the wind meltemi, the strong northern wind that blows the whole day and stops at night. Thus, in most islands, wind sports, such as kite- and windsurf, can be done all summer long. Many beaches in touristic islands, such as Mykonos, Naxos and Paros, are organised with water sports facilities. These are the best spots on the most popular islands in the Cyclades for the windsurfers.


Mikri Vigla is the most popular wind- and kitesurfing spot in Naxos. Plus, it is a beautiful beach to relax after exercising. The wind is perfect for these sports, and the water sports centres and schools there are numerous and well-organised. The place consists of two sandy beaches, separated by an imposing hill. The northern part is the ideal, internationally famous, spot for wind sports, but it is demanding, so don’t try it if you are a beginner.


Kolibithra Beach is an astonishing beach in Tinos, with an alternative beach bar and surf school. A VW campervan is converted into a bar with driftwood furniture, cozy atmosphere and funky cocktails. The ultimate beach bar in the Cyclades for windsurfers, as its name is Surf Lessons, is located on a beach that is ideal for water sports that need strong wind the whole day. You can literally spend there your whole day, surfing, swimming, having fun and enjoying the stunning beauty of this bay.


Paros is the place to be if you love water sports. Pounda, Santa Maria, Kolympithres, Chrysi Akti and Tsoukalia have some of the top surfing schools in Greece. The distance between Paros and Antiparos as well as Paros and Naxos are also ideal places to try your skills in wind-or kite surf.


Antiparos is well-known among surfers all over the world not only for the sea strait between its port and Pounda in Paros, but also for the beaches Glyfa and Psaralyki. On the eastern side of the island, the winds are strong, and this is why so many surfers gather there during summer and especially in July and August.


Mykonos is maybe the windiest island in Greece, and this is why its name is “the island of the winds”. Most beaches in Mykonos are organised and have waters sports facilities, but the best spots to try your favourite sports are Ftelia, Elia, Kalafatis and Agia Anna. These bays have established surfing schools and constantly blowing wind.