Greece’s natural landscape has a place for almost every outdoor sport and activity but the country is especially famous for its water sports, having a coast line that runs about twenty thousand kilometers and more than six thousand beaches, one can see why. Greece has been at the center of attention for many water sports enthusiasts and for good reasons too. That is 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. There is no shortage of places which will accommodate your water sports needs in the country but here are the five best places in Greece for water sports enthusiasts.
On the shores of Nidri Bay which is on the Lefkada islands is one their most famous water sports center by the name of Horizon Water sports. It offers a great range of fun activities for all ages and has been in business for the past twenty years. They offer services like sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing and power boating which can be availed solo or with an instructor. They also offer to teach classes for beginners which are complementary. It is a place you should definitely visit should you find yourself in Nidri.
Nafplio and Tolo:
While this place isn’t usually mentioned while talking about the best places in Greece for water sports, it still deserves to be there. The kayaking experience you’ll get in Nafplio and Tolo is like none other with many famous places like the fortress of bourtzi and the town’s castle in the route in which you’ll be kayaking. The kayaking centers there offer some of the best prices as well as credible instructors for beginners. (Click here to plan the best kayaking trip of your life.)
Skiathos is a famous island in the Northern Sporades and people often term it as ‘paradise on earth’ because of the pine forests 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.
The Aegean Sea:
While there aren’t many water sports centers near the coast of the Aegean Sea, it does; however, host the annual Aegean rally which is the largest and the oldest sailing competition in Greece with its start date dating back to 1964. It attracts professional sailors from all over the world and should be your go-to place if you’re a competitive sailor as well.
Horefto is a beach town in North East Pelion which is not too far 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.
Tom is a blogger and a nature lover. He is obsessed with traveling and adventures and that too with his family. He believes that water has a steady hold of him. He regularly writes about his experiences at http://kayakcritic.net/.