CRETE: TAMING THE WAVES
Kouremenos bay, next to Paleokastro, is the king of windsurfing resorts in Crete and one of the most famous spots in Greece. Here, lovers of surfing and kitesurf will find all they need, strong winds and equipment to rent.
A little northern, at the base of Cape Sidero, you will find the most talented athletes of the sport at the secluded beach of Tenta.
One of the most important sites for wave sailings in Greece is the rocky bay Papadiokambos, also known as Faneromeni, a few miles west of Sitia.
Windsurfing centers are located in several well-known resort areas in the region of Heraklion in Crete, chiefly on the northern shores where the wind is stronger such as Amoudara, Hersonissos and Malia. Heraklion Windsurfing Club is located at the beach of Amoudara which is only 4km from the center of Heraklion. The club is a non-profit organization which does not rent equipment. However, lessons can be arranged. The beach is located to the west of the city, and when the meltemi blows, it is hit by northwesterly winds. Most of the mornings the wind is light and then it picks up to reach a peak of 4-5 Beaufort at around 16.00 pm.
Other windsurfing locations in Crete include Agia Marina, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Kedrodasos and Stavros in Chania, Plakias in Rethymno and also beaches around Ierapetra and Elounda in Agios Nicolaos which will give you unforgettable experiences.