Best time of the year for a kitetrip

Choosing the right time of the year for your kitetrip is crucial for it to be successful. Simply follow the holiday or summer season that for Greek Islands is end of April to end of October.

Thermal winds animate Greek seas for all the summer season with “Meltemi” being the commonest. Actually Meltemi is regarded as the more intense thermal wind phenomenon globally and occurs in the Aegean Sea July to September, blowing from the North with intensity 5 to 8 on the Beaufort scale.

In August, a month of high holiday season, beaches are crowded and thus far from ideally suited to kitesurfing. Sailboats must return to the ports early in order to find an unoccupied space. And wind intensity is forbiddingly high.

Up to the first days of July and from September onwards weather conditions in Greece are optimal for a successful kitetrip. Local thermal wind patterns blow with intensity of 15 to 30 knots which is ideal for sailing and kitesurfing; vacationers free up beaches and harbours have plenty of parking space availability.