Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Naxos is the biggest island of the Cyclades complex and dominates the sea with its mountainous landscapes. Known from the ancient times, as it was an important commercial and cultural center in Greece, Naxos is the greenest island in Cyclades and home to many ancient ruins and a wide variety of picturesque villages, cosmopolitan towns, natural harbors and beaches with crystal clear waters.
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Wind Surfing in Viganj Beach, Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia
Favored by the Mediterranean climate, Viganj has long and hot dry summers with an average temperature of 25 °C/ 77 °F . As it is located in the narrowest part of the channel, the wind accelerates twice as fast as it does in the Adriatic Sea, thus providing with the perfect conditions for freestyle and high speed windsurfing.
The consistent Mistral winds coming from Northwest, reach a speed of up to 27 knots/50 kph and usually start from 12:00 pm and hold until sunset. The water is crystal clear and the waves can sometimes be rough and choppy. Viganj Beach is ideal for all skill levels and there are schools as well as gear rentals available on the spot for those who want to take lessons or improve their skills.
You can windsurf there from May to late September. However, for the adrenaline seekers who wish to experience the speed of the wind at its best form, the best season is from June to late August. Viganj Beach also hosts many national windsurfing competitions such as the Open Championship of Croatia and the Croatian Cup, where the best windsurfers compete each other in speed and skills. Without a doubt, this is the best place for windsurfing in Croatia.