Nice is the administrative capital of the Alps – Maritime department, the second largest city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and the fifth most populous city in France, situated in the southeast coast of France by the Mediterranean Sea. The Nice urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits. The mild Mediterranean climate and the natural beauty of Nice along with the big sporting activity came to attention of various types of athletes.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Paragliding in Mirtiotissa, Corfu Island, Ionian Islands Greece
Paragliding is an exhilarating extreme sport that has recently become very popular here. The island offers several sites for this recreational activity, including Mirtiotissa. The spot lies next to the cosmopolitan Glyfada beach, approximately 15 km/9.3 mi west of the city of Corfu. Blessed with crystal blue waters and unspoilt natural beauty, Mirtiotissa is considered by many as the hidden treasure of the island.
The location is addressed to all experience levels, as it does not present particular technical difficulties. For strong thermal flights, you need south, southwest winds and sea breeze. The take off is at the mountain of Vatos above the beach at 258 m/846.2 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 39°35’58” (39.5997)N; 19°47’46” (19.7962)E.
In addition, the landing point is found at 39°35’32” (39.5924)N; 19°48’24” (19.8068)E, right on the beach of Glyfada. So, if you are a paragliding lover and you find yourself in the beautiful island of Corfu, Mirtiotissa is worthwhile visiting!