Paragliding is an adventurous sport, that gives you the opportunity to fly like a bird and get amazing views of landscape from the sky. You can feel the veil of the clouds embracing your body. You may feel you wanna scream loud "freedom" and hear the echo of your voice. The fresh air is flirting with your face while the adrenaline you feel by being up there makes the mountains, the trees and the stones begging you to take your place on the ground, only for one moment.
- 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!