Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Agios Ioannis Beach, Lefkada Island, Ionian Islands Greece

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
April to September
Best wind direction:
North, Nortwest
Wind strength:
27 knots/50 kph
The beautiful island of Lefkada is located on the west coast of Greece, in the Ionian sea and is part of the Eptanisa island complex. Rich in history from the ancient times and widely known as the "Caribbean of Greece", Lefkada boasts breathtaking beaches with exotic blue waters, cosmopolitan seaside towns and mountainous villages, lush nature and waterfalls and is known as a top destination for a wide variety of water sports and activities.

As it is easily accessed by car from the mainland over a floating bridge, Lefkada attracts many visitors during the summer months. Favored with Mediterranean climate, summers are usually hot and dry with an average temperature of 35°C/95°F and winters are cool and mild with an average temperature of  10°C/50°F.

Agios Ioannis Beach is located within minutes from Lefkada town and is a long, wide, sandy beach with amazing crystal clear water. An interesting fact about this beach is the old windmills built on the sand. That indicates that the wind conditions are strong and thus perfect for kite surfing. As it lies on the north part of the island facing the open sea, the consistent side on shore thermal winds, create ideal weather conditions for kite surfing and the spot has become a favorite destination for kiters from all over Europe.

The beach is also called Milos Beach and has a lot of open space for launching your kite. The best wind direction is when coming from north, northwest and it reaches a speed of up to 27 knots/50 kph, especially in the afternoon. The sea is shallow with a few rocks and when the wind is high, it creates small to medium waves ideal for freestyle and long distance kite surfing.

Suitable for all skill levels, Agios Ioannis Beach is a must for those who are looking for a summer time adventure. There is a school that provides lessons and gear, as well as a beach bar, accommodation options, showers and restrooms. Note that there are some big, slippery rocks in the water and if you are a beginner, it is easy to lose your balance. If you are a water sport enthusiast, Lefkada Island is one of the best places to visit in Greece. So get ready for an amazing summer holiday, you will never forget!