Wind Surfing in Chrisi Akti Beach, Paros Island, Aegean Islands Greece

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
May to September
Best wind direction:
North, Northwest
Wind strength:
Up to 35 knots/65 kph
Paros is one of the most beautiful islands of the Aegean and is located in the Cyclades island group, west of Naxos. Favored with endless beaches, the clearest blue waters, cosmopolitan towns and mountainous villages built with the famous Cycladic architecture, ancient churches and castles along with vibrant cultural activity, intense nightlife and ideal weather conditions for water sports, Paros is a worldwide destination for summer holidays.

Paros has typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers with an average temperature of 35°C/95°F and mild winters with an average temperature of  10°C/50°F. During the summer months and especially on August, the strong “Meltemi” winds or else the Etesian winds blow from northwest to north across the Aegean, making Paros one of the top destinations for windsurfing.

Chrisi Akti Beach is the largest and the windiest beach on the island and is located in the south part of Paros. It is famous for its long, golden sand beach and the shallow, crystalline water and used to be a spot for the PWA World Cup competition. As situated in the channel created by the two islands of Paros and Naxos, the side shore thermal winds build up and reach a speed of up to 35 knots/65 kph within the small bay.

The weather conditions are suitable for both beginner and advanced windsurfers. If you choose to remain within the protected bay, the water is flat and perfect for speed windsurfing, while outside there are small waves perfect for freestyle windsurfing. Chrisi Akti Beach provides surfing schools and rentals as well as lifeguards, rescue boats and beach bars along with hotels and bus connection with all the main towns on the island. If you are looking for a windsurfing paradise in summer, the Paros island is definitely the place!!!