Paphos is a wonderful coastal city, located in the southwest side of Cyprus and considered as one of the most important ancient kingdoms of the island. The city, being divided in two levels where New Paphos represents the commercial part of the city and Old Paphos, the mythical birth place of goddess Aphrodite, is the main touristic destination, also included in the UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Paragliding in Pefkoulia Beach, Lefkada Island, Ionian Islands Greece
Pefkoulia lies on the western side of the island, close to the picturesque village of Agios Nikitas. It is a beautiful sandy beach with plenty of room, not only for bathers but also for paragliding enthusiasts, as it is a popular destination for this sport. Favored with Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and mild winters, the site welcomes you from early spring months till late autumn.
Paragliding in Pefkoulia does not require special skills or particular technical qualifications. Experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know, in order to admire Lefkada from above. You will soar high above the Ionian sea and the impressive Lefkadian shoreline, which offers breathtaking landscape views and unique flora. The best wind directions are from the west, southwest and northwest.
The take off altitude is at 129 m/ 80.2 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 38°48’50” (38.814)N; 20°38’4″ (20.6346)E. You can land right on the beach, near your umbrella! But be careful of other pilots and people on the beach. Last but not least, the area provides hotels, restaurants and taverns where you can taste delicious local dishes!!!