For many water sports enthusiasts, Greece has been the center of their water-based activities and rightly so. That’s because it’s a country with about 20,000 KM of coastline and many different seas and is also blessed with 6000 islands of varying sizes which has made Greece a paradise for water sports fanatics. Because of the high demand, Greece has many high-quality sea sports services so here are the five best places in Greece for water sports enthusiasts.
Skiáthos is one of the most famous islands in the Northern Sporades, is truly a paradise on earth, with dense pine forests and crystal-clear waters surrounding it. The island also features 60 attractive beaches, among which Koukounariés are the most famous ones. Krassa Bay is a wonderful beach surrounded by pine trees that attract many people because of its water sports facilities available there. Apart from the Krassa Bay, the Skiathos also features the Stefanos Ski School which offers a wide range of adventurous activities like water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing and canoeing and have a wide range of packages catering to all your needs and according to your budget.
Known traditionally for its bike rental services and group hiking trips, Awake Paros is located in Lefkes, Paros is one of their most famous centers for water sports activities. It also features some excellent water sports activities like water ski, water monoski, and barefoot ski. The center also offers classes for beginners and caters all other sports too like canoeing, kayaking, etc. for a small cost. If you have more time on your hand, you can also join their summer camp which features intense wakeboard and water ski sessions and runs for about a month. It also offers snorkeling services and accommodates everyone over the age of 5.
Naxos is an island in Greece and features a water sports activity center by the name of Blue Fin Divers which is world famous and which is already known by many water sports enthusiasts. It is mainly famous for its “Discover Scuba Diving” experience which features knowledgeable instructors and has been rated one of the most secure scuba diving experience in the country. You can also explore underwater caves and the famous Express Samina wreck of the coast of Paros.
The Imperial Kos in Kos, Psalidi is a water sports center located inside a resort hence it often goes unnoticed by people not staying there, but it features one of the most diverse water sports activities on the island. Apart from the traditional water ski, jet ski, kayaking options, it also features wind surfing, kite surfing, and scuba diving. It is a family-friendly center with abundant choices for people from all age groups.
Rhodes is the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands and is famous for its resorts and water sports center. The most feature-packed water sports center on the island is Rhodes Kiotari water sports. It is located on the eastern coast of Rhodes island and is a privately owned facility that has been active in water sports for many years. It offers boats for rentals which include yacht sailing, motorboat, and glass-bottomed boat. It also has competitive sailing as well as kayaking, canoeing, parasailing, jet biking and scuba diving.
Water sports require specific skills and equipment whether it is simple swimming or fishing. Here is a mini guide for further guidance.