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Naxos, the chilled Greek island getaway, has a secret: the Aegean Sea has strong winds all year round, making it the perfect playground for water sports enthusiasts. Our local insiders share their favourite spots for kite- and windsurfing, so you know exactly where to go for the ultimate experience.
On land, Mikri Vigla is a quiet, serene beach, often devoid of crowds. Out at sea, the constant winds that blow in make it the ideal training ground for water sports fans. It’s here where you can find Ride with the Gods, a wind- and kitesurfing station that’s tapped into its ideal location. Beginner, intermediate and pro athletes can practise in flat waters, freeride and enjoy long distances. The school offers windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboard classes and also rent out equipment. Recommended by local insider Ellie Dumper
This family-friendly windsurfing school sitting on the banks of a lagoon is the go-to option for novices and children (and also offers stand-up paddleboard classes). The warm, shallow waters are ideal for beginners – and for advanced freestylers looking to practise new tricks. This spot has a more chilled-out vibe than the other locations, and the coast has plenty of biking and hiking trails if you are looking for a little break from the sea. In the evening, you can expect magnificent sunsets – best enjoyed over a cocktail (or two) at the beach bar. Recommended by local insider Charlie Bush