MYKONOS – GREECE – KITING

General information

  • Good months: from May to October also the winter months if you if you do not feel the cold !!!
  • Super months: July and August with ideal temperatures (compared to Egypt)
  • Always constant and persistent wind 20 to 30 knots, sometimes more
  • Suitable for: Intermediates and experts (a bit less for beginners … but still doable well looked by an instructor)
  • Uncrowded beaches and very kiteable, even in the peak season

Kitesurf in Mykonos has many advantages compared to many other spots around the world and notoriously voted to kitesurf. In Mykonos , the months when the wind speed is greater (every day good wind) are July and August. During this time the wind blows from the north ( Meltemi ) , an average of 20/24 knots, but it is not difficult to find days when you go beyond the 30. The island’s tourism is all concentrated around the locals where drinking and dencing or on the beaches that are located nearby, is available to you around all the rest of the coast , a major advantage for those with 24 meters of cable to be laid on the beach and 12 square feet of sail.

The kite spots are basically two: Ftelia and Korfos . Both with wind direction blows onshore (not the best for beginners). The first beach , which is located on the road that goes from the old harbor to the town of Ano Mera , is very popular with windsurfers, our cousins ​​, but here ” very busy ” means no more than 15 surfer in water, even in August . Do not be surprised , therefore, if you are the only kiter. You’ve to kite upwind with a slight wawes with sails from 7 to 12 m ( rarely larger, unless you’re a heavyweight).

If you’re a good kiter and your equipment is reliable enough , you can reach, with many upwind turns Panormos beach is perhaps the most beautiful of the island, to return you’ve tho kiting downwind (Broad reach). In Ftelia there are also a bar,  restaurants with lots of lounge area for cocktails and public toilets.

The other spot , Korfos , near the airport and south-west of the island, is my favorite. The place is virtually deserted , despite its proximity to the crowded beach of Ornos (opposite) . The reason is simple : it is not the cleanest beach of Mykonos, rather say that it is really dirty , fault  by wind and by the sea current to earth , but at least.. it’s all for you , except for a few fishermen that around eight p.m.and at night has them all right to carve out his little piece of ocean.

I will not advise anyone to learn to ride a kite in Mykonos, but if your level is already good and you have no problems to ridind upwind, Mykonos will become your natural “gym”. I want to give you a tip : rent a quad that has the front and rear of the rack (the price (bargain for) is 25 Euros per day, so you will avoid dying of heat in the car, you will have no parking problems and also save a lot time and money. I shot across the island to the edge of the quad along with a friend of mine; behind two tables and three kite sails .

Avoid Kalafatis , the most well-known and much-hyped spot for windsurfing. There the wind is really gusty and with the kite can become almost dangerous than the fact that the wind comes offshore. Outside the bay the wind is more regular , but it remainsnot not a funny situation.

Soon more information and videos: on the possibility of booking  ect. ect..

Wind

Termal Wind, constant,  regular and persistent. Wind forecast in Mykonos

Month
of year
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec SUM
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 1-12
Wind
probability>= 4 Beaufort (%)
44

27

47

46

32

59

80

84

66

55

54

39

52

AverageWind
speed
(kts)
10

8

11

11

10

14

17

18

19

15

16

10

13

Average
air temp. (°C)
11
12
15
18
22
24
22
25
24
20
16
13
18
Wind
directionDistributionJanuary(%)
Wind direction distribution Mykonos Port January

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