Our Thalasea Center is located on Parthena Beach Mikri Vigla, which is Greece’s top windsport location. The bay of Mikri Vigla has some of the strongest winds in the Cyclades, created by a venturi that is formed by the squeeze caused by Naxos and the neighboring island of Paros.
Naxos is a natural playground for kiteboarders and windsurfers thanks to its wide, shallow bay and the Meltemi, a seasonal climatic system that creates great wind throughout the summer (June till September), but often also in May and October. This strong and stable wind is great for kiteboarders and windsurfers! It’s reliable too, with over 25 windy days a month during the summer.
The wind usually starts in the morning around 10 am, strengthening during the afternoon to 5-6 Beaufort, before dying out at sunset. However it is not uncommon for the Meltemi to continue blowing day and night for a week or more. Small kite days!
The Meltemi is a northerly wind which generally hits our kite spot on Parthena Beach from a side-onshore direction – ideal for learning kitesurfing in safe conditions!