Naxos is a natural playground for kiteboarders and windsurfers thanks to its wide, shallow bay and the meltem, a seasonal climatic system that creates great wind throughout the summer, from May-September, but often in October too. The meltem wind is strong and stable – great for kiteboarders and windsurfers! It’s reliable too, with over 25 windy days a month during the summer.
In summer, the meltem wind starts like clockwork at 10-11 am, strengthening during the afternoon to 5-6 Beaufort, before dying out at sunset. But it is not uncommon for the wind to get up to 5-7 Beaufort, and continue blowing day and night for a week or more. Small sail & kite days!
We recommend June, July, August & September for Windsurfing & kiteboarding in Naxos, when the wind is good and the weather is great! In June & September we will discount course & rental prices by 10%.