Kitesurfing lessons in Naxos

Experienced IKO instructors

Our experienced IKO instructors offer personalized kitesurfing lessons for all levels of kitesurfer in Naxos. Additionally, you can learn in one of the best spots in Greece and enjoy top-quality equipment for an unforgettable experience on the water. So, book your kitesurfing lessons in Naxos now and take your skills to the next level while having fun in the beautiful island of Naxos.

Furthermore, Thalasea Sports Naxos is IKO affiliated since 2004, and it is Naxos’ first Kitesurfing Center. Located right in the center of the Mikri Vigla kite beach, it offers the best location for a perfect kitesurfing experience.

We speak your language

All of our packages, for kitesurfing lessons in Naxos, from Beginner to Advanced, as well as our Refresher classes, are based on the official International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) training program and are offered in German, French, English, Italian, Greek and more. Moreover, one of our qualified IKO certified instructor will guide you through a safe and fun kitesurfing lessons @Naxos that is tailored to your individual needs and adapts to your personal progression speed.

Safety first

Using radio assistance during your kitesurfing lessons in Naxos, your IKO instructor will be able to give you the right feedback at the right time, allowing you to correct your mistakes instantly and thus advance in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, to ensure the best quality for your kitesurfing lessons in Naxos, we supply you with the latest and safest kiteboarding gear from some of the leading kite brands. We also provide all the rest of the necessary equipment from ION (e.g. wetsuit, harness, helmet, impact vest, etc.) for a hassle-free experience.

Kitesurfing lessons Types

Private (1:1) or semi-private (2:1) ?

Private kitesurfing lessons means 1 student, 1 kite instructor

Private kitesurfing lessons in Naxos Mikri Vigla are the fastest way to learn as you can progress without interruptions and at your own pace. Furthermore, you benefit from the undivided attention of your instructor, keep your individual rhythm and reach your goals faster than you think. As a result, the sense of achievement is as good as guaranteed!

Semi-private* kitesurfing lessons means 2 students, 1 kite instructor, 1 kite

Semi-private kitesurfing lessons in Naxos Mikri Vigla are most suitable for beginner kiters of a similar level and body weight (max. 2 people), except for the first theory session and the first attempts to fly the kite, which can be done regardless of body weight (up to 4 people). Notably, such semi-private or group kitesurfing lessons are a fun activity to try with a friend or family member. During these lessons, the participants take turns controlling the kite, which gives you time to rest in between, to assist each other and to compare experiences.

Private kitesurfing lessons prices

We recommend a session of 2 hours

Semi private kitesurfing lessons prices

For 2 persons
We recommend sessions of at least 2 hours
It is important to note that any groups must already be formed at the time of booking. Therefore, individual person pre-bookings for semi-private kitesurfing lesson are not possible.

Get the best quality of teaching

Kite Center Naxos by Thalasea Sports

4.9Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 254 Google reviews

azin moradi
a month ago

They are the best in Mikri Vigla. Experienced instructors for different levels and the only school there with a rescue boat ready on the beach. Jasmine and Andreas that manage the school are both experienced instructors who have been working in Mikri Vigla for years and know how to help and always have the best suggestions. Wish you guys the best and see you next year.

Migliore scuola Kite a Naxos. Jasmine e Nicolas sono due persone professionali e competenti, di una disponibilità estrema. Ho utilizzato la scuola per noleggio vela e tavola, oltre che per mangiare al ristorante di ottima qualità, ci andavamo anche nelle giornate senza kite perché è buonissimo. Stra consigliato a tutti!

a month ago

Super endroit pour le Windsurf, spot venté, un peu technique avec le clapot Très bon accueil Très bon matériel voile, Duotone

Stefan Oberstein
a month ago

Ganz spontan habe ich mir am Thalasea Kite Center Equipment für eine Kite Session geliehen. Ging super einfach und reibungslos, Material in Top Zustand. Preislich etwas günstiger, als die andere Station dort und auch günstiger als Paros. Sehr schönes Restaurant, ich hoffe, nächstes Mal etwas mehr Zeit zu haben um dort nach der Session etwas Essen und relaxen zu können.

Cam Milsey
a month ago

Really good setup. On the beach, good gear, friendly and very capable team. Had a great end of season week. Great place to chill before or after a session, and nothing like having a beer or lunch in the deck right after a session. Highly recommended.

Gerard T. Dorf
a month ago

Great team, very nice and helpfull, super kitespot, spent really good time in the air with 2 turtles in the blue water.

Katrin Hütter
a month ago

Tolle Kiteschule direkt am Kitespot. Sehr gute und freundliche Kommunikation. Habe eine Lesson gebucht und anschließend den Verleih genutzt. Habe mich gut betreut gefühlt, immer Hilfe beim Starten und Landen bekommen sowie gute Tipps. Habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt. :)

Bei dieser sehr gut organisierten Kite-Schule an einem traumhaft-windigen Strand wird man sowohl als erfahrener Kitesurfer als auch als Anfänger wie mich von kompetenten und gelassenen Kite-Lehrern unterrichtet. Nach dem Kiten kann man im hauseigenen Restaurant mit Drinks die Sonne genießen. Es hat mir sehr viel Spaß gemacht und ich komme gerne wieder.

Jutta Rumpf
a month ago

Sehr guter Unterricht mit klarer und mutbringender Ansage von Melina, auch wenn es sehr windig war für einen Anfänger

Trevor laehy
a month ago

great gear, super helpful, the experience very good.

Maureen Suter
2 months ago

Excellent experience with Thalasea! The center is right on the beach with a lovely bar/restaurant attached.The team there is sincere, friendly, professional, and adaptable. Very easy to contact and communicate with from abroad, very responsive and accommodating. They use a walkie talkie system attached to helmet so that I was getting regular feedback and advice throughout the entire session which was great. Conditions were solidly windy with some gusts and lightly choppy waters - excellent for advancing your skills. For the total beginner will make other flat water destinations seem easy breezy! Thank you to the whole Thalasea team for such a memorable time, hope to kite with you again in the future!

Referring to Webster dictionary and their listing : Total epic awesomeness: noun : Thalasea Sports Kite center Nacos.staff and sport service ! Including everyone from the desk help and scheduling, instructing and lessons, being super chill all around and everyone. The number of high fives my 2.5 year old daughter had and gave in the week we were there could have been a Guiness record ! From sun up to sun down - pure positive vibrations and energy. My wife rocked a refresher course and loved it and did super awesome too. A place so chill just leaves with planning the next trip directly there. Stoked to meet everyone and looking forward to seeing everyone next time! Pura vida

We spent a really nice time around this club / school. My friend could take lessons with really good teachers, and I used the storage. We enjoyed the well positioned restaurant to rest between sessions. And a special shout out to Giovani for the special course to improve my jumps Hope to come back soon !

2 months ago

Super pleasant vibe and lovely owners. Very fair prices for rent and lessons. The attached bar leaves nothing to be desired. Amazing team! The spot is super nice and makes your heart beat faster with clear water and light choppy waves. Highest recommendation.

A very beautifully beach on a very nice and welcoming Cyclades Island, and a world-class kite spot: 20 knots side-shore, fairly steady from 10 am to 7 pm (light waves no shore break). The Thalasea kite school and rental is very professionally run: safety is taken very seriously, staff is nice and competent, equipment is great… this is a very good location to learn or to enjoy kite (there are also a few wings and many windsurfs). The bar restaurant next to the club is totally convenient with an excellent view on the beach. With such a nice setup the spot gets little (too) busy at times but we visited mid-August. This is not a concern for good riders who can quickly get outside of the crowd, and the learning area is fairly well organized. Thanks a lot to Andrea, Melina, René, Jacques, Giovanni, Yasmina, Pascal… we had a great time.

Felipe Spinel
2 months ago

We had such a nice time here that we extended our stay for another week. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the vibe was exactly what we needed for a fantastic couple weeks off.

Reid Becker
a year ago

Best kite school & gear rentals at Mikra Vigla! Can’t thank them enough for our experience. Their instructors were top tier for those doing lessons. I didn’t travel with my own quiver and they recognized I needed reliable gear. They opened up a brand new 9m switchblade for me to rent! This is the first time I’ve ever rented gear I was 100% confident looping on. We will be back soon as possible! The spot is epic: clear & warm water with nuking wind. Great food at their restaurant. You can tell they are continually investing in their property to provide a one of kind experience for lessons, rentals, and accommodations. The inside scoop from their instructors who have taught at other local schools is that this one is the best!

Fran Denny
4 months ago

This is an exceptional kite school - Jasmin, Andreas and team are very knowledgeable, kind and really supportive for all levels of kiting. They are also connected to an amazing restaurant with some of the best food on Naxos & have a delightful shop full of well designed merch and top notch equipment. Definitely go here - it’s absolutely fabulous.

Great school if you really want to learn kitesurfing (not just how to ride on a flat water lagoon). Jasmin was super welcoming and accommodate our lessons based on our own schedule. Both our teachers were amazing. They gave us great tips to progress in strapless and twin tip. I would highly recommend the spot of Mikri Vigla as well. It’s not an easy spot but it really teaches you everything. Body drag from the beach, deep water, choppy waters and sometimes a little gusty wind.

A Chr
2 months ago

We couldnt have asked for a better kite school. Classes are available in many different languages. The kite equipment is great. The school is right at the beach and a restaurant is also right next to it. We just loved it. Thank you Jasmin for the very good organization and easy communication. Thank you Joanna for the great lessons - we learned a lot and had a lot of fun. We would love to return next summer!

5 months ago

Great experience with Thalasea Kite Center for 10 days during June 2023. Kids had fun and learned quickly. Great location, modern and well organized, awesome trainers who go the extra mile and really put tremendous personal effort. Excellent communication, lovely restaurant and staff who became friends! Thanks Jasmin, Melina, Nick & Pascal - looking so much forward to our return!

Andrea Cossa
2 months ago

We had no previous experience in surfing sports and we had our first wing foil class here. Even though it was tough to get started, we enjoyed it a lot and had a great time learning! Very professional and friendly team. Definitely would go back for more classes and totally recommended :)

Ines Rousset
2 months ago

Great experience with qualified and nice kiting teachers, and security taken very seriously. Truly recommend this kiting school if you are in Naxos !

Jean Abillama
a year ago

Awesome kite center: has the best setup just by the beach, storage and facilities + a cool bar to work from. Service was excellent, both Jasmin and Andreas were always helpful and available. We even had to have some repair done for our gear and it was ready overnight to ride the next day!

Excellent location, very kind and helpful staff, lovely restaurant, and of course good wind (pretty much then we expected). We hired a 5 m2 kite because of the strong wind, latest gear, worth it. We definitely come back!

Jeroen Bach
2 months ago

Great place to kite and friendly staff. I took some lessons and they use walkie-talkies (attached to the helmets) to give you live and direct feedback while you’re kiting! Really cool, I learned so much in such a short period of time. And they have a nice bar/restaurant too

Jakob Breinl
5 months ago

Super friendly and experienced kitesurfing instructors (Melina, Andreas). They can find the details which matter and explain very well. The bar/restaurant offers drinks and delicious dishes. The menu is not too big (what I appreciate) and changes almost every day.

Matt Ashworth
3 months ago

Great spot, great bar and restaurant. Great kite surfing! We had a fantastic experience with a week of lessons. Lovely team of people. Recommended!

Ralph Deckers
a year ago

Knowledgeable and fun people, in a good location with good material, what else do you want? The facilities provided are good, right on the beach. The spot is good for beginners but the more developed kiter will experience this spot is perfect for improving on tricks.

This was a great spot for my daughter and I to learn kite boarding the staff were very friendly and helpful at all stages. really chilled out place and a cold beer and good food was great after our lessons we highly recommend this place. thanks to all the staff, Chloe & Stephen

Excellent Kite Surfing Center, good equipment, serious professionals and excellent teachers! Highly recommended if you wish to learn how to Kite Surf with safety and in rightful manner!

Danny Schweiger
2 months ago

I committed to 5 days lessons for the 1st time ever rather than 1 day every year and I have to say I got really lucky with Nicolas who as well as being an incredible teacher and extremely knowledgeable he also had a brilliant mix of empathy whilst being tough with me at the same time . He made me believe and ultimately he got me to a good level. I am looking forward to kite surfing in Naxos with Thalassa Sports again

Jul Eko
5 months ago

What I value the most in our sport is this nice feeling of being part of a community where everyone is looking after eachother on the beach. Unfortunately in some places this has been forgotten but definitely not in Thalasea : my wife and I were there last week and I got the very poor idea of forgetting fins of our boards at home and the team there just did their best to help us enjoy our stay in Naxos. They looked for the best match for my wife's twintip , borrowed me some brandy new surf fins and had some spared one delivered within 24hr. The place is great and have everything you need: storage, shower, bar, restaurant, shop, school, ... Everything is on the best spot of the island and if the forecast allow it, the team will tell you where to go for wave surfing and probably go there with you. I had also my first kitefoil experience with them, I highly recommend it. We will comeback for sure.

Nathalie A.
5 months ago

Lovely place and lovely people; I totally recommend this place for taking kitesurf lessons or renting. The owners, Yasmin and Andreas, are very nice; they always took time to talk to us after or before our lessons and gave us additional tips. My teacher, Melina, was also great; she was very patient and sweet. She paid attention to safety while keeping it fun. Melina also gave us a morning yoga lesson, which was a great addition to kitesurfing. I would 100% come back.

klemen kastrevc
4 months ago

Good instructors, my gf really loved Melina, Nicolas was a bit stricter but also good. Altogether the staff was very nice. The beach is perfect for a beginnner.

Becky Martin
5 months ago

Awesome kite center - really well organized with lovely owners and a great setup. Would definitely recommend if you haven’t got your own gear - good prices and super easy. Also right next door an excellent restaurant / bar ❤️❤️

Massimo Bianchi
2 months ago

Perfect spot, very kind staff and good food.

Gabriella Melberg
2 months ago

Wonderful experience! The staff was very friendly and the place + the beach is very beautiful with a nice bar and cool community. Would love to come back!

Felix Bekker
a year ago

I had a Epic time at the Kite Center Naxos by Thalasea Sports. The communication through the WhatsApp line worked perfect and everything was ready when I got there. Latest gear and all around an epic experience. Thanks to the team! Conditions were a bit choppy and gusty and I also had to navigate past some learners, but all and all a session I would never forget.

steve gabbert
6 months ago

Great place to learn kite boarding - perfect location, great instructors and staff. Right on the beach in a perfect spot. It was a great experience and I hope to come back again !!

Guido van Til
a year ago

had a great time at Mikri Vigla, 2 days of wonderful kiting, rented some kite gear from Andreas and Jasmin, great quality kites for a good price, really enjoyed myself. Andreas and Jasmin are wonderful people, will surely come back

Top kite school with a great vibe. I can really recommend it. The location is great. They have a restaurant / chill area (with really nice staff) which was nice for before and after the lessons. Jasmin is very welcoming and friendly. Dimitris is a great kiting instructor who taught me a lot!! I never thought I would learn this much. He made it fun but at the same time was strict on safety. Can definitely recommend him.

5 months ago

I can highly recommend this place. Best people, best location with good material. If I could, I would come every year. Jasmin and Andreas are incredible experienced. You feel always in good hands.

Amazing kite spot with amazing people! Everything about this spot and this school is fantastic. Onshore, steady wind, a very wide and broad beach to launch, a lot of space in the water to practise, just kiters paradise! The school is managed by the nicest people ever, Andreas and Jasmin, who basically speak every language, are super nice and organised, and extremely helpful. We rented equipment and took classes (separately) and always felt very safe, looked after, well consulted and more like friends than customers. They even opened a brand new board for me to try out which was amazing, but also the equipment generally is top notch. Honestly a perfect experience! The kite Center is right next to a restaurant that has fantastic food and drinks to hang out in between sessions, and that does music nights with live music sometimes, and has amazing cocktails and beautiful sunsets. All in all I would 100% recommend Thalasea and will definitely be returning, and cannot wait for their hotel in the same spot to open.

Fantastic Kite school, fantastic people, fantastic spot The owners, Yasmin and Andreas, are lovely and welcoming with a wonderful team. So, If you are planning to get into or progress in the kiting world, Thalasea Sports is the place to do it with great equipment and friendly and professional instructors that help you to progress while making you feel safe in the water. The school itself is beautifully located right on the beach. It really is a great place to relax, grab a meal and cool beer after an exciting kite session. And if you want to stretch your muscles after a day on the water Melina will guide you through a wonderful sunset yoga practice on the beach. Thank you for a wonderful experience and would 200% recommend Thalasea Sports

Thanks for an awesome session Team Thalasea! What a location - water is so clear and warm, wind is beautiful coming straight down the beach and the staff/premises are 10/10. Incredibly friendly on arrival and super supportive with hiring gear for Wing Foiling. We had a great session winging and relaxing on the beach at such a unique location. Will definitely be back.

Thalasea is a wonderful spot to enjoy kite surf in a relaxed environment. The spot is right on the sandy beach , the equipment is in very good condition and the instructors are extremely qualified with an emphasis on safety and respect for other water sports enthusiasts. The bar and restaurant offer a great experience and the food is top quality . Prices could be a bit lower but I guess that quality comes for a price . This is a place that I hope I will return for my next holiday in Cyclades .

Ziad Haddad
4 months ago

Great kite center with amazing instructors and cool people around! Loved our kite sessions! The spot is amazing



Depending on how many hours of kitesurfing session you take, you will receive a discount when buying equipment from our shop on site
Minimum of 7 hours private or 11 hours semi-private kitesurfing session, get 10% discount on new gear!
Minimum of 11 hours private kitesurfing lessons, get 15% discount on new gear!
Minimum of 22 hours private, get 20% discount on new gear!

What you will improve

IKO Level 1 – Discovery

Usually completed in 2 to 4 hours.

Intro, theory, set-up 4 line kite, safety systems, first piloting and kite control on land, launching and landing.

IKO Level 2 – Intermediate

Usually completed in 4 to 7 hours.

Kite control in the water, water relaunch of the kite, body drags in all directions including upwind for board recovery, kite control and board handling, first water starts.

IKO Level 3 – Independent

Rights of Way, consistent riding in both directions, control riding speed by edging, riding in all directions including upwind, change of direction, toe side turns, first jump

  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Know hazards on a spot
  • Set up a trainer kite
  • Know the use of safety systems

• Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
• Water re-launch the kite
• First body drag downwind
• Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
• Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
• Recover the kite and bar in the water

• Control the riding speed by edging
• Consistent riding in both directions

We also offer

Kitefoiling lesson

If you’re an experienced kitesurfer looking for the next new thing to try, hydrofoiling could be the answer. Notably, this activity allows you to make the most of the lighter wind days and experience an all new thrill as you glide along above the water on the smoothest ride of your life. In fact, it is a perfect introduction to the newest form of kitesurfing!

Private kitefoiling lesson with our complete gear, 90€ per hour / 70€ with your own kite.

Refresher class

Has it been a while since you last went kitesurfing? Or maybe you have some previous experience, but you don’t feel confident enough to get out there by yourself yet? In either case, our Refresher is just what you are looking for! Specifically, you can book in for a private kitesurfing lessons in Naxos with one of our IKO certified instructor to get you back on track in no time!

Refresher Kitesurfing lessons 80€ per hour including equipment

Advanced Training

To take your kitesurfing to the next level, you can participate in a radio-assisted, intensive Progression Session. During this session, you can step up your riding game, land new freestyle moves and old school jumps, or try a strapless or a foil board for the first time. Notably, a minimum required IKO level of 3K (riding upwind) is necessary to participate.

Advanced  premium with bbtalk**, +40€ per hour

**About advanced : bbtalk is a 2-way radio system that allows you to not only hear your IKO rider but also talk back to him/her. For the advanced premium the IKO rider will join you on the water with his/her own kite.

Supervised Riding Sessions

Supervised riding is available only for riders who have previously done at least 1 hour of private lessons with one of our instructors and are subsequently deemed independent enough to kitesurf on their own, without further radio assistance, under the supervision of one of our team members. However, please note that especially when the kite spot is crowded and/or the wind conditions are extreme (either very strong or very light), supervised riding might not be possible. In this case, we might suggest you take a private lesson instead to ensure maximum safety.

Supervised session 60€ per hour including equipment

IKO certification

Firstly, for independent riders who want to be evaluated and certified, we offer the possibility of an IKO assessment session. During this session, you will have the chance to show proof of your level at any IKO affiliated kite school around the world. Secondly, to be certified as an independent rider, you need to demonstrate specific skills such as riding upwind in all conditions, knowing the ROW rules, launching and landing safely, and handling the kite on the beach. Additionally, you will be expected to show proficiency in body-dragging upwind to retrieve your board. You will receive an IKO Kiteboarder Card (vCard) at the completion of the session.

IKO certification, 60€ including equipment (Duration: max.1 hour)

Rental check

As safety is one of our main priorities, before renting any kite gear from our kite center, every person will have to go through a Rental Check under the supervision of one of our IKO certified instructors. During this session, you will have to prove that you are an independent kiteboarder (IKO level 3K). If you pass the Rental Check, the fee will be deducted from your rental price.

Rental check, 20€ including equipment (Duration: max.30 minutes)
Kitesurf Windsurf Wingfoil Naxos
Kitesurf Windsurf Wingfoil Naxos



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