Come to Naxos and kite with us!

Thalasea Sports Naxos, IKO affiliated since 2004, is Naxos’ first Kite Center and offers the best location right in the center of the Mikri Vigla kite beach.

All of our packages, from Beginner to Advanced, as well as our Refresher, are based on the official International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) training program and are offered in German, French, English, Italian, Greek and more.

One of our qualified IKO certified instructors will guide you through a safe and fun lesson that is tailored to your individual needs and adapts to your personal progression speed.

Using radio assistance 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.

To ensure the best quality for your kite lessonss we supply you with the latest and safest kiteboarding gear from two of the leading brands (Duotone and Cabrinha) and, of course, all the rest of the necessary equipment from ION (e.g. wetsuit, harness, helmet, impact vest, etc.)

Course types: Private (1:1) or semi-private (2:1)

. Private means 1 student, 1 kite instructor.

Individual lessons (private) are the fastest way to progress as you can progress without interruptions and at your own pace. You benefit from the undivided attention of your instructor, keep your individual rhythm and reach your goals faster than you think. So the sense of achievement is as good as guaranteed!

. Semi-private* means 2 students, 1 kite instructor, 1 kite.

Semi-private courses are suitable for 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).

In addition, such double or group lessons are a fun activity to try with a friend or family member. Here the participants take turns controlling the kite, which gives you time to rest in between, to assist each other and to compare experiences.

Private lesson prices

PER HOUR
65
For the first session we recommend two individual lessons (2 x 65€)
6 HOURS PACKAGE
380
Usually divided into 3 to 4 sessions of 2 or 3 hours

Semi private lesson prices

PER HOUR
75
For 2 persons
We recommend sessions of at least 2 hours
6 HOURS PACKAGE
430
For 2 persons
Usually divided into 3 sessions of 2 or 1.5hrs
**Any groups must already be formed at the time of booking. Individual person pre-bookings for group lessons are not possible.

Get the best quality of teaching

Felix BekkerFelix Bekker
07:43 29 Sep 22
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.
Christopher JarcChristopher Jarc
18:11 28 Sep 22
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 🤙🏼
Jean AbillamaJean Abillama
13:36 16 Sep 22
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!
Ralph DeckersRalph Deckers
13:07 26 Jul 22
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.
Reid BeckerReid Becker
01:53 22 Jul 22
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!
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Special Deal

  • LEARN & BUY DEAL
  • Minimum of 6 hours private or 10 hours semi-private, get 10% discount on new gear!
  • Minimum of 10 hours private or 20 hours semi-private, get 15% discount on new gear!
  • Minimum of 20 hours private, get 25% discount on new gear!

What you will learn

Level 1 – Discovery

Usually completed in 4/5 hours.

Safety, set-up, 2&4 lines kites, piloting,
launching and landing, body drag.

Level 2 – Intermediate

Usually completed in 6/7 hours.

Water procedures, upwind body drag, board on the feet, water start.

Level 3 – Waterstart Riding

Usually completed in 6/7 hours.

Edge control, upwind riding, change of
direction, toe side turns, first jump

Level 1 IKO

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

Level 2 IKO

• 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

Level 3 IKO

• 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. 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. 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

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? Our Refresher is just what you are looking for! Book in for a private session with one of our IKO certified instructors to get you back on track in no time!

65€ per hour including equipment

 

Advanced

Take your kitesurfing to the next level with a radio-assisted, intensive Progression Session. 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. Minimum required IKO level: 3K (riding upwind).

  • advanced coaching basic with bbtalk**, + 20€ per hour (65 + 20 = 85€)
  • advanced coaching premium with bbtalk**, +40€ per hour (65 + 40 = 105€)

**About advanced coaching: bbtalk is a 2-way radio system that allows you to not only hear your instructor but also talk back to him/her. For the basic advanced coaching the instructor will stay on land and instruct you from there. For the advanced coaching premium the instructor 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. 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 which case we might suggest you take a private lesson instead to ensure maximum safety.

45€ per hour including equipment

 

IKO Certification

For independent riders who would like to get an evaluation of their riding skills and be able to show proof of their level at any IKO affiliated kite school around the world, we offer the possibility of an IKO assessment session. To be certified as an independent rider some of the required skills are: Riding upwind in all conditions, know the ROW rules, launching and landing, safe handling of the kite on the beach, body-drag upwind to retrieve your board. You will receive an IKO Kiteboarder Card (vCard) at the completion of the session.

45€ including equipment (Duration: max.1 hour)

Rental Check

Because safety is one of our main priorities any person renting kite gear from our kite center 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.

20€ including equipment (Duration: max.30 minutes)

  • Book equipment rental (Kitesurf / Windsurf / Wingfoil) at least 45 days in advance and we offer you 10% discount!

  • Book 10 hours private or semi private kite lessons  and we offer you 1 additional hour free of charge!

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