Summer Destination Guide

Naxos

Flisvos Sport Club

Location: Naxos, Greece.

Open: Best season May – October.

Flisvos
Flisvos

Conditions:  Flat water lagoon & cross-on wave spot (starboard tack).

Wind: Meltemi F4-6 most days, light in mornings

Equipment available: A full range of RRD boards and NeilPryde sails.

Lessons/Clinics:  Various options available please see http://www.oceansource.net/naxos/rates_and_tuition.asp

Accommodation: The Naxos 1 hotel is situated about 100m behind the Flisvos Sports Club and the beach. The hotel is exclusively for the guests of the sports club and is located at the end of St. George Beach – only a ten minute walk away from the lively Naxos city with its nice taverns, lovely cafes and good restaurants. The Hotel was renovated in winter and spring 2000 in a traditional cycladic style. The 59 tastefully furnished rooms have all terrace or balcony, air condition, refrigerator, TV, telephone, safe and mosquito net.

Getting there:  Varies according to source airport but approx. 3 hours from the UK. Naxos cannot be reached direct via charter flights. The 2 main options for getting to Naxos are as follows:

  1. Transfer via Athens
  2. Transfer via Santorini or Mykonos

TRANSFER VIA ATHENS
If you have booked with Olympic, then please allow up to an hour for transfers between airlines. All airlines now share the same terminal building so its very easy to connect.

Package: various options available through Ocean Source.

Book with: please check out the Ocean Source website and contact them for more information and bookings http://www.oceansource.net/windsurfing_in_naxos_greece.asp

The Flisvos Sportclub provides a unique combination between a perfect flat-water spot in a shallow lagoon and a challenging wave spot. Here we are operating two water sport centres just five minutes walk distance from each other:

1. The Flisvos Centre

From the marbled courtyard of the Flisvos Surf Centre you reach the wave area situated directly next to our Beach Café. When the wind blows with wind force 4 to 5 Bft, this spot is ideal for slalom and freestyle sailing. With more wind this spot becomes the playground for wave freaks and certainly is one of the best wave spots in Greece. The waves are between 1 and 2.5 meters high, allowing radical jumps and wave riding. From the wave spot you can reach the flat-water spot in the lagoon within five minutes of downwind sailing, where you can practice your freestyle moves or go speeding.

Flisvos
Flisvos

2. The Lagoon Centre

The Lagoon windsurfing and catamaran centre is situated 400 meters away from the Flisvos Centre and can be reached in a five minutes walk along the beach. The lagoon is a shallow flat-water spot. It is ideal for beginners in order to learn windsurfing and for intermediate windsurfers in order to achieve a fast progress. The lagoon is a perfect place to enjoy speed sailing in flat-water conditions and to practise power jibes and freestyle moves. Advanced windsurfers can easily access the wave area by passing the reef through a marked passage.

3. Mikri Vigla Surfcenter

You are able to surf straight out into the turquoise clear water of Mikri Viglas Bay, past the 800m offshore little stony island with its traditional white chapel, towards Paros in the distance. This spot allows kiting and windsurfing, as kitesurfing is prohibited along Agios Georgios Beach because of the neighbouring airport. With a little luck you will sight a turtle elegantly floating past, while you are enjoying your ride.

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