Location, location, location!
The most important feature of a wind/kite surfing station, is its location. Finding a good spot, that can combine ideal weather conditions for different skill levels, a safe environment, forgiving to less experienced athletes (free of power lines, trees and other sources of danger) and an attractive scenery, is a challenging task. We spent years looking for this ideal location, and we finally found it, here in Naxos.
Our station is situated, in Kastraki, Naxos, on a 1.5 kilometer long, sandy beach with pristine waters and constant winds. In summer time, weather conditions in Kastraki make it an ideal training ground for all levels. Beginners in need of flat waters and a safe bay, intermediate athletes who simply want to freeride and improve their level, slalom and formula racers who enjoy long distances and speed or even seasoned surfers who seek a freestyle playground, can all have a blast in Kastraki.
Meltemi -a seasonal North-Northeastern wind- blows in the Aegean from May to September with typical speeds of 4-6 bf setting the ideal conditions for the island of Naxos. In our spot in Kastraki, wind direction during the “meltemi season” is usually sideshore to offshore.
Occasional southern winds with an onshore direction are also probable near the end and the beginning of the summer season, and offer a great chance for bumps and jumps as our spot becomes rather wavy.
Kastraki, the beach where our station is located, is just 15 kilometers away from the port and the city center of Naxos (or around xx minute by car), and xx kilometers away from the island’s airport (or around xx minutes by car).
There are many ways to reach our station.
You siply have to type ” Ride with the gods ” in Google maps and let technology will do the rest for you.
Alternatively you can use the following coordinates via any GPS.
Latitude: 37.0173448 – Longitude: 25.3775042
Buses are available on an hourly basis during the day from the city center to Kastraki. Ticket cost is 2,60 euros. All you need to do is hop off at the “Liofagos tavern” stop, follow the signs and walk 100 meters towards our station. If you have any trouble reaching us, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you navigate or carry your equipment.
The cost is typically around 30 Euros. Taxis can be found near the port area straight in front of the ships. Taxis with roof racks may also be available in case you wish to carry your equipment (typically cost is 5 euro for every kite and 10 euros per every windsurf). Please let the taxi driver know that you would like to reach “Ippokampos tavern” in vigla area; our station is right next to it. Alternatively, we can help you guide the driver directly to our station.
If you are using a car or motorbike, there are two options to reach our station. You can either take the main road with a direction towards Vivlos, continue to Kastraki and then follow the wooden signs at the “military camp” junction.
Alternatively, you can take the coastal road, with a direction towards Mikri Vigla and subsequently follow the wooden signs that will guide you all the way to our station.
A number of companies can be found at the city center of Naxos, offering bike and motorbike rentals. The cost for car rentals is typically between xx and xx Euros per day, depending on the vehicle. The cost for bike rentals is typically between xx and xx Euros per day. Please don’t hesitate to reach us by email or phone, should you need any further information or clarification; we’ll be happy to help you and provide you with local knowledge and tips.