Best time to visit Crete

Windsurfing

Are you ready for breaking waves in Crete?

Windsurfing in Crete 2020 - Best Time
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Constant strong winds make Crete a decent destination for windsurfing. Kouremenos beach is one the best spots for this activity, and not just in Crete but in all of Europe. North-West wind direction or "Meltemi" is the most favourable. It accelerates between two hills making the wind there very powerful and strong. The water is flat close to the beach, and choppy waves are a bit further out. All necessary equipment for windsurfing is available right there.

Windsurfing in Crete - Best Season 2020

There are also lots of other suitable spots for windsurfing such as Elafonissi beach, Agia Marina beach, Falasarna beach, Kedrodasos and Stavros beaches in Chania, Amoudara and Hersonissos beaches in Heraklion, and Plakias in Rethymno.

The best windsurfing season is from May until October. While windsurfing, you will be surrounded by beautiful views, crystal clear water, and marvellous mountainous landscapes and seascapes.