After reading and having exploited the valuable information of Fabio's and other riders' reports available on Waterwind.it, it seems fair to reciprocate the windsurfers world community with the description of the spots I visited during these summer holidays :-) .
I hope you find these information useful for your trip to Greece, one of the few areas in the Mediterranean sea, that, on August, has a high probability of high winds!
Windsurfing, spot reviews: Paros and Mikonos, Cyclades Islands (Greece)
Editor's note: the article was updated in August 2019, as a result of Fabio Muriano's trip to Paros (read the full report). Updates are shown in blue.
Paros was the first leg of my trip; we arrived by ferry after landing in Mykonos, in early August. The island is quite large, so we rented a scooter to move, but you can also rent a car visit it. I would suggest staying near Naoussa, the most pretty and lively city of the island where you can find restaurants, bars and nightclubs, but without exaggeration.
(Fabio Muriano) I reached Paros from Italy by car, first with the ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa (Anek Lines), and then, after a few days visiting Athens, from Piraeus to Paros (Blue Star Ferries). During my stay in Paros, I went to Aliky, a quiet little village in the south of the island, which turned out to be a fairly strategic location, as it allowed me to reach both the Pounta spot, opposite Antiparos, on the west coast of Paros, and the spots of the East coast, in particular Golden Beach, and New Golden Beach (for Tsoukalia and Molos Beach, instead, it is better to stay closer to these spots, since from Aliky are almost 40 minutes away by car). Aliky, in comparison to Paroikia, or Noussa, in the months of July and August, has turned out to be a small oasis of peace, however endowed with good receptive structures, and excellent restaurants (memorable Mourajo, or even the Aliky Restaurant).
Definitely worth visiting the various beaches suggested on the maps, 'cause the sea is really nice!
As for the beaches, Faragas, to the south, is very beautiful; also Molos Beach, to the east, and Siparos Beach to the northeast are very nice. Definitely worth a visit is Antiparos, easily reachable by ferry from Pounta, both for the main village beauty, and for some beaches (Soros and Sostes beach to the south east, Aghios Georgios in front of the little island of Despotikò to the south).
If you also want to have the opportunity to do some windsurfing, in addition to sunbathing, I recommend the following spots.
It should be said that the prevailing summer wind blowing on the Cyclades islands is the Meltemi, which normally comes from the North East. During my presence (July 2019) in Paros, the wind often blew abnormally from NW (slightly displaced by the presence of the African anticyclone on the Mediterranean?).
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