Kite Safari in Greece
If you want a really unique kite experience, this is the trip for you! In this Kite Safari there is a guaranteed 90% wind at popular kitespots like Cape Drepano while we’ll also kitesurf in flat lagoons, river mouths, do amazing downwinds, and explore uncharted kite spots. We will set our base camp at “Cape Drepano Surf House” and every day we will chase the best conditions for kitesurfing according to your skills.
Location & Transportation
This western part of Greece and especially Corinthian Gulf are ideal for kiteboarding because of the frequent winds – almost every day.
The home base is at the famous kite spots called Cape Drepano, where 2 min from the beach we have our Cape Drepano Surf House. From there the whole Kite Safari experience begins!
With more than 8 kite-spots around our surf house, we are offering the best conditions for a memorable experience. It’s not a touristic area so you will have the chance to leave an authentic Greek experience.
Nice traditional small tavernas, the Greek hospitality, and amazing mountain scenery will make your trip worthwhile.
Moreover, we will explore uncharted kite spots, kiteboarding at river mouths and super flat kite spots.
The area is actually a huge playground where you can go for wreck diving, mountain bike, hiking the amazing Voraikos Gorge or just visit Olympia, the small village where the first Olympic games took place!
Cape Drepano Surf House
Arriving at Cape Drepano
The 2 most convenient airports for this is Athens International Airport from where you can reach the place in 2 hours driving in the new highway and Araxos international airport with has charter flights during the summer and its 1-hour drive from the surf house.
You can rent a car or we can arrange all the transportation for you. If you get the kite holiday package there is a 9seated minivan included.
It’s a common secret among the Greek Kiteboarding Community that if you want to kite every day, you have to go west to a place that the locals call ‘the kiteland‘. The western part of Greece is providing an ideal playground for kiteboarding since you can kite almost every day with any wind direction. At the area, you can find famous kite spots like ‘Cape Drepano’ where you will kite with all the pros during the season like Youri Zoon, Stefan Spiessberger and Paula Novotna, and beautiful downwind cruises in the Corinthian Gulf. Moreover, there are flat lagoons and 3 river mouths which are providing a unique kite scene. Whether permitted we will kite one of the biggest rivers in Greece called ‘Acheloos’ which was worship like a God in Ancient Greece. The most amazing thing though is the uncharted kite spots at the biggest sea lake in Greece.
At this area, we have nice thermals and moderate wind early and late at the season (Mar-June and Sep-November) and high winds July and August when the Meltemi starts blowing. We usually use 9 and 11 sqm kites but a big kite is must for the light wind sessions. The dominant winds are Northwest and East-Northeast. With south winds (not often during the summer) we travel south about 1 hour from our surf house to find some wavy spots. So, actually, we stop kiting only when the mountains are full of snow and its rather cold. With more than 10 kite-spots around our surf house, we are offering the best conditions for a memorable experience.
The kite spot ‘Cape Drepano’
At this area, we have nice thermals and moderate wind early and late at the season (Mar-June and Sep-November) and high winds July and August when the Meltemi starts blowing. We usually use 9 and 11 sqm kites but a big kite is must for the light wind sessions. The dominant winds are Northwest and East-Northeast.
With south winds (not often during the summer) we travel south about 1 hour from our surf house to find some wavy spots. So, actually, we stop kiting only when the mountains are full of snow and its rather cold. With more than 10 kite-spots around our surf house, we are offering the best conditions for a memorable experience.
Our Daily Schedule
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
A minivan will be waiting for you at the airport. Driving immediately to the surf house and weather permitted our first session at Cape Drepano.
Kite Safari Pricing
These are the price for the 6 people team on standard accommodation at our Surf house. We can customize the trip according to your group and your needs, so don’t hesitate to request a custom trip.
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Low SeasonApril - May & Sept. - Oct.
6 people group
6-night stay at Surf House
High SeasonJune - July - August
6 people group
6-night stay at Surf House
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Frequently Asked Questions
This means that out of the 7 days you will have 6 days of wind. So during the trip, you can have a day off, if the wind is not blowing. If we have a second day without wind and we can’t find any decent kite spot around, we will do some speed boat cruising, wakeboarding or some hiking to the amazing Gorge of Vouraikos (include in the price).
During the trip, you will be accompanied with an IKO certified instructor level 2, who will help you improve your skills and riding. This service refers to intermediate and advanced riders but not for experts (wakestyle or dedicated freestyle riders – discount applies). So, during the whole week and every day, you will talk with the kite guide about the problem you face during your kiting sessions or the tricks you want to learn and you will receive tips and instructions on how you will accomplish your goals!
If you are not independent kiteboarder (can’t stay upwind, can’t recover your board), or you haven’t finished you kite lessons, then we can provide kitesurf lessons with 30% discount for everyone in the group. We will provide all the equipment needed (Cabrinha and Duotone 2018-19) and the lessons will be held with radio helmets for communication.
Kiteboarding requires a high level of concentration, alertness, and sync in your movements. Yoga is a perfect complementary exercise in which you can develop flexibility, strength, and balance. Practicing Yoga before your sessions will boost your energy, stability, endurance, confidence, performance, and focus. It will also help you recover from each session so it should be done also afterward.
Yoga sessions will be performed before and after your session in the surf house at the chilling area by one of the best Yoga instructors in Greece, Dibelo Dimitris, who is an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Instructor authorized for up to 500hr from Yoga Alliance. The sessions will be 60 minutes long and the price is 60€ (per session). Discount applies for more than 6 sessions.
We can arrange snacks and beverages at the beach during your kite sessions or arrange some nice Greek cooked food back at the surf house. As for dinner we can have a BBQ at the surf house or go out and eat at traditional fish or meat taverns around.
Definitely! Just send us an email and we will arrange a custom trip for you according to your needs. We can make an all-inclusive offer for your trip as well as customize every single detail to make a perfect vacation for you and your friends.