Embark on an 8-day voyage to learn the basics of sailing navigation and improve your kitesurfing skills as you visit epic spots in the Cyclades. Let a professional guide teach you advanced kitesurfing moves as you revel in the views of the turquoise waters and enjoy the idyllic beach ambiance. Visit the islands of Paros, Antiparos, Mykonos, Rinia, Milos, Syros, and other secret spots as you take advantage of the ideal meltemi winds and develop your skills.
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
NOTE: Private kiting lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced kiters, the Assistance Plus package, as well as the North KB 2022-2023 kite gear can be demanded and purchased on request. The Assistance Plus package is for independent riders who need help to start from onshore beaches or to come back to offshore beaches, or who want to feel safer during days with demanding conditions or in technical spots. It consists of 3 lifts per day.
In order to join kitesurfing adventures in the Greek Cyclades, you need to be at an intermediate or advanced level of kitesurfing. Kitesurfers need to be able to ride upwind consistently in every wind condition, control the kite on the land, body drag upwind, relaunch the kite from water, body drag to their lost board, and self-land the kite with chicken loop quick release.
During the week of sailing and kitesrufing, you will learn:
These camps are ideal for intermediate and advanced kitesurfers but one beginner per group can join as well. Lessons for beginners are carried out by IKO instructors and the student is assisted and followed by a tender (safety boat) with radio communication. The lessons last for a maximum of 1h per day.
More lessons for beginners are possible in case of groups of kiters requesting a camp with the entire catamaran. If you have a beginner in your team, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Additional beginner, intermediate, advanced and foil lessons cost €100 per hour, while wing beginner lessons are set at €80.
The complete kite gear set (kite set, bar, twintip board, and harness) can be rented from your guiding service for an additional fee on request and is available only for experienced kiters. It has to be requested in advance and is subject to availability. They also offer the equipment separately (e.g. twintip boards, surfboards, foil boards, kite sets, and one kite size).
When it comes to the equipment you need to bring, here’s what you’ll need:
Wetsuit and booties can be rented for an additional fee. Let us know if you need this gear as it is mandatory equipment for the lessons.
You can rent complete gear (kite set, bar, twin-tip board, harness) from your guide for €500 for the duration of the camp. You can also rent separate equipment:
Gear is available only for experienced kiters. Damages or loss will be charged (reparation costs + devalue). Gear insurance is available on request, but it does not cover loss of the gear.
The ideal time to go kitesurfing in Greece is spring and fall. The Greek Cyclades have the meltemi winds blowing from the north with an intensity between 12 and 30 knots. A long, 2-3 mm wetsuit is recommended for strong meltemi days.
If you’re heading to Greece, you’ll be aboard a Lagoon 500 Flybridge. This 50-foot catamaran houses 9 kite surfers and 3 crew members, who will take care of the outings and meals. The Lagoon 500 Mystique features a spacious deck as well as a comfortable hang-out spot with big windows so you’re never turned away from the turquoise sea.
If you’re cruising the waters of North Sardinia and South Corsica, your home for the week will be the Nautitech 46 Fly, a 46-foot long catamaran. Built in 2019, the flybridge offers a 360° view of your surroundings and can accommodate up to 7 kiters and 3 crew members. This is a true liveaboard catamaran, whose comfort and modern design make it the perfect place for longer journeys.
You have a choice between two tyoes if cabins: the small single one and the double cabin. The double cabins are cozy with enough space for two people and an ensuite bathroom.
As for the single cabin, keep in mind that it’s well-ventilated with 2 windows, but it doesn’t have much storage space nor a private bathroom. Regarding the storage space, you’ll keep some of your things in your cabin as well as in the living area. There’s also no floor space—when you enter, you will step in directly onto the mattress.
The rate is based on sharing the double cabin, but there’s also an option of being by yourself in the single or the double cabin. You can tell us your preferences upon booking.
Group sizes and prices:
Min. age requirements:
If your group has minors under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
If you wish to secure your place on a group tour, a 50% deposit to secure your place is due upon the confirmation of your booking. The remaining 50% is paid 90 days prior to the trip.
Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. This policy applies to any reason of cancellation by the member including Covid positivity or illness:
If you wish to secure a private tour with a group of max. 9 kitesurfers and request this camp with the entire catamaran, a 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon the confirmation of your booking. Another 20% is due 90 days prior to the start tour date, and the remaining 50% 60 days before the trip.
To get to your Greek meeting point on Paros Island, Parikia Marina, most people fly into Paros National Airpot (PAS) 15 minutes away from Parikia Marina. From there, you can rent a car or take a taxi to get to Parikia Marina. Other options include flying into Mykonos-Manto Mavrogenous Airport (JMK) and then taking a 1-hour ferry from Mykonos harbor to Parikia.
Check in is at 6 pm on the first day and the catamaran will depart from the Parikia Marina the next morning.
On the last day, you’ll check out between 9 and 10 am. The catamaran will arrive in the marina either the evening before the last day or the morning of the last day.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Cyclades, Greece, please refer to the Discover Greece or the Greek National Public Health Organization.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!