They say that life is either an adventure or nothing. If you are an adventure lover and if you believe the same, this is the time to plan your next trip full of adventure and fun. Ever thought about water sports? Water sports can create huge excitement and can be an ideal way to spend your summer vacation. Watersports holidays in Greece is one of the biggest attractions for those who love adventure. For those who love water sports, Greece is a paradise blessed with innumerable islands of different shapes and sizes. Here are a few points to make your planning easier than ever.
Places to visit
There are a few must-visit places in Greece which you cannot miss if you are a water sports lover. Greece has high-quality sea sports services to satisfy the enthusiasts.
Though Naxos is mostly popular as wind sports destination, we strongly suggest you go offbeat and experience the scuba diving and you won’t regret. An underwater cave, the Express Samina wreck off the coast of Paros will stick to your memory for quite a long time.
If you are looking for isolated and secluded beaches, Santorini is the place you are looking for. With innumerable hidden beaches and coves still remain undiscovered, Santorini is the best place for wonderful sea-kayaking. There are also chances of camping on a secluded beach, snorkelling and exploring the surreal underwater world of wonders.
Pristine beaches and emerald water, Kea defines serenity. Kea is easily accessible from Athens and has visitors almost every week. Kea has a centre for water sports, offering several adventurous activities like skiing, wakeboarding, etc.
Call it a surfer’s paradise and nobody will deny. Kos is beautiful and very windy and is the ideal spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing rides. Avail the all day long package at Kos so that you can enjoy the most out of it.
A sea kayak trip to Ionian island to understand and explore the raw beauty of the same is a must if you are a water sports lover. Paddle along the northwest coast and the south of Kefalonia and Ithaka, snorkel in crystal clear waters and relax as you explore the island.
Best Time to visit Greece
Spring and early summer is the perfect time of the year to visit Greece for an adventurous water sports experience. Just about everyone agrees that the best time to visit is Greece is spring and early summer, but autumn is another season which is pleasant yet admirable for the adventure sports lovers. In the autumn, you will enjoy golden days with still-warm waters but since this is an off-season, the availability of boats and flights are quite questionably low. Summers are very hot and the temperature rises up to 43 degrees. It is not advisable to venture out in the midday sun during summer. The seasonal north (Etesian) winds blow on and from mid-July to mid-August, but it can get very windy anytime.
Fun Activities you cannot miss
Greece will show its own charm while you sail from one island to another. You can freely experience island hopping and this gives you an opportunity to anchor your ship anywhere for some quick bath or a swift swim.
Intrigued by the underwater world? Scuba diving is the answer to your quest. It is one of the most demanding water sports in Greece. The bed underneath, the little creatures encircling your head, diving throws a new experience, every time you dive into the emerald water.
Jet Skiing is loved by many but is a very easy sport to participate. This doesn’t need any particular training and feels as good as riding a bike on water.
Get the grip right first. Windsurfing needs a professional assistance if it is your first time. A few hours of training and you are good to go! It doesn’t need any added gear and is a safe sport to participate.
The most simple water activity of all. If you are the one who wants to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding, yachting is your cup of tea. The yacht comes in all shapes and sizes.
It has a huge thrill! Wakeboarding is a surface water sport involving a wakeboard ride over the surface of the body of the sea. This is a comparatively tough sport and needs a professional guidance.
Easy and fun water sport, tube riding involves very little risk. This is mostly a leisure activity and is simple and fun. The assurance of utmost fun is ensured here.
Hold the breath tight and indulge yourself into parasailing over the sea. Need not worry about the risk factor as the professionals will always be by your side and the wind and speedboat will do the needful for you.
You will see this on almost every island in Greece; sea kayaking is definitely a water sport you won’t want to miss. It is definitely another great way to visit caves and discover hidden beaches.
The first thing that you should keep in mind is your own safety. Never try something that you are not confident or comfortable doing. Being a capible swimmer helps, but don’t go beyond your means. There can be many complications while these fun yet potentially dangerous water activities, so remember to take the necessary precautions. Always wear the life jackets, even if you are a capable swimmer. All the water sport enthusiasts swear by it. You never know when you might have cramp in your leg, so you will be thankful to your life jacket if your encounter one such moment.
Having the proper gears is very important in adventurous water sports. If you are a first timer, do not shy away from asking help from the professionals. For children, make sure they attend the training sessions before trying their hands on such activities.
Being alone in the water is not advisable for anyone who is not a regular water sport enthusiast. Even if you are going for a harmless swim or sea-kayaking, try to take someone along with you. For the first-timers and the young children, it is important to be under the surveillance of a professional at least for the initial days.
Greece is a paradise for those who love water activities. If you are one, plan your next trip to Greece and enjoy the emerald, blue, crystal water and an experience of a lifetime. The list of activities is huge and never ending when it comes to water sports and adventure. Choose the one that you like and enjoy to the fullest. One thing is ensured that you will have fun like you have never had before!