Windsurfing and kitesurfing are the two most popular wave sports in Crete. In recent years fans of a new form of sport, stand-up paddle (SUP), have increased. During the winter days, the most adventurous are engaged in surfing.
Crete retains its rugged terrain below the sea surface, forming imposing abysses, caves, and reefs. Furthermore, numerous shipwrecks and airplane carcasses are scattered around Crete, a reminder of the island’s history. Guests of Crete have the opportunity to escape to the magical underwater world by choosing among a large number of diving clubs. Besides diving, visitors can explore coasts through snorkeling or participate in fishing trips or bottom-glass boat...Read more...
“Freediving is not only a sport, it’s a way to understand who we are.” -Natalia Molchanova, 23 times world freediving champion Freediving is a fundamental part of the life of marine mammals like whales, seals andRead more...
Hundreds of Crete's visitors each year enjoy the pirate excursions and the exploration of the most secret places in Crete with the pirate ships and the ferries that organize events around the island.Read more...
The visitors of Crete looking for seclusion could rent a motor or sailing vessel from the marinas of Agios Nikolaos, Heraklion,Read more...
Windsurfing is a water sport that combines the disciplines of sailing and surfing. The sport first emerged in California in the 1960s and spread rapidly to all countries, Greece between them. Kouremenos bay, next toRead more...
The aquatic sport of kitesurf or kiteboarding began to spread after 2000 and has evolved in one of the most popular water sports mainly due to its extreme features. It is generally easier than surf or windsurf. Conditions and spots for kite surf in Crete are perfect for all the kite surfers and experience levels. Elafonissi,Read more...
Surfing on a board is a very popular aquatic sport originating from ancient Hawaiian civilization. All one needs is a board and a wetsuit for the winter! However, the most interesting question is whether Crete is a place where someone could surf. What most people don't know is that there are stunning places that feature waves from 1.5 up to 2.5 meters. Especially in winter when the sea is full of waves, surfing is an ideal sport for those loving the pumping...Read more...
Stand up paddle (SUP) is a new sport similar to surf, at its simplest form which is standing up on a large board using a paddle for moving and keeping balance. It's a new form of surfing that allows everyone to catch some waves with a little practice. Moreover, it can be enjoyed on calm days for a relaxing stroll and cruising through channels, sharp coves, and caves. Lately, a new form of SUP activity has arisen, that is SUP Yoga, i.e. taking yoga exercises on a SUP board...Read more...
Free dive from cliffs, known as Cliff Diving, is one of the most popular extreme sports internationally. Indeed, Crete plays a leading role as it hosts the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving international event.
- West Crete
- Central Crete
- East Crete
- Chania Prefecture
- Chora Sfakion
- Rethymnon Prefecture
- Agia Galini
- Heraklion Prefecture
- Agia Pelagia`
- Kokkinos Pirgos
- Lassithi Prefecture
- Agios Nikolaos
- Lassithi Plateau
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