Waves along Kea, Greece


WindSurfing in Greece

What could be more exciting than waking up on a beautiful morning
in Greece, donning your wetsuit to go windsurfing upon the tides?

New to WindSurfing? Check out our WindSurfing essential guide to equipment and techniques needed to succeed at WindSurfing. WindSurfing material may be found here.


You'll find beginners in this sport comparing surfboards, sails and wetsuits.
Surfboards should be about  3 - 3.20 meters long and the sail you choose should be lightweight and of vibrant colors so you can find it in the surf and easily pull it from the water. If you sign up for windsurfing lessons, most likely they will include the basics for the class.


Travelers will find many needed items along side the road in a small wooden box called a kiosk. Most tourists will find that it is very expensive to call home from their hotels... so it is better to buy cards from the kiosks to use for the public telephones that will allow you to calculate exactly how much money you are spending. The kiosk will sell newspapers, postcards, stamps, candies, ice cream, worry beads, hats and just about whatever else you can think of.

The kiosk owner can expect to make between $1,000-$3,000 per day depending upon how many hours are worked. There are around 46,000 kiosks in Greece. Kiosk licenses were traditionally reserved for injured World War II veterans. In recent years, as the number of veterans has dwindled, licenses have been given to injured or disabled soldiers. The cost to buy a kiosk that is no bigger than 2 square meters (21 square feet) and usually painted yellow or green is over $100,000 in most cases.

If you like the frappe (cold, icy, frothy, instant coffee with milk) you'll find most roadside kiosks keep frappe kits in their fridges and you can expect to pay as much as $7.50 for a coffee. Greek frappes are popular because the have four times the caffeine as an espresso.