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Windsurfing Karpathos

Listed under Windsurfing in Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

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One of the Mediterranean's windiest islands, Karpathos has the beaches and coves to take full advantage of the north winds blowing across it between April and October.

There are three main windsurfing spots on the island, the Lagoon, which has shallow water and is good for beginners and freestyles, Gun Bay, where the wind is gusty and Devils Bay, which has constant strong winds and flat water ideal for speed sailors.

Beautiful as well as practically appointed for windsurfing, Karpathos has lovely coves and beaches to explore, some sandy and some pebbled and is a relatively quiet island, with several very traditional Greek towns.

Written by  JP Condella.

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Karpathos is one of the most traditional islands of Greece and with beaches that compare with those of Mykonos.It has very good ancient hike trails that connect the whole island.The best time for hiking is spring time when all of Karpathos is full of wildflowers.Also Easter is unforgetable in the villages as are the many traditional "panigiria"all year round.

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