Watersports fans are attracted to Paros for many years, due to the meltemi summer wind that provides the perfect conditions for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. The municipality of Paros supported the 2012 RS:X Europeans in Madeira, Portugal in an effort to further promote sports tourism to the island, by becoming the “Official travel destination”
This year, the Municipality of Paros wanted to reach out to the top windsurfers globally and invite them to the island for training in view of the 2012 Olympics and beyond. The windsurfers got to know more about the island through a presentation of the island’s infrastructure support for windsurfers, kitesurfers and sailors, its wind and its weather patterns. Average winds on the island stay between 12 and 16 knots and average temperature between 12 and 25 degrees Celsius. The Aegean island offers many organized surf clubs, harbors and places to enjoy the nice Greek weather.
In the words of various top windsurfers:
“Paros has developed into a premier international windsurfing spot and offers a less expensive alternative to Canary Islands – with more to do when the wind doesn’t blow” – Paul McMenamin, Seven Windsurfing Wonders of the World
“I love the island of Paros! The combined excellent weather conditions for sailing, sheltered beaches and laid back atmosphere of the town never cease to amaze me. Aros has definitely earned a place in my heart” – Gelly Skarlatou, Member of the Greek Olympic Windsurfing Team since 1995, 2000 & 2012 Olympic Games participant
“Paros is the top windsurfing and sailing destination in Greece. From windsurfing to partying and from beautiful beaches to nice restaurants, Paros is the place to be” – Byron Kokkalanis, Silver medallist in 2010, 2011 and 2012 European Championships
Visit http://www.paros.gr, http://www.fleetracingtour.com and http://www.rsxclass.com for details and watch a video at http://blip.tv/