Wherever on Crete the winds blow, Poseidon’s breath renders your freedom sublime. Unfurl your kite, take up your board, and fly with ancient legends. Chania Prefecture’s countless beaches are well-suited for kitesurfing. The best of these, by far, is Falasarna Beach in the far east of the region where there are exceptional swell and wind conditions. Picturesque Elafonisi Beach farther south is another popular spot if more distant time-wise.
In the wider Chania region, many surf clubs offer lessons and equipment for every level of expertise. Agia Marina and the other beaches of Platanias serve the community of kitesurfers well too. Be advised, there are hundreds of beaches in this part of Crete, some more suitable than others for a great kitesurfing experience. It is always good to check with the locals for wind and sea conditions, and local regulations. They are always friendly and happy to lend a helping hand.