(Kouremenos Beach - Crete Windsurfing Spots)
Kouremenos, located 1.5km from Palekastro / Agathias, is the most popular windsurfing beach in Crete and one of the most visited in Greece. You will find everything your windsurfer’s heart could possibly desire here. This area stands for strong winds, mostly in northerly directions and side-shore.
Meltemi blasts in from the north between the hills and is accelerated by the thermal effect of the hot summer which increases it by 2 Beaufort. Kouremenos beach near Palekastro has the positioning where Meltemi is at its most reliable and strongest.
The water is warm, about 24 degrees Celsius between June - August and outside temperature ranges from 30-35 degrees Celsius. Water is usually flat, however, you can sail further out to the open sea for bigger waves.
There are two windsurfing stations on the beach offering lessons and renting outboards and sails. Many trees provide shade during the day for those wanting to take some rest or a nap on the beach.
There are several other windsurf spots near Kouremenos / Palekastro (Palaikastro) that you can try. 'Tenta beach' is the most popular for Freestyle windsurfing because it is exposed to the North winds. 'Tenta' provides both a flat and a wavy area. 'Faneromeni' is a more extreme spot and only appeals to the most advanced windsurfers. 'Faneromeni' has world-class waves.