Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Slalom
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Antiparos is a small Greek island in the heart of Cyclades group, separated from Paros by a narrow and shallow channel, with width, less than one nautical mile (1,4 km).
Psaraliki is located at a distance of 600m northern from Antiparos Town, facing Paros Island. It is a very good spot to ride a windsurf board or relax with a SUP.
Medium Months: April, October
Wind Type: Frontal Winds
Best Direction: N, NW, NNW
Main Direction: N, NW, NNW
Worst Direction: S
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft), 22-27 knots (6 bft), 28-33 knots (7 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Offshore
Blowing at: Morning, Midday, Afternoon
Wave Tack: Port (from the left)
The channel between Antiparos and Paros provides a strong and steady wind, creating the perfect “playground” for freeride, freestyle and slalom riders. The spot offers year-round steady winds ranging from 12 to 35 knots. Mainly winds from North and Northwest (Meltemi) 83% >3 Bft during summer.
When Meltemi winds blow, the wind here is consistent, stable and side-offshore, with a strength that is just a little weaker than that of the winds that prevail on the eastern beaches.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Attention: Swimmers, Reefs
Flat, crystal clear water.
Access to Psaraliki:
Arriving in Paros there are two options for coming to Antiparos:
1) The direct -passengers only- small boat from Parikia (Port) to Antiparos port. Be aware! Its departure depending on the weather conditions.
2) By car/taxi/bus arrive at Pounda Port (Be aware! Not Pounda beach!) and from there, the small ferry boat, 10 min. trip, will cross you to Antiparos port.
Psaraliki Beach is located at the north-east side of the island, 600 m. distance from the town, facing Paros.
Access to Paros:
Arrival by Airplane: Paros Island features its own airport with daily flights to “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport and all major International Airports. Paros Airport is located at 10 km from Parikia. From Athens airport, there are daily flights to Paros (half an hour flight). The number of flights and their time-table depend on the time of the year (2 or 3 daily flights in summertime).
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: Paros is also connected to most Greece’s ports by Ferry Boats. It features one port, Parikia port. There are two types of ferries; the high-speed ferry which takes approximately 3 hours and the normal ferry which takes approximately 4 to 6 hours.
The main port to take you to Paros from Athens is in Piraeus. Ferries leave every day, starting at 7 in the morning. From the airport, you can get to Piraeus by taxi or by bus (about 1 hour, depending on the traffic). From Athens, you can get to the harbor by subway (25 minutes from the city center). There are also ferry departures, especially high-speed ferries, from the port of Rafina, which is closest to the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, but not so many. If you fly to Athens, you can go to Rafina port by bus or taxi. You can also travel to Paros by ferry from/to main Cyclades Islands.
Local Transportation: When you arrive in Paros, you can either use the public transportation (local bus) or taxis or, even better, rent a car (or a motorbike in the summer). If you land to Paros airport, you can take a taxi or ask the rental agency that your car will wait for you at the airport. If you come by ferry, you can rent a car at the car rental agencies that surround the port.
Arrival by Car: Renting a car or a motorbike to get around is common in Paros and there are many such agencies operating at the airport, the harbor, Parikia and Naoussa.
Arrival by Bus: Travelling by bus within Paros is safe, but it can be tricky as sometimes the timetables change without prior notice. During summer, the buses depart approximately every 1 hour from several towns all over the island. Departure points: Buses leave from Parikia, Lefkes, Dryos, Naoussa, Alyki, Pounta and Kolimbithres, going to several locations around the island and back. During the summer period buses also leave from and to Santa Maria and Ampelas.
Arrival by Taxi: You can also get around Paros by taxis; you will find the main taxi stand in Parikia central square and in Naoussa. Taxis in Paros are pretty expensive. You are advised to ask for the fare before getting in the taxi in order to avoid bad surprises. They can be hailed on the street or arrive by appointment.