Naxos « Meltemi » wind, Naxos Kitesurf Club

The Meltemi wind was known by the old Greeks as the Etesian (annual) northern winds and results from a high pressure system (>1025) laying over the Balkan/Hungary area and a relatively low pressure (<1010) system over Turkey that is channeling jet-effect (venturi) between islands increasing the wind.

Furthermore, it can be characterized as one of the few Mediterranean winds that do not necessarily die out at the end of the day and can easily last more than three to six days and start over again.

Specially where Naxos kitesurf is located at Glyfada beach, the microclimate at the spot which cant be predicted it and it’s almost always 3-5 knots more than the rest of the island