Even though Greece is the absolute perfect place for paragliding with steep cliffs and fabulous, green valleys, it is an extreme sport which has not been developed as much as other extreme sports in the country. There are only just a few paragliding centers in Greece organizing paragliding activities and courses.
Paragliding clubs in Greece
Many Greek paragliding clubs are to be found in Peloponnese, Macedonia, and Epirus. Here the paragliding activities are held with safety and the club members are offered all the necessary equipment for the activities. In some of the Greek islands, like Lefkada, you will find independent clubs. The clubs offer courses and flying activities for customers.
Flying Paradise in Epidaurus, Peloponnese
Lefkada Paragliding on Lefkada, Ionian Islands
Fly Feel on Lefkada, Ionian Islands
Dream Paragliding on Lefkada, Ionian Islands
Paragliding Fun in Delphi, Sterea
Paragliding Crete in Chania
Skeye in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece
Corfu Paragliding on Corfu
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Paragliding – Adventure sport or for fun
Paraglider – Equipment and physical condition
Paragliders are unique among soaring aircraft in being easily portable. The complete equipment packs into a rucksack and can be carried easily on the pilot’s back, in a car, or on public transport. In comparison with other air sports this substantially simplifies travel to a suitable take off spot, the selection of a landing place and return travel.
The sport requires good physical condition, excellent technique, mental clarity and peace of mind, perceptivity, as well as knowledge of meteorology and aerodynamics (the latter being provided by special instructors). Depending on the weather, the parapente (paraglider) can reach a height of 4,000 meters. and cover a distance of 2-2.5 kLm. The flights last a couple of hours and speed ranges from 48 to 60 km/h.
Greece has the ideal climate for parapente (paragliding) flights, since the drier the climate of an area or country is, the better it is for the development of the sport.
For more information regarding hang gliding and parapente (paragliding) in Greece, local clubs and the various events held all over the country, contact the:
Hellenic Air Sports Federation (HASF)
P.B. 70262 Glyfada, 166 10 – Athens
Tel: +30 210 9649 788, +30 210 9649 876
fax: +30 210 9649 547