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Jun 02, 2011, 17:51

Please open all beaches to kitesurfers again.
As reactions on show, many kitesurfers have to consider traveling to Greece now if this law stays active.



Jun 02, 2011, 18:17

Just canceled my trip to Greece in August because of Kitesurfing ban... Sorry Greece, i'll be spending my money somewhere else...



Jun 02, 2011, 18:25

Greek Authorities look what the Kitesurfing Legislation is on other countries and change accordingly! You are going to loose a big chunk of your tourism if you don"t change this law!



Jun 02, 2011, 18:27

I am thinking on canceling our kitesurfing holidays in Halkidiki if the law doesn't change.

#5 Trip cancelled too

Jun 02, 2011, 18:29


i cancelled my trip to greece islands too. I can not understand this law, why is kiting forbidden and windsurfing not? I thought tourism is much important for the Greece economy, especially in this hard times. Please note that Kite sufers are good tourists, who travel all over the year and not only on summer holiday time. Eg. Egypt a big part of the tourists during the Egypt revoloution were Kitesurfers!!



Jun 02, 2011, 18:30

We kitesurf do care, so dont ban our sport as we love to come on holiday to support your bars and nightclubs )



Jun 02, 2011, 18:50

If kiting will be banned in greece, its our last vacation there. And i know a lot more people how think the same.



Jun 02, 2011, 19:24

We are coming to Greece every summer for more than one month, only to go kitesurfing. And not only my family, but also most other people we know from the holidays only come to Greece for kitesurfing.

If it wi be forbidden to kitesurf this summer, we will go to Spain or France to go kitesurfing. I don't think that is what the Greece government wants in this hard times.

Please keep kitesurfing allowed in Greece



Jun 02, 2011, 20:41

ade pigenete se kana propotzidiko pou exei aniksei ena se kathe tetragono, kai afiste ta thalasia spor kai tis malakies


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Jun 02, 2011, 20:53

Σωστόοοοοοος πουλανε και ναρκωτικά εκει? μυριζουν και τα απαυτα τους?? στειλε μια φωτο σου να καμαρωνουμε το μελλον !!!!



Jun 02, 2011, 22:55

Use to go kiting in Rhodos every year, enjoyed weather, wind and friendliness. But the keyreason to go was kitesurfing. Just in time i learned about this i rebooked the vacation of my family. I hope the ruling will be reversed, but if still in place next year my choice will be clear.



Jun 02, 2011, 23:24

Pity, greece was a nice mix of old stones to visit + kite.
I will then spending money with my family in turkey, instead of greece.



Jun 02, 2011, 23:58

Are you crazy? Kiting is also an economic resource.
Me and my family will not return in Greece if we can not kite.


Jun 03, 2011, 00:07

Totally don't understand the law. Yeah it's always easier for someone to ban it totally than to make rules or at least try to understand what's going on. Greece should get inspired from abroad, the rules are not so complicated for every single beach users...



Jun 03, 2011, 01:15

what a shame...



Jun 03, 2011, 01:57

I was thinking of taking a vacation in Greece, already looking for good spots to kitesurf, but this decision is heavily influencing that. Perhaps Egypt or (more likely) Sardinia will be the place of destination instead of Greece.



Jun 03, 2011, 02:02

we will be missing grece (



Jun 03, 2011, 02:07

As a mountain biker banned from our trails in Slovenia, i know how it is.... You got my support!


#19 My last visit was 2001 in Greece

Jun 03, 2011, 02:21

and it sucks. When this law is active, i will never ever again travel to greece. I only fly over the land to friendly destinations.


Jun 03, 2011, 03:00

iam Greek but i live in Canada now.One of the reason who iam going every summer in Greece is kiteboarding.why they made that stupid law? i dont know but iam sure iam thinking a lot before i decide to go there again and spend a summer without surf on the water.I hope that change because is stupid,very stupid



Jun 03, 2011, 04:06

auti i xora d mporei na ekmetaleutei kapoia pragmata pou tin kanoun ksexoristi...zoume pou zoume apo ton tourismo diagrafoume k ton serfistiko tourismo pou einai mia megali merida touriston...mpravo mas...



Jun 03, 2011, 04:55

kiting is not a crime..



Jun 03, 2011, 06:34

democraty is a decision of the majority, not just bureaucrats



Jun 03, 2011, 08:11

I want to visit Greece as a tourist and spend some thousands €. Please don't ban kitesurfing!



Jun 03, 2011, 09:39

No way! Greece should not be allowed to disallow kitesurfing.