Surf in Crete
Surf in Crete
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Surfing & Windsurfing • Water Sports • Stand Up Paddleboarding
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Surf in Crete is the 2020 Tourism & Hospitality Award Winner in Crete , Greece for the " Excellence in Branding " We are an Asi and Iko affiliated center that provides teaching to sports under international standards of sports etiquettes and safety . and Rental for Kitesurfing , Stand Up Paddle , Surf , Sup Surf , Windsurf
Kokkini Hani, Heraklion Prefecture, Greece

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Stefan E
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
Marios instructed me perfectly after some time without kite surfing. Very recommendable if you look for first or advanced wave experience!
Written 6 October 2021
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Linda v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands13 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Really well managed, and great chill vibe! Marios and his wife Thais own this little gem. Both lovely and inspiring people!
I started with surf lessons, then decided to do the kitesurf course with Marios. Great guy with passion for water sports. He has lots of (kite/surf)experience and pays close attention to safety. Marios is a great instructor; his patience, dedication and people skills make him a very knowledgeable teacher. He’s not the fast forward/money maker guy and puts lots of energy/effort in teaching you the right skills. If you really want to learn (kite)surfing, then go to this school! Definitely recommend and I’ll definitely come back! Thank you guys!
Written 7 September 2021
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Anthony H
Crowland, UK16 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
I found the owner of Surf in Crete, Marios, to be an excellent instructor and a genuinely great guy, with a respect for life and a real passion for his sport and profession. As a newbie to kitesurfing it was important to me to find somebody that focused on safety and a desire to drill into the detail of the fundamentals and basics, not somebody that just wanted to process me through the course, sign me off and take my money, kitesurfing is potentially far too dangerous a sport for this type of approach. I found Marios to have the perfect balance of a real passion for the sport and a desire to instill the correct way of thinking about the sport to be safe, to understand and avoid the danger before it becomes a danger, and to ensure that all around can enjoy the sport and their own lives. As a consequence I am now a confident beginner in kitesurfing, and will soon be purchasing my own kitesurfing equipment to build up the number of supervised hours of practice I need to start level 3 and become truly independent. I highly recommend Surf in Crete to all who wish to kitesurf safely with knowledge and skill.
Written 20 August 2021
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Fafou
2 contributions
Jul 2020
Trainer Marios is the best. You learn Kitesurf with safety .The spot is very good with sand and away of swimmers .
Written 17 July 2020
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Tamara Cas.
Crete, Greece2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Amazing instructors!!!..Great conditions for beginners..to learn and refresh your surfing 1st level. Beautiful island and spot.. Thank you so much for the informations, the lessons and the fun at the sea. I'll come back soon.
Written 29 February 2020
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Thank you for join us ... we love to share our passion for the sea ... you are always welcome !!!
Written 3 March 2020
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Yuriy
Kyiv, Ukraine1 contribution
Aug 2019
I accidentally found Surf in Crete while was in search for kite school for myself and my wife. Turned out to be a a gem. Marios is a great teacher - very passionate and dedicated to his work. We had great time during lessons so after we finished our kite certification we took surf and SUP lessons as well!
If you're looking for a place to learn some new water sports or just have fun - look no further!
Written 14 September 2019
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Thank you so musch for join us ..we had a great time with you ... it was our plasure to be our students and have fun together ..we allready missed you ..enjoy safe watersports ..you are always welcome back !!!
Written 29 February 2020
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Therese
Auderghem, Belgium3 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
I had one lesson with Marios, as I stayed only for 4 days in Crete. He helped me to get on track again and become an independent kiter. We got through the important kiting technique stuff as well as safety wind conditions and practice. I feel confident now to rent a kite on my own, as Marios helped me to understand things that were not clear to me. The lesson was very well balanced and also very fun. Marios is very patient, helpful, respectful and passionate about kiting, surfing SUP and teaching!!! Do not go anywhere else if you want to have fun and learning something in a distracted atmosphere. Thank you Marios!!!
Written 12 May 2019
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Thank you for let us know how much you enjoyed your course with us ...!!! It our importance to make our students indepented and we know they will kite with respect and safety for them and others ... you are always welcome back ..we enjoyed also a lot !!! Kite safe !!!
Written 13 May 2019
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Justa799
Costa Calma, Spain1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Family
Marios picked me up from the hotel where I’d left the family for the afternoon and took me to a great spot. He is a true Waterman that surfs, SUPs and Kites and a great coach. He helped me with transitioning much better and even jumping. Definitely recommend.
Written 17 April 2019
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Justin thank you for the great time i spend coaching you ... it is always my plasure to open the space to another level , especialy to people like you ..keep focus and trainning with safety !!! Enjoy life !!!
Written 18 April 2019
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Igor K
3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Surf in Crete is an amazing place where I have took a couple of surf courses and Marios was and amazing instructor who made this one of a most amazing experience for me and also I would like to recommend this place for everyone who like water sports.
If you will be on Crete do not miss oportunity to visit this place.
Written 4 December 2018
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What an amazing time and so much fun we had with you ... Our plasure for meeting you , and work with you ... Your passion was on top every moment ..that give you so much access to this fast imporvement to your surfing skills .. Hopefully to seen us again .. You are always welcome ... Greetings Marios
Written 5 December 2018
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JABO
1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Friends
What a great school! From the first experience I fell in love with surfing. I spent amazing time and definatly it was one amazing opportunity for me. Thanks to Marios who is always so welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend Surf in Crete for anyone who wants to learn or improve their skills. Big thanks Marios!
Written 2 December 2018
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Thank you for your time ... it is always our plasure to spend time privatly on deferent people needs ... that is our goal to make deferently all understood what they need to do, the way they feel to do .. Enjoy life ... Greetings Marios
Written 5 December 2018
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