P. Merakos

Hang-gliding - Parapente

Greece has the ideal climate for parapente (paragliding) flights, since the drier the climate of an area or a country is, the better it is for the development of the sport.

This sport requires good physical condition, excellent technical, psychological and metal alertness, perceptiveness, as well as knowledge of meteorology and aerodynamics which are taught by special instructors. Taking into account weather conditions, the parapente can reach a height of 4,000 m and can travel a distance of 2.0-2,5 km. Flights may last several hours, with speeds ranging from 48 to 60 kph.

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