Irreplaceable For Surfing Enthusiasts With Its Favorable Wind And Beaches: Gökçeada

Gökçeada, which has the title of “the first Cittaslow island” in the world, with its favorable winds which brings a rush of domestic and foreign enthusiasts.

• Gökçeada, which has one of the largest islands with its 297 square kilometer land, started to make a name for itself with its wind sports such as “windsurfing” and “kiteboarding”natural and cultural beauties.

People from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and other places such as Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Belgium and Germany, come here to share their passion by the camp in Aydincik.

The Gökçeada Mayor ,Unal Cetin said that the district has a very important meaning when it comes to terms of windsurfing.

While emphasizing that Gökçeada is starting to attract people from all over the world, instead of just the country, he said:


There is an indispensable place for athletes and the mayor, tourism and sports department of Turkey are trying their best to keep it that way. We wish our guests from Belgium and Germany to enjoy the sports, which in this case is kiteboarding and windsurfing.

• The Gökçeada's windsurfing point in Aydıncık is stating that developments were made.


Volkan Gunel, a surf instructor with a windsurfing school in Aydincik, said that they were entertained by those who are fond of this sport in Gökçeada.

• Gunel's school for sports was opened in the early 2000s in Istanbul. After the school had been moved to Gokceada, Günel had stated that he fell in love with this place and the opportunity it gives with its wind and sea.