Q:

What are the best Mediterranean island escapes?

I’ve some vacation time coming, and I’d like to escape to a Mediterranean island for some adventure. Where should I go?

Apr 4, 2012
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Naxos

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A:

Kitesurfing in Naxos, Greece
Sleepy little Naxos—the boyhood home of Zeus in Greek legends—is so far off the tourist map that its economy is based more on growing olives than catering to camera-toting tourists. But it enjoys a little more fame among windsurfers and kitesurfers. The island’s location in the center of the Cyclades archipelago exposes it to steady winds, and its sheltered, shallow inlets make for ideal launching points. Get lessons and rentals at the Naxos Surf Club.

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