Cretan Paragliding

About us

Share joy and it will return to you double!

That was the idea that lead us, to create our “Cretan Paragliding” school back in 2012. To share the dream that everyone has from time to time! That people can fly! Its not impossible anymore.
Our team consists of Certified, highly professional Instructors, Tandem pilots and ground stuff. At the same time, what characterizes them, is Cretan hospitality, love and passion for what they do. We’ll gladly help you with anything, not just about paragliding, but concerning your staying in Crete in general.
You don’t just take a flight with us. You live an integrated outdoor experience! Hundreds of passengers trust us every year, and there is a reason for that! Each flight for us is a combination of professionalism and pleasure, since we love what we do and the happy moments of our passengers are also our happy moments.

Cretan paragliding is the only school in Crete certified from Greek airsport federation to give free flight paragliding courses and Tandem flights. We are member of APPI, a world wide association of paragliding pilots and instructors.Its located in the city of Chania, but organize courses and tandem flights in the entire region of Crete. Our flight gear is brand new, and we constantly change it with new ones, so be sure we always have the best gear available in matter of safety and performance.

Cretan Paragliding Team

Yannis Katsandredakis

Founder / Instructor / Tandem pilot

Yannis is the founder of “Cretan Paragliding”. He started to fly back in 2006 and since then he got hooked by the sport. He become a paragliding instructor by the Greek Air Sport Federation in 2012 and the same year he set up the Cretan Paragliding school. He participates in Greek and international competitions, and he has been many times on the podium and he is an active member of the National Greek Paragliding team. He enjoys to share the feeling of excitement and happiness that a flight offers. In his free time, he likes to hike, swim and sailing. But mostly, you will find him on the air!

Apostolis has been flying for only 2 years, but has learned very fast! He joined our team from the beginning. He is a live map and a guide  himself! While on our way up to take off, he will have started telling you everything you need to do for your duration of stay in Crete. Where to go, what to eat, what to see, and all this from the local’s point of view. A precious man. He loves to travel, meet new people, and fly!

Apostolis Mylonakis

Pilot / PR

Stavros Pentarakis

Instructor assistant / pilot

Stavros has been flying paragliders since 2005. His deep knowledge of the theoritical part of the flight is appreciated for the entire community of paragliding in Crete. You’ll always find him at the landing field helping the students for their final approach with his calm voice. In his free time he likes to hike, fish, cruise the big blue with his small boat and of course flying!

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