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Windsport Center of Macedonia-Thrace
At the foot of the mountain Voras and at a distance of 28 kilometers
from Edessa, the Windsport
Center of Macedonia-Thrace is located. It was founded in 1976 on the initiative
of the Aviation Club
The ideal conditions for the exercise in wind sports that prevail,
with favorable upward currents for glidering and with dynamic currents in a mountainside
for parapente, contributed decisively to the international acknowledgement of
the Center and to the attraction of a considerable number of wind-sport fanatics
in the region.
One of the most important activities that the Aviation
Club of Edessa exercises is the operation of a pilot school, while the organization
of national championship contests of parapente, as well as the demonstrations
of acrobatic sail-flying and the famous "Kite Festival" on Shrove Monday
The visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the unique thrills that
wind-sports offer, seizing the possibility even for a flight on a sailplane or
parachute, while all the preconditions for a pleasant stay are fulfilled in the
guesthouse of the Center and in the traditional facilities of the neighboring
This text (extract) is cited October 2003 from the Pella
Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.
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