Agios Nikolaos on SUP 2023: Your guide to the ICF SUP WORLD CUP event in Greece

“This July the heart of SUP in Greece beats in Agios Nikolaos, Crete!”*: Agios Nikolaos On SUP returns for the 2023 as an ICF SUP World Cup and National Panhellenic SUP Championship event! Held on the 7-9 July 2023 in Agios Nikolaos overlooking the stunning Bay of Mirabello, the event will welcome professional and amateur SUP athletes from all over the world for a long weekend packed with exciting competitions and a grand prize pot of 9000€.

“We are excited to be able to work with our friends at Agios Nikolaos to organize another World Cup this season. The organizing committee is very experienced and we are sure our athletes will love competing in such a beautiful destination,” said Naomi Horvath, ICF SUP Committee Chair. 

Agios Nikolaos on SUP 2023: WHY ATTEND?

“Amazing venue for the sport, from the scenery along the coast and colour of the water, paddling in Agios Nikolaos is unforgettable,” said Fiona Wylde, ICF World Champion. 

  • This is the only ICF SUP WORLD CUP in Europe for 2023
  • OPEN TO ALL: Races for junior, masters, and elite athletes. Paddlers of all levels are invited to bask in a fantastic atmosphere 
  • 9.000€ Prize Money (Awards of 3000€ for Long Distance, 3000€ for Technical & 3000€ for Sprint Race)
  • Extra incentive of offering ranking points for the 2023 World Championships
  • SUP board transfers from SUP Events in Central Europe and rentals are available
  • For the Greek athletes, it also constitutes the National Long Distance Championship and the National Juniors Sprint & Technical Championship 2023.
  • Parallel event: the event will be held in parallel with the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving event at Agios Nikolaos Lake (Voulismeni Lake)


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Agios Nikolaos on SUP 2023: REGISTRATION

Registrations are now open! To secure your place, click here.*EARLY BIRD offer ends on 28 June


  • THURSDAY, 6 July 2023: Athletes’ pickup
  • FRIDAY, 7 July 2023: TECHNICAL
  • SATURDAY, 8 July 2023: SPRINT
  • SUNDAY, 9 July 2023: LONG DISTANCE


  • Opening of the secretariat and athletes’ package pickup at the DAEAN offices in the Marina of Agios Nikolaos

FRIDAY JULY, 7 2023:

  • TECHNICAL Awards ceremony


  • SPRINT SUP Races
  • SPRINT Awards ceremony

SUNDAY JULY, 9 2023:

  • LONG DISTANCE Awards ceremony

Agios Nikolaos On SUP 2023 – Race Courses:

200m Sprint and Technical

180m Sprint

14km Long Distance (North Wind)

8.4km Long Distance (South Wind)

Agios Nikolaos on SUP 2023: BOARD RENTALS & TRANSFERS

SUP board transfers from SUP Events in Central Europe and rentals are available via Sports Camps, the official partner of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and is authorized to provide all types of boats and stand-up boards to competitors in the upcoming World Cups and World Championship events. For more information and to arrange a transfer or rental, click here.

Agios Nikolaos on SUP 2023: TRAVEL & ACCESS

Closest airports are:

HERAKLION: Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (IATA: HER, ICAO: LGIR) is just a 50-minute drive from Agios Nikolaos. It is serviced by KTEL of Crete (Cretan long distance bus company) which connects it to Agios Nikolaos and other parts of the island on a regular basis. You may also rent a car from almost all major car rental companies just in front of the airport 

SITIA: Sitia Municipal Airport “Vitsentzos Kornaros” (IATA: JSH, ICAO: LGST) is just a 1-hour & 15 minutes drive from Agios Nikolaos. This modern airport serves numerous destinations in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Greece. Local buses and car rental companies are located near the airport 

CHANIA: Chania Airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” (IATA: CHQ, ICAO: LGSA) is about 3 hours away from Agios Nikolaos.

For special offers on ferry transfers provided by the event sponsors, click here

Agios Nikolaos on SUP 2023: ACCOMMODATION

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS! To access special accommodation offers and discounts, please register first and You first have to register and contact our hotel sponsors directly for any reservation here  

Agios Nikolaos on SUP 2023: FAQs

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here. In case you don’t find what you need in the list, please do not hesitate to contact the organiser at or on the event’s Social Media – Facebook and Instagram 

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*Content source: Agios Nikolaos on SUP Press Release & All you need to know 

*Images courtesy of Agios Nikolaos on SUP


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