Greece offers you the most exciting sailing experience and sailing along its coastline is a must-do for every modern adventurer. As you embark on a journey of a lifetime, you will surely want to know a few things about sailing in Greece.
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. In summer, the dry and hot days are cooled by seasonal winds called the meltemi and the winters are mild with a minimum amount of snow and ice. The meltemi is the prevailing wind in the sailing season, and in the Spring and Autumn South and South-West winds can rise.
The average temperature in January ranges between 5.4 °C to 13.3 °C, while the average temperature in July is between 25.8 °C and 29.7 °C.
Sailing Greek Seas & Islands
Greece is a land of four seas, the Ionian, the Aegean, the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean. The coast has a total length of approx. 16,000 km, half of which is found around the thousands of Greek islands. The coasts are characterized by a unique diversity and clean and transparent waters. The majority of the coasts is freely accessible and offers the opportunity to discover them without the presence of a large number of swimmers. On a charter sailing boat to Greece be prepared for different kinds of sailing experience due to extreme diversities in terms of geographical position and weather conditions. If you are not entirely sure of your sailing abilities, the Ionian Islands are the perfect choice. They have always been one of the most popular areas for sailing boats in Greece, with a lot of anchorages, quiet fishing villages and lively resorts. However, if you are a more experienced sailor searching for the excitement of sailing your boat in stronger winds, choose the Sporades Archipelago as your sailing domain, visit its fine sandy beaches and see the pine-perfumed hills.
Of course, when you decide to visit Greece aboard a sailing boat, you need to choose a reliable agency to take you there. We offer you a wide choice of bareboat and crewed charter sailing boats just waiting to take you to one of numerous secluded Greek anchorages. Each of the arrangements is designed to make your sailing holiday in Greece an exciting and memorable experience.
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