There’s no short supply of sun in the Mediterranean. Greece in particular experiences roughly 315 beautiful, cloudless days a year. During the region’s sailing season— from April to October— you’ll find clear horizons and pleasant temperatures. Midsummer is a favorite time to charter, as the winds are most gentle and the evenings long, perfect for enjoying colorful sunsets.
The waters of the Aegean and Ionian seas are affected by two dominant winds— Meltemi and Sirocco— however, the intensities will vary on the time of year you travel and which region of Greece you sail. For example, those in the Saronic Gulf (near Athens) often enjoy its more flat waters. But because winds can reach up to 40 knots and be quite unpredictable almost anywhere, all Greece yacht charters must have previous sailing experience, a license and at least one certified skipper aboard. Overall, warm 70-80°F breezes and the variety of itineraries make any cruising day a thrilling adventure.
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