With thousands of islands, pleasant Mediterranean climate and easy accessibility, it is no wonder that yacht charter in Greece is the first choice for yacht charter in the Mediterranean. There are so many spots worth discovering, which is why travelers spend their sailing holidays in Greece, year after year. Yacht charter in Greece is especially popular in the Ionian Islands in the west. Hop aboard a sailing boat or a catamaran in Lefkas, and explore other islands in the region.
Discover local gastronomy on Corfu with a glass of strong ouzo and a plate of olives with cheese. Whether you have opted for a bareboat charter or a skippered yacht charter, sail to the vibrant Zakynthos, and meet tourists from all around the world. Walk around Ithaca, the home of Odysseus and the setting of thousand-year-old myths.
Sailing Greece with SailingEurope means falling in love with its sea, nature, people and culture. Set your sails to the islands ahead of you, and your sailing holidays in the Mediterranean will become a story as rich as any tale from the Greek mythology.
Greece is among countries that have adopted UN resolution for International Certificate of Competence. To charter a yacht in Greece you can either choose our professional skipper or charter a bareboat yacht for which you are required to have:
Or any other internationally recognized licence.
The yacht charter season in Greece starts in early April and lasts till late October. High season starts in late June till mid-September and during this period you have more choices of cabin charters, flotillas or gulet cruises. After this period things are very quiet, especially during the olive harvest.
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of the sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. Greece's climate is versatile due to the country's geographical position, its rugged relief and its distribution between the mainland and the sea. In summer, the dry hot days are cooled by seasonal winds called the Meltemi, while mountainous regions have generally lower temperatures. The winters are mild in lowland areas, with a minimum amount of snow and ice, yet, mountains are usually snow-covered. Moreover, a common phenomenon is the occurrence of different climactic conditions during the same season (for instance, mild heat in coastal areas and cool temperatures in mountainous regions). The average temperature in January ranges from 5.4 °C to 13.3 °C, while the average temperature in July is between 25.8 °C to 29.7 °C.
During summer months strongest wind called Meltemi (also known as "Etesian") is most common in Aegean sea. Meltemi is a north wind that lasts for three to six days and is quite harsh for sailing but it brings refreshing air and provides good visibility. The wind is most common in Aegean sea but it overlaps other areas and has the same features. Meltemi wind usually ranges between 4-5 Beauford scale although sometimes it can reach up to 8 on Beauford scale. The Mistral or Maistro is a north-west wind which blows in Ionian sea and the West Coasts of the Peloponnese. It appears in summer months of July & August and is pleasant soft breeze accompanied by fine weather and light clouds. It ranges from 3-5 Beauford Scale and is perfect for calm sailing holidays. Sirocco wind is a southern wind that blows south of Attiki and east of the Peloponnese. It arrives from north Africa bringing hot air and its duration in Greek area is quite short.
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