Where To Sail: Greece or Turkey

It’s always hard to choose a sailing destination. Especially when it’s between so beautiful sailing countireto sails. Both have a lot to offer and sailing either one would be unforgettable experience for sure. We hope this text will help you decide in choosing Greece vs Turkey.

Greece vs Turkey


Sail in Greece and discover over 2000 islands, each with its own unique character. The islands make up 20% of the total area of Greece. This is an ideal yachting area with more than 15.000 kilometers, so there is plenty of adventure waiting for you if you decide on yacht charter in Greece. The climate is Mediterranean with mild moist winters and dry hot summers.  Compared to Turkey, sailing conditions in Greece are slightly better. The winds are stronger than in Turkey, especially during late July and August.

Greece vs Turkey

Most of famous Greek monuments are located on shore. However, there is lots to be seen since the islands still feature lot’s of cultural and natural heritage. Patmos in particular is famous for the Cave of St John.


Yacht charter in Turkey is perfect if you want a relaxed sailing experience especially early or late in the season. Then the winds are not as strong as in midsummer. Turkey is an ideal gulet charter destination being the homeland of that type of vessels.

To sail in Turkey means to cruise along the much indented Turkish coastline. Sailing in Turkey takes you back in time since the country is rich in archaeological sites, castles and temples. Especially the south-west coast, from Izmir via Kusadaşi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and Kaş to Antalya, makes an ideal sailing ground.

Greece vs Tureky

Turkey is much greener than Greece, and the water is warmer. In springtime, the temperatures in Turkey are warmer than in Greece, where it’s still rather chilly at night. However, in midsummer, it gets quite hot in Turkey.

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Tin Đudajek

About the Author: Tin Đudajek

Tin is a marketing specialist at SailingEurope. Young journalist with a background in project managment and media in general. Sailing enthusiast, anthropologist and explorer.

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