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Greece, with its many gulfs and archipelagos, is considered as a paradise for yachting and can largely fulfill everyone's expectations, whether one wants to yacht for pleasure or for sport.
Yachting in Greece is a unique experience. Greece is surrounded by two seas, the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea, which are scattered more than 2000 islands and islets. Every Greek island is of unique beauty and charm and everyone will enjoy discovering their beautiful bays and beaches only accessible by boat. All kind of waters and winds are represented in those seas.
In this section about yachting in Greece will inform you about booking a yacht but also about winds in the Greek islands.
Renting a yacht in Greece is an excellent way to explore the magnificent Greek Islands. Our great variety of yachts can satisfy any desire that you have and any way that you might take.
Winds can be divided into two Greek islands regions: the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea.
The Winds of the Aegean Sea, during the summer season, are called "Meltemia" and are present from May to September. They become particularly strong during July and August and such strong winds have an average duration is from 2 to 4 days. The directions of the Meltemi vary depending on the region. The winds come from the NE in the North Aegean, from the North in Central Aegean and from the NW in the South Aegean. These winds are ideal for yachting.
The intensity of the Meltemi also depends on the region. For example, one of the strongest winds can be found in the Cycladic islands of Naxos, Paros, Mykonos, and Tinos, which attract every summer thousands of windsurfers and kitesurfers. The Cyclades islands are perfect for Greece yachting.
The Ionian Sea Winds usually blow from the NW, during the summer season, and are called "Maistros". A famous island for yachting holidays in Greece is Lefkada were many yachting agencies are located.
Many races are welcomed in the Greek Seas. The races are organized by the 134 sailing clubs operating in the country and they are supervised by the Hellenic Yachting Federation.