Sailing – Yachting in Greece

Sailing in Zakinthos


From the total area of Greece about 20% consist of the Greek islands, which makes Greece a perfect area for sailing. The country has a coastline of more than 15000 kilometres. The climate along the coastline has its Mediterranean character of mild moist winters and dry hot summers.

The long charter season starts as early as March when air temperatures rise above the seawater temperatures, which has a stabilizing effect. Around mid-May the Azores High gradually becomes more dominant and the Euro-Asian High loses its influence, resulting in very stable weather. July and August peak in high temperatures and sun hours – the high season for chartering. In Oct/Nov the Azores High becomes less dominant and frontal systems – followed by cool airmasses – start entering the East Mediterranean from the North. The contact with the relative warmer seawater will subsequently lead to an unstable atmosphere and showers.




  • Athens Sailing Academy
    An English speaking sailing school in Greece offering sailing school holidays while sailing in the Greek islands.
  • Sailing Associations in Greece
    The Hellenic Yachting Federation is the organization which supervises all the races. Many races are organized every year by the 134 sailing clubs operating in the country.
  • Escale Yachting – Active Sailing Cruises in Greece and Yacht Charter
  • Odyssey Sailing Greece – Yacht Charter and Sailing Holidays
    The Sporades islands and beyond…

Marinas in Greece

You’ll find a total list of all marinas in Greece at with maps, photos, coordinates and weather report.

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