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Weather for Greece by Charter Base

For up-to-date weather and planning information we recommend using the Poseidon Weather System website.

Greece is a very safe Mediterranean destination for yachting and sailing holidays with an abundance of natural harbours and anchorages. The coastline is the largest of any Mediterranean country (ca. 7000 miles), resulting in a number of natural 'zones' and groups of Islands which characterised by terrain, air, sea temperature or geographical commonalities.

We have produced a comparison table below using the starting harbour as a base.

Aegean Sea (from April to October)

During the summer months and especially between mid July and mid August, strong winds are common in the Aegean Sea. The wind is referred to as the "Meltemi" and blows in from the North / Northeast and can blow continuously for several days. If the Skipper decides to remain in port during the Meltemi, day-trips around the Island by motor scooter, cycle or on foot are the best way to avoid sailing during this time.

  FROM ATHENS, LAVRION, SKIATHOS FROM SYROS, PAROS, MYKONOS FROM RHODES, KOS, SANTORINI
APRIL - MAY N to NW 4 N NW 5-6 N NW 5-6
JUNE - MID JULY NW N NE 4-5 NW 4-6 NW W 5-7
MID JULY - AUGUST N NE 5
(6 in "Meltemi")
N NE 5
(6-7 in "Meltemi")
N NE 5
(7-8 in "Meltemi")
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER N NE 3-5
S SE 5-6
N 3-5-6
S SE 5-6
N 3-5-6
E SE 4-7
       



  FROM CORFU, LEFKAS    
APRIL - MAY NW to
WNW F2-5
   
JUNE - MID JULY NW to
WNW F2-5
   
MID JULY - AUGUST NW to
WNW F2-5
   
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER N 2-5,
S 2-5