The climate in Greece is predominantly Mediterranean. Greece and the popular bathing islands become attractive for vacationers from the end of spring, this season is characterised by flowering vegetation and mild temperatures up to 26 degrees. From June the water temperatures rise to over 20 degrees and the sea invites to swim.
The sailing season in Greece starts in early April and ends in November. During this time the temperatures are pleasantly mild, while during the summer it can get very hot with temperatures above 30 degrees. The high season begins in late July and ends in the beginning of September, during this time the marinas are overcrowded with tourists. The best time for a yacht charter in Greece is September, the temperatures are still very summer-like, the prices are not as high as in the main season and the marinas are not as crowded anymore.
In Greece as well sailors will find the Meltemi, a dry and cool north wind. Especially in the summer months from June to September the Memelti blows and provides incredible visibility and light conditions during this time, but the Meltemi also occurs quite often in May and October; this pleasant wind is ideal for sailing and usually blows from afternoon to sunset and can reach up to 4-5 Bft.