The climate of Greece is Mediterranean on coasts and islands, with mild and rainy winters, and hot and sunny summers.
The sailing season starts early April and ends in November. The most crowded sailing areas will be Corfu, Lefkas and the Saronic.
Due to spring rains in the early season, you will find an abundance of flowers & lush and green islands. Especially on the Cyclades and Dodecanese, which will gradually turn dry and barren during the high yacht charter season. Despite losing some of its freshness and most of the flowers, the Ionian and Northern Aegean islands will remain green and fertile throughout the whole sailing season.
April – May: occasional showers, temperature from 19 – 23°C, average water temperature 15°C. In the Ionian the Maistro delivers steady reliable winds much like in the Aegean.
June – August: sunny, blue skies every day, temperature from 28 – 31°C, average water temperature 24°C. In the Aegean Sea the strong Meltemi winds could be a nuisance.
September – October: temperature from 22 – 27°C, average water temperature 23°C. Still steady winds in the Ionian (Maistro wind).