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With more than 2,900 islands and islets and rocks, 1,431 beaches, endless blue seas and over 3,700 km of coastline Greece is an ideal sailing destination, where you can discover some of the most famous beaches in the world. Picturesque fishing harbours, idyllic anchorages, history and culture, make Greece the perfect destination for your next Mediterranean sailing holiday. So many Greek islands to discover and so conveniently arranged within easy sailing distance.
A perfect weather is waiting for you from late in May until the mid-October. Out of 365 days a year, Greece’s sunshine and blue skies are well above 250 days.The Greek Islands are where most holidaymakers choose to go. A Mediterranean climate prevails with long, hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summer weather in the islands begins in May with daily highs in the mid-20s. By July the daytime temperature is often in the 30s. July and August are the peak summer months when the temperature will rarely drop below 20°C even at night.
Unique color and quality of the Greek waters
Greece has the top position in seven consecutive years for the highest standard of swimming water between the countries tested (UK, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece). The “blue flag” was awarded to numerous beaches, without considering the beauty and the crystal waters all of the smaller Greek islands and islets, inlets, coves and sea caves that can only be accessed by boat.
Greece is famous all over the world for its gastronomy and the great quality of the wine. In every place you will visit, you will have the opportunity to taste traditional recipes.Greek food uses mainly fresh local ingredients such as Mediterranean vegetables, olive oil, lemon juice, various types of fish and meat, as well as grains. Dishes are flavoursome and packed with variety of fresh and dried herbs. If you’re heading to the Mediterranean to graze on Greek food – five times a day, of course – then you should have room for at least a few of these delicious dishes.
You’ll enjoy coastal scenery, stunning mountain views, amazing landscapes, ruined windmills, caves, bridges, steep rocky cliffs, springs and small gorges… enjoy ravishing wild herbs and flowers… encounter endemic wildlife… reach remote solitary beaches and coves with crystal clear waters. You will have also the opportunity to watch dolphins, seagulls and one of the rarest species of sea turtles called Caretta-Caretta in Zakynthos Island.
A typical day may involve 3-4 hours sailing, stop on the way at a remote bay for a swim and lunch, short sail to the fishing port or bay where you’ll spend the night. In the evening, you’ll discover the island you visited and more importantly the main village “hora” where you can have supper at the local tavern and sample the local delicacies.