Sailing season and weather in Greece
The weather for sailing is wonderful in Greece. Mediterranean sea has 315 sunny days a year in average. It's more than enough to visit all best yachting destinations in Greece. In Greek season, which lasts from April till October, clear sky prevails with a hot weather. Sailing vacation in Greece in summer are longer evenings, bright sunsets, light winds and calm sea. Water temperature is 63°F (17°C) in spring and autumn, and 79°F (26°C) in season.
Eastern Mediterranean has small tides: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm) depending on the place.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
10 - 20 knots
Weather forecast for sailing in Greece
You can get the forecast for the nearest 24h on your arrival at marina. You can also listen to the weather forecast on any tv-channel in any restaurant or tavern shown right after the evening news at 8:50PM (local time). The wind direction is also clearly indicated on the weather map.
Harbor services receive fresh forecasts regularly. You may also learn about it on the website http://www.poseidon.hmcr.gr. Radio forecasts have English and Greek options.
Frequency and time of weather forecasts in Greece:
6.30AM Athens 729 KHz 412 m
1.10PM Corfu 1008 KHz 298 m
1.30PM Rhodes 1494 KHz 200 m
12.00PM Patras 1485 KHz 202 m
The Italian Radio One broadcasts in the Ionic sea at 7.40AM and 11:45PM at frequency 567, 657, 666, 675, 1032 and 1332 KHz.
On the east of Greek archipelago, the forecast is translated in German at 9.45AM and 2.00PM at short waves 6150 MHz. You can connect with HELLAS RADIO via VHF channel 16 in English. You’ll be provided with the forecast for your zone after you name your VHF sygnal and say your boat name.