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Chalkidiki: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in Chalkidiki. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in Chalkidiki.

Sailing trip in Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki is a trident-shaped peninsula in the Aegean Sea. According to legend, it was formed by Poseidon, throwing his trident at the titans. Three teeth: the peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia, and Ayon Oros.

 

Chalkidiki is a great place to travel on a sailing yacht. There are picturesque bays, good wind, and beautiful sunny days throughout the year.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
June - August
Marinas in this location
20
Boats in this location
88

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+30
Language:
Greek
Timezone:
UTC+2, in summer UTC+3
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
105,908

Why boaters love sailing vacation Chalkidiki

Most of the coast is inaccessible from land. The best places to sail in Chalkidiki: Amouliani, Diaporos, and Kelifos.

 

The crystal clear waters are good for snorkelling, diving, spearfishing, or recording underwater action cameras.

 

At the highest point of the peninsula (Mount Athos) there are 20 ancient monasteries. 

 

A sailing trip to Chalkidiki allows you to swim in the sea, walk on the clean sand and explore the local nature with a large number of bays and short crossings.

 

For lovers of active recreation on the coast, the Sithonia peninsula is perfect. There are many parties, nightclubs, and festivals here.

Chalkidiki - Yacht Charter Sailica
Chalkidiki - Yacht Charter Sailica
Chalkidiki - Yacht Charter Sailica

Chalkidiki travel itinerary

Chalkidiki sailing routes for 7 days:

  • Neos Marmaras — Toroneos Bay — Porto Koufo — Kalamitsi — Amouliani — Diaporos — Ormos Panagias — Armenistis — Kavurotripes — Porto Koufo — Neos Marmaras.

There are short routes in this region. The main emphasis is on getting to know the beautiful nature and architecture.

  • Nikiti — Porto Karas — Porto Koufo — Gulf of Sykia — Diaporos Island — Amouliani Island — Ormos Panagias — Nikiti via Athos.

Experienced sailors in Sailica will help you to build a sailing route in Halkidiki and suggest how best to sail towards Sithonia or to get around Kassandra.

Available yachts in the region

885 €
per week
2
Guests
1
Cabins
23 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1018 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2012
Built in
1093 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2011
Built in
1302 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2006
Built in
1444 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2001
Built in
1462 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
1996
Built in
1736 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
46 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1748 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1749 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2007
Built in

Nearest Airports

Macedonia International (SKG) is the international airport serving Thessaloniki.

Yachting season, tradewinds, and Chalkidiki weather

The prevailing wind direction is northeast. Autumn winds are stronger from September: it is ideal for sailing and surfing. The best time to travel to Chalkidiki is from May to September.

 

Chalkidiki water temperature in May +18° C, in August +25° C. From October, the water becomes cooler, but the temperature is still at +20° C. Meltemi from Rhodes, Crete and the Cyclades greatly influences the weather on the peninsula in summer and autumn.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +28...+33 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for Chalkidiki

Most marinas provide a weather forecast for the next day. Also, explore:

  • noa.gr — Athens Observatory;
  • poseidon.hcmr.gr — Greek meteorological system;
  • Greek Meteorological Service — shows weather bulletins via NAVTEX;
  • WindGURU — weather for windsurfers around the world.

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
5
Full recommendation. Great service & support. We chartered a Beneteau 45 in Athens for our trip around Peloponnes. Great service and perfect customer support from beginning to the end. Due to corona we had to postpone our trip - Sailica managed all the communication with the charter agency and negotiated a great new deal for us. This was already the 2nd time we charted with Sailica and it won't be the last time. Full recommendation
Kyle Redstone
5
I took Dufour Grand Large 560 at Croatia using online yacht rental service sailica.com It's easy to use their mobile app with fair prices and enough quantity of boats which suits to my parameters. Their managers assisted me through whole communication with charter company. It was pleasant to receive a small gift – free of charge transfer from airport to marina. We didn't request it and appreciate their overexpected level of service.
Julian Lehmann
5
Amazing 1 week in Turkey! I sailed with Sailica on a tour in the gulf of Fethiye in Turkey. Overall it was a great experience and a great crew, even if I did not know them before. The area is amazingly beautiful and if you go in April you can avoid the crowds. The skipper was very proficient and knew what he was doing. Highly recommended!
Mykyta Semenoff
5
Great company! The guys answered all our questions which were very important since it was our first sailing experience. Moreover, they advised us not only on a charter but also on the tour itself. This was not the responsibility of the company, but we needed help and the company managers helped us for free. I highly recommend the team. The guys are really reliable, proactive and customer-oriented.
Vadim Rogovskiy
5
Excellent trip to Croatia! The trip was organized on an excellent level since the very beginning - from the yacht search to the trip itself. The team was fast and responsive. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to hang out with family on a beautiful yacht or catamaran!
Nikolaus Haufler
5
Super Beratung - sehr schnell wurde für mich ein passendes Boot in der Türkei gefunden. Sehr guter Preis, und ich konnte einen Skipper aussuchen, den ich bereits vom letzten Mal kannte. Volle Empfehlung!