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
10
Boats in this location
73

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

1250 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2003
Built in
1300 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1321 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1372 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2003
Built in
1550 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
44 ft
Length
2000
Built in
1550 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
46 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1567 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
46 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1611 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2007
Built in
1668 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2004
Built in
Kavala
35 yachts
Keramoti
16 yachts
Nikiti
15 yachts
Neos Marmaras
2 yachts

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.