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Sailing holidays near Santorini City

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Santorini City. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Santorini

Santorini or Thira is an island in the Greek Cyclades archipelago. It is located in the Aegean Sea. According to legend, Tyra is the remains of the sunken Atlantis. 


Here you will see white houses with blue roofs and slopes going into the sea. This has made Thira one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The island has a great view of Santorini. The city ends many charter vacations in the Cyclades.

Marinas in this location
Boats in this location

Sailing trip on Santorini

There are numerous sailing boats and catamarans. You can rent motorboats. It is a popular destination for honeymooners and families with children. 


It is easy and safe to sail to Santorini on a yacht. There is very deep water here. An exception is the approach to the pier (there are many reefs, and it is better to approach it from the west).


Mooring can be done at the pier in the village of Oia. It's comfortable. The only downside is the waves from passing ferries.


In the south of Santorini is the Vlihada marina. It is the only port where you can safely moor a yacht during a storm (Meltemi) or leave the vessel unattended while exploring the island.


The volcanic arc of the South Aegean Sea passes through Santorini. It is 500 km long and 20 to 40 km wide. The arc runs from Bodrum in Turkey to mainland Greece and includes the islands of Aegina, Metana, Poros, Milos, Santorini, Kos and Nisyros.


Yachting in Santorini will bring you relaxation in hot springs, numerous beaches with red and black sand. 


Santorini is popular for its picturesque villages and clear sea. On the island, you can visit historical sites, museums and wineries, play sports and go sailing. 


The island has a small international airport. To relax on a yacht in Santorini, we recommend that you fly to Athens, and then transfer to the plane of a local airline.


For emergencies, the Coast Guard works (VHF channel 12 and tel. +30 22860 22 239).

Santorini - Yacht Charter Sailica
Santorini - Yacht Charter Sailica
Santorini - Yacht Charter Sailica
Santorini - Yacht Charter Sailica
Santorini - Yacht Charter Sailica

Yacht routes on Santorini

If you rent a yacht for a week, we recommend sailing to the Dodecanese archipelago, visiting Rhodes and Kos. Two weeks is enough to arrange a trip through the Cyclades and sail to Athens.


Itinerary of yachts in Santorini for a week:

  • Santorini — Amorgos — Naxos — Paros Naoussa — Sifnos Camaras — Folegandros — Santorini.

Vlichada port
15 yachts
Santorini Port
1 yacht

Nearest Airports

Santorini National Airport (IATA: JTR, ICAO: LGSR) is located north of the village of Kamari.

Sailing season and weather in Santorini

We recommend sailing from May to September. June, July and August are the driest months. There is a lot of sunshine and a lot of tourists. 


Meltemi winds blow on the Greek islands in summer. Meltemi is the north wind. It blows from early July to mid-August with a force of about 5 on the Beaufort scale. His impulses can reach 8 points. The wind blows hard at noon. Therefore, we recommend traveling by yacht early in the morning. The wind direction is either purely north or northwest. Meltemi can also cause big waves.


Autumn sailing is ideal for a relaxing sailing trip with children. We recommend diving, snorkeling and other relaxing activities. The seawater temperature is high, and the air temperature drops to a maximum of +25 degrees.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +27...+33 °
Wind speed in sailing season 15−25 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Santorini

For information on the current weather conditions in Santorini before your sailing trip on a yacht, use the following resources:

  • Olympia Radio — VHF channels 26 and 87
  • — Athens Observatory
  • is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.

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