Sailing Conditions

... "some of the most famous in Greece, such as fabled Ithaca known for its fearless ruler, Odysseus (Ulysses), hero of the Trojan War and Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey" ...

GENERAL CONDITIONS

The Mediterranean enjoys an average of 315 sunny days each year. During the popular season of April through October, blue sky and warm weather prevail. Midsummer offers long evenings, glorious sunsets, gentle winds and still seas. Since mid July up to mid September, in Aegean sea, “Meltemi” wind is present. Strong N-NE winds are fighting the heat and need skillfull crew to sail the waters.

The water temperature is about 19° C in low season and about 28° C in high season.

IONIAN SEA

Starting/Sailing IN LEFKAS (Lefkas marina)

A Lefkas sailing vacation presents the southern Ionian Islands, some of the most famous in Greece, such as fabled Ithaca known for its fearless ruler, Odysseus (Ulysses), hero of the Trojan War and Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey. The Echinades Islands are also in this cruising ground. A Lefkas charter is very family friendly, ideal for couples with younger children or for skippers with less experienced crews. The waters are well protected, making flat seas common. During the cruising season from April through November expect northwest winds from 10 to 15 knots, with calms in the morning. Navigation is line-of-sight. The tidal range is just one to two feet and therefore tidal currents are practically nonexistent, except in the sea level Lefkas Canal (no locks), where currents are noticeable. A Lefkas yacht charter is well within the reach of sailors who have basic skills in coastal navigation. Average temperatures during the cruising season range between 76°F and 82°F (24°C to 28°C).

Starting/Sailing IN CORFU(Gouvia marina, Corfu)

A Corfu sailing vacation presents the northern Ionian Islands.Navigation is straightforward. During the cruising season from April through November expect northwest winds from 10 to 15 knots, with calms in the morning. A Corfu yacht charter is well within the reach of sailors who have basic skills in coastal navigation. Average temperatures during the cruising season range between 76°F and 82°F (24°C to 28°C).

SARONIKOS GULF SEA

ATHENS-LAVRION HIGHLIGHTS

The cruising grounds that surround Lavrion are among the most picturesque surroundings in Greece.  You will be surrounded by the beautiful bays and coves of the Saronic Gulf and the Cyclades Islands, with quiet villages and busy tourist destinations, historic sites and scenic beaches. The unique character of this region is reflected in the architecture of the homes and villages, as well as the castles, monasteries and churches perched high on the hilltops. Consider sailing through the protected waters of the Saronic Gulf between the Attica and Peloponnesian peninsulas, or enjoy a more exhilarating and challenge itinerary sailing to the Cyclades Islands. Each destination has a pleasing host of varied attractions. The rewards of a bareboat sailing vacation from Lavrion are many — snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing on pristine beaches; sightseeing tours of ancient temples and medieval castles; ventures through traditional open-air markets, and dining in intimate tavernas are all indulgences not to be missed.

 


DIVING

Combine a sailing and diving adventure in the Ionian Sea or the Saronikos gulf . Witness the non-touristic side of the Greek islands. Experience shipwrecks, cliffs, caves, walls reefs, traces of ancient civilizations and of course the spectacular biodiversity of our waters which can’t wait to meet your bubbles!
Our boats can accommodate 4-12 people in their cabins. In order to guarantee safety and pleasure for our guests, we accept certified divers (PADI Open Water, CMAS One Star Diver etc) each time, while in case of Discover Scuba Diving case a special statement is needed.

  • Crystal clear blue waters with spectacular visibility up to 30-40 meters
  • Gorgonians, corals, colourful sponges, starfishes, nudi branches and tube worms, sea anemonies are some of the ‘micro’ attractions you will encounter
  • The king of hunters, Barracuda, the master of disguises, Scorpion fish, the Brazilian carnavalist, the Parrot fish, groupers, moray eels and octopi are all there for you to spot them in rock formations and meadows of sea grass.
  • Don’t be surprised if our route crosses with dolphins, tunas and the loggerhead turtle or the Monk Seal!
Dive price includes a divemaster guide through the diving sites, diving equipment (no electronics),  DAN insurance, transportation with diving boat. PADI courses (Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and other Specialties) are also available at an extra fee.
Note: Please mind your diving documents since they are essential for diving centers and Greek Coast guard.
For more info about Diving conditions click here!