Flotilla Sailing Holidays in Greece
Flotilla holidays in Greece started back in the 1980s mainly around the Ionian Islands, they have since expanded to the Saronic Gulf, the Sporades and the Dodecanes. Each area of Greece has its own little charm and characteristic. If you’re a first time skipper or an experienced one simply looking to relax then head to the Ionian islands where the wind is gentle and the seas calm with short passages between Islands and ports. For the more experienced skippers the Saronic Gulf offers great sailing conditions while the Dodecanese also offers the potential of long passages between picturesque Greek Islands. If you want to escape for some peace and quiet then you can’t go wrong with the Sporades, a very peaceful part of Greece.
You can browse the different areas below or to the right. If you’re unsure what Greek flotilla holiday route or area would be best for you then get in touch. We’re always happy to chat about flotilla holidays in Greece!
Ionian Island Flotillas
The Ionian Islands are the original and best Greek Flotilla holidays destination. It offers charisma and charm. A lot of the Islands are inaccessible by regular ferries meaning the only tourists are sailors. There’s a reason it’s the most popular destination. Come and find out why.
While the winds can be light in July and August we at One Stop Sailing regularly go over for a relaxing flotilla sailing holiday in Greece and outside of the peak months you can take advantage of champagne sailing with Force 4 to 5 winds.
Ionian Flotilla Conditions
Reliable sunshine on the Ionian flotilla is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 20s in early and late season up to the high 30s in late June through August. Sailing conditions are generally moderate with winds typically force 2-4. More challenging sailing is available further south.
Saronic Gulf Flotillas
Greek flotilla holidays in the Saronic Gulf offer good reliable winds that build regularly in the afternoon to around Force 4 to 5 providing great sailing along this historic coastline. The good wind, mixed with friendly locals and picturesque harbours as well as good air links to and from Athens airport make the Saronic Gulf an excellent flotilla sailing holiday destination.
Saronic Flotilla Conditions
Reliable winds and plenty of sunshine will greet you in the Saronic Gulf on these Flotillas. The winds start off a gentle 2 to 3 in the morning and build to an exciting 4 to 5 in the afternoon. However with the protection of the land waves remain fairly calm, perfect for novice and experienced sailors alike.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the Saronic Gulf and experience this quiet secluded corner of Greece. The sailing offers a mixture of good winds and short to medium length passages between islands with few to no busy towns, just the simplicity of nature at its finest. Simply an enjoyable flotilla holiday in Greece.
Reliable sunshine and good sailing winds with flat seas along the southern side of the Islands. The temperature ranges from the low 20’s at the beginning and end of season to the high 30s in August. Moderate to fresh winds force 3-6, the upper range being during the late July and August Meltemi season. Great for experienced sailors.
If you’re looking for good strong winds and the option for longer (around 40nm) sea passages to stretch the sea legs then the Dodecanese are ideal!
Dodecanese Flotilla Conditions
This area is blessed with warm sunshine over 300 days a year. Temperatures from early May range from the low to mid 20s in early and late season, up to the high 30s between June and September. Sailing conditions are variable ranging from moderate to fresh force 3 – 6+, the latter being especially during the Meltmi season from late July through to late August, so we generally recommend this area for more experienced sailors.