Yacht Charter Greece in July and August

Wed, 22/06/2011

With just over a week until the start of July the Ionian summer sailing season awaits those looking to escape on a Greek island yacht charter holiday this summer. Wonderful holiday temperatures, clear blue skies, sunshine and pleasant breezes, fantastic sailing conditions and a wealth of beautiful island destinations to discover every day makes sailing in the Ionian an ideal summer holiday. Choose the type of yacht charter in Greece that suits you best - bareboat charter, flotilla sailing holiday, skippered yacht charter or learn to sail holiday.

Warm, sunny Ionian weather & cooling breezes

During July and August the temperature in the Ionian Islands is wonderfully consistent between 28-30 degrees Celsius and 82-86 Fahrenheit with pleasant breezes during each afternoon and early evening. The water is lovely and warm to swim and snorkel in, last year’s recorded sea temperature from one of our brand new Bavaria cruising yachts was 29.5 Celsius. The Ionian islands are blest with a lot more winter rainfall than the Aegean which ensures the hills and mountains across the whole Ionian region remain lush and green all summer long with the most beautiful flowers in bloom across the Ionian islands.

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you on your Yacht Charter Sailing holiday in the Greek Ionian Islands

The local Greek people of the Ionian Islands extend the warmest welcome to their visitors. The atmosphere throughout the Ionian is relaxed and peaceful, although you can find great Greek tavernas with fantastic music, wonderful Ouzo and Greek dancing if you want to! The Ionian is popular with both yacht charterers and private boat owners alike and this makes for a fantastic yachting community. When mooring up each afternoon there will undoubtedly be a welcome fellow yachtsmen or two or a friendly and knowledgeable taverna owner ready and waiting to catch your lines wherever you moor up around the Ionian islands.

Great Ionian sailing conditions 

An Ionian yacht charter in July and August promises some great sailing conditions around the Ionian islands of Greece. A Lefkas yacht charter during the summertime offers consistent winds that are usually just the right strength for a pleasant afternoon sail. During July and August Ionian winds are often around 3-4 but can reach force 5 or 6 – great for the more adventurous sailors looking to put the yacht through its paces. For those looking for slightly less energetic sailing the localised conditions around the Ionian islands means you can always find the calmer winds as well as plenty of places to relax in one of the many ports or safe anchorages.

For those who choose a Lefkas yacht charter and go bareboat Island Sailing provide weather updates every morning via SMS whilst our flotilla sailing holidays provide daily weather updates from the lead skipper and crew.

Great yachts – perfect for summer yacht charter holidays in Greece

For July and August Island Sailing have a great range of Mediteranean cruising yachts available including the brand new Bruce Farr/BMW Designed Bavaria cruisers and beautiful new model Beneteau Oceanis yachts from 31 to 50 feet. These new yachts offer speed, stability and style combined with a modern and spacious interiors. The fantastic cockpit area is stylish and spacious and great for socialising. The large bathing platform is a great new feature and ideal for relaxing in the many beautiful Ionian bays.