The Mediterranean Sea is a
sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and
almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and
Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant
The rule of thumb for early and late season sailing is simple
- head south! We define early season as April and May and
late season from mid September through to the end of October.
From June to mid-September is the summer season, where we'd
expect the weather to be fantastic right the way through.
November to March is out of season, when you should perhaps
1. All of Turkey
With our general 'rule of thumb' in mind, all of our Turkey
sailing areas are good bets for early and late in the season.
Being the most southern of our areas, Turkey enjoys warm
weather from April right through to the end of October.
Expect temperatures in the mid 20s in April and October,
though it does cool at night a bit.
2. Cyclades Islands, Greece
Early and late season is the best time to sail the Cyclades
Islands in Greece. Due to their central location in the
Aegean they can get windy during the peak summer months.
However, the Meltemi wind is not as prevalent early and late
season which makes the Cyclades a top bet.
It's a long way
south so expect great weather too.
3. The Rest of Greece
Again, the rest of Greece is relatively far south, meaning
that early and late season still offers warm and sunny
weather. Perhaps the exception is the Sporades Islands, but
the Ionian, Saronic and Dodecanese are all fantastic. Bear in
mind that in early season the water tends to be chilly, but
in late season the summer heat still remains.
4. Sicily, Italy
The island of Sicily in the very south of Italy lies on the
same latitude as the Ionian and Saronic Islands of Greece and
therefore enjoys the same warmer weather early and late in
the summer season. Unlike Greece and Turkey however, the
holiday may be somewhat intrepid as some shops and
restaurants will be closed.
5. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Also our most romantic destination, the Amalfi Coast is a
lovely sailing destination for couples, groups and families.
Comprised of a collection of small Italian towns and
villages, you'll love exploring this wonderfully authentic
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