Sailing in Porto Carras, Chalkidiki, Macedonia Region Greece

Best Period:
May-Late September
Skill Level:
Chalkidiki is an enchanting peninsula that is situated in the south east of Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece. The area is a great combination of lush vegetation, stunning depths of the sea along with sandy or rocky beaches, romantic bays and interesting archaeological sites.

But that is not all, as there are many picturesque fishing villages all along the peninsula that offer amazing traditional dishes, such as fresh fish and the well-known Greek hospitality. Chalkidiki provides with a rich variety of maritime activities to locals and visitors. Sailing is a great opportunity to visit places that can not be reached by car and discover remote coasts. Sailing tours can be launched by the Porto Carras Marina and going through the two main ”legs” of the Chalkidiki peninsula.

So, charter a sailing or a motor yacht and immerse yourself in the stunning view of the sun reflecting upon the sea, while you tour the Cassandra’s and Sithonia’s peninsulas of Chalkidiki. The winds are generally mild and the weather is great, especially from May until late September. The average water temperature is 16°C/61°F in spring months and 24°C/75°F in summer months. In addition, you are able to sail with your family, friends, colleagues or even alone and get involved as much as you like.

Note that, the area hosts several options of training schools and companies providing with lessons for novice sailors. Also, some schools offer the opportunity for people with disabilities to enjoy a sailing ride. Last but not least, it is a unique and thrilling experience, as you can also combine diving, snorkeling, swimming and game fishing.