Less windy Greek islands for gulet cruises
What are less windy Greek islands for gulet cruises? All Greek islands are windy; there is no a reliable rule about what island is more or less windy. August is generally windier, but we also had weeks without wind even in August as well as weeks of strong winds in September or July which should be calm. Normally, gulets do not sail in the Cyclades area where the winds are really strong in July and August; the other areas are navigable with the weather factor to consider at las
When you decide for Greek islands itineraries, your captain will sail between the islands in the early morning; as the wind gets stronger during the hottest hours of the day. Sailing in the open sea is no longer than 2 hours a day, in the afternoon your gulet will sail under coast, so even with stonger wind you cruise will not be very affected.
The area with absolutely no wind is only the Turkish coast since there is no open sea navigation. Being Kos and Rhodes island close to Turkey you can change your route at any time and spend a few days along the Turkish coast of the Aegean if you expect the strong wind. This conditions really happens a few times in a season such and in most cases the gulets stay a day at the port or nearby, and the next day when the wind drops continue the planned route.
On boarding day we have fairly reliable weather forecasts so we can decide with the captain and guests the best solution. The route you choose for your cruise can be changed at any time; obviously considering the distances that a gulet can sail in a day.
You have to decide in advance the port of disembarkation and boarding; but these too can be changed to a port close to that expected.
The Dodecanese is the area sailed by many gulets because is close to Turkey where most of the boats have their base port. The costs for weekly charters compared to other areas of Greece are lower.
Of you want to sail Greek islands you can also choose Ionian Islands or the Saronic Gulf; these sailing areas have less boats around; the wind factor is perhaps less decisive even if it always depends on the week.
If you want navigation without wind there is only Turkish coast where we can guarantee absolutely no very windy days (itineraries Turquoise Bay from Bodrum or Fethiye to Gocek Bay) or the coast of the Aegean from Bodrum to Datca, Knidos and Hisaronu; here you can also add to the itinerary Symi and Nisyros islands.
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* These itineraries are cabin gulet charter offers; Similar routes are proposed as private gulet charter itineraries