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Thessaloniki or Kalamaria is the second-largest city of Greece and is the cultural, industrial, political, and economic center of the country. The Greek port city is situated at the Aegean sea and attracts thousands of tourists and sailors each year.
Named the Greek's cultural capital, Thessaloniki is an ancient city, founded in 315 BC, and has kept its historical look. To this day, the many historical sights and buildings astonish the sailors and visitors. Isn't that perfect to rent a yacht?
As one of the top tourist destinations, the city has a remarkably vibrant cultural life. It hosts lots of festivals and events and has an attractive nightlife.
We have to say that the cuisine in Thessaloniki is pretty outstanding. The so-called "heaven of culinary" offers high-quality dishes with a diverse variety. Combined with high-quality wine, this place holds the hearts of the tourists and becomes a memorable experience.
Apart from the incredible cuisine, Thessaloniki is well-known for its stunning coastline and beaches, which are perfect for a sailing holiday. The easily accessible shores with amazingly clean water make renting a yacht a must to explore the beautiful islands and coves around.
The climate in Thessaloniki is suitable for sailing holidays all year long! The winters are very soft, with a temperature between 5 and 8 degrees celsius. For those who seek more than sailing experience, the museums in the city are open for visitors during the wintertime and summertime.
The main characteristics of the summer are its very long and hot days with a daily average temperature of 30 degrees celsius. The hottest months of the year - June, July, and August, are the peak of the Mediterranean weather and are also busy with tourists.
If you want to rent a yacht and sail under the non-stop shining sun, Thessaloniki gives you that from April till October.
The sailing period is from April till November.
If you are willing to sail a yacht during a not so touristy period, it is recommendable to avoid the months from middle June to end of August. This way, you will avoid mass tourism and sweltering weather. Moreover, you will enjoy a lovely sunny holiday and social distancing.
There are many destinations around Thessaloniki that you can easily explore on board. The city itself has a 12-kilometer long seafront promenade, which enables you to enjoy the day and night next to the sea.
While sailing, you will see the historical White Tower, as well as the Harbour and the charming park of Fokas. Once you see these historical sights of Thessaloniki, you will want to discover the other sailing destinations around. Every day a new sailing adventure is awaiting you!
Chalkidiki is a beautiful peninsula region in northern Greece that you can easily reach by sailing from Thessaloniki. Surrounded by Mediterranean forests, the coast of Chalkidiki is covered with lovely gems that you can sail around and enjoy on your sailing holiday. The region still has historical buildings and numerous charming tavernas which offer the typical greek cuisine with freshly caught fish and seafood. Even though it is a pretty touristy destination during the summer, Chalkidiki has its quiet gems that are perfect for social distancing and relaxing sailing experience.
Thessaloniki has its national park, which enables you to explore sailing. As you rent a yacht, you can discover this beautiful land, full of flamingos, rare birds, and many other animals. The park is full of flourishing flora and fauna and allows sailors to experience a wildlife sailing holiday.
At the northeast corner of the turquoise Aegean Sea is located the sailing destination Thermaic Gulf. This gulf is 15 kilometers long, and numerous rivers and streams empty into it, making it an excellent sailing waterfront with clean water. Moreover, the Thermaic Gulf is well-known among sailors with its many beaches and shores, and it is a great place to enjoy a sunny day.
Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula that is situated close to Thessaloniki. This mountain rising from the water is home to around 20 monasteries, which creates the whole area a monastery.
As you sail to it, you can get off the boat and explore the peaceful place full of well-preserved artifacts. Some of the interesting things that you can see are very old, rare books, ancient documents and even artworks that are all having significant historical value. A restriction is imposed on the number of visitors, as a safety precaution.
Another destination for your sailing holiday can be the Epanomi area. This town carries a long history over time and is known for its astonishing gems and shores among yacht charters. As you rent a yacht and sail to Epanomi, you have the chance to taste the traditional cuisine and the famous wine of Epanomi.
Sailing along Epanomi is a lovely experience. Moreover, the Mount Olympics rises in the background, making it an incredible place where the mountain and the seaside meet very close.
Tubber yacht charter offers you to rent a skippered boat with a crew that will take care of you during the sailing holiday. However, if you are experienced enough, you can opt for the bareboat and take control of the boat in your hands.
If you are willing to sail bareboat, an internationally recognized license is required. It is not necessary to have exactly an ICC sailing license, but you need one that is internationally recognized and accepted.
Another requirement for sailing in Greece is to have an assisting crew member, at least 18 years old, with boating experience. This rule is imposed as prevention from accidents around the Greek coast.
As we mentioned above, the climate in Thessaloniki and the whole of Greece is quite warm. Clothing that you need to have for your sailing holiday includes swimsuit, a few pairs of shorts, T-shirts and tank tops. An excellent idea while sailing is to have sarongs or coverup - it is very light and will protect your skin from the sun.
Do not forget the deck shoes as you will rent a yacht and will spend time onboard. Apart from the deck shoes, you will need flip flops, sandals, hats, and sunglasses. A pair of pants is recommendable as it gets chilly in some evenings. Another important thing is that the mosquitos are a little problem in Greece. However, if you take bug wipes or sprays against them, you will be totally fine.
At Tubber, we offer a wide range of yachts from Thessaloniki/Kalamaria. You can get more information about sailing in Thessaloniki / Kalamaria by requesting information through the search box on the page, situated on the top of the page. You can also send us an email or call our service team for more information.