What's new for 2019
Greece has long been a sailing and water sports paradise. The warm, gentle waters and hundreds of islands make it a magnet for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. Sailing and windsurfing are powered by consistent, warm winds. Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding give you the chance to escape on the gentle ripples to discover the many bays and inlets along the meandering coast. Caves and secluded beaches are abundant and ripe for exploring. Let's not forget the green hillsides, pine forests and olive groves to explore by bike or on foot. Little wonder its home to seven of our beachclubs.
Retreat, Vounaki and Cosmos Beachclubs can be found among the mainland and islands of the Ionian Sea. On the southern peninsula of the Peloponnese (home to some of the finest and least developed beaches in the country) is where you will find Messini and Buca Beachclubs, while the islands of Lemnos and Lesvos in the north east Aegean sea play host to Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs.
Greece’s high summer is as hot as you’d expect a Mediterranean country to be, although summer can have some cloudy or rainy days, expect bright, bright sunlight to be the norm.
Temperatures are usually in the 30s, with the hottest days arriving in July and August. If the high summer temperatures aren’t for you, spring and autumn still see plenty of sunshine. The sea may feel a little fresh in spring, but we find it's still plenty warm enough with a rash vest on.
Our beachclubs are ideally placed to harness Greece’s varying wind conditions. Beginners will be able to develop their skills in the gentle breezes (force 1-2) found at the Retreat Beachclub. If you’re more experienced on the water, conditions tend to pick up around midday at most locations allowing you to ease into any activity before the breeze picks up for the afternoon. The only exception being Portomyrina, where the strongest cross on-shore winds start in the morning.