Sailing in March in Greece – Is It A Good Idea?

Sailing in the Ionian Sea throughout the year is one of the best and adventurous things someone can do. The vibrant blue waters, the full of trees bays and the beautiful islands make this trip very special. Depending on the season you choose to go, there are different activities to follow.

What is a good sailing season?

Apart from the high season during the summer, spring is also a great time to come sailing here. Many times it is even preferred by people since the sea and the ports are not that crowded and you can have a very calming, stress-free, yet full of adventure vacation. You will feel one with nature and there will always be enough wind to fill your sails and take you wherever you want. Sail and witness a unique experience in a way it is not possible to do during the summer months.


You can even go sailing in March. It is the start of spring and that means that the waters are in a state where they can be calm one day and the next wavy. It is not to the point of becoming dangerous, but you need to be an experienced sailor, not get seasick and love adventures to the bone. Some say that they prefer it to the summer and we even have clients that come sailing exclusively this time of the year.

Additionally, during March, most of the Ionian Islands are not crowded and you can enjoy the tasty food, beautiful beautiful beaches and spectacular views with your own company. Just make sure to bring along the friends you love to spend time with and have the same mindset with you. You will be spending a lot of time together in the same place so you want to make sure you will have a lot of fun together!

From Our Experience

Every year, our Ionian Catamarans Team has as a tradition to sail around the Ionian Sea for a few days and guess which is the season we prefer. It is so refreshing to get out of the office and live an adventure that charges our batteries and prepares us for the season that is about to come. It is like escaping reality in the best way possible. You come close to nature and experience the sea in its every aspect.

Last year, our team sailed to several Ionian Islands, like Meganisi, Ithaca, Kefalonia and we had an unforgettable time. We ate a lot of tasty food, swam a lot at the sea, went hiking and had an unforgettable night out. This is why we are so looking forward to this year’s trip!

Advice from us

Having lived this experience ourselves we have some useful advice to share. Make sure to bring warm clothes as well as a few summer ones and don’t forget your swimsuit. It is not for the faint-hearted but the blue waters can be very tempting, even in March. Of course, you need to be an experienced sailor that can handle a little more wind than usual, otherwise, we recommend to hire a professional skipper. This way you will be 100% safe and carefree, with the only duty to have a good time. In any case, the sure thing is that you will have a lot of fun and remember it for the rest of your life!

So, if you are a sea lover and love to sail, you must try for at least once coming this time of the year. We are pretty sure that you will enjoy it to the bone. There is no better feeling than swimming in the crystal clear waters, watching spectacular views, sailing alone in the sea and enjoying the peace and quiet nature has to offer!