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When to cruise through the Mediterranean

IA sailing trip on the Mediterranean is filled with diversity, culture, and natural beauty. In less than a week, you can visit Italy, Turkey, Greece and Spain, all by boat. In order to make the most out of a Mediterranean cruise, it is best to select a time that has the most favorable tourist conditions. 

The peak season and slow season have both pros and cons. Some tourists prefer to have a more vibrant crowd and nightlife, while others desire a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Sailing Turkey, Greece, or any other Mediterranean location during the peak season offers the widest selection of itineraries, locations, and favorable conditions. During the summer months, the water is calm and free of rain.  In addition, the popular months of June and August offer a median temperature of 87 Degrees Fahrenheit and eleven beautiful hours of sunshine.

Due to the attractive conditions, the high season hosts bigger crowds and more expensive prices. Different ports along the Mediterranean become more congested than usual and prices at tourist shops are raised to meet the demand. If you are looking for a more relaxed vacation, it is wise to sail turkey and the rest of the Mediterranean in the low season.

The low season ranges from March to April, and is a suggested time period for those who want to sail without the presence of children. In the low season, there are spring temperatures that warm up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and an average 10 hours of sunshine. During this period there are deep discounts available for travelers who want to sail Turkey, because the density of tourists is much lighter.   

On the downside, sailing Turkey and the Mediterranean during the later fall months makes it slightly too cold for sunbathing and beach activities. Although you can still visit famous port destinations, you will not be able to take full advantage of the popular beaches. 

If you are planning on taking a family trip on the Mediterranean, it is best to go when school is out, during the summer months. You can swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean and mingle with families from around the world. On the contrary, if you are looking to sail Turkey, or other Mediterranean areas at a lower cost, it is best to go during the less crowded seasons.

If you are interested in learning more about sailing Turkey, Greece, or other popular destinations it is best to contact a sailing company for more information.