Time zone: GMT + 3 year-round
Climate: Mediterranean - warm, dry and sunny
Summer air temperature is between 78 - 89F (26-32 C)
Summer sea temperature 71- 77F (22-25C)
Summer daylight: 6:30AM-8:30PM
Water salinity: 38
Currents: average 0.5 knots (up to 4 knots next to river mouths)
Tidal range: small
Best sailing periods: June - September
Over 35 marinas open all year round.
Facilities in most of the marinas: reception, exchange office, restaurant, toilets and showers, grocery store, parking lot, repair shop, crane.
Lodos - strong south-westerly wind which may predominate episodically in the Aegean Sea and Marmara Sea as well as the Mediterranean coast of Turkey all the year round; it frequently raises high seas and may give violent westerly squalls.