Cradled by the Mediterranean, Ionian, Aegean and Cretan Sea, the country of Greece has an extensive mainland surrounded by a large cluster of islands. Inland you will find a mountainous interior while towards the coastline, Greece opens up to stunning beaches and water. Mythology, democracy, poetry, sports… Greece has had some pretty historic milestones. Home to the first advanced civilizations in Europe, Greece is a country rich in culture and hospitality.
Thanks to 16 000 kilometers (9 942 miles) of coastline, and 6 000 volcanic islands, Greece is an ideal destination for divers. Famous for good food, dated seafaring history, and azure blue sea, this country is as beautiful on the ground as it is underwater.
The country of Greece is located on the Mediterranean sea and because of the mild climate and weak currents, this European location is good for all levels of divers. While there are a handful of shore diving opportunities in Greece, most good diving sites are accessible by boat a mere stone throw from the coastline.
The temperature in Greece is variable depending on the time of year. Summers (July to September) are generally hot and dry with an average temperature of 27°C. Winter boasts colder temperatures at an average of 6°C.
Diving in the summer months is generally speaking the best season to dive Greece, during which time the water temperature and ranging from 16°C to 23°C. We strongly recommend checking up with a local dive shop prior to your arrival to make sure you have adequate thermal protection.
Expect the visibility in Greece to be in the 6 meters (20 foot) range, with certain areas and conditions providing in excess of 50 meters (165 feet).
Some of the best diving locations in Greece are:
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Use this list during your vacation to take yourself to the top 5 most important sites on Zakynthos island!
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