Sunniest part of the Med for wintering? Spain
, Costa del Sol
, between Malaga and Cartagena
. It's in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada. Sadly it's only a coast of transit, rather than a cruising ground, with marinas
, but hardly any anchorages
? The southern areas. Morocco
, Crete, Cyprus
. No frosts, but these suffer from a sequence of well developed depressions during the winter. Nice periods - 18c to 21c. Cold periods - 6c extreme when the wind
is off the land, 10c to 16c more normal, closer to the sea temperatures. Sadly, none of these are brilliant cruising areas, though Tunisia
(politics permitting!) is OK.
, from Bodrum Peninsula
is a good compromise if you want to wander and cruise
over winter. Loads of safe ports
if there's unsettled weather
coming in, and some good secure spots to spend a week or more. You may have a brief cold period (a day or two) when offshore
winds get close to freezing.
Those depressions - they often bring some really vicious winds. Best to be in a secure and well sheltered port when they are passing through.