These winds provide good experience and do not usually blow for more than a few days at a time. The weather is sunny and dry from May to September. Outside these months you should expect the occasional thunderstorm and there may be some cloudy days.
The area provides plenty of variety with busy harbours near to Athens and un-spoilt village quays on the Peloponnese coast. There are plenty of challenges for trainee skippers, with traffic separation schemes, sectional lights, and numerous fast boats and ferry routes to deal with.