In the Mediterranean, it's hot just about everywhere in the summer. A dodger and a bimini are the absolute minimum of what you'll need for shade. Before we left the States, my wife, Lee, and I took it a step further: We made a lightweight awning, and it really helps. As in most hot regions, air-conditioning can be a lifesaver in marinas, but when we're anchored, we find it hard to support from a power standpoint. Instead, we rely heavily on shade, fans, and ventilation.