Dodecanese Islands

The Dodecanese are located East of the Cyclades, West of the coast of Asia Minor, and North-East of Crete. It is an enchanted world, where the sun paints pictures and gives life. The mild winters and refreshing summers give the Dodecanese one of the healthiest climates in the Mediterranean. The islands of the Dodecanese are engaged in a beauty contest with no clear winner.

In the summer the prevailing wind is the meltemi blowing from a North-West direction at Force 4-6. In Spring and Autumn the wind is less strong and blows from the South-East. These islands are a sailor's paradise of more than 163 islands and islets. You will find on each island uncounted beautiful beaches and bays that you should not miss.

Countless sailing options for those who seek sailing in stronger winds.

The Dodecanese, are a group of 163 islands forming a line a few miles away from the Turkish coast, on the south-east Aegean Sea. Every island here brings a host of new discoveries, beginning with Kos. Here, you can visit the Asklepieion, a temple of healing built in the 4th century B.C. Also, take a relaxing dip in the hot springs and mineral bath at the Spas of Thermes. From Kos, countless sailing options are yours. Just over an hour away from our base is the tiny island of Pserimos with its beautiful beach. From here, sail to the charming island of Kalymnos. On the south side visit Vathy Valley and gaze out upon its majestic deep inlet. To the north lies the island of Leros, where you can spend the evening in the quaint fishing village of Pandeli. Dine ashore under the stars at one of the tavernas that line the beach. Arki and Lipso are small islands with lovely little villages that sit at the head of small tranquil inlets. Don't miss Patmos, home to the monastery of St. Johns.

For extended itineraries, sail west and visit the central Cyclades, including Mykonos, Naxos and Amorgos. Sail south from Kos and you will find the island of Nisiros, where a picturesque village teeters on the steep hillside. Don't miss the live sulphur crater at the heart of the island. Further south lies the island of Simi, host to an array of spectacular anchorages nestled in deep bays and surrounded by towering cliffs. Then you can set sail further southeast and discover the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes.

Wind and Sailing Conditions

In the summer the prevailing wind is the "Meltemi" blowing from the northwest at force 4-6. In spring and autumn the wind is less strong and blows from the southeast.

Travel Notes

You can begin your Dodecanese route from our base in Kos (Kos- Marina), half an hour's ride from the international airport of Kos. Embarkation from Rhodes (Mandraki Port), is also possible, next to the ancient castle of Rhodes, 30 minutes drive from the airport.

7 Day Dodecanese Yacht Charter

DAY
FROM TO
MILES
1 Rhodes Symi
23
2 Symi Nisyros
32
3 Nisyros Kalymnos
28
4 Kalymnos Pserimos
7
5 Pserimos Kos
10
6 Kos Tilos
35
7 Tilos Rhodes
38

14 Day Dodecanese Yacht Charter

DAY
FROM
TO
MILES
1
Rhodes Symi
23
2
Symi Nisyros
32
3
Nisyros Kalymnos
28
4
Kalymnos Lipsi
24
5
Lipsi Patmos
10
6
Patmos Arkoi - Marathi
9
7
Arkoi - Marathi Samos
21
8
Samos Agathonisi
16
9
Agathonisi Leros
20
10
Leros Pserimos
16
11
Pserimos Kos
10
12
Kos Tilos
35
13
Tilos Halki
20
14
Halki Rhodes
32

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