Dodecanese Islands Charter Itineraries

Names of islands: In Greek, dodeka means 12, and there are 12 larger islands here. Rhodes, Kos, Kalymnos, Patmos, Astypalaia, Symi, Leros, Nisyros, Halki, Tilos, Lipsi, and remote Karpathos. Dodecanese islands charter itineraries usually begin from either Rhodes or Kos. Moreover, both are homes to excellent marinas: the Dodecanese offer impressive historic sites and religious attractions. Expect moderate-level sailing, with waters partly exposed to the Aegean’s Meltemi summer wind. But also somewhat sheltered by the Turkish mainland to the east.

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Panoramic of Rhodes Town’s Harbor in the Dodecanese

On Rhodes, explore UNESCO-listed Rhodes Town, protected by sturdy fortifications, with its medieval cobbled streets and monuments built by the Knights of St John. Down the coast, Lindos, a huddle of whitewashed houses, capped by a 4th-century BC temple, while inland, the Butterfly Valley reveals lush woodland inhabited by black-white-and-red butterflies. North of Rhodes, Symi is remarkable for its deep narrow harbor, rimmed by pastel-colored neoclassical mansions. In addition to its waterside taverns serving delicious Symi shrimps. Then you have the extraordinary volcanic islet of Nisyros with its circular craters and smoldering fumaroles.

The island of Kos claims to be the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine – it’s relatively flat, making it popular for cycling. North from here, Kalymnos was historically known for its sponge collectors. Furthermore, today it’s Greece’s top rock-climbing destination. But for many people, the loveliest of all the Dodecanese is the northernmost island, “holy” Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelation in a cave, now incorporated into a monastery.

Dodecanese islands charter itineraries highlights

Activities: Exploring archaeological sites, fortresses, and monasteries; scuba diving, sea kayaking, and windsurfing (the latter at Prasonisi on Rhodes); rock climbing (on Kalymnos); wine tasting (notably on Rhodes).

Places of interest: UNESCO-listed Medieval City of Rhodes; Lindos with its hilltop Acropolis on Rhodes; Symi Town’s neo-classical architecture; Nysirros’s volcano; UNESCO-listed Monastery of St John on Patmos.

Rhodes to Leros to Kos 10-Day Itinerary

Rhodes to Leros to Kos 10-Day Itinerary
This Rhodes to Leros to Kos 10-Day Itinerary is the suggested sample route. Your Captain will work with you to tailor your itinerary according to your preferences and the weather...

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Rhodes to Lipsi to Kos 10-Day Itinerary

Rhodes to Lipsi to Kos 10-Day Itinerary
This Rhodes to Lipsi to Kos 10-day itinerary is only a sample. The final route will be coordinated with the Captain, tailor-made to your preferences and the weather conditions during...

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Rhodes to Rhodes Itinerary

Rhodes to Rhodes Itinerary
Stunning islands, exquisite beaches, and balmy nights await you on a Rhodes to Rhodes Itinerary. Please note that this is only a sample. The final route will be coordinated with...

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