Dodekanes: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in Dodekanes. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in Dodekanes.

Sailing trip in Dodekanes

The Dodecanese Islands are situated in the South-East of the Aegean Sea, opposite to the Turkish coast. According to legends Odysseus sailed and Hercules fought in this area. Ancient civilizations flourished at the archipelago, padishahs and European rulers fought for the territory. Now, these places attract millions of hearts again but as one of the best places for yachting in the world. We will tell you all about yacht rent at the Dodecanese Islands.

Yacht recreation features at the Dodecanese

The archipelago includes more than a hundred and fifty islands, seventeen of which are inhabited. The most famous are:

  • Rhodes. A long time ago Rhodes was the impregnable outpost for the Knights of Malta. Now, it welcomes guests on sailing and motorized vessels. It is a must-visit place for the historical monuments fans. The medieval architecture is almost untouched by time here, the Palace of Grand Masters welcomes visitors and a lot of museums wait for the tourists;
  • Kos. The homeland of Hippocrates. Here is a medieval castle and ruins of ancient temples but the main feature of the place is wide sandy beaches.

Rhodes and Kos have all the necessary infrastructure for yachting. There are large marinas and the widest range of rental boats in the Dodecanese.

Holidaymakers who are interested in Orthodox shrines could find it thrilling to include isl. Patmos into their route. A temple was built on the spot where John the Evangelist received the Revelation from Christ. Diving enthusiasts are going to love Kalymnos. Around the island, there is a crystal clear water where a colony of underwater sponges lives.

The amateur regattas take place from here. The Rhodos Cup and the Aegean Regatta are the most massive with more than 100 participating ships. Before the competitions, the charter price may increase due to high demand. So it is better to take care of the booking beforehand.

What do you need to know about renting a yacht on the Dodecanese?

The system of requirements for skippers is the same as everywhere in Greece. RYA, IYT, GIMS certificate with the appropriate category, club documents or a captain diploma will do. Those who are going to control a boat in the waters of the archipelago for the first time should study the peculiar features of local winds. For example, strong gusts are common for the mountainous part of the coast of Kos.

The archipelago has the longest season among all the Greek islands. Thanks to the hot climate, here you could hire a private vessel even in November.

If you want to rent a good yacht at a low cost, follow the promotions on our website. We collect the best deals from shipowners and charter companies. Leave a request for a boat you like, and discuss all the details of the journey with your personal manager.

Marinas in this location
4
Boats in this location
197

Available yachts in the region

1113 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2002
Built in
1214 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2012
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1243 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2003
Built in
1277 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1297 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2012
Built in
1346 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1362 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1403 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2008
Built in
Rhodes
47 yachts
Kos
158 yachts