Sailing holidays near Rhodes

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Rhodes. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Rhodes

Rhodes is located in the southeast of Greece. It was nicknamed the Island of the Sun. The weather is good 300 days a year. There is a 30-meter Colossus on the island. It is a statue honoring the god Helios and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

 

Rhodes belongs to the Dodecanese Islands. It is washed by two seas — the Aegean one from the west and the Mediterranean one from the east. It is called the island-pearl because there are both natural beauties and numerous historical sights here.

 

Sailing season
May - October
Travel season
March - November
Marinas in this location
2
Boats in this location
81

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+30 241
Language:
Greek
Timezone:
UTC+2, in summer UTC+3
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
115 490

Sailing trip in Rhodes

It is easy to get to the point: you could take a ferry from Athens or fly by plane. There is an international airport here so the island has a through air service with many countries. Often, yachtsmen arrive a couple of days before the trip starts to see at least the main local points of interest. By the decision of UNESCO the whole location is attached to the world cultural property site. It consists of the New and the Medieval cities.

Here are some of the objects that deserve attention in the New City:

  • Fortress of St. Nicholas with a lighthouse;
  • Church of Annunciation;
  • Aquarium.

In the Medieval City, the favorite places of tourists are:

  • Palace of the Great Masters;
  • Modern Art Museum and Municipal Art Gallery;
  • Church of St. Panteleimon;
  • Great Hammam;
  • Knights Street.

To see the whole island at one glance you need to climb the Monte Smith mountain. At its top there are the ruins of the ancient acropolis.

 

The village of Lindos is located near the town. There is also an acropolis and the ruins of an ancient knight’s castle there. The architecture of the settlement has been untouched since the Middle Ages. Lindos is convenient for yachtsmen because at the foot of the local church of St. Paul there is a safe bay.

 

To the southeast of the Theogolos settlement is the Petaloudes Butterfly Valley. This is a unique nature reserve. Butterflies settled here without human intervention. 

 

We recommend mooring at Mandraki harbor. On either side of the entrance, there is a tower with bronze deer on top. Several centuries ago, the legendary Colossus of Rhodes towered here. From here you need to start your yacht journey. 

Rhodes - Yacht Charter Sailica

Yacht routes in Rhodes

Examples of itineraries on a yacht:

  • Rhodes — Spinolonge — Sitia — Karpathos — Lindos;
  • Rhodes — Halki — Tilos — Kardamena — Nisyros — Symi — Rhodes;
  • Kos — Nisyros — Symi — Rhodes (Mandraki) — Rhodes (Lindos) — Alimia — Tilos — Kos.
1400 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1400 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1458 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2007
Built in
1470 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2006
Built in
1486 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2018
Built in
1575 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2018
Built in
1605 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1616 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2006
Built in
1622 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2008
Built in
Mandraki Marina
44 yachts
Rhodes Marina
37 yachts

Airports in Rhodes

Rhodes Airport RHO

Yachting season and weather in Rhodes

The weather is always beautiful in Rhodes. It has a mild Mediterranean climate. The island has cool and rainy winters, dry and cool summers. From March the air temperature stays above 15 °C, and from May to September above 20 °C. Summer on the island until mid-September. In the holiday season, the air temperature during the day is from +24 to +28 °C, at night it is about +20 °C.

 

In winter, the water temperature in the Rhodes region does not drop below 15 degrees. The rainy season is in January. 

 

The winds in the Dodecans are the most reliable in Greece. Their strength is estimated at 4-5 points (11-22 knots) from June to August. This is ideal for sailing. We recommend checking the weather forecast before sailing. At the height of summer, the winds reach 8 points. 

Water temperature in sailing season +18…+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +24…+28 °
Wind speed in sailing season 11−22 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Rhodes

Upon arrival at the marina, you are usually given the forecast for the next day. You can also get storm warnings over radio links.

 

You can also use the following services to get information about weather conditions:

  • noa.gr — Athens Observatory;
  • weather.com — a site with accurate synoptic data;
  • windfinder.com is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.
  • poseidon.hcmr.gr — Greek meteorological system;
Kos 165
Rhodes 81