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Arkoi, is a very small island (7 sq. km) with a small port for the boats and ferries to moor. It has taverns that offer fresh fish, captured by the locals at night. Arki has no roads and most beaches are found on the southern and eastern side with crystal waters.


Astypalea is a beautiful small butterfly shaped island. It has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Although its part of the Dodecanese the island has more Cycladic architecture with cubic whitewashed houses and churches, narrow alleys, blue windows, and wooden balconies. The beaches are truly amazing and a site to be seen.


Halki (Chalki) has traditional architecture and the crystal beaches. Nimporio the capital is a quaint village on the eastern side of Halki The seafront village of Nimporio, Chalki capital is lined up with cafeterias, restaurants, and shops.


Kalymnos is a stunning island with vertical rocks, beautiful beaches, picturesque settlements and that’s just above sea level. Centuries old ship wrecks,  enchanting caves and sea sponges can be seen when taking a dip in the turquoise waters


With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination.


Endless beaches with turquoise waters, lush vegetation and abundantly flowing streams, ancient and medieval monuments this is what Kos has to offer. Known for its beaches; Sandy, shingly, crowded, secluded, organised, unorganised, it has something for everyone.


Hidden bays, hills, pine-trees forests, olive groves, and the law plain areas full of water springs it is clear to see why according to mythology that Leros is the of  Island Artemis, the goddess of forests and hunting. Leros is famed for its amazing seabed with reefs, little islets and shipwrecks.


Leipsoi is a hidden gem. This small island has stunning natural landscape. Unspoiled coastline with crystal clear waters, peaceful beaches, caves and breath taking natural beauty. In the town you can find restaurants, shops and many other facilities.


Nisyros has one of Greeces youngest volcanos at 160,000 years old. It has amazing natural scenery. Pali is a picturesque fishing village and one of the oldest settlements in Nisyros. Pali lies around the natural bay, and nearby is a beautiful sandy beach. Pali also has a seaside taverna.


Symi is one of the most picturesque and charming of the Dodecanese. It feels like you have entered a painting of a scenic traditional village. As you approach Symi port you will see the hill packed with crayon like mansions which is fairy tale like. Outside the port you can visit many little villages. There are secluded bays and memorising beaches for you to visit.


Patmos has two main villages. Skalas, where the islands port is located is a tourist village with cafes, restaurants and tavernas. Chora is the capital is Patmos has whitewashes houses and narrow paved alleys. Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil. Patmos has beautiful, secluded beaches which can be found all around the island.
Local Airports: Kos or Rhodes
   Transfer Time: 30 minutes
Bases: Kos & Rhodes
  Flight Time from London: 4 hours

What is it like to sail the Dodecanese islands?

A yacht charter in the Dodecanese Islands offer perfect conditions for sailing for all abilities with plenty of wind to have a really fun sailing holiday in the sunshine but sheltered enough to relax and unwind. As distances between many of the islands are short you don’t have to sail for hours at a time if you don’t want to. For more adventurous sailors with so many islands to choose you can enjoy longer sailing days and harness the perfect wind conditions for yachting, less than the Cyclades but more then the Ionian and the Saronics.

The weather in the Dodecanese islands

The Dodecanese islands are blessed with a hot, sunny and dry Mediterranean climate, ideal for a dream Greek island yacht charter. During the summer months the weather is consistently warm both day and night. Fantastic summer sailing holiday weather can be enjoyed from May until October when you can expect long, sunny days, bright blue skies with very little chance of rain. Seasonal winds keep air fresh and are perfect for sailing.

A typical day

After a relaxing breakfast onboard your yacht or in a harbour side cafe spend the morning meandering around the emerald waters to a secluded bay or pretty traditional Greek village for a lunch time stop. Go for a swim, paddle board or snorkel or relax in the sun with a good book . Typically wind builds by early afternoon and drop again at sunset so you can have a great sail to your evening destination with calm evenings with still, peaceful waters. Anchor off in a sheltered bay or have a relaxing night by a pretty quayside or in a…

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