DODECANESE Yacht Holidays
This is an area that we know very well. Were it not for the current complications in moving between Greece and Turkey, it would probably get our vote as the outstanding sailing zone in Greece.
We are not fans of Rhodes (either the island or the city) but Tilos, Niseros, Symi, and the northern Dodecanese islands of Patmos, Lipsi, and Samos are jewels of varying hues.
The season is the longest anywhere, the winds in summer are strong but Force 4 or 5 rather than the 6 or 7 of the Cyclades, and the waves less fierce. The charter fleets are significant, but there is not the mad rush for places in harbour that you experience in the Saronic or the Ionian. Even without Turkey, this is a zone not to be missed. Click on our itinerary suggestions on the right.
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Interactive Sailing Map
Below are listed ALL the charter companies, private charters, and sailing schools in the region of which we are aware . Use it to choose a list of suitable businesses for your holiday. To view complete business contact details and much more you need to
Dodecanese Holiday Selection
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* * Owner Skippered yachts are operated by the owner. You are there more as paying guests, crew, and new found friends.
This is a very different experience to chartering bareboat and then hiring a skipper. The offer runs from simple 40 foot monohulls to super luxury fully crewed craft - mainly catamarans.