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Dodecanese islands Flotilla Sailing

Dodecanese islands flotillaWhy Choose a Dodecanese Flotilla Holiday?

  • Ideal for more experienced crews
  • Beautiful area with varied ports of call
  • Good sailing winds almost guaranteed
  • Opportunity to combine calls in Greece & Turkey
  • An area rich in history & culture
  • Great sail & stay options available

This beautiful and historic area has until now been the preserve of savvy bareboat clients, who have already discovered the tremendous amount the area has to offer. The combination of some of the better known and more cosmopolitan Greek Islands such Kos, with its noted ancient sites and great beaches, with some of the smaller and lesser known gems of the Dodecanese such as Nysiros, Halki or Symi, plus a visit to Turkey and the stunning Aegean coast, make this an irresistible proposition for more experienced sailors.

For 2017 we are offering two alternating one week routes between Rhodes and Kos. There are frequent ferries between the two islands if your flight is a return from the same place. You can be virtually assured of some fresh winds, so you will be doing plenty of sailing, with more than enough to keep you occupied ashore in between.

2017 FLOTILLA ITINERARIES (alternate each week)

 

THE SYMI ROUTE 2017
RHODES - KOS

Embarkation dates: 22 April; 6 May, 20 May; 3 June, 17 June; 1 July, 15 July, 29 July; 12 August, 26 August;
9 September, 23 September; 7 October, 21 October

 

THE KALYMNOS ROUTE 2017
KOS - RHODES

Embarkation dates:
13 May, 27 May; 10 June, 24 June; 8 July, 22 July; 5 August, 19 August; 2 September, 16 September, 30 September, 14 October

SATURDAY Rhodes –rrivals and Departures: Fly to Rhodes and transfer to our flotilla base for embarkation. Our base is ideally situated to explore the historic old town of Rhodes. SATURDAY Kos – Arrivals and Departures: Kos is the home of the father of modern medicine Hippocrates and the ancient ruins of the Asklepieion medical complex are a must. In Kos town you can hire a bike as the best way to explore.
SUNDAY

Panormitis Bay, Symi (22 nm) – A well sheltered scenic bay surrounded by pine clad hills and dominated by the notable monastery of the archangel Michael, protector of Seafarers.

SUNDAY Pothia-Kalymnos (17 nm) – Known as the island of the sponge divers. The bustling harbour town boasts several museums, and a lively neoclassical sea front.
MONDAY

Symi town (8 nm) – The stunning harbour of Symi is a great place to sail into. The amphitheatre town retains its' traditional character and charm having been much renovated over recent years. Be sure to climb the steps to the church for a superb panoramic view.

MONDAY

Leros (18 nm) – We moor in the marina in Lakki, on the south west side of the island. Evidence of Italian occupation is obvious in the town, with a good range of facilities ashore.

TUESDAY Tilos (20 nm) - The epitome of a traditional Greek Island with nice beaches and a friendly ‘far from the madding crowd’ feel. Tilos also hosts an internationally protected bird sanctuary. TUESDAY Kefalos, Kos (35 nm) –The south facing bay of Kefalos is our destination today, with its beautiful beach and some great windsurfing if you choose to get in early.
WED/SDAY Nisyros (16 nm) – Dominated by a still active volcano which you can visit, this small friendly island has a ruined Mycenaean fortress and plenty of scenic walks WED/SDAY Tilos (25 nm) - We anchor in this beautiful bay on the west side of Tilos today, a perfect spot for our beach party.
THURSDAY Free sailing - If you didn’t make it to the volcano yesterday, you could stay and take the trip to the caldera. enjoy lunch in the town and then a walk around the monastery. THURSDAY Free sailing – Heading  towards Rhodes, you can choose to stop in Halki, or alternatively the quiet bay on Alimia, if the weather is favourable.
FRIDAY Kos (25 nm) – Hire a bike to explore this attractive resort town and nearby beaches. Farewell evening ashore in lively Kos town FRIDAY Rhodes - Our base in Rhodes is conveniently located to explore the fascinating old walled town of Rhodes, steeped in history. Wander through the old streets before our farewell dinner in the heart of the city.
SATURDAY Departure in the morning. New arrivals for second week. SATURDAY Departure in the morning. New arrivals for a new week.

Note: The Dodecanese is a more challenging sailing area and as such the route is weather dependant. During the summer Meltemi season (normally July and August) a revised itinerary may operate, taking into account the prevailing wind patterns.

Dodecanese flotilla crew



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