Dodecanese Islands

Dodecanese Islands

You can start your Dodecanese sailing holiday from our bases on the Marina of Kos Island and Rhodos Island.

The Dodecanese, in the southeastern Aegean Sea, is a group of Greek islands known for their medieval castles, Byzantine churches, beaches and ancient archaeological sites. On the largest island, Rhodes, the medieval Street of the Knights and Palace of the Grand Masters show Byzantine and Ottoman influences. Kallithéa and Ialissós are popular beach resorts, and Lindos’ acropolis has panoramic coastal views.

The Dodecanese literally “twelve islands” are a group of 15 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea, off the coast of Asia Minor (Turkey), of which 26 are inhabited. Τhis island group generally defines the eastern limit of the Sea of Crete. They belong to the wider Southern Sporades island group. The most historically important and well-known is Rhodes, which has been the area’s dominant island since Antiquity. Of the others, Kos and Patmos are historically the more important. The remaining eleven are Agathonisi, Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Leipsoi, Leros, Nisyros, Symi, Tilos, and Kastellorizo. Other islands in the chain include Alimia, Arkoi, Chalki, Farmakonisi, Gyali, Kinaros, Levitha, Marathos, Nimos, Pserimos, Saria, Strongyli, Syrna and Telendos.

This island group generally defines the eastern limit of the Sea of Crete. They belong to the wider Southern Sporades island group. They have a rich history, and many of even the smallest inhabited islands boast dozens of Byzantine churches and medieval castles. The island complex of Dodecanese in south-eastern Aegean is the sunniest corner in Greece. With crystal clear waters, sandy or pebbly beaches, imposing Byzantine and medieval monuments and unique traditional settlements are waiting to be discovered.

Let your dreams come true in one of the following islands: Rhodes, Symi, Halki, Tilos, Nisyros, Kos, Pserimos, Kalimnos, Leros, Patmos, Arki and Marathi, Lipsi, Agathonisi.

Sail The Greek Islands - Dodecanese islands
Sail The Greek Islands - Dodecanese islands

7-day sample Itineraries from Kos:

Day 1: Kos – Kalimnos
Day 2: Kalimnos – Leros
Day 3: Leros – Patmos
Day 4: Patmos – Arkoi
Day 5: Arkoi – Agathonisi
Day 6: Agathonisi – Leipsoi
Day 7: Leipsoi – Kos

OR

Day 1: Kos Marina – Nisiros
Day 2: Nisiros – Tilos
Day 3: Tilos – Chalki
Day 4: Chalki – Rhodes
Day 5: Rhodes – Simi
Day 6: Simi – Kos (Kefalos)
Day 7: Kefalos – Kos Marina