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Sailing routes in Dodecanese

The Dodecanese islands are a marine paradise of more than 163 islands and islets with countless beautiful beaches and coves as well as numerous well-equipped harbors and marinas. The most interesting itineraries are departing from our charter base in Kos island, or from Rhodes (Mandraki Marina) or Samos (Pythagoreio) New Marina. Surely Kos, having a privileged position with numerous islands that extend to the north and south offers a navigation area of high demand.

The main islands in the navigation area of the Dodecanese are: Kos, Pserimos Lipsi, Arki, Fourni, Makronisos, Leros, Patmos, Archangelos, Yali, Nisyros, Symi, Tilos, Halki, Rhodes, Astypalea, Kalymnos, Karpathos and Kasos Kastelorizo and Samos.

NOTE: Samos island is geographically part of the Eastern Sporades Islands, but is often included in the navigation area of the Dodecanese. Most boats are available from Saturday to Saturday weekly charters.

Example itinerary for sailing Dodecanese Islands 

Saturday: accommodation on board in the early afternoon, boarding formalities and overnight at the marina of Kos. It is advisable to beginning your navigation early Sunday morning.

Sunday: departure in the direction of Leros, arriving in the early afternoon after a beautiful sail. Anchorage on the south side of the island for in a  bay called Xerocambos. Night anchorage island on the island of Archangelos.

Monday: We sail to the north of the islands in the archipelago Lipsi. The port of Arki with only 70 inhabitants is located in the inner part of the fjord  protected by other islands. Beautiful anchorages between the various islands in crystal clear water and blue.

Tuesday: Departure for Lipsi small and quiet island, full of beautiful bays where you can rest and enjoy beautiful sea. Numerous protected bays and a small, nice Lipsi village for a nice evning in local tavern.

Wednesday: In the morning a short sail to Patmos with the imposing monastery overlooking the harbor from the top of the hill. Anchor in a sheltered bay for swimming and lunch. In the afternoon short sail  to the port for a visit to Chora and its monastery. Overnight stay in the port of Patmos.

Thursday: We begin our descent towards the south downwind in the direction of Leros, this time on the west side. After the usual stop for swimming and lunch we continue to Lakki, the largest port of the Dodecanese. Chance to explore the island and its panoramic views back down Agia Marina, with its typical sea-side restaurants.

Friday: We continue sailing south along the mountain range of Kalymnos where we stop for a quick swim before heading up to Pserimos. The bay on the east side allows a safe anchorage in a truly special blue waters and white sandy beach  ideal for a last swim before returning to Kos. Dinner on the ground and last evening together.

Saturday: disembarking at the Marina of Kos by 9.00