North Dodecanese, Greece – 7 Days

From 4,800.00

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First day boarding at 3:00 pm / Last day checkout 09:00 am

*For trips to Greece there is a supplement of circa €2,000 included in the price (please note all voyages to Greece must start and finish in Turkey and no guests may leave or arrive when in Greek waters)

INCLUSIVE WHOLE BOAT PRICES FOR 12 GUESTS PER WEEK 
exclusive private charter only, we do not offer cabin charter.
Please note – Maximum 12 guests & 7 day multiples for charter, If your party is more than 12 let us know we may accept up to 14.

 

The Dodecanese, in the South Eastern Aegean Sea, is a group of Greek islands known for their medieval castles, Byzantine churches, beaches and ancient archaeological sites. Dodecanese means 12 in Ancient Greek, but there are actually 15 larger islands and 83 islets. The Dodecanese were held by the Italians between the 2 World Wars, and several demonstrate Italianate architecture as a consequence.

Current regulations require all our voyages to the Dodecanese to start and finish in Turkey, and for the guest list to remain the same throughout the voyage. As the winds are predominantly North Easterly, the most suitable anchorages tend to be in the South and East of all islands.

Kalymnos Island

Kalymnos is another major port of entry for our North Dodecanese voyages if you wish to avoid Kos. 21kms x 13kms, it is held to be the wealthiest of the Dodecanese islands. It has 4 mountain ranges, and several sheltered bays suitable for anchoring. It economy used to depend on sponge diving, but now depends mainly on tourism and agriculture. After entering at Kalymnos Port, both Vathi and Telendos are worth seeing.

Leros Island

15kms long and indented with coves, we particularly love Leros, both for its medieval castle and windmills, and for the attractive adjoining towns of Pandeli and Agia Marina, itself adjoining Alinda. The anchorage south of Arhangelos, the island immediately to the North of Leros, is delightful. Lakki, on the west side, is the deepest natural harbour in the Mediterranean, explaining much of Leros’s significance in history. Britain held Leros briefly during 1943, before being overrum by German forces. The last British solider to die on Leros at his radio set was the father of rock drummer Ginger Baker.

Leipsoi Island

Lipsi is a favourite haven on wealthy Greeks with a plethora of tasteful holiday homes to supplement the small population. Most live around the naturally sheltered harbour at Lipsi town. A pretty and peaceful place well away from the tourist trailsGreek Islands + Turkish coast

Arkoi Island

Arkoi, even smaller than Lipsoi, is just one of our favourite places anywhere. You won’t find much about it online. I believe the population is around 30, with a school with one teacher and 1 pupil. The wonderful shop and 2 tavernas in the town square in the village of Arki seem to belong to the same family. The only other tourists are yachties anchored in Arki harbour, so we usually use another bay and walk there. Anchoring between Arki and tiny Makronisi to the south allows you to bask in peace, disturbed only by superyachts in season!

Patmos Island

Patmos (34 km2) is normally as far as you can reach comfortably in a week of gentle cruising and exploring. It is the location of the vision given to the disciple John in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, and where the book was written. Mooring normally in the main harbour at Scala, and often eating well ashore in the old town (it is worth working your way well in behind the seafront) you can plan a walk or taxi up to the world famous monastery of St John the Theologian or visit the Cave of the Apocalypse, where St John had his vision that led him to write the Book of Revelation. In addition to the harbour there are a number of other fine and peaceful bays in which to anchor for lunch or overnight.

Kos

Kos is an island just a short distance west of the Turkish Mainland. A long, narrow island, it is the third largest of the Dodecanese Islands with its capital, Kos Town, the biggest town. Some people know Kos as Hippocrates Island because it was the home of a man whose name is still synonymous with modern medicine. One of the things to see when you land at Kos on your luxury yacht charter is Hippocrates`s Plane Tree in the centre of the Town. Hippocrates was born in 460 BC and lived for over 80 years. It is thought that he taught his students under the tree that is over 2,500 years old.

The Island itself is surrounded by lovely clear waters. With the flexibility of a yacht charter, we are able to anchor anywhere you wish around the island. There is plenty to see and do on Kos and that includes visiting the ancient ruins in different parts of the Island as well as enjoy the natural environment with its lovely springs.

The Knights of St. John were responsible for much of the old architecture built in the 14th Century; defence fortifications still exist and the Castle dominating the harbour of Kos is perhaps the highlight? The original building is thought to date back to Byzantine times, the 7th Century. The Venetians and the Ottomans also spent time here, as did the Italians between the World Wars before Kos officially became Greece 70 years ago. The Italian legacy on Kos includes the market, the Archaeological Museum and the Fascism Palace now simply known as the Club. Defendar Mosque dates back to the Ottomans.

There remains a Turkish population of some 2,000 on the Islands. Local Turks and Greeks are very much friends in this tourist region of the Aegean.
There are many sandy beaches around the Island. The south side of the Island is the more sheltered but there are easily accessible beaches right around the Island. Access is never a problem when you have your own yacht charter of course. That is just one of the benefits of a luxury charter yacht vacation.
We have many years of experience in the Aegean. Our captains and crew know these waters well and are well-trained in providing quality service to all our clients. That includes comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine from the freshest of local produce and a commitment to ensuring a great holiday experience for everyone.
Perhaps you have not considered a charter yacht holiday before? Dare we suggest that you are missing something? The weather in the Aegean is excellent and the waters are calm and warm. You can swim whenever you want. Indeed, a great way to wake up in the morning as you lay at anchor is to dive into the sea. Now this may well have started you thinking and we will be delighted to answer all your questions if you get in touch. Kos is certainly a destination we are happy to recommend.

What’s included in the price:

Private use the Boat, crew & fuel, 3 specially prepared meals each day (see pricing), 2x paddle board, food meals, boat fuels, Bodrum port fees, Cook, Transit log and other taxes, life jacket, snorkelling sets, towels, Skipper.

What’s excluded from the price:

Flights, Travel insurance, Motor dingy fuel, optional excursions, Fishing equipment, wifi, 2x sea scooters, Crew tips 5% or 10% of total charter fees, private marina fees, Drinks (guests are welcome to bring their own Duty Free drinks). Airports Transfers between Bodrum and boat.