Each island composes an ideal sailing destination. Specifically:
Astypalea is a special island, with a rich coastline, cliffs with hills sinking into the sea and a strange, wild natural environment. There is a big number of small bays, especially on the south side, offering ideal anchorage in an area with stronger winds compared to the rest of Dodecanese islands.
The small islands and islets around the bigger ones also have a lot in common: low human intervention, crystal waters, isolated and plenty of bays offering a lot of safe shelters for sailing yahts. Loipsoi, Leros, Simi, Tilos and others have vivid historic sights since ancient years. In all islands, visitors can find ruins of ancient civilization as well as Vyzantine and Enetic castles, monasteries, etc. Among Dodecanese islands are Kastelorizo, the most eastern piece of land of Greek territory and Patmos, famous in Christian Religion as the place where the Revelation of Saint John was written. Their rocky landscape, safe and picturesque bays, and the ideal towns near the main port of each island, all create a magic sailing destination.Yacht Rentals. Yachts are available for charter in Kos and Rhodes islands. Usually sailboats are returned to the port of embarkation but we are flexible to satisfy any special request you may have. On the other hand, sailing yachts might be offered at discounted price when it comes to one-way offers, i.e. to arrange a sailing trip from Athens to Dodecanese at the start of summer, or vice versa by the end of summer season. Keep in touch to get informed about one-way offers or subscribe to our newsletter to receive offers at your email address.
Sailing Conditions: Wind blows strong in summer months, especially July and August, but not with the intensity of the meltemi in Cyclades islands. Read more about sailing conditions in Dodecanese islands, here.