The name 'Dodecanese' stands for the number twelve in the Greek language (dodeca). Book a Yacht Charter in the Dodecanese with Yacht4Less and set sail from one of the two main charter bases of Rhodes (the famous island of Kights) and Kos. A typical sailing itinerary includes unspoilt sailing destinations, such as Tilos, Nysiros - with the famous non-active volcano -, Symi etc. Furthermore, with the Turkish borders being just a couple of nautical miles away, you can make the most of both countries on a longer duration charter. There is a lot of history one can find while exploring the Dodecanese. Kos was the birthplace of Hippocrates' medical school, and in Rhodes, you can find the two bronze deer where the Great Colossus stood.
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You can start from Kos island (Kos Marina) or Rhodes island (Mandraki Marina) - both are well served by their own international airports. Since these two islands are close to each other, you can combine a Kos and Rhodes itinerary, especially on a longer duration charter i.e. 2 weeks.
Transfer time (Kos): 30 mins
Transfer time (Rhodes): 30 mins
During summer and autumn, the prevailing wind is the "Meltemi", which can reach up to 6 Beaufort on a daily basis, and rarely 7 or 8. The Dodecanese is an ideal sailing destination for intermediate and advanced charterers who want to enjoy a "true sailing experience".
You should be careful when sailing off the leeward side of the islands, as the funneling phenomenon creates gusts much stronger than those in the open sea.
The old town of Rhodes and Lindos should definitely be at the top of your list, while Casa Romana in Kos is one of the many historical sights you can visit in the Dodecanese islands.
The local currency is euros and the time difference +2 hours.
Mooring fees are minimal in Greece.