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Sailing holidays in Rhodes

Sailing holidays in Rhodes

A complete yacht charter guide that has everything you need to know about sailing holidays in Rhodes.

If you love the idea of having your next sailing holidays in Greece, and especially the island of Rhodes (or Rhodos), this is what you need to get prepared before your boat trip.

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Sailing Rhodes ...at a glance

Rhodes, possibly the most famous of the Dodecanese islands, was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Colossus of Rhodes – until an earthquake in 226 BC destroyed this artefact.

Despite that, Rhodes, as well as the surrounding Dodecanese islands, are full of history and stunning archaeological landmarks, as well as Byzantine and medieval monuments.

This region is also often referred to as "the sunniest corner in Greece" and the excellent sailing conditions and long passages between the islands make a yacht charter in Rhodes ideal for keen sailors and adventure seekers.

Why charter from Rhodes?

To sail the Southeastern Aegean, you can either start from Kos or Rhodes.

While Kos offers charterers the chance to explore the lesser-known, and quieter areas of the Dodecanese, a Rhodes Sailing Itinerary features the larger, main islands.

Rhodes is ideal for:

  • Keen sailors
  • History Lovers
  • 14-day charters
  • Mile-building trips
  • Keen sailors who want to visit Turkey's Aegean coast, too

Want to visit Turkey, too?
Check our listings for boat rentals in Turkey's Agean!

Rhodos sailing weather conditions

During summer, you can expect a dry, hot Mediterranean climate, with temperatures averaging 25 - 35 degrees Celcius.

The prevailing wind is usually from the North - Force 5 to 7, which is why we recommend this sailing region for more advanced sailors.

 

Where can we start our Rhodes sailing holidays from?

You will need to fly in and out of the International airport of Rhodes, which has daily flights arriving from all over Europe. Several low-cost airlines fly to Rhodes from the UK as well.

We can, of course, organise and book your airport transfers for you in advance, and the transfer time from Rhodes airport to Rhodes marina is approximately 30 minutes.

If you want to combine your yacht charter in Rhodes with a visit to Turkey beforehand, you can also take the daily ferry from Marmaris or Gocek.

 

Rhodes sailing holiday tips

  • When chartering from Rhodes, you shouldn't miss out on some of the highlights of the island, including Lindos, the valley of butterflies, Mandraki as well as the old town.
  • There is a lot of variety when it comes to mooring options in the Dodecanese  - marinas, harbors or in well-protected anchorages.
  • Most yacht charters in Rhodes start either from Mandraki Marina or Rhodes Harbour. Information about the pick up of your boat will be provided to you by your charter consultant up to 2 weeks before embarkation, including the location and contact details of the people who will welcome you on spot.

Liked what you read about Rhodes so far? 
Check also our Kos sailing guide!

Recommended Rhodes sailing itineraries

Sailing route from Rhodes​​​​​​​
7-day sailing route

⚓ Day 1. Rhodes (check-in)

⚓ Day 2. Simi (23nm)

⚓ Day 3. Palos, Nisiros Island (32nm)

⚓ Day 4. Kos Island (21nm)

⚓ Day 5. Tilos Island (35nm)

⚓ Day 6. Chalki Island (4nm)

⚓ Day 7. Rhodes (37nm)


14-day sailing route

⚓ Day 1. Rhodes (check-in)

⚓ Day 2. Simi (23nm)

⚓ Day 3. Palos (32nm)

⚓ Day 4. Kos (21nm)

⚓ Day 5. Leros (27nm)

⚓ Day 6. Patmos (20nm)

⚓ Day 7. Lipsos (10nm)

⚓ Day 8. Levitha (23nm)

⚓ Day 9. Kalimnos (27nm)

⚓ Day 10. Astipalaia (39nm)

⚓ Day 11. Tilos (53nm)

⚓ Day 12. Halki (14nm)

⚓ Day 13.  Lindos (49nm)

⚓ Day 14.  Rhodes

Keep on reading: First time sailing Guide [11 Must-Have Tips for Beginners]

 

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