GREECE

DODECANESE EXPLORER

Highlights

Clear waters of Lipsi and Patmos

An evening at Symi harbour

Morning jog around Rhodes Crusaders Castle

INTRODUCTION

This fairly extensive itinerary which covers almost all the major islands in the Dodecanese works very well for those who wish to relax at sea but also accomplish as much sightseeing as possible. While generally involving only 2-3 hours of cruising per day, early starts on days with longer crossings allows an easier pace for the remaining hours

Day 1/ KOS

Kos is a great starting point with great international flight connections. Upon embarkation you may decide to explore the harbour area first or leave the harbour right away and head to  bay the nearby island of Pserimos to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean. For the evening, head to Kalymnos and overnight in a quiet bay of your choice.

Distance covered…..17nm

Day 2 / PATMOS

After enjoying breakfast in a bay in Kalymnos, begin cruising north to enter the picture perfect turquoise beaches of Lipsi and Arkoi Lagoon. Enjoy the sea and have lunch on board in this area at your own pace before heading towards Patmos for the evening to discover Chora and The Monastery of St. John. Dinner on board or ashore this evening.

Distance covered….. 35nm

Day 3 / LEROS

Today is entirely about spending time at your leisure in the bays of Patmos and Leros with the option of eating out in Leros island in the evening.

Distance covered….. 20nm

Day 4 / NYSIROS

Start the day with an early-morning cruise from Leros to Gyali island where you can spend the day time relaxing at a secluded turquoise pebble beach before heading to Nysiros town for the evening, leaving enough time for a land discovery to Stefanos Crater in the center of the island. Dinner on board at Nysiros harbour.

Distance covered….. 40nm

Day 5 / SYMI

After breakfast, head east towards the island of Symi. Enter from the northern part to enjoy some of the secluded bays during the day time before heading towards Symi harbour for the evening. Symi harbour is perhaps one of the most picturesque in the region and can be easily explored on foot. Several family owned restaurants offering both Greek and international cuisine decorate the boardwalk.

Distance covered….. 35nm

Day 6 / SYMI

Enjoy some of the beautiful bays of Symi island such as St. George and Faneromeni during the day. For the evening cruise into Panoramitis Bay and take on the opportunity to explore the Monastery here after the day crowds have left. Dinner on board in this quiet bay.

Distance covered….. 10nm

Day 7 / RHODES

Head towards Sekli island after breakfast to enjoy leisurely swims along its southern secluded shores. Have lunch on board before heading off to Rhodes to enter harbour and discover the vibrant surroundings. The still intact and large Crusaders Castle and Rhodes Museum make for some fine site-seeing and there is plenty of fine dining and bars that can be enjoyed as well on your final evening.

Distance covered….. 24nm

Day 8 / RHODES

Go for a morning jog around Rhodes Crusaders Castle before returning to your yacht to freshen up and enjoy a hearty breakfast on your final morning.