Explore the 14 islands of the Dodecanese from either Rhodes or Kos. This unique sailing area lies just off the coast of Turkey and is home to some of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Discover Simi's picturesque harbour, the famous monastery of St. John on Patmos, the dormant volcano on Niseros and Kalimnos, home of the sponge divers. The longer passages and weather conditions make this the perfect holiday for those seeking exhilarating sailing.
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The prevailing wind in the summer is called the Meltemi. This north-westerly wind begins in June, is at its strongest in July/August and subsides from the middle of September. In July and August, the wind is predominately force 5-6 but can reach force 7-8, blowing for 1-3 days on average. In the Spring and Autumn, the wind strength subsides to around force 3-4 and can sometimes change to a southerly direction.
There are charter flights to Kos and Rhodes from London Gatwick, Manchester and regional airports on Wednesdays, and from Gatwick and Manchester on Saturdays. Low cost airlines also fly to Rhodes.
Transfer time from Rhodes airport to Rhodes Harbour: 40 minutes Transfer time from Kos airport to Kos Marina: 45 minutes
SUGGESTED 2 WEEK SAILING ITINERARY FROM KOS
Total distance: 240 nautical miles approximately Day 1: Join your yacht in Kos Day 2: Kos - Pserimos -Vathi (Kalymnos) (12 nm) Day 3: Kalymnos-Xirokambos - Lakki (Leros) (14 nm) Day 4: Leros - Lipsos (11 nm) Day 5: Lipsos - Arki - Patmos (12 nm) Day 6: Patmos - Levithas (20 nm) Day 7: Levithas - Kamari Kephalos (Kos) (28 nm) Day 8: Kamari - Nisiros (12 nm) Day 9: Nisiros -Tilos (15 nm) Day 10: Tilos - Rhodes (42 nm) Day 11: Rhodes - Lindos (Rhodes) (20 nm) Day 12: Lindos - Simi (42 nm) Day 13: Simi Day 14: Simi - Kos (35 nm) Day 15: Disembarkation