Yacht charter in the Dodecanese

The Dodecanese is a sailor's paradise of more than 163 islands and islets, all of them connected by brisk winds and line-of-sight navigation. You'll find each island a world of uncounted beaches, bays and coves. Seclusion isn't hard to find - only 26 islands are inhabited.

The spiritually inclined will make a beeline for Patmos. The developed resorts of Rhodes and Kos have beaches and bars galore, while Lipsi and Tilos have seductive beaches, minus the crowds. The far-flung islands of Agathonisi, Arki, Kasos and Kastellorizo await Greek-island aficionados in pursuit of traditional island life, while everyone gapes at the extraordinary volcanic landscape that geological turbulence has created on Nisyros. The islands’ chequered history has also endowed them with a wealth of diverse archaeological remains.




Prevailing wind and climate of the Dodecanese

The Dodecanese climate is of a transitional type and ranges from temperate to dry tropical climates which are characterized with lots of sunlight and an extended dry summer period.


In the summer the prevailing wind is the meltemi blowing from the NW-W. It starts in June, blows strongly in July through to September and again fitfully in October. In the summer months it regularly blows Force 4-6 and may on occasion reach Force 7. It does not blow every day, but may blow without a break for 5-10 days. In the spring and autumn the wind frequently blows from the SE, about Force 2-4, although it may be stronger on occasion. In the winter the wind is predominantly from the SE although gales may come from the Ν or S. When the meltemi is blowing at full strength in July and August the gusts off the lee side of an island can be considerably stronger than the wind strength in the open sea. Gusts are particularly strong off Pátmos, Kalimnos, Kos, Nisiros, Tilos, Karpathos and Astipálaia.

Marina & starting point :
Rhodes / Mandraki Marina

Mandraki Marina is situated on the northernmost tip of the island, below the medieval castle and opposite the Market Square of Rhodes. It is a 30 minute drive from the airport and 20 minutes walk from the commercial (ferry) port of Rhodos.


Water & electricity on the pier are free of charge. Fuel is delivered at the pier by a fuel wagon. The local bus which connects the main villages/ beaches/ sites of the island (such as Lindos) is about 300m away from the yachts’ berths.  Additionally, a 24-hour taxi stand is also found across the road outside Mandraki marina. ATM cash point and many Banks are located in the town near the yacht’s pier. WC / Toilets / Hot water showers are available within a 5-minute walk from the boats' berths. There are two supermarkets within the harbour that are open 7 days a week from 07.30 to 21.00 during the summer. There you will find almost anything you wish. There are various cafes, taverns and restaurants within walking distance of the ancient town and market square. A couple of the best taverns / Greek traditional restaurants in the island you will find in remote villages about 7-16 km SW of the town.