Bareboat & Flotilla Charters/Flotillas

Dodecanese Flotilla from Kos

The Area

This beautiful and historic area has until now been the preserve of savvy bareboat clients, who have already discovered the tremendous amount the area has to offer. The combination of some of the better known and more cosmopolitan Greek Islands such Kos, with its noted ancient sites and great beaches, as well as some of the smaller and lesser known gems of the Dodecanese such as Nysiros, Halki or Symi, make this an irresistible proposition for more experienced sailors.

You can be virtually assured of some fresh winds, so you will be doing plenty of sailing, with more than enough to keep you occupied ashore in between. Join in Kos and choose from our north itinerary featuring Kalymnos and Patmos or alternatively for our southern route, visiting Symi, Tilos and Nysiros before returning to Kos.


2021 Dodecanese flotilla dates and itineraries:

THE SYMI ROUTE  

Embarkation dates from Kos:
15 May, 29 May,
12 June, 26 June,
10 July, 24 July,
7 August, 21 August
4 September, 18 September,
2 October, 16 October

SATURDAY

KOS Arrivals and Departures: Fly to Kos and transfer to Kos marina for embarkation. Kos is the home of the father of modern medicine Hippocrates and the ancient ruins of the Asklepieion medical complex are a must. In Kos town you can hire a bike as the best way to explore.

SUNDAY

KARDAMINA, KOS (18 nm) A few hours sail along the protected southern side of Kos, a great chance to get to know your yacht and enjoy a swim stop along the way. Kardamena is a lively destination, great for a punch party and the first group meal.

MONDAY

NYSIROS (10 nm) A short sail south to the island of Nysiros – perfect if you wish to take advantage of an afternoon exploring the still active volcano. A visit to the monastery in the afternoon, with a choice of superb seafood tavernas to finish.

TUESDAY

TILOS (20 nm) The epitome of a traditional Greek Island with nice beaches and a friendly ‘far from the madding crowd’ feel. Tilos also hosts an internationally protected bird sanctuary.

WED/SDAY

SYMI (24 nm) The stunning harbour of Symi is a great place to sail into. The amphitheatre town retains its’ traditional character and charm having been much renovated over recent years. Be sure to climb the steps to the church for a superb panoramic view.

THURSDAY

FREE SAILING If you didn’t make it to the volcano, then Nysiros may be a good choice, alternatively your crew will give you the best recommendations based on the weather and your preferences.

FRIDAY

KOS (25 nm) Hire a bike to explore this attractive resort town and nearby beaches. Farewell evening ashore in lively Kos town

SATURDAY

Departure in the morning. New arrivals for second week.


THE KALYMNOS ROUTE 

Embarkation dates from Kos:
22 May,
5 June, 19 June,
3 July, 17 July, 31 July,
14 August, 28 August,
11 September, 25 September,
9 October

SATURDAY

KOS Arrivals and Departures: Fly to Kos and transfer to Kos marina for embarkation. Kos is the home of the father of modern medicine Hippocrates and the ancient ruins of the Asklepieion medical complex are a must. In Kos town you can hire a bike as the best way to explore.

SUNDAY

POTHIA, KALYMNOS (17 nm) Known as the island of the sponge divers. The bustling harbour town boasts several museums, and a lively neoclassical sea front.

MONDAY

LIPSI (30 nm) The largest of a small group of islands to the south of Patmos, explore the local market for thyme honey and other local specialities.

TUESDAY

PATMOS / ARKI (12 nm) Depending on the weather, we will head to Patmos, for a visit to the monastery of St John or alternatively the smaller island of Arki and the quiet village of Port Augusta, a sleepy little spot with just two tavernas ashore.

WED/SDAY

LEROS (21 nm) We moor in the marina in Lakki, on the south west side of the island. Evidence of Italian occupation is obvious in the town, with a good range of facilities ashore.

THURSDAY

FREE SAILING Heading towards Kos,, you are spoilt for choices – ask the crew, and they will guide you to your perfect spot.

FRIDAY

KOS (36 nm)Back to Kos, with bustling nightlife, great beaches. If you arrive early, why not try some watersports, or head to the village of Zia in the mountains, with breathtaking views across the waters to Turkey.

SATURDAY

Departure in the morning. New arrivals for a new week.

TWO WEEK FLOTILLA– Combine the Symi route with the Kalymnos route for a two week flotilla holiday

The Dodecanese is a more challenging sailing area and as such the route is weather dependant. During the summer Meltemi season (normally July and August) a revised itinerary will operate, taking into account the prevailing wind patterns.


Yachts

3 cabins 4 cabins 5 cabins

Sun Odyssey 349 (2019) 3 cabins, 1 WC shower

Bavaria 37 cruiser (2017) 3 cabins, 1 WC shower

Dufour 382 Liberty (2015) 3 cabins, 2 WC shower

Sun Odyssey 389 (2019) 3 cabins, 1 WC shower

Bavaria 41 (2015) 3 cabins, 2 WC shower

Oceanis 41 (2019) 3 cabins, 2 WC shower

Sun Odyssey 449 (2018) 4 cabins, 2 WC shower

Oceanis 51.1 (2019) 5 cabins, 3 WC shower


The Weather
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 3 to force 6. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm. During the Meltemi season, which is generally late July to the end of August, the winds can be a little stronger, between force 4 to 7 at times, although much of the sailing area is protected by the island so the swell is not too exaggerated.


Getting There
Our base in Kos Marina is approximately 30 minutes from Kos International airport.

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