Greece: Dodecanese Islands Yacht Charter Guide
When it comes to selecting a destination for your luxury private yacht charter, Greece is the top choice for many discerning travellers looking for a memorable blend of culture, stunning scenery and incredible food. The Dodecanese (which translates as ‘twelve islands’) belong to Greece, but many of these isles lie but a short cruise away from the southwestern coast of Turkey – most notably the islands Kos and Rhodes. In fact, the western coast of Asia is only one hundred miles from this scattering of islands, so here you will find lands fought over for centuries by the Crusaders and the Ottomans - each island revealing the footprints of its previous settlers in the flavours of their cuisine and the style of their architecture.
The striking island of Rhodes is perhaps the largest and most well-known of the Dodecanese islands.
Some of the prettiest and most unspoiled islands can be found if you venture along the archipelago and explore the smaller islands from your luxury yacht. With limestone cliffs to climb in Kalymnos, beautiful mansions and a picturesque harbor to admire in Symi, and numerous beaches and historical sites, there really is something for every taste. Nisyros is something a little different – built on an active volcano with suitably dramatic landscapes best viewed from the sea. Leros and Tilos are small and charming, and historical Patmos is where St. John wrote his Book of Revelation.
A Greek yacht charter holiday would not be complete without a swim in the crystal blue sea. On your luxury vacation you will find yourself surrounded by stunning blue water at every turn, contrasting against the white rocks to create the most magical views. The winds can be spectacular for those who dream of sailing the Greek islands, with the Meltemi winds providing an exhilarating ride across the Mediterranean Sea.
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