Countless sailing options for those who seek sailing in stronger winds.
The Dodecanese, are a group of 163 islands forming a line a few miles away from the Turkish coast, on the south-east Aegean Sea. Every island here brings a host of new discoveries, beginning with Kos. Here, you can visit the Asklepieion, a temple of healing built in the 4th century B.C. Also, take a relaxing dip in the hot springs and mineral bath at the Spas of Thermes. From Kos, countless sailing options are yours. Just over an hour away from our base is the tiny island of Pserimos with its beautiful beach. From here, sail to the charming island of Kalymnos. On the south side visit Vathy Valley and gaze out upon its majestic deep inlet. To the north lies the island of Leros, where you can spend the evening in the quaint fishing village of Pandeli. Dine ashore under the stars at one of the tavernas that line the beach. Arki and Lipso are small islands with lovely little villages that sit at the head of small tranquil inlets. Don’t miss Patmos, home to the monastery of St. Johns.
For extended itineraries, sail west and visit the central Cyclades, including Mykonos, Naxos and Amorgos. Sail south from Kos and you will find the island of Nisiros, where a picturesque village teeters on the steep hillside. Don’t miss the live sulphur crater at the heart of the island. Further south lies the island of Simi, host to an array of spectacular anchorages nestled in deep bays and surrounded by towering cliffs. Then you can set sail further southeast and discover the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes.
Wind and Sailing Conditions
In the summer the prevailing wind is the “Meltemi” blowing from the northwest at force 4-6. In spring and autumn the wind is less strong and blows from the southeast.