Dodecanese Yacht Charter

Contact us here if you are consideringing a Dodecanese yacht charter holiday in Greece. There is also more info on the Dodecanese Islands here. The Dodecanese is a worthy yachting destination when you are looking for a classically Greek holiday experience. This well-known Greece charter area is in the eastern region of the Mediterranean is composed of 12 large islands. These islands are great when you want to experience local traditions while enjoying an interesting blend of Greek Island cultures during your luxury yacht charter holiday.

The word “Dodecanese” literally means “the 12 Islands” (Halki, Kassos, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Leros, Kos, Lipsi, Astipalea, Patmos, Nisyros, Tilos, and Symi).  Dodecanese is actually a group of islands composed of 12 larger islands and 150 islets. It lies in a region off the southwest coast of Turkey. Of these 162 islands of Dodecanese, only 26 are inhabited, and form the modern-day Greek prefecture.

The Dodecanese Sailing Experience

Among these groups of islands in the region, one can find those that are considered to be the oldest places. These include the Rhodes Island, easily one of the most popular destinations for yacht charter holidaymakers and there are an increasing number of large private superyachts available in the area.

If you are planning to discover and experience the Greece Dodecanese on board your favorite yacht rental, this will include island destinations like Halki, Kassos, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Leros, Kos, Lipsi, Astipalea, Patmos, Nisyros, Tilos, and Symi.

Hugged by the south end regions of the Aegean Sea, the islands of Dodecanese are rock formations underneath the sea that have been gradually pushed by nature over hundreds of years until the highest peaks were eventually exposed and turned into islands of varying sizes and shapes. For a yacht charter sailor, the journey to this region means an abundance of islets, crevices, coves and underwater rock formations.

The prevailing climate on Dodecanese ranges from dry tropical to temperate. On the low end, yacht charterers will experience wet and moderate winter months, and on the high end, several months of warm and dry summer. That means luxuriant sunlight with steady or no winds at all. This makes it an ideal destination for those who want to spend their Greek holiday on board a superyacht for some relaxation and nice tan.

The lush greenery in most of the islands in Dodecanese consists of cedar, olive and cypress, and these are interspersed by aromatic plants like lavender, thyme and oregano. Majority of the islands and islets that are uninhabited have become sanctuaries of migratory birds as the region lies along the route taken by a diverse species of migrating birds.

A Glimpse at the Glorious Old Greece

The islands of Dodecanese have a notable contribution to the rich history and diverse culture of Greece. Dodecanese is the acknowledged seat of the ancient Minoan civilization. Physical evidence of this glorious past still exists in surviving ancient structures and artifacts, which are found in the islands of Dodecanese, particularly in the Rhodes town. During the Roman times, the Rhodes Island emerged as the cradle of knowledge, and eventually was ceded as part of the territory of the Roman Empire, instead of just being a mere ally.

Dodecanese is an ideal sailing destination for tourists and sailors who want to experience the glorious history of ancient Greece as well as the natural splendor of modern-day Greek holiday on board their favorite crewed Greece luxury yacht.

Below is a selection of luxury yachts available in this area. You can view additional Greece charter yachts here or contact us for additional information. 

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Motor yacht BELLA STELLA - Built by CRN Yachts
45m/148ft superyacht BELLA STELLA is ready for Eastern Mediterranean charters and has a special rate for September. Providing spacious interior layouts, wheelchair access and water toys for high-energy fun or simple relaxation, everyone is catered for on a holiday aboard M/Y BELLA STELLA.
Luxury yacht Lucky Me available for Eastern Mediterranean charters
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Luxury yacht LUCKY ME is ready for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean: Built by Baglietto in 2016, her modern interiors and exteriors are the work of renowned designer Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini, bringing charter guests living spaces as invigorating and inviting as the pristine surroundings of Greece and Croatia.
L’Equinox joins the Eastern Mediterranean world of luxury charter yachts
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New to the charter market, Heesen's 37m/122ft superyacht L'EQUINOX is available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean. Capable of reaching a maximum speed of 30 knots, she is an ideal choice for family and friends groups looking to visit the spectacular islands of Greece and Croatia.
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Luxury yacht E&E - Main salon and formal dining area
42m/138ft luxury yacht E&E (ex.JASMIN II) is available for charter in Eastern Mediterranean destinations such as Greece, and for August only she has a great price reduction.
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