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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Brand new M/Y Lili ready for charters in the glamorous Mediterranean
Motor yacht LILI - Master suite
55m/181ft superyacht LILI from Amels is ready for charter in the Mediterranean. Launched in 2017, this stunning contemporary superyacht is new to the charter market and offers guests all the modern conveniences and high performance from a trusted name in the shipbuilding industry. With a generous beach club, spa therapy services and a 4m counter-current pool, there is still plenty to do after returning from a day on dry land or Scuba diving along the amazing beaches.
Fill the gap: Charter sailing yacht Amadeus in the Eastern Mediterranean
Luxury yacht AMADEUS - Cockpit dining
Fill the gap in the Eastern Mediterranean and charter sailing yacht Amadeus in Greece. Perfect for family and friends groups, the layout provides spacious cabins for all guests and great use of deck space for unwinding or dining in the warm summer sun.
Charter glamorous superyacht Grand Ocean in the Mediterranean
Luxury yacht GRAND OCEAN - Master stateroom
80m/262ft luxury yacht GRAND OCEAN is available for charter in the Mediterranean and is a spectacular treat for marking special occasions or lavish family holidays spending time outdoors together enjoying the spectacular setting and the swimming pool or sunpads. The on board beauty salon will ensure that everyone is looking their best for any occasion and the sauna and steam room will ease away any tension after hours spent shopping and exploring the sights of the world's most popular charter grounds.
Charter luxury yacht Kanaloa in the Eastern Mediterranean
48m/159ft motor yacht KANALOA is available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean. Last refitted in 2015, her comfortable interiors are perfect for relaxing in after hours of sunbathing, making use of the impressive selection of water toys or touring and shopping among the amazing ancient cities of Turkey and Greece.
Special offer: 9 days for 7 on a Mediterranean charter with M/Y Axantha II
Luxury yacht AXANTHA II - Main salon
43m/141ft motor yacht AXANTHA II is available for charter throughout the Mediterranean and there is a great offer of 9 days for the price of 7. Her varied water toys and exposed sundeck with viewing platform are perfect for making the best of the sun and water of the gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, while her interiors create a classic environment for relaxation in style.
Charter superyacht Sarah in the Mediterranean this summer
Luxury yacht SARAH - Formal dining room
62m/203ft motor yacht SARAH is available for charter across the Mediterranean, with voluminous interiors, plenty of alfresco dining spots, a fantastic sundeck and a wide choice of water toys. Whether you intend to spend your days partying in the Mediterranean or spending time with the family, she is an excellent choice.

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