Dodecanese cabin charter

Share a sail on a large yacht

Sail the beautiful and friendly Dodecanese islands on a large yacht. Your Dodecanese cabin charter will explore some of the less accessible islands like Leros and Tilos as well as better known islands like Patmos and Kalymnos.

The yacht, with it’s professional skipper and hostess, takes up to 8 guests as it meanders through these idyllic islands. As you sail, you’re welcome to get first hand experience of sailing a large yacht or relax and watch the world go by. Each night you’ll visit a new harbour with time to explore ashore.

These sailing holidays start every Saturday, running different routes on alternate weeks. Both one week and two week cruises are possible, the latter being the two one week routes joined together. Departures are from Kos and Rhodes on alternate weeks. The trips can be booked with or without flights.The cruise will be in company with the operator’s flotilla.

For more about the Dodecanese, see Sailing the Dodecanese. For pictures see the Dodecanese: Gallery. For prices, you’ll need the Cabin Charter Prices page.

Operating dates for 2017 are below

RouteMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Symi from Rhodes20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd7th 21st
Kalymnos from Kos13th 27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th 30th14th
View the Kalymnos Itinerary
DayMilesDestination
Average25You will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in
  • Kos Town Kos is an ancient settlement, originally founded on agriculture and fishing, with one of the largest market places in the ancient world, and known for its wines and silk. The home of Hippocates, the island still shows much evidence of past glories but today the main industry is tourism. There’s plenty to do and see whether ... Read more
2: Sun17
  • Kalymnos / Kalimnos / Pothia Once the centre of the Greek sponge trade, Kalymnos Town, also know as Pothia, sits in a lush valley at the foot of two hills. These form a natural amphitheatre around the large harbour. The town has plenty to occupy visitors, with beaches, caves, museums, ruins and a wide choice of eateries all close by. Harvesting of ... Read more
3: Mon18
  • Lakki / Porto Lago (Leros) A superb natural harbour, Lakki is a town unlike any other in the Dodecanese. Art Deco and futuristic buildings line the wide buildings with little sign of the narrow alleys and traditional buildings one would expect. The buildings date from the Italian occupation, when the bay was a  major Italian Naval Base.  Some are now falling in ... Read more
4: Tue35
  • Kefalos (Kos) The long sandy beach stretching around this wide bay is the obvious attraction at Kefalos. The Beach Club ashore offers the chance to try your hand at dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or paddle boarding. Alternatively, take a swim on the pool, lounge on the beach or take a drink at the beach bar. If you fancy ... Read more
5: Wed25It's Beach Party night somewhere on Tilos:
  • BBQ / Beach Party Your Lead Crew will direct you to a hitherto secret location for a Beach Party with BBQ or cold buffet (depending on the current state of fire regulations), games, and a chance to perform your party piece. I’m afraid I can’t tell you more or they’ll have to shoot me. And no pictures of course! SORRY, ... Read more
6: Thu20
  • Emborios / Chalki (Halki) It my be only 5 miles from Rhodes but Chalki is a world away from the busy holiday resorts like Faliraki. It’s a pretty place, its pastel coloured buildings contrasting with the barren hillsides. As you approach you’ll see windmills on the hill tops, and a large castle, testament to a long history. The island has been inhabited ... Read more
7: Fri34
  • Rhodes Town If you’re hoping to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, I’m afraid it collapsed in an earthquake around 226 BC, having stood for only just over 50 years. No matter, Rhodes has plenty to offer, including copious Roman ruins, one of the best preserved walled Medieval cities, the Italian ... Read more
8: Sat0Check out and disembark
Routes are indicative and may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Crew will keep you advised during the week.Close the itinerary above
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View the Symi Itinerary
DayMilesDestination
Average15You will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in
  • Rhodes Town If you’re hoping to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, I’m afraid it collapsed in an earthquake around 226 BC, having stood for only just over 50 years. No matter, Rhodes has plenty to offer, including copious Roman ruins, one of the best preserved walled Medieval cities, the Italian ... Read more
2: Sun22
  • Panormitis (Symi) Sailors stopping the night get to see Panormitis at it’s best. This bay, on the south west of Symi, is a tranquil contrast to the bustle of Symi Town, but only once the plethora of trip boats have left for the day. The central attraction is the Greek Orthodox monastery of the Archangel Michael which dominates the ... Read more
3: Mon8
  • Symi Town Once a major shipbuilding and sponge fishing centre, Symi is now primarily a tourist destination. The island has had a chequered history but after much restoration (heavily controlled by the authorities) its multi coloured buildings now make a spectacular sight. The harbour of Symi town (also called Yialos) includes a small nautical museum and is connected ... Read more
4: Tue20
  • Livadia (Tilos) The little harbour at Livadia is actually the main port for the island. Once populated by miniature elephants, remains of which have been found on one of the caves, Tilos is now a bird sanctuary. There are plenty of traditional buildings in Livadia, with the main concession to tourism being the many restaurants. There’s a good ... Read more
5: Wed16
  • Mandraki (Nisyros) The island of Nisyros is essentially a volcano, which is still technically active. Mandraki, home to the majority of the island’s 1000 strong population is on the north west corner. The village is a maze of pebbled streets and alleys, between the whitewashed and natural stone buildings with their wooden balconies. Amongst these and particularly around the ... Read more
6: Thu10
  • Kardamena (Kos) Once a small village, Kardamena has grown in to a thriving holiday resort. The big attraction is the long sandy beach. So long in fact that most of the hotels could genuinely claim to be no more than 5 minutes from the beach! Amongst the modern hotels, you’ll still find plenty of signs of the original village. There ... Read more
7: Fri16
  • Kos Town Kos is an ancient settlement, originally founded on agriculture and fishing, with one of the largest market places in the ancient world, and known for its wines and silk. The home of Hippocates, the island still shows much evidence of past glories but today the main industry is tourism. There’s plenty to do and see whether ... Read more
8: Sat0Check out and disembark
Routes are indicative and may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Crew will keep you advised during the week.Close the itinerary above
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Dodecanese Cabin Charter – the yacht

Sun Odyssey 52.2

Sun Odyssey 52.2

The usual yacht on this cruise is Atlantis, a Sun Odyssey 52.2 designed by Bruce Farr, creator of many a winning racing yacht, and built by Jeanneau.

Don’t worry; down below you’ll find not the spartan conditions that racing yachtsmen have to tolerate but spacious and well equipped acccommodation. This includes 4 double cabins for guests, each equipped with en suite shower & toilet, all built around the airy saloon.

In the galley there’s a microwave, 2 large fridges and a cooker. A CD with mp3 socket is connected to deck speakers so you can listen whilst lounging in the large cushioned cockpit.

A bimini keeps the sun off the cockpit but sun worshippers will find plenty of space around the deck to get some rays. At the rear is a swimming platform and deck shower.