Dodecanese Flotilla Holidays

We have long been fans of this beautiful and historic area which has until now been the preserve of savvy bareboat clients, who have already discovered the tremendous amount the area has to offer. The combination of some of the better known and more cosmopolitan Greek Islands such Kos, with its noted ancient sites and great beaches, as well as some of the smaller and lesser known gems of the Dodecanese such as Nysiros, Halki or Symi, make this an irresistible proposition for more experienced sailor.

Choose From Two Stunning Routes

Symi and Kalymnos

You can be virtually assured of some fresh winds, so you will be doing plenty of sailing, with more than enough to keep you occupied ashore in between. Join in Kos and choose from our north itinerary featuring Kalymnos and Patmos or alternatively for our southern route, visiting Symi, Tilos and Nysiros before returning to Kos.

Level 2 - 3

  • Stronger breezes and more open water
  • Rich in history and culture
  • Beautiful area with varied ports
  • Good sailing winds almost guaranteed
  • Great sail and stay options

The Weather

This area is blessed with warm sunshine over 300 days a year. Temperatures from early May range from the low to mid 20s in early and late season, up to the high 30s between June and September. Sailing conditions are variable ranging from moderate to fresh force 3 – 6+, the latter being especially during the Meltmi season from late July through to late August, so we generally recommend this area for more experienced sailors.


The Dodecanese is a more challenging sailing area and as such the route is weather dependant. During the summer Meltemi season (normally July and August) a revised itinerary will operate, taking into account the prevailing wind patterns.

Symi Route Itinerary

 Sat – Kos
 Sun – Kardameina
 Mon – Nysiros
 Tues – Tilos
 Wed – Symi
 Thurs – Free
 Fri – Kos Marina

Kalymnos Route Itinerary

 Sat – Kos
 Sun – Pothia, Kalymnos
 Mon – Lipsi
 Tues – Patmos / Arki
 Wed – Leros
 Thurs – Free
 Fri – Kos Marina


Yacht Security Deposit

Yacht Security Deposit

Returnable Deposit Payable Locally:

  • Yachts under 42ft – From €2000
  • Yachts 42-47 ft – From €2500
  • Yachts 48 ft and over From €3000

Non Returnable – Deposit Reduction Premium:

  • Yachts under 36 ft – £126 per yacht per week
  • Yachts 37-49 ft – £189 per yacht per week
  • Yachts 50 ft and over – £252 per yacht per week
  • Plus reduced returnable deposit payable locally – from €500



  • Inflatable SUP(stand up paddle board) £90 per week
  • Child safety netting -from £200 per charter
  • Skipper – from £150 per day
  • Hostess £125 per day
  • Wi-Fi  (2GB) £45
  • Seafarer Beach Towel £15 (yours to keep)

Saturday daytime flights from Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester to Kos or Rhodes with evening return. Flight time 3 hours 40 minutes.

Approximately 30 minute road transfer in Kos, between the airport and town marina. Available from £40 per person return

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