Nestled in the southeastern Aegean Sea, the Dodecanese complex of islands is a true gem of Greece, enchanting visitors with its unrivaled beauty, rich history, and endless sailing opportunities. Comprising 15 major islands and numerous smaller islets, this captivating region offers a delightful blend of breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, and a vibrant island culture.
The Dodecanese islands boast a natural beauty that seems almost otherworldly. Picture-perfect beaches with golden sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters beckon sun-seekers and water enthusiasts alike. From the secluded coves of Karpathos to the vibrant shores of Rhodes, each island unveils its own unique charm. Explore the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Nisyros, where ancient myths mingle with the island's enchanting aura, or bask in the unspoiled splendor of Symi, known for its colorful neoclassical architecture.
However, the allure of the Dodecanese extends far beyond its natural beauty. These islands boast a captivating history that dates back millennia, leaving behind a wealth of archaeological treasures. Visit Rhodes, with its UNESCO-listed Medieval City, where medieval walls guard centuries of stories within their stone embrace. Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of Kos, home to the Asclepeion, a sanctuary dedicated to the god of healing. Discover the mythical island of Patmos, where the Cave of the Apocalypse is believed to be the sacred site where Saint John received his divine revelation, inspiring the Book of Revelation.
For those seeking the ultimate sailing adventure, the Dodecanese archipelago is a sailor's paradise. With its gentle winds, mild climate, and well-equipped marinas, this region offers an idyllic playground for seasoned sailors and enthusiastic beginners. Navigate the open seas, hop from island to island, and anchor in hidden bays that are only accessible by boat. Feel the exhilaration of the wind in your sails as you chart a course through the Aegean's cerulean expanse, passing by uninhabited isles and discovering secluded coves where you can drop anchor and swim in pristine waters.
Kiriacoulis Charter invites you to embark on an extraordinary sailing journey through the Dodecanese. Set sail on one of our meticulously maintained yachts and experience the freedom of exploring these captivating islands at your own pace. Dive into the mythical past, immerse yourself in local traditions, and create unforgettable memories against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty.
Let the winds guide you through time as you discover the charms of these Greek islands, leaving footprints on their shores and tales in your heart. Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with Kiriacoulis Charter and let the Dodecanese cast its timeless spell upon you.
The main 15 islands of Dodecanese include:
Rhodes (or Rodos) - Κnown for its historical sites and vibrant nightlife.
Kos - Known for its beaches and archaeological sites.
Patmos - Τhe place where St. John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revelation.
Astypalaia - Known for its Venetian castle and picturesque Chora.
Kalymnos - Famous for sponge fishing and rock climbing.
Karpathos - Known for its beautiful beaches and preserved customs.
Kasos - Κnown for its rich naval tradition.
Leros - Known for its beautiful bays and coves.
Nisyros - Famous for its active volcano.
Symi - Known for its neoclassical architecture and sponge diving tradition.
Tilos - Known for its biodiversity and as a place for bird watching.
Kastellorizo (or Megisti) - The easternmost Greek island, known for its Blue Cave.
Lipsi - Known for its unspoiled nature and tranquil beaches.
Agathonisi - One of the quietest islands of the Dodecanese.
Halki (or Chalki) - Known for its well-preserved neoclassical houses.