The Southern Dodecanese Islands - Greece
Sat 24th June - Sat 1st July 2023

The Dodecanese Islands

The Dodecanese literally “twelve islands” are a group of 15 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the south eastern Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, off the coast of Turkey’s Anatolia, of which 26 are inhabited. The Southern Dodecanese encompass many beautiful and unspoilt islands and it is here we are heading for our first 2023 Mediterranean sailing trip. The area is an island hopping paradise with plenty of lovely towns and deserted bays to enjoy.

Rhodes Harbour © Wojsyl


Our gateway island, Rhodes is steeped in history and Greek mythology. One of the most popular Greek islands with some of the best beaches as well as the site of the famous Colossus of Rhodes and the Acropolis of Rhodes.

It is here we start our adventure picking up the yachts in Rhodes Harbour. With plenty of restaurants to choose from we will be ready to set sail on Sunday morning. 


Symi Island

Symi Island is one of the most precious gems in the Dodecanese islands archipelago. The colourful architecture of its villages is one of the island’s highlights, with postcard-like mansions popping up as soon as you start to approach the port. In addition to the eye-catching port, we will find several excellent sunset gazing viewpoints, beaches with crystal clear waters and traditional settlements.

Symi Island
Nisyros Island


Nisyros Island hosts the youngest and still active volcano in Greece.  The beaches are both pebbly and sandy and the waters are wonderfully clear.

Other Islands

Other islands we are planning on visiting are Tilos, Halki and the deserted Alimia. 


Sailing Conditions

Winds are generally light in May/June blowing from SW-SE,  F2-5 in the afternoons dying down at sunset.


Livadia - Tilos
Pali Harbour - Nysiros
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Important Trip Information

Embarkation: 1700 onwards on Sat 24 June 2023

Set sail: 1000 on Sun 25 June 2023

Arrival Back in Rhodes: 1700 on Fri 30 June 2023

Disembark: 0900 on Sat 1 July 2023

The Sundowners member price of the trip for the yacht charter is £600 which includes the following:

Basic Yacht Charter

Not included in the sailing event price are: flights, transfers, outboards, personal insurance, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, bed linen, end cleaning, water, mooring fees and any personal expenditure.

The Club’s standard terms and conditions apply.  In summary:

  • Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
  • If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
  • If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.
  • You agree to bear the shared cost of any security deposit loss levied by the charter company for damages.

Additionally you should be aware of the Club’s Covid Policy and the requirements for participation in the event.

The full cost of the deposit is 3000€ per boat.


Return flights to Rhodes are available from London and other UK cites from around £150.

Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organiser.

Payment Schedule

Payment Due Date Amount
Mid Payment
1st January 2023
Final Payment
14 March 2023
Total Cost


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