Dodecanese Flotilla Holiday

Ideal for more experienced crews, stronger breezes and more open water - level 2-3

An area rich in history & culture

Beautiful area with varied ports of call

Great sail & stay options available

Good sailing winds almost guaranteed

Why Choose a Dodecanese Flotilla ?

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, with 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 sailors.

Y ou 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose a flotilla holiday?

You will be in charge of your own chartered yacht as part of a flotilla fleet of not more than twelve yachts. Your professional lead crew will be on hand to assist and guide you through the beautiful waters, organising social events along the way. The crew’s aim is to make this a personal experience for you, and their local knowledge will help to make your holiday a very special one.

What is included with my flotilla holiday?

  • Return flights from the UK (on flight inclusive packages)
  • Overseas airport transfers (on flight inclusive packages)
  • ATOL Protection (on flight inclusive packages)
  • Fully equipped charter yacht
  • Dinghy with outboard engine
  • A Seafarer welcome punch party
  • A Seafarer beach party (14 night flotilla holidays only)
  • End cleaning of your flotilla yacht
  • The services of our experienced lead crew and the support of our local base team / local agents
  • One full tank of diesel, full water tank(s) and cooking gas
  • Welcome pack of provisions and cleaning products to get you started
  • Bed linen, shower towels & tea towels.

Note: Mooring charges (except at flotilla base) extra fuel or water; food, drink and items of a personal nature such as laundry are excluded. For those extending their holiday after the yacht charter, transfer costs from yacht base to your accommodation are usually excluded and payable locally unless you are booking a flight inclusive package.

Do I need a sailing license?

Yes, each skipper on a flotilla or bareboat charter is required to possess a recognised sailing qualification, typically either an RYA Day Skipper practical certificate or an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). If you have experience but not the qualification, our RYA training centre in Lefkas, Greece can help you to achieve this as part of your holiday. Call us to discuss this.

Do I need a visa for my holiday in the Dodecanese?

No, for Greece a tourist visa is not required. If you are planning on extending your stay you may choose to visit Turkey (exit and entry fees apply) in which case a tourist visa will be required for your entry to Turkey.

Will I have to pay mooring fees?

On our flotillas, the first and last night of your charter will be in the marina, and we cover the fees for this (excluding showers and other marina facilities). During the course of your holiday there may be one or two places that charge a small fee, but this will generally not exceed 10 euros per night. In some places you will have to pay for topping up your tanks with water. Again, this is included whilst in the marina on your first and last nights.

What wind conditions can I expect?

Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 3 to force 6. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm. During the Meltemi season, which is generally late July to the end of August, the winds can be a little stronger, between force 4 to 7 at times, although much of the sailing area is protected by the island so the swell is not too exaggerated.

How much cash should I take with me?

Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 euros per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available at our home ports of Rhodes and Kos as well as many of the islands – your crew know exactly where and when you can get more and they will keep you updated as your holiday progresses. Travellers cheques are no longer readily accepted, and of course euros is the currency used in Greece.

Do I need to stock up with provisions at base?

A few basic supplies and plenty of water is always good to have on the yacht, and the marina supermarket is close for the heavy items, however all the islands and ports have some facilities and shops (although sometimes quite basic!). Half the fun of your flotilla holiday is exploring the harbours and villages, and of course there are plenty of restaurants for your evening meals ashore.

What are the rules regarding Holding Tanks in the Aegean?

In Greece the regulations relating to discharges and pollution make a holding tank a practical necessity although we are not aware of them being a legal requirement as yet. It is prudent to ensure that the discharge of any holding tank is done as far from the shore as is practical and to certainly avoid discharge in a confined area such as a bay, harbour or marina.

Where in the UK can I fly from?

You can fly direct to Kos from London Gatwick & Stansted, as well as Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle & Cardiff.

How far is the base from the airport?

Our base in Kos Marina is approximately 30 minutes from Kos International airport.

Meet the Crew

Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

Flotilla & Charter 1st Mate

Davey Simpson

Davey Simpson

Flotilla & Charter Skipper

Together Davey and Kate are responsible for the yachts and the safety of the crews aboard. They will ensure that you have a fantastic flotilla adventure and make your holiday a great one.

Our Routes - running from 12th May to 20th October 2018

The Symi Route

Greek island of Kos

Arrivals and Departures: Fly to Kos and transfer to Kos marina for embarkation. Kos is the home of the father of modern medicine Hippocrates and the ancient ruins of the Asklepieion medical complex are a must. In Kos town you can hire a bike as the best way to explore.

Kos Yacht Charter Base

A few hours sail along the protected southern side of Kos, a great chance to get to know your yacht and enjoy a swim stop along the way. Kardamena is a lively destination, great for a punch party and the first group meal.

Dodecanese flotilla Nysiros

A short sail south to the island of Nysiros – perfect if you wish to take advantage of an afternoon exploring the still active volcano. A visit to the monastery in the afternoon, with a choice of superb seafood tavernas to finish.

T he epitome of a traditional Greek Island with nice beaches and a friendly ‘far from the madding crowd’ feel. Tilos also hosts an internationally protected bird sanctuary.

Dodecanese Flotilla Holiday Symi

The stunning harbour of Symi is a great place to sail into. The amphitheatre town retains its’ traditional character and charm having been much renovated over recent years. Be sure to climb the steps to the church for a superb panoramic view.

If you didn’t make it to the volcano, then Nysiros may be a good choice, alternatively your crew will give you the best recommendations based on the weather and your preferences.

Dodecanese Flotilla Arki

Hire a bike to explore this attractive resort town and nearby beaches. Farewell evening ashore in lively Kos town.

Greek island of Kos

The Kalymnos Route

Kos Greek Island

Arrivals and Departures: Fly to Kos and transfer to Kos marina for embarkation. Kos is the home of the father of modern medicine Hippocrates and the ancient ruins of the Asklepieion medical complex are a must. In Kos town you can hire a bike as the best way to explore

Dodecanese Flotilla Pothia Kalymnos

Known as the island of the sponge divers. The bustling harbour town boasts several museums, and a lively neoclassical sea front.

Dodecanese Flotilla Lipsi

The largest of a small group of islands to the south of Patmos, explore the local market for thyme honey and other local specialities.

Dodecanese Flotilla Patmos

Depending on the weather, we will head to Patmos, for a visit to the monastery of St John or alternatively the smaller island of Arki and the quiet village of Port Augusta, a sleepy little spot with just two tavernas ashore.

Dodecanese Flotilla Leros

We moor in the marina in Lakki, on the south west side of the island. Evidence of Italian occupation is obvious in the town, with a good range of facilities ashore.

Dodecanese Flotilla Arki

Heading towards Kos, you are spoilt for choices – ask the crew, and they will guide you to your perfect spot.

Dodecanese Flotilla Holiday Fortress of the Knights of Saint Johnon Kos island

Back to Kos, with bustling nightlife, great beaches. If you arrive early, why not try some watersports, or head to the village of Zia in the mountains, with breathtaking views across the waters to Turkey.

TWO WEEK FLOTILLA – Combine the Symi route with the Kalymnos route for a two week flotilla holiday.

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.

The Yachts

Prices

Oceanis 34 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2014)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£1,579£2,898
19-MaySymi Route£1,579£2,898
26-MayKalymnos Route£2,063£3,545
02-JunSymi Route£1,935£3,545
09-JunKalymnos Route£1,935£3,545
16-JunSymi Route£2,199£3,925
23-JunKalymnos Route£2,199£3,925
30-JunSymi Route£2,199£3,925
07-JulKalymnos Route£2,296£4,198
14-JulSymi Route£2,296£4,198
21-JulKalymnos Route£2,496£4,358
28-JulSymi Route£2,496£4,358
04-AugKalymnos Route£2,496£4,358
11-AugSymi Route£2,496£4,358
18-AugKalymnos Route£2,496£4,358
25-AugSymi Route£2,379£3,778
01-SepKalymnos Route£2,379£3,778
08-SepSymi Route£2,065£3,545
15-SepKalymnos Route£2,065£3,545
22-SepSymi Route£1,579£2,965
29-SepKalymnos Route£1,579£2,965
06-OctSymi Route£1,579£2,965
13-OctKalymnos Route£1,579£2,965
20-OctSymi Route£1,579-

Bavaria 37 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2007)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£1,689£3,119
19-MaySymi Route£1,689£3,119
26-MayKalymnos Route£2,198£3,865
02-JunSymi Route£2,069£3,775
09-JunKalymnos Route£2,069£3,775
16-JunSymi Route£2,365£4,201
23-JunKalymnos Route£2,365£4,198
30-JunSymi Route£2,365£4,198
07-JulKalymnos Route£2,469£4,498
14-JulSymi Route£2,469£4,498
21-JulKalymnos Route£2,668£4,698
28-JulSymi Route£2,668£4,698
04-AugKalymnos Route£2,668£4,698
11-AugSymi Route£2,668£4,698
18-AugKalymnos Route£2,668£3,998
25-AugSymi Route£2,546£3,878
01-SepKalymnos Route£2,546£3,878
08-SepSymi Route£2,198£3,768
15-SepKalymnos Route£2,198£3,768
22-SepSymi Route£1,689£3,184
29-SepKalymnos Route£1,689£3,184
06-OctSymi Route£1,689£3,184
13-OctKalymnos Route£1,689£3,184
20-OctSymi Route£1,689-

Bavaria 37 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2017)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£1,959£3,655
19-MaySymi Route£1,959£3,655
26-MayKalymnos Route£2,569£4,555
02-JunSymi Route£2,398£4,435
09-JunKalymnos Route£2,398£4,435
16-JunSymi Route£2,748£4,935
23-JunKalymnos Route£2,748£4,935
30-JunSymi Route£2,748£4,935
07-JulKalymnos Route£2,876£5,298
14-JulSymi Route£2,876£5,298
21-JulKalymnos Route£3,095£5,545
28-JulSymi Route£3,095£5,545
04-AugKalymnos Route£3,095£5,545
11-AugSymi Route£3,095£5,545
18-AugKalymnos Route£3,095£4,732
25-AugSymi Route£2,965£4,559
01-SepKalymnos Route£2,965£4,559
08-SepSymi Route£2,569£4,445
15-SepKalymnos Route£2,569£4,445
22-SepSymi Route£1,965£3,698
29-SepKalymnos Route£1,965£3,698
06-OctSymi Route£1,965£3,698
13-OctKalymnos Route£1,965£3,698
20-OctSymi Route£1,965-

Bavaria 41 - 3 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2015)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£2,189£3,998
19-MaySymi Route£2,189£3,998
26-MayKalymnos Route£2,859£4,998
02-JunSymi Route£2,665£4,929
09-JunKalymnos Route£2,665£4,929
16-JunSymi Route£3,055£5,485
23-JunKalymnos Route£3,055£5,485
30-JunSymi Route£3,065£5,495
07-JulKalymnos Route£3,199£5,898
14-JulSymi Route£3,199£5,898
21-JulKalymnos Route£3,459£6,178
28-JulSymi Route£3,459£6,178
04-AugKalymnos Route£3,459£6,178
11-AugSymi Route£3,459£6,178
18-AugKalymnos Route£3,459£6,178
25-AugSymi Route£3,299£5,100
01-SepKalymnos Route£3,299£5,100
08-SepSymi Route£2,838£4,898
15-SepKalymnos Route£2,838£4,898
22-SepSymi Route£2,135£4,098
29-SepKalymnos Route£2,135£4,098
06-OctSymi Route£2,135£4,098
13-OctKalymnos Route£2,135£4,098
20-OctSymi Route£2,135-

Oceanis 41 - 3 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2013)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£2,189£3,998
19-MaySymi Route£2,189£3,998
26-MayKalymnos Route£2,859£4,995
01-JunSymi Route£2,665£4,995
09-JunKalymnos Route£2,665£4,995
16-JunSymi Route£3,055£5,485
23-JunKalymnos Route£3,055£5,485
30-JunSymi Route£3,065£5,495
07-JulKalymnos Route£3,199£5,898
14-JulSymi Route£3,199£5,898
21-JulKalymnos Route£3,459£6,179
28-JulSymi Route£3,459£6,179
04-AugKalymnos Route£3,459£6,179
11-AugSymi Route£3,459£6,179
18-AugKalymnos Route£3,459£6,179
25-AugSymi Route£3,299£4,998
01-SepKalymnos Route£3,299£4,998
08-SepSymi Route£2,838£4,898
15-SepKalymnos Route£2,838£4,898
22-SepSymi Route£2,135£4,098
29-SepKalymnos Route£2,135£4,098
06-OctSymi Route£2,135£4,098
13-OctKalymnos Route£2,135£4,098
20-OctSymi Route£2,135-

Sun Odyssey 469 - 4 Cabins 4 Sh/wc (2013)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£3,325£6,198
19-MaySymi Route£3,325£6,198
26-MayKalymnos Route£3,605£6,258
02-JunSymi Route£3,298£6,098
09-JunKalymnos Route£3,298£6,098
16-JunSymi Route£4,195£7,785
23-JunKalymnos Route£4,195£7,785
30-JunSymi Route£4,195£7,785
07-JulKalymnos Route£4,249£7,895
14-JulSymi Route£4,249£7,895
21-JulKalymnos Route£4,995£9,178
28-JulSymi Route£4,995£9,178
04-AugKalymnos Route£4,995£9,178
11-AugSymi Route£4,995£9,178
18-AugKalymnos Route£4,995£9,178
25-AugSymi Route£3,988£7,398
01-SepKalymnos Route£3,988£7,398
08-SepSymi Route£3,899£7,298
15-SepKalymnos Route£3,899£7,298
22-SepSymi Route£2,989£5,648
29-SepKalymnos Route£2,989£5,648
06-OctSymi Route£2,736£5,185
13-OctKalymnos Route£2,736£5,185
20-OctSymi Route£2,736-

Oceanis 48 - 5 Cabins 3 Sh/wc (2014)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£4,598£8,598
19-MaySymi Route£4,598£8,598
26-MayKalymnos Route£4,889£8,585
02-JunSymi Route£4,498£8,395
09-JunKalymnos Route£4,498£8,395
16-JunSymi Route£5,498£10,295
23-JunKalymnos Route£5,498£10,295
30-JunSymi Route£5,498£10,295
07-JulKalymnos Route£5,599£10,458
14-JulSymi Route£5,599£10,458
21-JulKalymnos Route£5,998£11,298
28-JulSymi Route£5,998£11,298
04-AugKalymnos Route£5,998£11,298
11-AugSymi Route£5,998£11,298
18-AugKalymnos Route£5,998£11,298
25-AugSymi Route£4,698£8,698
01-SepKalymnos Route£4,698£8,698
08-SepSymi Route£4,669£8,698
15-SepKalymnos Route£4,669£8,698
22-SepSymi Route£3,779£6,998
29-SepKalymnos Route£3,779£6,998
06-OctSymi Route£3,299£6,198
13-OctKalymnos Route£3,299£6,198
20-OctSymi Route£3,299-

Bavaria 46 - 4 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2006)

Dodecanese Flotilla
2018 at 2017 prices (per yacht)
Departure DateRouteOne weekTwo week
12-MayKalymnos Route£2,189£3,998
19-MaySymi Route£2,189£3,998
26-MayKalymnos Route£2,859£4,998
02-JunSymi Route£2,665£4,929
09-JunKalymnos Route£2,665£4,929
16-JunSymi Route£3,055£5,485
23-JunKalymnos Route£3,055£5,485
30-JunSymi Route£3,065£5,495
07-JulKalymnos Route£3,199£5,898
14-JulSymi Route£3,199£5,898
21-JulKalymnos Route£3,459£6,178
28-JulSymi Route£3,459£6,178
04-AugKalymnos Route£3,459£6,178
11-AugSymi Route£3,459£6,178
18-AugKalymnos Route£3,459£6,178
25-AugSymi Route£3,299£5,100
01-SepKalymnos Route£3,299£5,100
08-SepSymi Route£2,838£4,898
15-SepKalymnos Route£2,838£4,898
22-SepSymi Route£2,135£4,098
29-SepKalymnos Route£2,135£4,098
06-OctSymi Route£2,135£4,098
13-OctKalymnos Route£2,135£4,098
20-OctSymi Route£2,135-

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Book your flights with us to ensure full ATOL protection for your holiday.

Flight and transfer prices per person

2018 DatesFlights & Transfers from
 
14th April - 21st May
£298
22nd - 28th May£499
29th May - 11th June£348
12th June - 30th June£378
1st July - 15th July£398
16th July - 26th August£499
27th August - 9th September£388
10th September - 23rd September£329
24th September - 22nd October£298

Transfers only – available from £40 per person return

Yacht Security Deposit

Returnable Deposit Payable Locally:

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

Non Returnable – Deposit Reduction Premium:

  • Yachts under 36 ft – £126per 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 – €500

Extras

  • Inflatable SUP(stand up paddle board) £145 per week
  • Child safety netting -from £200 per charter
  • Skipper £135 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.

Seafarer will price match on any like-for like sailing product this summer. If you have been quoted a cheaper price than you see here for your selected date, show us the quote and (subject to verification) we will aim to match it for you.

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