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Day 7: Tilos - Rhodes

7 days around the Dodecanese

Sailing to Rhodes will be the last stage of the cruise. Here you’ll have to address all formalities in the port and return the yacht to the manager. After that, you may explore the city and take pictures with the city’s main sights as a background to remember the trip.

Rhodes

Rhodes is rightly considered one of the most beautiful islands in all of Greece. Here, almost year-round the sun shines, a fresh breeze blows, pine-dotted cliffs rise up from the shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, and the beaches are sprinkled with soft sand. According to ancient myth, Helios, the Sun God himself took a shine to the island, and its name derives from that of his wife, the nymph Rhodes.

Day after day, yachts come to call in the old port of Mandraki, where a magnificent Colossus once stood. To the southeast lies the fabulous and very modern Rhodes marina. Yacht schools, restaurants, and a customs office are all in the vicinity. From here, it’s convenient to start exploring Rhodes – one of the most magnificent gems in all of the Mediterranean. The capital’s old town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason. Here, you’ll find splendidly preserved buildings and landmarks from different eras, from antiquity to the Middle Ages. Visit the Palace of the Great Masters, Knights’ Row, the Olympic stadium, and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. What’s more, the island itself boasts a whole smattering of enchanting ancient towns and popular resorts: Lindos, Kameiros, Faliraki, Ialysos, and Ixia.

There are also beaches to suit any taste – pebbly in the west and sandy in the east. The miniature isthmus between Rhodes and the little island of Prasonisi is considered the most romantic and picturesque. Why? It enchants visitors with the tranquil, warm Mediterranean waters, and the bright and blustery Aegean converging in a blue wonderland. The list of unique locales definitely includes Petaludes Valley, where thousands of butterflies flock beginning in late May, as well as the Seven Sources wilderness park.

Recommended boats for this region

Nautitech, 2016
Nautitech Open 40
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Safety net
Swimming ladder
From 29/05 to 05/06
5 000 4 500
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Hanse Yachts, 2015
Hanse 455
Booked 1 time recently
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Dinghy
Gennaker
GPS plotter
Hot water
Internet connection
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Safety net
Sprayhood
Stand up paddle
From 29/05 to 05/06
3 800 3 230
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria, 2019
Bavaria C45
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Roller furling genoa
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 29/05 to 05/06
4 750 3 563
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2015
Lagoon 400
Mandraki Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Outboard engine
Safety net
Spinnaker
From 29/05 to 05/06
4 529 3 850
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2015
Lagoon 400
Mandraki Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
CD/DVD
Internet connection
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Safety net
Spinnaker
From 29/05 to 05/06
5 240 4 716
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Nautitech, 2016
Nautitech Open 40
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Safety net
Swimming ladder
From 29/05 to 05/06
5 000 4 250
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat