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Turkey. Route from Bodrum to the southern islands of the Dodecanese

Brightly-colored and original Greek islands of Kos, Nisyros, Symi and Rhodes as well as the old city of Knidos in seven-day cruise from Bodrum.
Day 5: Symi - Rhodes (27 NM)
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

Hanse Yachts, 2014
Hanse 575
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Air condition
Dinghy
Gennaker
Bow thruster
Inverter
Generator
Hot water
Sprayhood
Internet connection
Electric toilet
Autopilot
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Bimini
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
GPS plotter
From 27/04 to 04/05
6 500 5 558
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2014
Sun Odyssey 469
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Bimini
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Batten mainsail
CD/DVD
Bow thruster
Dinghy
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Air condition
Internet connection
Hot water
Sprayhood
Solar panels
Deck shower
From 27/04 to 04/05
3 200 2 400
for 1 week, bareboat
Hanse Yachts, 2012
Hanse 325
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Dinghy
Gennaker
Deck shower
Sprayhood
Hot water
Internet connection
Autopilot
Stand up paddle
Safety net
Bimini
GPS plotter
Refrigerator
Outboard engine
From 27/04 to 04/05
1 400 1 197
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2014
Bavaria 56 Cruiser
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Safety net
Spinnaker
From 27/04 to 04/05
4 717 3 538
for 1 week, bareboat
Beneteau, 2008
Oceanis 34.3
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Deck shower
Roller furling mainsail
Hot water
Sprayhood
Internet connection
Dinghy
Outside speakers
Inverter
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
GPS plotter
Electric toilet
Bathing platform
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Bimini
From 27/04 to 04/05
1 250 1 025
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2008
Bavaria 38 Cruiser
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Outboard engine
GPS plotter
Bimini
Safety net
Autopilot
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Roller furling mainsail
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Dinghy
From 27/04 to 04/05
1 350 1 215
for 1 week, bareboat