World renown as a sacred island for where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil. Designated as “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, Patmos had been used as a place of exile by the Romans on account of its steep morphology. — Solenn de Braux, Charter Broker
Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, you must visit Rhodes during Dodecanese yacht charter. The largest of the islands, the Colossus of Rhodes was a statue erected to the god Helios in 280 B.C. Though it fell during an earthquake some 50 years later, the 30-meter high statue was one of the tallest in the ancient world and remnants can still be seen today. The island is ripe with historical site from temples to castles, but it also is home to stunning beaches, some busy, others tranquil and less frequented. But beyond its historical and natural wonders, you will find a cosmopolitan vibe buzzing in Rhodes. Many posh eateries and enticing clubs cater to yachting’s elite, who summer on the islands shores.
Despite its size, the island of Kos has a lot to offer, including an International airport, making her an extremely important stop during a luxury yacht charter of the Dodecanese Islands. A place of ancient literature, Kos receives a mention in Homer’s “Iliad,” the beaches are not to be missed. Agios Stefanos beach is pristine and quiet.
If adventure is what you seek during a Dodecanese yacht charter, consider a stop on Nisyros, between Kos and Tilos. One of the most beautiful of the Dodecanese isles, the volcanic crater is walk-able. If you work up an appetite exploring, there are many local tavernas offering fresh-caught, delicious seafood.
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