Yacht Charter Dodecanese

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The Greek Dodecanese Islands are nestled in the East Mediterranean and offer stunning natural beauty, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters. There’s no question that the best way to explore these idyllic island gems is by luxury boat.

In the Dodecanese, spend your boat charter exploring the unspoiled gems and sweeping beaches of some of the finest cruising grounds. Explore the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Symi, Kalymnos, Patmos, Nisyros, and Astypaleas, or island hop multiple small islets, many of which are uninhabited. A Dodecanese boat rental in the south-eastern Aegean Sea offers unmatched beauty, ensuring an incredible vacation on the water.

Northrop & Johnson has access to the best-crewed yachts for charter in the Dodecanese, including those built by pedigree boatbuilders. We excel at curating incredible yacht charter vacations on the water with itineraries that are bespoke to you. Contact our team today and let our team start planning your yacht charter holiday in the Greek Dodecanese Islands.

Yacht Charter Dodecanese Greek Islands Guide


Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, you must visit Rhodes during your boat charter Dodecanese, located within striking distance of the Turkish coast.

Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese group and is where you will find the Colossus of Rhodes, 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.

This is just some of the magic you’ll experience when cruising the Dodecanese aboard your luxury yacht. Rhodes is ripe with historical sites, from temples to castles. If you’re keen to visit, they’re worth adding to your itinerary, but if lazing about and soaking in the Greek sunshine is more your speed, Rhodes is also home to stunning beaches, some busy, others tranquil and less frequented. Beyond its historical and natural wonders, you will find a cosmopolitan vibe buzzing in Rhodes, especially in Rhodes Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’ve had your fill of dining aboard the yacht, many posh eateries and enticing clubs cater to yachting’s elite.


Also on the itinerary is the island of Kos, which, despite its size, has a lot to offer. A place of ancient literature, Kos receives a mention in Homer’s “Iliad,” which will delight any literature fans. The beaches on the island of Kos are not to be missed. The captain and crew can set up beach picnics for any meal you choose or can tender you ashore and allow you to enjoy peace and solitude. Agios Stefanos Beach is pristine and quiet. Make sure you take the time to explore Kos Town, with its picturesque streets, pretty white-washed buildings, and local boutiques and tavernas.


If you seek adventure during a Dodecanese yacht charter, consider a stop on Nisyros, between Kos and Tilos. One of the most beautiful of the Dodecanese isles, the island is punctuated by its active volcano and walkable crater. If you work up an appetite while traversing the crater and exploring, many local tavernas offer fresh-caught, delicious seafood, a true delicacy of the region.

Get in touch with a yacht broker in the Dodecanese

Northrop & Johnson is a leading international yacht brokerage with access to the best and most luxurious yachts for charter, including in the Dodecanese. With offices in the heart of Monaco, just moments away from Port Hercule, our yacht charter brokers in Monaco boast unparalleled Dodecanese expertise and market intelligence. We take pride in listening to our client’s needs and crafting exceptional charter itineraries in and around Dodecanese. Rent a superyacht in the Dodecanese and enjoy the ultimate vacation on the water. Contact our yacht brokers in Monaco today if you want to charter a luxury yacht. We will be thrilled to assist you on your yachting journey.

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Charter Highlights Dodecanese

  • Explore the Old Town in Rhodes
  • Suntan on Kos's pristine Agios Stefanos beach
  • Walk the volcanic crater of Nisyros and appreciate the natural wonder
  • Stop in a local cafe in Nisyros to taste the catch of the day
  • Spend time ashore at the five-star Kos Imperial resort
  • Sail across twelve islands on a charter yacht on the prevailing wind, spending a fantastic time during the summer months: swim offshore far from other boats, have a sunbath on the sand, explore the best coves and castles, eat fresh fish
  • Visit the small islands in the north and then set sail to the south east to discover the tourism in the larger islands
  • Anchor in Mandraki Marina to spend the night in Rhodes and then move to smaller islands in Greece: visit Kos and the Cyclades, or move to Asia Minor sailing by our charter boats

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Dodecanese Yacht Charter: FAQs

Where are the Greek Dodecanese Islands?

The Dodecanese Islands are a group of islands located in the southeastern Aegean Sea, rich in culture and history. They are situated off the southwestern coast of Turkey and form an archipelago near the southwest coast of mainland Greece. The Dodecanese Islands are part of Greece and are known for their rich history, beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and unique cultural heritage. Other islands close to the Dodecanese are the Cyclades.

What is the best period to visit the Dodecanese?

The best period for your bareboat charter or to rent motor yachts in Greece is from mid-June to the end of July, when it’s already summer, to appreciate the sand beaches and float in the Aegean Sea but without the regular August crowd. If you’re a lover of the warm sea, the best month is July, since the water in Greece is not typically very hot.

In August, sailing to a remote island and appreciating the untouched beaches, rather than visiting Kos, is recommended.

How much is a crewed yacht charter in the Dodecanese Islands?

Expect the entry point for a crewed yacht charter in the Dodecanese to start at around US$50,000 per week, rising to a million for the world’s most exceptional superyachts. Northrop & Johson has a superb selection of crewed charter yachts at a range of price points. Contact our team today or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

Is it possible to enjoy a bareboat charter in the Dodecanese Greek Islands?

While enjoying a bareboat charter in the Dodecanese is possible, Northrop & Johnson only specializes in crewed yacht charters.

What types of yachts can I charter?

When you book a luxury yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson, you will benefit from a superb selection of luxury yachts, having the possibility of choosing a:

  • Motor yacht
  • Sailing yacht
  • Expedition vessel
  • Catamaran
  • Sports yacht
  • Flybridge yacht
  • Full displacement yacht
  • Planing yacht
  • Fishing yacht
  • Tri-deck yacht
  • Accessible yacht
  • Eco-friendly yacht

What other cruising destinations are in close proximity to the Dodecanese?

Some other cruising destinations near the Greek Dodecanese include:

Get in touch with a Dodecanese yacht charter broker

If you want to enjoy a Dodecanese boat charter, then contact the Greece charter brokers at Northrop & Johnson. We have access to every luxury crewed Mediterranean yacht charter, including off-market vessels in Greece. We excel at crafting incredible vacations on the water and will craft a unique Dodecanese yacht charter itinerary bespoke to you. Contact our team today.

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