Sailing in Dodecanese
Dodecanese means “the Twelve Islands” on Greek and is a collection of diverse islands, some with lush greenery, an abundance of natural springs and the rest with little or no vegetation. Located in the south eastern region of the Aegean Sea, and stretching along the Turkish coast, the Dodecanese Islands is not only a collection of the twelve major islands but also a vast number of smaller islands, it is somewhat remote when compared to other more populated archipelagos, but still provides for a wonderful touring experience. Sailing in Dodecanese offers you a fascinating mix of cultures and a rich history.
Weather conditions for sailing in Dodecanese
The weather conditions for sailing in Dodecanese ranges from intermediate to advanced, which means that a plan ahead is recommended for a great sailing experience. Depending on the times of the month, you may have to brave through strong winds or have a smooth sail with moderate winds, or perfect winds for sailing. Typically, the months of July through to September provide for strong winds, while the month of October presents sailors with fitful winds.
Sailing in Dodecanese provides for a more winding sailing experience when compared to other locations.
Itinerary for sailing in Dodecanese
With the numerous islands to explore, there are a few special ones that are much more popular and these include:
Rhodes which is home to a large number of beautiful sandy beaches and is blessed with sunshine most of the year. A visit to Rhodes presents you with charming villages nestled at the foothills of stunning mountains. You will travel through a maze of alleyways while taking in fascinating architecture such as Latin, Byzantine, and Turkish architecture.