Sailing Dodecanese Islands to Samos

 

Sailing the Dodecanese: A Journey of Enchantment and Shared Heritage

A sailing cruise from Kos to Samos offers an unforgettable journey through the beautiful waters of the Eastern Aegean among the Dodecanese islands aboard a fast sailing yacht that navigates exceptionally well.

This picturesque adventure begins in Kalymnos. In the morning, aboard our swift sailing yacht, we'll sail north, and if the prevailing wind blesses us, you'll have the chance to engage in nimble sailing maneuvers with tacking. In the afternoon, you can relish the breeze while strolling on hidden beaches, diving into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim or snorkeling. Our yacht's speed and agility enhance the experience, allowing us to explore more hidden gems along our path.

We will also spend some evenings exploring quaint villages and harbors, immersing ourselves in the local culture, savoring traditional Greek cuisine, and interacting with the welcoming residents. The evenings spent in secluded bays, observing the starry sky after a gourmet dinner prepared by your skippers, will be made even more memorable by the comfort and performance of our fast sailing yacht.

Welcome Aboard: The Start of Your Dodecanese Adventure

First Day of Sailing Vacation

Boarding in the late afternoon marks the official start of your sailing holiday. With boarding in Kalymnos, you'll appreciate both the convenience and charm of this island: you'll avoid a stretch of sea with strong opposing wind and gain precious time to sail towards the northern islands of the Dodecanese. Moreover, reaching Kalymnos is straightforward: a short 30-minute ferry ride from Kos brings you right into the island's vibrant heart.

Once aboard the Walkabout, your sailboat for this week, we'll greet you with enthusiasm and show you around your new floating home. After you've settled in and gotten familiar with the boat, we'll gather for a dinner onboard, where you can enjoy delicacies prepared by your skippers and toast to the start of a new adventure.

With the evening breeze and the harbor lights setting the scene, a stroll along the waterfront of Kalymnos is perfect for soaking in the island's atmosphere. It's a place brimming with liveliness and joy, where tourists and locals blend harmoniously. A perfect spot to get into the holiday spirit.

 

Second Day of Sailing Vacation

Leaving the tranquil bay behind, the third day also begins with sails unfurled. Today's sailing takes us to Leros, an island that encapsulates the history and tranquility characteristic of the Dodecanese.

Upon reaching Leros, we'll take a break in nature with a stop at one of its enchanting bays. The clear water is an invitation to swim and dive, for those who wish to explore the seabed or simply float in the blue.

In the afternoon, we let the anchor drop in Pandeli Bay, renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and the wonderful scenery that adorns it: windmills dotting the hills and a castle watching from above. Here, Pandeli presents itself with simplicity, a fishermen's village with an inviting beach of yellow sand and small pebbles.

For those who love physical activity, there's the chance for a pleasant evening walk. You can climb along the path leading to the castle, passing by the picturesque windmills, and enjoy one of the most enchanting views of the archipelago at sunset.

If you prefer a more relaxed taste of the bay that hosts us, we suggest a stroll through the village alleys, in a typical Greek atmosphere. Discover the small harbor, where fishermen tinker with their nets on their fishing boats, providing a picturesque backdrop to your afternoon.

And as the sky turns pink and orange, the windmills and the castle light up, offering us a memorable spectacle. The image of twilight on Leros will remain one of the most precious memories of our journey.

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Discovering Lipsi: A Day of Sailing, Wildlife, and Island Serenity

Third Day of Sailing Vacation

The sun rises on a new day of adventure, and our course is set towards the wonderful Lipsi. Known for its enchanting village and numerous bays with crystal-clear water, Lipsi is a slice of paradise waiting to be explored.

The morning sees us sailing, and as the wind propels us, we keep our eyes peeled for the marine mammals that inhabit these waters: dolphins and the Mediterranean monk seals. Recently, we were fortunate enough to spot a mother seal with her pup in the waters here, while encounters with dolphins are frequent. These moments are pure joy.

Upon arrival at Lipsi, the rock formations on the north of the island greet us with picturesque scenery. The rocks raise their silhouettes against the blue sky, creating a captivating backdrop.

The village of Lipsi itself is a treasure to discover, with its cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses standing out against the blue sea, adorned with colorful bougainvillea. Tranquility pervades every street, every square, allowing us to savor island life at a gently slowed pace.

We relax with the awareness of being part of a world still only lightly touched by time and tourism. As the sun sets, the sky takes on warm colors, inviting moments of calm and reflection under a sky that, as always, promises a spectacular starry night.

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Discovering Lipsi

Fourth Day of Sailing Vacation

After breakfast and a wake-up dive for the sporty ones among us, we set the bow of our sailboat northward to land in the heart of the Dodecanese archipelago: the island of Lipsi.

Our sailing adventure brings us to this paradise corner, where crystal-clear sea embraces golden sandy beaches and secluded coves.

Lipsi offers a variety of stunning bays and beaches, perfect for relaxation and fun. We anchor our boat in the turquoise waters of Platis Gialos and Katsadia, indulging in rejuvenating swims and sunbathing on pristine beaches.

We will discover hidden inlets and secluded coves, where the only sounds are the waves and the birds' singing. It's in one of these that we've spotted a monk seal with its pup, so keep an eye on the horizon for this friendly mammal.

In the afternoon, a lovely walk takes us to the heart of the island to explore its picturesque town center. With its cobblestone streets, seafront cafes, and welcoming taverns, we immerse ourselves in the authentic atmosphere of Lipsi. The warm welcome from the locals makes every stroll an opportunity to discover the true essence of the island.

In the traditional taverns of the harbor, we savor local delicacies like fresh fish, olives, and feta cheese, all accompanied by a glass of Greek wine as the sun slowly sets on the horizon.

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Arki: A Serene Escape in the Dodecanese Archipelago

Fifth Day of Sailing Vacation

A delightful sail takes us to Arki. Arki is a small island in the Dodecanese, located northeast of Lipsi. It is part of a group of islands known as the Arkoi Archipelago.

Arki is one of the smallest islands in the Dodecanese and is known for its tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, as well as its untouched and remote beaches.

The island features pristine, hilly nature. The presence of trails provides opportunities for hiking.

The main village of Arki, often referred to as Arki Town, is actually a quaint collection of picturesque white houses and traditional taverns.

 

 

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Exciting Sailing and Discovery of the Fourni Archipelago

We ride the wind, enjoying the thrill of tacking and adjusting the sails until we reach the island of Fourni, or rather, the Fourni archipelago. This archipelago consists of a series of small islands, including Fourni, Thymaina, and others, with a rugged coastline that provides shelter for boats in its turquoise waters from the wind.

It boasts a relaxed, authentic lifestyle in touch with nature. Still largely untouched by tourism... an island for connoisseurs.

 

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Green Coasts, Unique Wines, and Archaeological Treasures in Samos

Seventh Day of Sailing Vacation

Landing in Samos: Arriving at Samos, you will be welcomed by its green shores and the majestic mountains that rise up. The main port of Vathi offers a fascinating mix of traditional architecture, local craft shops, and picturesque taverns. Samos is famous for its Muscat wine, so be sure to taste a glass of the renowned Muscat wine during your visit.

Island Exploration: After landing, you'll have time to explore Samos on land. Visit the archaeological site of Heraion, dedicated to Hera, the Greek goddess of marriage, and stroll through the cobblestone streets of Pythagorion, a charming village with a picturesque harbor.

 

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Last Day of Sailing Vacation

After breakfast, we come to the less pleasant moment of the cruise: the farewells and the promise to see each other again soon.

 

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The stages of the itinerary are subject to changes due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances that prevent or make it difficult to navigate to reach them or to moor. Any changes to the itinerary are implemented exclusively to ensure better organization of the vacation and to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.

Sailing Dodecanese Islands to Samos ultima modifica: 2024-02-28T16:33:56+00:00 da adminwalkabout