DODECANSE GREEK ISLANDS
SAILING TRIP

21 September to 5 October 2024

15 Days / 14 Nights

Price from $5,495 per person
Group Size - 24 pax average

Start: Kos, Greece
Finish: Kos, Greece

A combination of sailing, food, and adventure, our Dodecanese Greek Island Sailing trip offers travellers a unique way to experience the famous and spectacular Greek Islands. There is no level of experience required, just bring your sense of adventure!

This guided sailing holiday explores the Dodecanese Islands from Kos, including the beautiful islands of Patmos, Samos, Kalimnos, and Nisyros, all wonderful gems of the Aegean Sea. So why not jump on board a self sail or skippered sailing yacht and spend two weeks sailing, relaxing and exploring.

Greece is where it all started for Mariner Boating, it’s a country that we hold dear to our hearts and we can’t wait to share it with you once more.

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Pricing options

There are several ways for you to experience our amazing Greek Islands sailing trip!

1. Travelling by yourself or with a friend/partner? Book a cabin!

From AU$5,495 per person - double share
From AU$8,495 per person - single share
Price includes private cabin with private bathroom on a Dufour 470 and a professional skipper also onboard.
Please note the last available cabin on the yacht is a forward cabin, these cabins are more narrow than the stern cabins.

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2. Travelling with your friends or family in a group? Book a yacht!
Please contact us for more pricing options if you have a group.
Whole yacht options are very limited and subject to availability.

Why Mariner Boating Holidays?

Small group comfort
You’ll sail in comfort as part of a small group of yachts, sometimes called a Flotilla or Yacht Rally. Usually you'll be sailing with around 30 people across 4 to 5 yachts.

More time to explore
Our tours give you more time to immerse yourself and really get a feel for the destination. Our trips also include more leisure days where you can choose how to spend your day!

Flexible joining options
Our trips are designed so that everyone can sail with us - single travellers, couples or larger groups/families! For 1 or 2 people we offer the option of booking a cabin (max 6 guests plus a professional skipper on the yacht), whilst groups and families can book the whole yacht for themselves.

30+ years of experience
We've been doing this awhile and tend to know a secret spot or two. We know you want to visit the main sights (and why wouldn't you!), but we also love to share our favourite spots you might not find otherwise.

Your guides
A Mariner Boating guide and a local technician will travel with you to assist with the yachts, berthing, provide navigational support and have intimate local knowledge of things to see and do along the way.

Your travelling companions
Every group is different, but typically you’ll find your co-travellers will be aged between 40 and 65, enjoy keeping active, love the ocean, have a sense of adventure, love fine foods, an occasional glass of wine, and a good chat.

Is this trip right for me?

Do I need to know how to sail?
Absolutely not - the only "qualification" for joining our sailing tours is a desire to see yourself on the deck of a sailboat in one of the great travelling destinations of the world

That being said, if you wish to book a whole yacht you will need to either have International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or organise a professional skipper.

Will I have my own bathroom?

While vessel layouts will vary depending on which yacht you choose, most yachts generally have cabins with a private bathroom attached or just outside.

If you book a cabin we will always guarantee a private bathroom, but if travelling as a group on your own yacht you may need to share.

What's life on board like?
Our yachts are modern and comfortable with areas to relax both below and on deck. Most yachts have 4 double cabins and are usually less than 5 years old. Below deck you will find the kitchen (galley) where you can prepare meals with the option to dine at the adjacent table or on deck in the open air.

So throw down a cushion, curl up and read a book, or make use of the easy access to the water for a swim.

Will I get seasick?
Sea legs come naturally to some but unfortunately not so much for others. Your Mariner Boating guide will be able to suggest some options to help you with the effects of sea sickness if needed. The majority of this trip is on a yacht though so you will need to feel comfortable moving about the vessel, including using the stairs to get to cabins etc. below deck.

Greek Islands Sailing Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday
Welcome to the first day of your Greek Islands Sailing Tour! Arrive in Kos and make your own way to the marina.
We’ll embark the yachts then enjoy welcome drinks and overnight on board the yachts at the marina.

Day 2 - Sunday
This morning we'll sail to Alinda Bay on Leros, small port with lovely tavernas along the waterfront. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 3 - Monday
Spend a full day relaxing and enjoying Leros. The locals are very friendly and life is slow. Explore this quiet island, enjoy the beaches or visit Leros Castle.

Day 4 - Tuesday
Our destination for today is Patmos, where you'll find the spiritual centre of the Greek Orthodox Church and a harbour overlooked by a monastery built in the 11th century.

Day 5 - Wednesday
Spend the morning exploring Patmos or jump on a local bus to visit the hilltop 11th century Monastery. This afternoon we will enjoy a late lunch on the beach and spend the afternoon relaxing. Lunch is included today.

Day 6 - Thursday

Today we will sail to Samos. Green and mountainous, Samos offers the home port of Pythagorion. The curved quay of the harbour is lined with bars and tavernas so there will be plenty of opportunity to get the yacht rally started with a party.

Day 7 - Friday
This morning we will head up to the mountain town of Manolates for a visit, before down to Avlakia for lunch on the beach. Lunch is included today.

Day 8 - Saturday
Set sail for Arki. This island is home to 40 residents, 200 goats and the renowned Trypas Taverna, who's charismatic owner Manoli loves to share his music. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 9 - Sunday
A short sail today will see us arrive in Lipsi before lunch.
In the afternoon why not head off to one of the tiny pebble beaches for a long lunch in a seaside taverna.

Day 10 - Monday
Today we will sail to Vathi on the island of Kalimnos, where we will likely be welcomed by the goats that cling to the almost vertical sides of this fjord. Join us for dinner at Popy’s Taverna. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 11 - Tuesday
Enjoy the day exploring Vathi and Kalymnos. Head up to the church overlooking Vathi then into the bustling town of Kalymnos. Alternately, just relax locally in the village of Vathi with a swim off the end of the quay or walk up the fjord for a great view from the top.

Day 12 - Wednesday
We're off today for a longer sail south that will bring us to the volcanic island of Nisyros.

Day 13 - Thursday
Today will be yours to spend a full day exploring Nisyros. A coffee in the café neon in the square is a must do or visit the village of Nikia located on the crater rim of a semi active volcano. Tonight join us for our last dinner ashore. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 14 - Friday
Enjoy a leisurely morning relaxing or swimming, before we embark on our final sailing day and head back for our last night in Kos marina.

Join us for a fun farewell drinks tonight and share your favourite stories from the trip.

Day 15 - Saturday
Today is the last day of your Greek Islands Sailing trip. After breakfast, disembark and continue onward with your adventures of Greece or beyond.

What's included?

• 14 nights’ overnight accommodation on yacht
• Welcome drinks in Kos
• 2 lunches & 4 dinners ashore during the sailing itinerary

• Professional skipper onboard if booking a cabin
• 24/7 support from experienced guides
• 24/7 professional technical assistance for the yacht

Also included:
• Berthing/marina fees for first nights in Leros, Patmos, Samos, Arki, Vathi and Nisyros

• Bed linen and bath towels for two weeks
• Standard navigation equipment
• End of charter cleaning
•  Daily weather updates, regular newsletters with activity suggestions and local information

Additional costs
• All flights

• Pre & Post Accommodation or land arrangements e.g. transfers
• Local tourist taxes & National Park fees
• If you require a skipper the total cost is approx. AU$300 per day + food + cabin
• Personal travel insurance
• Reduced refundable yacht security deposit payable at the base
• On board provisioning or meals ashore for meals not included
• Fuel for the yacht and outboard motor (Estimate AU$300 total)
• Drinks during dinners or tours ashore are not included unless specified

• For cabin bookings, please allow approx. 100 EUR per person for a local "kitty" to contribute to fuel plus skipper's meals and gratuities.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is strongly recommended by Mariner Boating Holidays. Travellers should ensure they have a valid policy at time of booking. Your travel insurance policy must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. MBH also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Please Note
• A deposit of AU$1,500 per person is required to confirm a booking
• The designated skipper on board your yacht must possess suitable experience and qualifications
• Prices are subject to currency fluctuation until paid in full
• Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
• Single supplement may apply for private cabins
• The prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to change without notice


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Greek Islands Sailing Tour in 2024