Yacht Charter in Rhodes Island
Yacht Cruise Guides to Destinations around the Rhodes Island
With over 200 kms of coastline, you could literally spend the summer months enjoying the many coves and beaches of Rhodes. Realistically, few people could afford the time and money to do that but what we can do for you is to provide a luxury yacht charter vacation for you leaving you with the feeling that you must come back for more.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands in the south east Aegean close to the Turkish Mainland. It is a magical area with so much to offer from an excellent climate, lovely cuisine and of course so much history. Our standard yacht charter itineraries seek a balance between the many highlights as well as proving the flexibility that comes with yachting.
Rhodes Old Town, the capital of the Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a mix of narrow streets, lovely architecture, defensive walls that were so important centuries ago and traces of the many peoples who have lived here over history; Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St. John and the Ottomans.
The Island has a developed tourist infrastructure yet you can choose on your yacht charter holiday when you want to mingle with crowds and when you want to avoid them. Rhodes has some lovely seafood restaurants but can they possibly match dinner on board when you have caught your own fish? We don’t think so, although if you want to sample the nightlife, you can certainly do that.
As we sail around the coast, there are many places worth stopping. In Kallithea you will see the Roman baths and the small bay at Ladiko was used to film the ‘’Guns of Navarone’’ and another bay takes the nickname of the famous Mexican actor, Anthony Quinn (Zorba the Greek). There are plenty of traditional villages that have been affected little by tourism while the Monastery of the Virgin Mary is another attraction, dating back to the 13th Century and renovated subsequently.
The symbol of Rhodes is Mt. Ataviros and if you were to climb it, the views are stunning. Lindos was one of the most important places on Rhodes in ancient times; the acropolis was built on a rock overlooking the sea. There are other classical ruins and Lindos itself is a beautiful place with whitewashed houses and mansions. Incidentally, if you want to get up to the acropolis and don’t want to walk, hire a donkey!
Anything is possible. We can show you the standard yacht charter itineraries we have developed over the years. The experience of sailing in these waters is something we doubt you would ever forget. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us to find out more about what we can offer and guarantee a captain and crew that can deliver our promises.
UNESCO has recognised the value of the Old Town of Rhodes, awarding it World Heritage status. Sadly, the Colossus of Rhodes has long gone with earthquakes having caused a great deal of destruction over the centuries throughout the region. Today’s Old Town is still surrounded by walls, with seven access dates. It can be a confusing maze of narrow streets but no one ever seems to get lost. The buildings dating from the Knights Hospitaller times are French, Italian and British while the Lady of the Castle was originally an 11th Century Byzantine Church converted by the Knights and then an Ottoman Mosque.
The ancient acropolis on a rock at Lindos bears testimony to the rich history of Lindos, a naval power in its time with a population of 17,000. It is one of the most important archaeological sites on the whole of the Greek Islands. Legend has it that the Temple of Athena on the acropolis was built by Danaus with his 50 daughters to escape the anger of the Goddess, Hera. There are some more recent buildings; 14th Century Castle built by the Crusaders for example and a Greek Orthodox Church built on the ruins of an older church. Lindos itself is charming; narrow streets and whitewashed houses on the slopes, lovely courtyards and the Virgin Mary Church from the 15th Century.
Rhodes has much to offer, beyond its 200 kms coastline. The Seven Springs is about 30 kms from Rhodes Town and offers the chance for visitors to cool down. Even at the height of summer, it is a lush green area where the spring waters flow all year round. They create a small lake which is accessed on foot through a fairly narrow tunnel. The Italians constructed a dam to ensure the lake remains full, and that the nearby village of Kolympia has a fresh water supply. It is a nice area for walking in general though on hot days you should take plenty of water.
REASONS TO VISIT RHODES
- Historical sites
- Extensive coast with beaches and clear, blue sea.
- Greek cuisine
- Warm weather from spring until the return of winter.
Speak to your Charter Broker
Greek is the language on Rhodes but English is widely understood.
Rhodes’ currency is the Euro
Rhodes is an hour behind the UK all year round.
Fly to: Rhodes throughout the season. Flight time is around 4 hours.
Mandraki is effectively the old harbour which is extremely busy in the summer months. There is a pontoon in addition to quayside berths.
Small facilities are also available in Kolona Emborikos and Nea.
Luxury Yacht Charter Route and Itineraries from Rhodes
Rhodes, with its Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the largest of the Dodecanese and offers everything a tourist would want. There is a 200 kilometre coastline, a fascinating interior, good nightlife and plenty of history. It has been home to several ‘’civilisations’’ in its history and also to a former Ancient Wonder of the World though the Colossus was destroyed by an earthquake many centuries ago. The narrow streets of this walled Old Town can be crowded at times but worth visiting with the Palace of the Grand Master and the architecture of the Knights of St. John notable features.