Together with Marmaris - across the border with Turkey - Rhodes is the logical starting venue for yacht charters in the eastern Aegean archipelago of the Dodecanese. And it makes even more sense to end here and start upwind from Paros (2 weeks), Samos (2 weeks), Athens (3 weeks) or Kos (1 week) since the prevailing winds are from the northwest most of the time.
With some more advanced sailing, the isles of Karpathos and Kasos are well in reach, but few bareboats (certainly no flotillas) and hardly any crewed yacht charters set sail for these rugged pieces of terra firma. Nearly all gulets (tirhandils or caiques) opt of course for the gentler waters north and east of Rhodes and Kos along the Turkish Riviera - also known as “The Turquoise Coast”. Since the proximity, Rhodes can be included in blue cruises starting from Bodrum, Marmaris, Göcek/Fethiye and Kaş.
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