SOUTH & EAST DODECANESE, GREECE
The southern Dodecanese, in the southeastern Aegean Sea and into the Mediterranean, is a group of Greek islands known for their medieval castles, Byzantine churches, beaches and ancient archaeological sites. Dodecanese means 12 in Ancient Greek, but there are actually 15 larger islands and 83 islets. The Dodecanese were held by the Italians between the 2 World Wars, and several demonstrate Italianate architecture as a consequence.
Current regulations require all our voyages to the Dodecanese to start and finish in Turkey, and for the guest list to remain the same throughout the voyage.
These more southerly islands offer a lesser variety of sheltered bays than the northern Dodecanese in which to anchor, and most anchorages will be in harbours.