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from Kos

Explore the Dodecanese Islands from Kos!

Kos is the island of Hippocrates, considered to be the founder of modern medicine. A crossroad of civilizations, from neolithic times to the end of 20th century colonialism, Kos bears proudly impressive remnants of wonderful ancient monuments as well as many Italian neo-colonial buildings, which in fact still dominate central spots of the city with their distinctive and beautiful architectural style.

Our yacht charter base on the island of Kos is perfect for exploring the Dodecanese Islands, including the popular Kalymnos, Leros and Patmos to the north or Symi, Tilos and Rhodes to the south. We are happy to suggest itineraries, but you are free to choose which islands you visit and which route you take.

Kos is easily accessible with direct charter flights from most European countries. Our fleet in Kos is located at the main Kos Marina with plenty of shopping and dining selections and the option to spend a few days exploring the historic town of Kos before or after your charter.

Our Charter Fleet in Kos

Our boats in Kos are available for both skippered and bareboat rentals and include a wide variety of our most popular sailing yachts and catamarans. Special charter arrangements are also available including private day trips and rentals for special events including company excursions, weddings and honeymoon trips.

Getting to Kos Marina

Kos Marina and its immediate vicinity, located on the northeast tip of the island within Kos town, offers plenty of sightseeing, shopping and dining options. From Kos Airport the Marina is just 22km, less than 30-minute taxi ride. Public transport options are also available.

If you are arriving as a group, we are happy to organize a private transfer for you from the airport by minibus with our reliable partners, so simply let us know the details of your arrival and we will advise accordingly.

See more details and reviews on our Kos Charter base Google Maps listing.

Meet the Istion Team at Kos Marina

Welcome to Kos Marina, where your unforgettable sailing holiday from Kos will begin! Led by our base manager, Giorgos and supported by a dedicated team including Petros, Danai, Nikos, Maria and Manolis, we strive to make every moment of your time in Greece exceptional. Together, our goal is to deliver an unforgettable sailing adventure, with a focus on exceptional service, support, and a carefree experience you'll treasure forever.

Sailing Itineraries from Kos

Kos is situated in the heart of the Dodecanese islands, featuring endless possibilities for those who enjoy sailing, historical exploration, nightlife, the tranquility and relaxation of numerous isolated bays, or all of the above combined. All of the beautiful, unique islands in the Dodecanese are worth visiting and sailing around. One who wishes to see most, if not all, of the marvels we call the Dodecanese, should reserve sufficient time to do so.

A one-week sailing itinerary from Kos heading north is detailed below and can be downloaded here. The area north of Kos is home to Kalymnos, an island with a rich tradition of sponge fishing and a great destination for rock climbing enthusiasts. Leros, a laid-back island, is known for its historical sites, medieval castles, and traditional architecture. Patmos, with its renowned 13th-century Monastery of Saint John, is a beautiful island offering a perfect blend of history and picturesque landscapes. With plenty of options available, you can tailor your route to your preferences or ask for suggestions to get the most out of your sailing experience in Greece.

Alternatively, heading south from Kos takes you to towards Rhodes, the largest island in the Dodecanese. Rhodes is steeped in history and offers a lively atmosphere all year round. On your journey from Kos to Rhodes, you will visit the enchanting island of Symi. Its picturesque harbor, with its colorful architecture and charm always leaves a lasting impression. Nisyros, another recommended stop on your itinerary, is home to an active volcano and unique lunar landscapes. For those with flexible schedules, we also have a charter base in Rhodes and special one-way charters, starting in Kos and ending in Rhodes or vice versa are sometimes available.

One Week Sailing Itinerary from Kos

Day 1: Kos to Pserimos (12 nm, 2-3 hours)

Set sail to the serene island of Pserimos, known for its unspoiled sandy beaches including Vathi and Avlakia. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and local tavernas offering delicious Greek cuisine. Anchor at Pserimos Bay or Ormos Marathounda.

Day 2: Pserimos to Kalymnos (10 nm, 2-3 hours)

Discover Kalymnos, famous for its sponge diving history and rock climbing at the Grande Grotta. Explore the picturesque landscapes, visit the Sponge Factory, and stroll through Pothia, the island's bustling capital. Anchor at Vlychadia Bay or Pothia Harbor.

Day 3: Kalymnos to Leros (20 nm, 3-4 hours)

Sail to Leros, an island with a rich history including the famous Castle of Pandeli, and traditional architecture. Wander through the Italian-influenced town of Lakki, and admire the beautiful windmills of Xirokambos. Find a safe anchorage at Lakki Harbor or Pandeli Bay.

Day 4: Leros to Patmos (30 nm, 4-6 hours)

Today we reach Patmos, famous for the 13th-century Monastery of Saint John, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Cave of the Apocalypse. Stroll through the narrow streets of Chora, the island's capital and enjoy breathtaking views from the hilltop. Anchor at Skala Harbor or explore secluded bays for a more private experience.

Day 5: Patmos to Lipsi (15 nm, 2-3 hours)

Set sail for Lipsi, known for its crystal-clear waters, unspoiled nature, and beautiful beaches like Katsadia and Platis Gialos. Visit the Church of Panagia Harou with its unique icon, and sample local wine at a traditional taverna. Anchor at Lipsi Harbor or one of the many beautiful bays surrounding the island.

Day 6: Lipsi to Kos (50 nm, 8-10 hours)

Enjoy a full day of sailing as you make your way back to Kos, passing by the islands you visited on your journey. Break up the trip with a stop at a small islet or bay for a refreshing swim or lunch break.

Now back in Kos, why not take a day (or more) to explore its mix of ancient ruins including the Asklepieion and the Roman Odeon, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful beaches. Visit the Castle of the Knights, stroll around Kos Town's lively streets, or relax on the beach before returning home. Kos has a lot to offer and is waiting to be explored!


Kos Marina, Georgiou Papandreou
Kos 853 00, Dodecanese islands, Greece

Tel: +30 2242 022 195
E-mail: [email protected]

Base Manager: George Kintis
Tel: +306982372807