6 days of pure beauty
- Day 1 -
From Rhodes Mandraki to Symi
About 25 sea miles
Starting early from Rhodes you can reach Symis harbour within 3,5 – 4,5 hours. In the scenic harbour of Symi you will find moorings at the north side. Normally you moor your bow or the stern at the quay. You have to mind not to interfere with the ferries anchorages. Then you have got plenty of time to explore the scenic small town.
There are lots of tavernas, electricity, water and other facilities to supply. Hotel in 6-10 m depth of water.
Alternatively you can also anchor in Pedi (36° 36,95' N; 027° 51,70' E), a deep fjord like bay. It is quieter there, but the moorings at the quay in front of the Pedi Beach Hotel are limited. The anchorage for the water tanker supplying Symi with water must be respected! There are more moorings at a new quay in the north of the bay. Or you anchor in the area of the pier in front of the Pedi Beach Hotel.
In the bay there are two pubs and the Pedi Beach Hotel, which offers showering facilities and breakfast for hungry crews. There is a small supermarket, too. Apart from that supply is hardly possible.
In a few minutes time you can reach the capital Symi by bus. The bay in front of the cloister Panormitis at the south-western side of the island is very pretty and romantic.
After the day visitors have left it becomes cosy. The number of moorings at the jetty is limited. In summer the anchorages in the bay are well frequented. The bay is well protected. The sea floor is perfect for anchors and there is a small tavern, too.
- Day 2 -
From Symi to Nisyros
About 32 sea miles
The best way from Symi to Nisyros is through the Strait between Symi and Nimos especially if you come from Symi or Pedi. You save some miles. The passage is safe. Water depth in the shipping channel is at least 4 m. The main harbour of Nisyros, Mandraki, is not recommendable. It is better to try and find a mooring in the small port of Paloi (pronounced Pali) (36° 37,24' N; 027° 10,3' E).
You can explore the volcanic island of Nisyros by bus or rental car.
A visit of the volcanic cater is worth while. If the weather is nice you have a fantastic view at the surrounding islands. We also recommend a visit of the little villages in the mountains Emporios and Nikia.
- Day 3 -
From Nisyros Nach Kos
About 21 sea miles
Kos is within spitting distance. Then you have got sufficient time for a stroll in the town or a visit of the historic excavations. Kos Marina is said to be one of the best Marinas in Greece and offers the full range of supply, lots of pub and a supermarket delivering to your boat. You have to register on channel 77 and you should have a reservation in advance.
- Day 4 -
From Kos to Tilos
About 25 sea miles
At the east coast of Tilos there is the bay of Livadia with its tiny port (36° 25,02' N; 027° 23,18' E) and ferry dock.
- Day 5 -
From Tilos to Chalki
About 15 sea miles
Especially after the day trippers from Rhodes have left, you have a calm and pleasant time at this small and rocky island. In winter time Chalki is permanently inhabited by only about 50 people. In summer time there are many more, you can imagine.
- Day 6 -
From Chalki to Rhodes Mandraki
About 35 sea miles
It is a slightly longer reach which can easily be achieved with following sea. In case of head wind it might make sense to reschedule and call in at Panormitis on Symi.
The home port Mandraki (36° 45,06' N; 28° 22,78' E) should be reached in the late afternoon.