Kos should be your next sailing vacation destination if you want good winds and views out of a travel magazine. Plus, you will discover the traditional Greek lifestyle, enjoying fresh fish and seafood, the sweetest watermelons in the world, and all kinds of yummy bites.
The Dodecanese Islands are subject to more wind than other Greek counterparts. The Meltemi winds, also known as the Etesian northern winds, blow here from May until September, which are the best months to come sailing the southeastern Aegean Sea. Kos itself is in close proximity to idyllic islands like Patmos, Kalymnos, Nisyros, Symi, and Tilos. In fact, the Dodecanese is a sailor’s paradise of more than 87 islands and islets, and sailing these waters offers amazing opportunities to discover lesser visited harbors and an abundance of heritage sites.
The guest services team at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa can organize sailing trips if you want to experience the island from the sea. Or, you can choose one of the many sailing holidays and yacht charters offering tours from Kos to the nearby islands.
You can book a sailing trip to Nisyros to experience its laid-back lifestyle or, if you travel as a couple, a romantic boat tour is just what you need for the perfect Koan vacation. Kalymnos is famous for sponge diving and Pserimos is known for its pristine nature and lovely beaches caressed by azure waters.
You have all kinds of boat tours and yacht trips from Kos, with local providers like Odyssey Boat Cruises, ARCHON Yachting, and Kos Yachting Service, among others. Sailing charters begin in early April and go on until November. Spring and fall sailing trips are recommended as the temperatures are more manageable compared to hot summer months like June, July, and August.
The GMC Maritime Training Center on Kalymnos offers all kinds of professional sailing classes.