Lipsi - mooring free, about 5 euro water and power
Arkhi - mooring free
Patmos - mooring about 2 euro, water not good, power not available
Leros east side - mooring free, water and power not remember, but smallish payment
Kalymnos - mooring free - about 5 euro for power
Kos - expensive, but on south side You have two or three free places
Nisiros - some 15 or 20 euro for water and power.
Simi - some 2 euro for mooring, 5 for power, 5 for water.[QUOTE]
Hi, Jeanneau Trinindad
I can second the opinion that Dodecanese is marvellous cruising area, and quite nonexpensive.
The "price list" given is probably O.K. for the 12 m. boat. I'm paying a little more with 16 m LOA
You can add to the list Samos Island. Technically not being part of Dodecanese, it is only few miles to the north, and very interesting island.
Mooring in Pythagorion city harbour is next to nothing.
You can arrange charter
on Samos (quite well run German operator) or from VERNICOS
(biggest Greek operator) with bases on Samos, Kos and Rhodes. When charter
begins or ends in marina, You have usually one night free there, so it will not add the cost.
There are also some small local chartering companies - most of them with better maintained boats than it is the case of major operators. To advise You properly it would be necessary to know more regarding Your demands (size of the boat, level of equipment
or skippered and so on).
It can be good to arrange for one way charter, if You have not more than two weeks time. (Best Kos - Rhodes for most of the season, but early or late season opposite is O.K. as well). If You have three or more weeks the round trip is mostly advisable.
Regarding anchorages - there are a lot of them. On charter boat You will most probably find the Greek Waters Pilot by Rod Heikell (look around for a copy or download - if possible, for preplanning) and set of quite detailed
IMRAY -TETRA charts
. Finding good spots with this publications is really very easy.
Even if Kos Marina is quite expensive (some 35 euro/night/12 m. charter boat) it is advisable to spend one night there, because it is the best place for exploring the most interesting north - east part of this wonderful island.
I think that in the area Samos, Patmos, Kos, Nisiros, Simi and Rhodes are on the "must visit" list, but other places are also so fine, that even six weeks is not too short a time for the first cruise there.
If I can be of any assistance - just PM me