The Dodecanese are a cluster of 12 main Greek islands in the Aegean Sea with countless other smaller islands making up a large group. The Dodecanese contains popular destinations for travellers including the islands of Rhodes, Kos and Patmos. A Dodecanese holiday is the ideal choice for those who are looking for a trip filled with sun, sea, sand and excitement. A Dodecanese holiday rental villa provides all of the comforts of a first-class hotel with the additional bonus of some spectacular sea and countryside views.
A Dodecanese holiday is bursting with great activities to enjoy, in particular those of the water variety. With plenty of sandy beaches and bays dotted around the main islands, visitors can indulge in a spot of sailing, fishing, swimming, snorkelling, jet skiing and windsurfing. Other activities available on the islands include walking, cycling, golf, horse riding and quad biking.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Dodecanese holiday rental villa then you will find some great places to visit during your stay. No Dodecanese holiday would be complete without a visit to the island of Rhodes, in particular the city of Rhodes. Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World (the Colossus of Rhodes) and steeped in history, Rhodes is a city not to be missed. Among the sights visitors can enjoy there are the Acropolis of Rhodes, which dates back to around the 3rd century B.C., and the Grand Master’s Palace which was built in the 15th century.
Another great feature of the city is the Rhodes Windmills, three old windmills that date back to the Medieval period which were used for grinding the grain that had just been unloaded from the merchant ships.
If you are considering booking a fantastic Dodecanese holiday rental villa then you can expect to enjoy a Mediterranean climate which means that there are hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The hottest months of the year to have a Dodecanese holiday are July and August when the daytime temperature reaches as high as 30°C. The cooler months of January and February still offer up daytime temperatures of between 10°C and 15°C. The annual rainfall amount for the islands is 17 inches with the wettest months tending to be December and January.
Travellers on a Dodecanese holiday can land at a variety of airports including Rhodes (RHO) and Kos (KGS). Amongst the airlines that offer cheap, regular flights to the islands are Thomson Flights, easyJet and Jet2. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL) and Glasgow (GLA).