The Dodecanese island complex is a hidden touristic gem in Greece’s Aegean Sea coast. It is a cluster of 12 beautiful islands sit right on the edge of Greece, bordering, as it were, the Turkish coastline. The islands themselves are rather eclectic; while some are still steaming with volcanic potency, others have been fertile agricultural lands for years and others are mostly rocky limestone outcrops. The Island of the Knights, or Rhodes, as it is better known, perhaps hosts the best combination of attractions. It is also where tourists can find great places to stay. Holiday homes in Kalathos, a village in Rhodes that has preserved its traditional charm, are a great place for tourists to lay their heads as they explore the delights of Dodecanese. The accommodation options offered by HomeAway guarantee holidaymakers utter comfort and entertainment. Holiday villas in Kalathos are set in manicured gardens with swimming pools and have many other great features.
-Beaches: There is a shingle beach which is only a 15-minute trek from Kalathos. It is a great place from which to enjoy the abundant summer sunshine and sunbeds are provided there for eager sunbathers. Tavernas are also available there so hungry tourists can gorge themselves out on Greek cuisine. The Tsambika Beach is a must for those who have been waiting all year to get a rich tan. They can lie on the golden sands or embark on leisurely promenades.
-Monuments: The ancient ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos will be something history buffs will be interested in seeing. Seeing the pillars and the many steps is enough to send visitors back in time. For a modest fee of just €6 tourists will be able to take a journey back into the days of the Greek empire. The views over the Lindos locality from this site are amazing and visitors will find it worth travelling from their Kalathos holiday homes to see this wonder.
-Museums: While still on the journey through the history of Greece holidaymakers will want to visit the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes in Rhodes town. Ancient works of art including sculptures and paintings are on display here. But one of the thrills of this venue is the fact that it once was the hospital where the knights of St. John were treated. It was built way back in the 15th century. It also has a nice cafe and garden on its roof.
-Gardens and parks: When holidaymakers are worn from traipsing about in the island of Rhodes they can seek shelter from the summer sun in the Socratous Garden. Here they can relax in cosy wicker chairs under the shade of trees and sip on a chilled beverage. Hungry visitors can go ahead and order a meal as they savour the quiet respite from the busy city streets. To further soothe the holidaymakers there is soft traditional Greek music playing in the background.
The weather in Kalathos and indeed the rest of the island of Rhodes is pretty much Mediterranean which means hot and sunny summers with nary a drop of rainfall. Temperatures at this time of year start from 28°C and climb to highs of 31°C. Visitors hoping for slightly cooler conditions can book their Kalathos holiday accommodation for September or October. The weather in autumn is very pleasant though there is a bit of rain in October which increases as autumn gives way to winter. Winters are mild and temperatures average around 15°C at their coldest.
The closest international airport to this resort is the Rhodes International Airport, about 17 miles away. It is Greece’s third busiest airport, welcoming mostly seasonal flights and charters from other parts of Europe. Those arriving at this airport can reach their holiday homes in Kalathos by bus. They can first take a shuttle from Rhodes Airport to Lindos, which is 6km from Kalathos. From Lindos one can easily find a bus to make this short trip.