Known for its history, archaeology and tradition, the Dodecanese is a collection of islands (in a whole range of sizes) within the beautiful and sunny Aegean Sea. If you’re looking for a holiday villa in the Greek islands then you could safely start with the larger isles of Kos and Rhodes, both of which are home to medieval buildings and historic castles, not to mention beautiful sandy beaches and picturesque ports. Kalymnos, uniquely known for its sponge-harvesting industry, would be a delightful destination for a holiday rental in the Dodecanese – the pace of life is a little slower but it still has plenty to offer in the way of waterfront cafes, colourful fishing boats and culinary delights – and Nisyros has a stunning volcanic landscape to explore.
If you’re looking for unspoilt natural beauty and deep-rooted tradition then Karpathos, with its forests, vineyards and ancient villages, is the perfect island for a holiday house in the Dodecanese. Alternatively, islands like Leros, where you can swim, scuba dive and lie in the sun, or Patmos, home to the religious attraction The Cave of the Apocalypse, have plenty to offer their visitors. And wherever you stay then boat trips to the islands of Astypalia, Symi and Tilos (to name but a few) are well worth the short journey – each has its own magical character and appeal. The next time you want guaranteed sunshine, seaside, scenery and serenity from a vacation then a holiday villa in the Dodecanese could be just what you’re after.