Temperature: 23°C excessive; 17°C low
Journey time from UK: 4 hours quarter-hour
Time distinction: GMT +2
Consider the Greek Islands and consider whitewashed stone villages illuminated in opposition to the blue Aegean, historic ruins and tiny little fishing villages. The Dodecanese islands, a sequence of 12 bigger islands (Rhodes is the most effective recognized of them) and plenty of little ones, are all these clichés and extra. For an actual style of Greek life, the volcanic island of Nisyros is splendidly welcoming and a haven for artists. Symi, half an hour from the Turkish coast, has Michelin stars and is glamorously old style, Kastellorizo impressed the likes of Pink Floyd and Patmos has unimaginable Byzantine structure, or if you cannot choose one, go island hopping on the Calypso.
Sustainable journey tip: Reaching Rhodes with out boarding a airplane is feasible, however you’ll have to be devoted. Most likely the only manner is to take the Eurostar to Paris, adopted by a TGV to Munich (seven hours), and from right here the in a single day Lisinski sleeper practice to Zagreb. Subsequent day, take a practice to Belgrade (seven hours), and spend an evening and day within the Serbian capital. An in a single day practice will then take you to Thessaloniki, from the place you may get pleasure from a really scenic journey on an InterCity practice to Athens (4 hours). Lastly, an in a single day ferry sails you to Rhodes. Now, right here’s the catch: the sleeper to Thessaloniki solely operates mid-June to mid-September. See the good Seat61.com for an alternate route that entails a second ferry and extra practice adjustments.
The place to remain: Melenos Lindos, for ornamental wood ceilings, Ottoman-inspired hand-painted tiles, raised wood sleeping platforms with elaborate carved woodwork, and mirror frames inlaid with mom of pearl. On the terrace bar and restaurant (which serves seasonal Greek meals), a vine-covered pergola is threaded with tiny lanterns. For pure, Greek Island leisure we love this Airbnb with a pool.