22 Aug
ramblers holiday destination

The perfect ramblers holiday destination – Rhodes

Why Rhodes has been named as being the ‘Walker’s island’….


With the air significantly ‘crisper’ and without the hordes of people stifling the landscape, autumn can be one of the best times to visit the likes of Greece, Spain, Turkey and Italy, notoriously ‘hot’ countries.

If you are a hiker then the fresher climate autumn brings can be particularly inviting. If you are looking for an especially memorable ramblers holiday destination in the next coming months, why not head to the scenically spectacular Greek island of Rhodes?

At just shy of 1400 square kilometres, Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands. With coastal paths, kilometre after kilometre of wine producing fields, dramatic mountain ranges and dense emerald forests, is it understandable why Rhodes has been simply describes as being a ‘walker’s island’.

Whether you are seeking a gentler walk breathing in the fresh sea air that runs aside Rhodes’ stunning coastline, or a more challenging hike that ascends and descends over the island’s many mighty mountain ranges, or fancy accompanying your walk by witnessing some of the many impressive species of flora and fauna this Dodecanese island is home to, Rhodes’ comprehensive walking routes cater for all abilities of walkers seeking scenic satisfaction from a myriad of landscapes.

Given the fact that Rhodes is generally considered to be a ‘walker’s island’ and the ramblers holiday destination, there are several walking holiday groups established throughout the island.

One such company is Walking Rhodes Ltd., which was launched in 2008 and offers a variety of walking packages, such as an eight-day walking holiday where, whether it be autumn, spring or winter, provides walkers with the ultimate walking holiday experience.

For more information on walking in Rhodes with Walking Rhodes Ltd., visit walking-rhodes.com.

And for more information about where to stay in the perfect ramblers holiday destination, why not have a look at Vintage Travel’s collection of luxury villas in Rhodes?



13 Dec

Things to do in Ronda

One feature really stands out when visiting the historical Spanish town of Ronda – its dedication and enthusiasm towards bullfighting. With miniature china matadors, postcards boasting pictures of every aspect of bullfighting you could care to imagine, and bull emblazoned tee-shirts hung outside almost every shop, it is hard to imagine that the banning of this age-old Spanish tradition has recently been under dispute.

Make sure you get to see Ronda's exquisite bull ring

Ronda is the birthplace of modern bullfighting, a historical feat, which the town, with its devotion to the pastime, is obviously extremely proud of. Despite its relatively small size, in the early 21st century, Ronda overtook Cordoba in being Andalucia’s top three tourist locations, behind only Granada and Sevilla.