It’s only February, but the 2008 booking season is well under way for travel during the sultry summertime. Greek villa rentals are so popular from May to September that most travel specialists recommend reserving your favorite spot at least four to five months in advance. GreekLodging.com, a site offering a specialized service in villa rentals and self catering accommodations on the island of Rhodes, usually starts booking villas in January.
Making your plans that early might seem excessive but it’s the best way if you want to make your holiday the best it can be. According to GreekLodging.com booking manager, “Having that much time to plan is great, because after you’ve booked the accommodation you wanted, you can customize all the extras and make arrangements for all sorts of side trips and tours. Because the locals also take their vacation in the summer, Greece is very busy with festivals and events.”