Wednesday, 13 June 2012
The sad state of the Greek economy could well be a great time to travel to the country for a variety of reasons. The tourist areas remain safe and it has never been cheaper to travel to as a destination. It could be argued that this is exploitative of holiday makers to do so yet the Greek economy needs money more than ever to restore confidence in itself and the also the Euro zone. The strength of the pound against the Euro is also at its highest for over 2 years and holidays in UK are getting more expensive as inflation continues to gnaw away at spending money.
One of the biggest Greek tour operators cut their prices over the weekend in order to stimulate activity to its islands and our own advertisers have also seen some great offerings for holidaymakers on our website.
A sample holiday search departing from London Luton to Corfu returned a holiday price of £293 per person with accommodation at Almyros Natura Hotel with is set in picturesque Acharavi with accommodation based in comfortable bungalows.
For those looking for only hotels there are some excellent deals to be had during the summer. An example is The Marilena Hotel in Crete which is located in its own large grounds and only 200 metres from a lovely sandy beach. One weeks hotel accommodation on an all inclusive basis for two adults and two children is currently priced at £692 in total with accommodation from 24th – 31st July.
If you were to compare the cost of the Marilena Hotel to an alternative 4* option in Majorca such as Ola Maioris Hotel in Cabo Blanco, the equivalent price is £956 in total (£264 more) than The Marilena Hotel in Crete.
It has been well reported that British holidaymakers will continue to travel to Spain and that it remains the number one destination for people’s summer holidays yet if you are feeling a little more adventurous, now may be a great time to sample Greece at a brilliant price.
Posted by Tom Warsop at 17:27