Greece is the word for summer 2012
As the London Olympics draw ever nearer, leading online travel agent On the Beach suggest there is no better time to escape from the saturated streets of Britain and jet off to the home of the big games; Greece.
The latest somewhat unconventional British Airways advertising campaign urges holidaymakers against travelling during the iconic games, however On the Beach has witnessed a huge surge of holiday bookings to Greece, including trips to Corfu, of more than a third over the past few days as hoteliers slash prices of more than 15% in order to attract the all-important British holidaymaker during the games.
The ever popular islands offer a whole host of diverse destinations, perfect for all manner of holidays. From romantic breaks to Crete to fun filled family holidays, from luxurious hotel resort, to tranquil retreats; the Greek Islands have it all.
For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the Games in London, the Greek Islands are not only packed full of intriguing mythology surrounding the origins of the historic games, but are also home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world.
As the constant, miserable weather is continually washing away any hope of a beautiful British summer; On the Beach reveals there is still late availability of holidays during the Games to the sun kissed islands, from as little as £158 staying at 3* self-catering apartments.
Alistair Daly, Marketing Director at On the Beach comments; “Greece has had a tough few months but we expect many British holidaymakers to head to its shores this summer. The diverse and varied choices of islands are home to some of the best beaches, hottest nightlife and serene, luxurious retreats. Brits can play their part in the celebrations by learning about the heritage of the games with the added bonus of sipping a cool margarita whilst soaking in the Med heat and sporting a glowing tan.”