Category Archives: Greece

Emirs go hunting for bargain in Greece

The Emir of Qatar is just one of many that recently snapped his own piece of Greece. He just bought six Greek islands for the bargain price of just £7.35 million.

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One of the world’s richest men, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, fell in love with the islands in the Ionian Sea four years ago and after 18 months of wrangling has convinced the eurozone’s poorest country to sell the idyllic isles as a job lot.

The privately-owned islands, known as the Echinades, had been put up for sale as crisis-hit nationals struggled with the high real estate taxes imposed on them by the state.

Should I book a trip to Greece?

Maybe you like many others are discussing if you should book your next  holiday to Greece. In many ways, it is a good time to visit. Visitor numbers have fallen in recent years, prompting many hoteliers and tour operators to offer significant discounts (Telegraph Travel recently reported that Olympic Holidays is offering savings of up to 60 per cent). The last thing Greece needs is for visiting holidaymakers to steer clear – the country is hugely reliant on tourism, which accounts for around 15 per cent of GDP

If you have more questions regarding your planned holiday to Greece then click here to get your answers.

My personal opinion is to just go. The very last thing Greece needs is for tourists to abandon them. They will more than probably love you even more when you arrive.

Ryanair is to free Greece from greedy operators

Ryanair is to launch twice weekly flights from London Stansted to Corfu from July. The low-cost airline now offers four routes to Greece, to Corfu, Rhodes and Thessaloniki from London Stansted and Kos from Liverpool.

Ryan Airs spokesperson said in a statement:
“Ryanair is delighted to deliver yet another low fares summer sun route from London Stansted.  Greek tourism has been strangled by high fare airlines and greedy tour operators who have been making out like bandits in the absence of a low fares airline to deliver the competition that Greek tourism needs.”