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Greece sales on the up for Global Travel Group members

Greece sales on the up for Global Travel Group members

With overall sales to Greece up 40 per cent compared to the same time last year across its 400 plus strong contingent of independent travel agents, The Global Travel Group has revealed that bookings show no signs of slowing down. Package holidays to Greece have...
Deal or not, Greek islands brace for more pain

Deal or not, Greek islands brace for more pain

Sitting in his cool, wood-panelled office, George Koukoudakis is watched over by a dozen oil portraits of extravagantly whiskered admirals and naval captains – all heroes of Greece’s 19th century war of independence against the Ottoman Turks. But the mayor of Hydra,...
Guardian. Matthew Kneale: Postcard from Patmos.

Guardian. Matthew Kneale: Postcard from Patmos.

In Patmos you would hardly know there was a crisis. Everything seems just as normal. I have been here for four days with my family, and my Canadian in-laws, and we’ve all had a wonderful time, delighting in the beauty of the island, the delicious food and the warm...
Fancy a Greek vacation? Here are some survival tips

Fancy a Greek vacation? Here are some survival tips

Clear blue skies and turquoise seas have made Greece a popular vacation destination for decades. But a backdrop of financial crisis, political uncertainty and capital controls means a trip to the country right now can be far from idyllic. Although Greece is close to...
Tourists in Greece: ‘Don’t tell the cook we’re German’

Tourists in Greece: ‘Don’t tell the cook we’re German’

In the cafe outside the palace of Knossos in Crete, a family of tourists are wary of revealing where they’re from. According to legend, Theseus once slew the Minotaur in the ruins next door, and should the truth out itself, the Bayer family perhaps fear a repeat....
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