Whilst Greece has been out of the news on the economic front with the economy is now stabilised and the country definitively staying in the Eurozone. On the holidays front, Greece seems very much back in fashion and in the news with bookings reported as being well up on last year.
In yachting, the country is looking as popular as it ever was, certain to retain the number one spot as the most popular sailing destination in Europe for holidays by air this year. This is true for most European countries but especially so for the UK where sailing in Greece and the Greek isles proving that it has a truly enduring appeal.
Already availability on flights and yachts is looking tight in high season with family sized yachts in particular now in short supply during key school holiday dates.
However there are still bargains to be had with early season dates in April, May and June providing the best value.
Chris Lorenzo, managing director of London based flotilla and beach club holiday specialist Seafarer commented ‘The sailing public are showing a degree of preference for Greece this year over some other sailing holiday destinations like Turkey. This is no doubt partly due to pent up demand, since many gave Greece a miss last year due to uncertainty over the Euro., However is also indicates a recognition of the country’s enduring appeal as a first class sailing destination and the fact that even inside the Eurozone, it still represents great value for money.’
Seafarer are a leading independent specialist offering flotilla holidays in all main Greek sailing areas from the Ionian and Saronic isles to the Sporades and new for this year the Dodecanese. The company also operate Beach Clubs offering unlimited dinghy sailing and windsurfing at stunning beach front hotels in Lefkas and Porto Heli as well as an RYA sailing school for Both yachting and dinghy sailing.
Prices start at just £399 for 7 night a Beach Club or flotilla holiday in May including flights from Gatwick.
More details and contact info on their website: www.seafarersailing.co.uk