Athens: A 2024 PerspectiveDecember 5, 2023
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Top tourism companies in Britain are unveiling the hidden gems of Greece for 2024. Picture this: new destinations, untouched by international airports, are now the talk of the town. Britain’s leading tour operators are in on the secret, adding these off-the-beaten-path locations to their schedules for next summer. Get ready to explore ‘unknown Greece’ like never before!
Jet2 Greek Gems Packages
For Jet2holidays, Sunvil, and Olympic Holidays, the “hidden gems” of our country are the “decoys” of their schedule for the upcoming 2024 tourist season. They have announced new destinations in the Mediterranean, including Symi, Kea, Milos, the Athenian Riviera, and the Riviera of Olympus. Holiday packages for these destinations have already been designed and sold throughout the UK, with tour operators promoting them extensively.
Jet2holidays has recently added four new European destinations to their summer 2024 schedule. These include two destinations in Greece, one in Portugal, and one in Croatia. The island of Symi and the Athenian Riviera are among the latest additions. According to Steve Heapy, the managing director of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, these new additions were made in response to customer demand and feedback from independent tour operators.
Jet2 will serve Symi from all 11 of its UK bases via Rhodes, where guests will spend the first night of their holiday before taking a ferry of around 90 minutes to Symi the following day.
Jet2 will offer a selection of three to five-star accommodations at eight coastal resorts in and around Athens, known as the Athenian Riviera. These resorts include Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Lagonisi, Anavissos, Sounio, Vravrona, Mati, and Marathon. Flights to Athens for the summer of 2024 will be available from Birmingham, Manchester, and Stansted, operating between 2 May and 31 October. With the inclusion of Symi and the Athenian Riviera, Jet2 will now serve 19 destinations across more than 100 routes to 14 Greek airports next summer.
Holidays on the Mount Olympus Riviera by Olympic Holidays
Olympic Holidays, a renowned British tour operator, is delighted to announce the addition of a new Greek island and the captivating Mount Olympus Riviera to its impressive portfolio for the upcoming year. Travel enthusiasts can now embark on a mesmerizing journey to Milos or indulge in the serene allure of the Riviera of Olympus, with prices starting from just £1,439 and £968 per person respectively for a delightful seven-night stay.
The Riviera of Olympus, a picturesque stretch of coastline spanning 70km at the foothills of Mount Olympus in the enchanting prefecture of Pieria, has been aptly dubbed by Olympic Holidays as a haven of tranquility. Alongside well-known destinations like Paralia Katerini, Olympic Beach, Leptokarya, and Platamonas, this hidden gem also offers secluded spots perfect for those seeking a more intimate experience.
In addition to these exciting new offerings, Olympic Holidays is expanding its collection of island getaways. Experience the perfect blend of ancient wonders and island bliss with combined trips between Athens and Poros. For a truly unforgettable holiday, indulge in the magic of Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini with our exclusive nine-night packages.
Kea in Sunvil’s programme
The renowned British tour operator Sunvil recently announced the inclusion of Kea, also known as Tzia, in the Cyclades, in its 2024 schedule. Sunvil describes Kea as a unique island among the Cycladic islands, as it differs from the typical whitewashed cubic houses and blue-domed churches. Additionally, Sunvil has expanded its programme for Crete by adding the charming seaside resorts of Plakias and Agia Galini, the picturesque inland village of Zaros, and Agioi Apostoloi, located near Chania.
The upcoming summer programme also features small boat cruises in the picturesque Greek seas, along with fly-drive options in western Greece to Sivota, Parga, and Zagoria. Sunvil will offer combination trips to the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands, including Santorini, Amorgos, Astypalaia, Kos, Nisyros, Tilos, and Rhodes. Additionally, we have captivating destinations in the North Aegean region such as Thessaloniki, Lemnos, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, and Rhodes. Lastly, explore the enchanting Western Cyclades islands of Sifnos, Folegandros, and Milos.