June 22, 2010 13:32 ET

Cheapflights UK Says Greek Is the New Holiday Chic

Swap the UK's Make Shift Greek Beach by the Thames and Head to Greece for the Real Thing

LONDON--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  Searches to Greece have risen by 32 per cent says Cheapflights UK, the UK's leading website for flight price search and comparison. Having looked at searches to the destination from the first two weeks of May vs. the first two weeks of June, the site confirms that travel to Greece is increasingly popular. 

"Though it may be suffering an economic crisis, Greece is clearly taking steps to ensure that tourism will not suffer the impact," says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for 

"Apart from keeping itself top of mind with Brits by building a Greek beach in the UK, Greece is also slashing flight prices. This combined with the strengthened Pound against the Euro means that not only can you find great deals on flights, but you can also spend more once you get there," adds Hallak. 

Athens, the focal point of hostility just a few weeks ago, has risen by 29 per cent, and, as the rest of the country attempts to balance its finances, its sunny shorelines and turquoise waters beckon. Cheapflights UK identifies the six most popular beach resorts of the season based on search. They include:

Last year's global recession meant that Greece and other Eurozone countries experienced a drop in search during the same period last year. However, with prices from as low as £86 return to destinations like Rhodes and Corfu, and £79 return for Zante, the area appears to be witnessing a bit of a 'tourism revival' for summer 2010. 

The Greek Isles cater to all kinds of holiday makers from families in search of fun for the kids to the intrepid traveller seeking activities such as sailing and hiking and a wide range of water sports. Those struggling to choose between the islands can opt for island hopping using the local ferry system, which is both cheap and easy to use. 

For those seeking summer in the city, Athens serves up all manner of attractions from historic sites and modern art to some of the most cosmopolitan bars, clubs and restaurants. Most of its hotels also have a pool, so visitors can enjoy the best of city, sun, and swimming.

To search and compare flights to various locations in Greece, visit Cheapflights UK. 

About Cheapflights Media
The trusted partner in flights, Cheapflights Media is a global Internet media network that has been delivering great deals since 1996. Headquartered in London with offices in Boston and Toronto, Cheapflights Media serves advertisers and consumers through its vast portfolio of Web sites and services. Packed with travel guides, tips and the latest news and information, the Cheapflights sites are online shopping comparison engines that make it easy for consumers in local markets to research, compare and save on domestic and international trips. With brand-name deals on airline tickets from more than 250 partners and 600 airlines and a team of travel experts hand picking the best offerings, Cheapflights offers visitors a mix of deals they can't find anywhere else. Zugu, the newest brand in the Cheapflights Media portfolio, is a powerful and simple travel search engine that makes it easy to compare and select the lowest available fares online. By organizing flight options by date, airline and time, Zugu helps consumers find the best fares based on their travel terms. There are currently Cheapflights-branded sites for the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, France and Spain. Zugu is available in the U.K.

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