Greece holiday prices drop 41% with seven-night deals from £129 – as Brits booking hols plummets

GREECE holidays have plummeted in price with some destinations almost half the cost compared to last year, as Brits booking trips abroad drop.

Travel uncertainty has stopped many families from heading abroad, due to fears of quarantines and last-minute restrictions.

Travelling to Greece on holiday is currently allowed, depending on where you are going and where you are returning to in the UK.

Mainland Greece and some of the islands such as Rhodes, Corfu and Kos are still allowed for holidays.

Quarantine restrictions are in place if heading to the islands of Zante, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Lesvos, Tinos and Serifos if returning to England,as well as Paros and Antiparos if returning to Wales.

Scotland has enforced quarantine restrictions for all of Greece.

According to TravelSupermarket, demand for Greece holidays has fallen by 17 per cent – but holiday prices have now fallen by as much as 41 per cent.

  • Last minute seven-night Greece holiday deals with easyJet – from £156pp
  • Last minute four to seven-night Greece holiday deals with TUI – from £169pp
  • Last minute seven-night Greece holiday deals with Jet2 – from £248pp

TravelSupermarket's Emma Coulthurst explained: "The adding by UK Governments of restrictions to some or all parts of Greece is a reason for the demand decrease for holidays to the country. 

"However, some Greek Islands such as Kos, Rhodes and Corfu, which remain exempt from UK travel restrictions, have benefited from the UK travel advice against travel  to other parts of Greece”.

For example, seven nights in Rhodes with return flights will cost you just £129pp if travelling next month, or the same in Corfu (where the biggest price drops have been found) will cost just £179pp.

While booking holidays come with a risk, due to last-minute travel restrictions often being announced by the UK government on Thursdays, and enforced by Saturday, families wanting to take the risk can get a holiday which is much cheaper than last year.

Greece is currently in the "red zone" for daily coronavirus cases – the country has reported 20.5 new infections per day, per 100,000 population, over the last seven days, with anything above 20 at risk.

However, PC Agency's Paul Charles said there was little chance it would be added to the quarantine list, as cases have not spiked in comparison to other countries. Greece also avoided the quarantine list this week.

Denmark, Slovakia and Iceland are the most recent countries to have been removed from England and Scotland's safe travel list and people will have to quarantine for 14 days when they return from Saturday at 4am.

There are just 12 countries for Brits where they can travel without quarantining on arrival or back in the UK.

Turkey remains a popular holiday choice as one of the few remaining destinations safe for travel – and deals can be found for around £200pp.

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