The looming threat of a Greek exit from the eurozone has led to massive savings for holidaymakers as British travel companies have cut their prices by as much as half.
At least one study suggests tourists are shying away from Greece due to the uncertainty of the ongoing debt crisis.
As a result tour operators are dropping their prices to unload unsold package holidays to the capital of Athens and idyllic islands in the Aegean Sea.
Travel website Kayak.co.uk said online searches for Greek holidays plunged 53 per cent last week (compared with the same time last year) amid fears the country could leave the euro and European Union, the Sunday Times reported.
Claiming thousands of holidays remain unsold, the newspaper said Thomson Holidays is selling a self-catering week at the Nostos Studios on the island of Thassos for £384 per person, a drop of 45 per cent, while Ionian Island Holidays has slashed its flight-inclusive trips by up to 50 per cent.
A last-minute deal on the latter firm’s website offers a stay in a one-bedroom flat in Agios, on the island of Corfu, and flights for £405 per person, down from the normal price of £809.
While there are deals to be had, the situation in Greece, which is visited by about two million British nationals every year, is testing holidaymakers’ nerves.
The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) is encouraging visitors to take cash in euros and credit or debit cards so they are covered for all situations.
A currency crisis could result in withdrawals from cashpoints being restricted or the shutters at some banks coming down, albeit temporarily, the Mail on Sunday reported.
Read More: Here