Greece is almost certainly one of the most popular holiday destinations for holidaymakers from the UK. If you have been watching the news you will already be well aware that Greece has severe financial problems. At this point in the summer holiday season, the Greek financial crisis isn’t likely to make a great deal of difference for holidays 2011. There is at least a chance though that it could make 2012 holidays a lot cheaper.
That is (just part of the reason) why I got rather excited when I saw a post last week from “Turkey’s for Life” who were talking about Rhodes old town. Julia & Barry tell us that Rhodes has a very different look to the stereotypical Greek island, and that having been occupied by the Ottoman Empire it looks more like the Middle East than Santorini.
Living in Fethiye it would be fair to consider Julia & Barry to be experts on the region, so if they consider old Rhodes to be akin to an open air museum that is good enough for me. I will be watching the price of holidays to Greece with interest.
Of course, after finding out whether holiday costs drop, the next question is whether to fly straight to the islands or whether to spend a few days in Athens first then travel by ferry!