Eurozone crisis sparks boom in Greek ferry ticket sales

Eurozone crisis sparks boom in Greek ferry ticket sales

Holidaymakers are reaping the benefits of the weak Euro and Greece’s imminent exit from the Eurozone by snapping up bargain Greek holidays, according to figures released by Directferries.co.uk today.

The online ferry ticket aggregator has experienced a 76 per cent increase in bookings to its Greek destinations since the beginning of May when compared to the same period in 2011.

The majority are heading to the Greek mainland (58 per cent), with the Ioanian Islands coming in second favourite (18 per cent) and the Cyclades Islands taking third (17 per cent).

However, the island of Crete seems to be falling out of favour with directferries.co.uk travellers as only 2 per cent of bookings made to Greek destinations were heading to the island - 50 per cent down on 2011 figures.

Matt Davies, director of Directferries.co.uk, commented, “Greece and the surrounding islands are some of our most popular destinations for bookings on the site. At the moment, holidaymakers can get their hands on some of the best Greek deals yet, including inter-island ferry tickets from just €10. We currently offer over 100 ferry routes through Directferries.co.uk in this region alone and have never experienced such an increase in bookings to this area as we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks.”

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