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Our New Top Tips for 2017: Tip 7

This year Olympic Holidays are making many changes and introducing new superb destinations, as well as high quality accommodations. We are proud to offer our clients two incredible hotels located in Chania and Zante, both unique destinations that offer fabulous views and beaches.

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Our New Top Tips for 2017: Tip 6

Olympic Holidays are dedicated to ensuring your holiday is a unique experience from the moment you leave your front door. With our fantastic package holidays to fabulous destinations, this is almost always guaranteed. 

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Our New Top Tips for 2017: Tip 5

Is your family seeking an active holiday filled with enjoyment? At Olympic Holidays we accommodate all preferences, providing relaxing retreats to unwind, as well as active adventures away. This way all ages are ensured an exciting and pleasurable holiday.

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Our New Top Tips for 2017: Tip 4

There is no doubt that romance and travel go perfectly together, which is why Olympic Holidays offer a variety of magical destinations for couples. If you are looking to explore islands with your loved one then Tip 4 is here to help you plan a holiday of romance.

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Our New Top Tips for 2017: Tip 3

When planning the perfect escape away, a common dilemma is looking at which board type to go for in order to ensure the most cost-effective holiday. Tip 3 is here to help you decide which board is ‘made for you’.

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Blue Flag Beaches

In 2017, Olympic Holidays are celebrating fifty fantastic years of island travel. And so, to ensure our loyal and wonderful customers celebrate with us, we are offering you a total of fifty incredible islands from twenty seven UK airports. 2017 is a year of celebration and fun!

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Our New Top Tips for 2017: Tip 2

Travel gives you a sense of contentment, as you unwind in the sunshine, receiving your daily dose of vitamin D and forgetting the essence of time.  This is why it is important to escape to the exotic islands that we have on offer and give your bodies what they really deserve.


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Our New Top Tips for 2017: Tip 1

Tip 1 of our Top Tips for 2017

As a travel company we have always tried our best to create a holiday that is purely made for you, ensuring each customer receives the perfect personalised getaway to their ideal destination and accommodation, offering great value for money...

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Our New Top Tips for 2017

We will be sharing our thoughts and ideas for 2017 to ensure an unforgettable year of travel for all our customers...

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Six Months of Summer May

The Greek Islands and Cyprus – so much more to see and do in May

We’re the experts on the Greek Islands and Cyprus, so we’re full of exciting and original ideas for holidays in these warm, safe, friendly destinations! This time, we’re focussing on things to see and do in MAY...

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Six Months of Summer June

Six Months of Summer June

The Greek Islands and Cyprus – so much more to see and do in June

We’re the experts on the Greek Islands and Cyprus, so we’re full of exciting and original ideas for holidays in these warm, safe, friendly destinations! This time, we’re focussing on things to see and do in JUNE...

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Six Months of Summer August

Six Months of Summer July

The Greek Islands and Cyprus – so much more to see and do in July

We’re the experts on the Greek Islands and Cyprus, so we’re full of exciting and original ideas for holidays in these warm, safe, friendly destinations! This time, we’re focussing on things to see and do in JULY...

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Six Months of Summer August

Six Months of Summer August

The Greek Islands and Cyprus – so much more to see and do in August

We’re the experts on the Greek Islands and Cyprus, so we’re full of exciting and original ideas for holidays in these warm, safe, friendly destinations! This time, we’re focussing on things to see and do in AUGUST...

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Six Months of Summer September

Six Months of Summer September

The Greek Islands and Cyprus – so much more to see and do in September

We’re the experts on the Greek Islands and Cyprus, so we’re full of exciting and original ideas for holidays in these warm, safe, friendly destinations! This time, we’re focussing on things to see and do in SEPTEMBER...

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Six Months of Summer October

Six Months of Summer October

The Greek Islands and Cyprus – so much more to see and do in October

We’re the experts on the Greek Islands and Cyprus, so we’re full of exciting and original ideas for holidays in these warm, safe, friendly destinations!

Finally, we’re focussing on things to see and do in OCTOBER...

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Cyprus, The Island of Love, All-Year Round

Cyprus: Not just for the summer!

While we all know that Cyprus is a perfect summertime destination, what is often overlooked is just how enticing it can be the rest of the calendar year...

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Have you got your copy of Olympic’s 2016 Summer Sun brochure yet?

Silky-blue skylines and refreshing, clear oceans are all we’ve been dreaming of during the chillier, winter weeks of late! That’s why the release of our Summer Sun brochure couldn’t have arrived at a better time. We’re all about burying our heads in its blue and gold pages and momentarily escaping from the somewhat drizzlier, duller days...

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Rekindle Your Flame

Is it time to #RekindleYourFlame?

Escape to Greek and Cypriot sunshine in 2016! Sheltered bays and secret coves; soft, sandy beaches; azure-blue seas; divine food and delicious wine; glittering, copper-bronze sunsets – that’s the Greek islands in a nutshell. Sounds like the stuff of dreams, no...

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The Top 5 Things to Do in Plakias (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Plakias is a quaint and peaceful village situated on the south coast of Crete. It is surrounded by stunning mountains to the north and the beautiful Libyan sea to the south. For anyone seeking a restful and relaxing holiday getaway, Plakias is the perfect destination...

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The Top 5 Things to Do in Sivota (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Situated in Epirus, the mountainous north western region of Greece, Sivota is an eye-catching and quaint village set against a backdrop of great natural beauty. The surrounding area is covered with luscious green trees and its coastline is filled with sandy bays and pristine sparkling waters...

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Discover These Hidden Greek Gems (New Island Offerings from Olympic)

When visiting Greece, many tourists think they have found the all-time best locations, but as always, this ever-charming destination is full of little surprises and hidden gems at every turn. ...

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Olympic Holidays Wins Prestigious British Travel Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that Olympic Holidays brought home the Gold Award for Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe at the prestigious 2015 British Travel Awards last week...

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Competition: #SnapASunset To Win a VIP Holiday!

- COMPETITION NOW CLOSED - During the holiday season, the cameras come out and the sunsets get snapped. We’re looking for bloggers who have caught a special sunset on their travels. Everyone appreciates a sunset, so share yours with us now...

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Close Your Eyes and Imagine This...

Whether you’re visiting a beautiful Greek island, such as Rhodes, Crete or Zante, or plan to escape to a luxurious location in Cyprus, we know that your summer holiday is that one thing getting you through months of endless drizzle, sat on the sofa with a cup of tea...

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The Top 5 Things to Do in Stalis (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Stalis is a laid-back village situated on Crete’s northern coast, just 3 kilometres away from Malia. It was once a small fishing village but in recent years it has grown into a cosmopolitan seaside town, ideal for a family getaway...

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Rethymnon

The Top 5 Things to Do in Rethymnon (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Situated on the north coast of Crete, Rethymnon is a lively region rich in ancient history. It offers a little something for all tastes with excellent bars and restaurants, a stunning mix of Ottoman and Venetian architecture and a gorgeous sandy beach...

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Kalymnos

The Top 5 Things to Do in Kalymnos (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Situated in the south eastern Aegean Sea, this Dodecanese Island is becoming an increasingly popular destination for tourists seeking a rich mix of both modern and old school Greece. In recent years it has also become a top destination for any holidaymakers seeking a sun-kissed locale that also offers a certain sense of adventure...

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The Top 5 Things to Do in Hersonissos/Sissi (Our Insider’s Tips!)

The lively port town of Hersonissos lies on Crete’s north coast and is a beautiful location which caters to all tastes. Hersonissos boasts both a bustling night life and stunning sandy beaches, as well as plenty of intriguing cultural places of interest, too...

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The Top 5 Things to Do in Agios Nikolaos (Our Insider’s Tips!)

The port town of Agios Nikolaos lies on the east of Crete and is a charming mix of laid back beach fun and a bustling cosmopolitan centre. The town itself also serves as a central hub to the various small villages that form the broader Agios Nikolaos municipality. Here are our must-see places, as suggested by our on-the-ground holiday reps...

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Parga

The Top 5 Things to Do in Parga (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Parga is a scenic resort town in the north west of Greece set upon the Ionian coast. Lying between rolling mountains and a sweeping bay, it’s an idyllic seaside town which is perfect for anyone dreaming of a quiet and restful summer getaway...

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The Top 5 Things to Do in Santorini (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Located in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini was formed hundreds of years ago following a gigantic volcanic eruption. The end result of which is a spectacular and unique circle of islands housing a glorious central lagoon...

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Zante

The Top 5 Things to Do in Zante (Our Insider’s Tips!)

This idyllic Greek island in the Ionian Sea is full of exciting things to see and do, whether you prefer a sedate day out drinking in the island’s picturesque views or have the urge for something a little more adventurous...

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Malia

The Top 5 Things to Do in Malia (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Malia is an immensely popular getaway in Crete that has rapidly become one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations thanks to its bustling nightlife that now rivals the likes of Ayia Napa and Ibiza. It’s not just for the young clubbers though...

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Cure the summer blues with a Greek getaway

We’re well into summer, and those of us who have yet to get away have all been coming down with a serious case of wanderlust. We each have the same symptoms: itchy feet, glazed eyes and a tendency to daydream.

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Your #Greece 2015 Stories.

“Is Greece safe to travel to?” is the question on many people’s lips this summer. Well, despite what we’re seeing in the media, we can 100% confidently tell you that it’s safe; however, we wanted to hear stories from your recent Greek getaways...

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Greek Phrases For The Grown Up Getaway.

Greek is a beautiful language, but it’s also considered one of the most difficult to learn. Picture-perfect, white-washed Santorini or lively, culture-filled Thessaloniki; whatever the destination of your Greek getaway, a few basic words and phrases will help get you by when finding the best things to see, do, eat and drink...

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7 of the Best Mediterranean Beaches Most Brits Don’t Know About

7 of the Best Mediterranean Beaches Most Brits Don’t Know About

If you’re looking at taking a beach holiday this year, hitting the Mediterranean is the cost-effective option that pretty much guarantees both sunshine and good times. The trouble is, everyone knows this; before you know it, it's standing room only at all of the popular resorts.

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10 Genius Tips on How to Make the Most of Your Holiday in Greece

10 Genius Tips on How to Make the Most of Your Holiday in Greece

Greece is a particularly beautiful part of the world, steeped with history, filled with good food, and blessed with year-round sun. Although the islands have become extremely popular with tourists over the years, there’s still plenty of Greece to go around; some fishing villages are still left unspoilt to this day.

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5 Mediterranean Music Festivals You Don't Want to Miss

Taking in the local culture and chill out to some summer tunes in the Mediterranean climate: blissful. Here are some festivals that you might not know about – but will want to put on your music bucket list, pronto!

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Live Like a True Greek

How to live Like a True Greek

It's pretty simple really. To truly live like a Greek, follow these simple rules and ways of life...

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8 Mediterranean Film Destinations You Can Visit Now

Films not only showcase great acting, exciting adventures, and touching stories, but they also come with stunning landscapes from around the world. Here are some amazing films that were set in the Mediterranean, and will have you jumping on a plane faster than you can say Mamma Mia!

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5 Simple but Delicious Greek Recipes to Try This Weekend

Famous for a broad range of flavours, including fresh fish, olive oil, yogurt, garlic, mint, dill, rose water, and pistachio, there are distinct culinary combinations that you will only find in Turkey.

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Why Turkey is the Ultimate Holiday Destination for #Foodie Couples

Greece may be known for its idyllic beaches, ancient ruins and passionate culture, but the country’s wonderfully fragrant and indulgent food is high on the list, too.

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