January has seen a surge in bookings for Greek Islands holidays according to the world's largest travel group TUI. Of course, January is always a busy time for travel companies as families open their travel brochures and think of where to go for their summer break. But Greece and the Greek Islands appears to feature heavily this year, especially with UK and German holidaymakers. TUI claims that January is now the busiest month of the year for holiday bookings in Europe with a big spike in interest on the first Saturday of the New Year. This year TUI, which owns Thomson and First Choice brands, reported more than 27,500 holiday bookings on January 7th alone with nearly one million expected to visit company stores or websites over the month. All-i...
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is a popular holiday adventure and there are a growing number of diving centres on this large Greek island. Now the Divers' Club of Crete claims to have discovered the underwater wreck of the former cruise ship Minnewaska III in the waters of Souda Bay.
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