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Santorini added to our growing collection of Greek destinations

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Posted in New Routes, Announcements

December 03, 2019 at 14:12

We’ve added our sixth brand new Greek destination for Summer 20, the picture-perfect island of Santorini.

 

As demand for award-winning flights and holidays to Greece continues, we’ve today announced that we will operate to Santorini from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted airports.

From early-May to late-October, we will operate twice-weekly services (Thursday and Saturday) from Manchester Airport, as well as weekly Tuesday services from Birmingham and London Stansted Airports. The scale of this programme represents almost 40,000 seats on sale in total.

The addition of flights and holidays to Santorini means that customers can access a picture-perfect destination which is on many people’s bucket lists. As well as soaking up the breath-taking views along the caldera, holidaymakers can see the world-famous sunset at Oia, enjoy the local vineyards, or take in one of a number of key archaeological sites, such as ancient Akrotiri, a Minoan settlement preserved under volcanic ash.

Jet2holidays’ customers can choose from a great selection of accommodation which ranges from traditional family run hotels to 5* honeymoon retreats in resorts such as Imerovigli, Kamari, Megalachori, Perissa, Perivolos and Thira.

Today’s announcement means that we will launch six brand new Greek destinations in Summer 20 – Santorini, Mykonos, Lesvos, Kalamata (Peloponnese), Skiathos and Preveza.

In total, we will operate to 14 Greek destinations in Summer 20 - with Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes, Halkidiki and Zante also on sale.

With multiple weekly flights to many of these Greek destinations, it means holidaymakers can enjoy flexibility over how long they choose to holiday for – a move which we pioneered ten years ago so that customers can choose holidays of any length to suit their budgets and needs.

 

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Holidaymakers have been asking for us to operate our award-winning flights and holidays to Santorini, and we have responded with this fantastic programme. Santorini is famous for its beauty and scenery, and we are absolutely delighted to be launching flights and holidays to such a popular and stunning destination. Today’s announcement expands our Greek portfolio once more, further strengthening our brilliant Summer 20 programme.”

Emy Anagnostopoulou, Director at the Greek National Tourism Organisation’s UK & Ireland Office: “We are extremely excited to hear that Jet2.com will be introducing Santorini as another new route in Greece for 2020. We would like to thank everyone at Jet2.com for believing in Greece as a unique and authentic destination and for their constant support; we are confident that their customers will not only enjoy Santorini’s celebrated light, the multi-coloured cliffs with the white-washed Cycladic houses, the breath-taking views of the Caldera and the delicious gastronomy of the island, but they will also discover its unique cultural treasures like the Akrotiri settlement. Holidaymakers will be thrilled by an excursion to the volcano, a swim in the Red Beach and of course by tasting the local wine varieties of Assyrtiko and Vinsanto, while watching the picture-perfect sunset from Oia.”