About Us

“Greek Sun Holidays? Never Heard Of Them!”

Family owned and run, established 54 years and no large corporate axe to grind sums us up nicely. Based in The Haymarket, London SW1 for 24 years, we moved to Sevenoaks in 1987.

Our Main Strength

When arranging a holiday to Greece, it is you the individual who is the total focus of our attention. Whereas the vast majority of tour operators lump individual bookings in with a large mass of bookings, each and every individual holiday that we arrange is just that, individual and bespoke! This means that Greek Sun clients rarely feel part of a large group of British tourists which is so often the case on package holidays, even with some of the smaller, specialist operators. Whether it is the scheduled flight or the taxi transfer or discovering a plethora of nationalities in your accommodation or resort area, you will feel that you are on an unpackaged package holiday!

Our Personal Service

Most tour operators are encouraging prospective clients to book their holiday on-line to save costs. We are the complete opposite! We believe that speaking to someone with personal knowledge of both destination and accommodation will always be preferable to trying to decipher text on a computer screen. Unlike most other tour operators, when you telephone us you will not be greeted by an automated voice. Likewise, the frustrating experience of having to negotiate the maze of selecting umpteen options before you speak to a human being is not something that we will put you through. Whether you are requesting a brochure or checking availability of a holiday, you will speak directly to one of our experienced sales personnel immediately. In fact, this personal contact applies from the moment you make the initial holiday enquiry through to the moment you return from holiday.

OUR DESTINATIONS

Not all Greek islands are the same. We are quite unequivocal. If you want to live it up on a cheap holiday, we are the wrong company for you. Many years ago, we positively chose not to feature the mass-market destinations favoured by the British in Greece, and it is these destinations that are cheap. Conversely, if you dream of that unspoilt, deserted beach and have particular holiday requirements that would seem to fit in with our ethos, then pick up the telephone and talk to us. In the main, we have selected some of the least spoilt islands in Greece.

The vast majority of tour operators have restrictions on the day of travel and how long the holiday will be. For instance, you can only travel to Mykonos on a Friday for 7 or 14 nights. All the holidays in this brochure can be booked based on daily departures for any duration. You want a holiday departing on a Friday returning on a Sunday for 9 nights? No problem for us!

The flexibility we offer does not end here. There are endless possibilities in combining our Greek islands. With 51 years experience we know all the permutations, so twin, multi centre and island hopping holidays are our greatest strength, especially as all transfers and travel, including ferry tickets, are included.

OUR ASSOCIATES IN GREECE

We do not employ British Nationals as representatives in Greece, so not a red, green or yellow coat in sight! Clients on our holidays are in the care of local people who work in the tourist industry. Over the years, our clients have preferred this arrangement.

All our accommodation has been selected by Mark or Nick Johnston. Where we have the opportunity to contract superior accommodation, we will do so. Many if not most of our properties now boast a swimming pool and are air conditioned. However, some of the more remote islands have a limited choice of accommodation. Unlike larger tour operators, our accommodation is far more likely to possess a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is not unusual for our establishments to accommodate different nationalities and it is most rare for the British to be in the majority.

 OUR FINANCIAL SECURITY

Oceanways Travel Services Ltd. trading as Greek Sun Holidays holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) No. 0011. This was the eleventh licence ever issued and there is no other company with a current, valid licence number lower than our own! This licence means that we are fully bonded and that your money is safe. You are thus assured of complete financial protection. We are also full members of ABTA (No. V219X).

OUR CLIENTS’ SATISFACTION

It is only natural to be wary of booking a holiday with a small family- run tour operator like ourselves. The millions of pounds spent on marketing by large tour operators will always create the impression that they have the edge over the minnows. However, we have survived longer, 53 years to be precise, than many large companies including household names, in their time, like Clarksons, Budget, Excel & Intasun. The level of repeat business that we achieve and the number of personal recommendations that lead to bookings for us mean that we have no need to advertise other than through our website.

We look forward to speaking to you, fulfilling your holiday requirements and arranging what should be a holiday to remember in Greece.

Mark & Nick Johnston

Directors - Greek Sun Holidays

 

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