Holiday prices to Greece, including package holidays and flights, have increased by an average of thirty percent compared to 2022, according to new research.
The UK magazine Which? found that those booking a summer 2023 package holiday between November 1, 2022 and January 3rd of this year would have paid nineteen percent more on average than last year.
When Which? compared the average prices for a week’s holiday in six popular destinations—Spain, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Turkey and Cyprus—it found Greece had seen the steepest rises followed by Italy.
Holiday in Greece comes with an average price tag of $1,072
A seven-night break in Greece costs on average thirty percent more than in 2022, with an average price tag of £867 per person ($1,072) for summer 2023.
According to data from Travelsupermarket.com, the average package holiday cost in Italy has risen by 23 percent to £757 while the price of a holiday in Turkey has climbed by 21 percent to £799.
Meanwhile, the cost of a package break in Spain has soared by 20 percent to £693, but despite the significant rise in average costs, it still offers the cheapest getaways, Which? notes.
At the lower end of the scale, the price of a package getaway to Cyprus has risen by 15 percent to £809.
Which? also delved into data on flights and hotels to see how much those who prefer to organize their own trip might expect to spend on a holiday this year.
The price of flights to Greece increased by 71 percent
Flights have seen the most significant increases, the watchdog found, with prices this Easter up a whopping 51 percent on average compared with 2022.
Using data from the airfares analyst Skytra, Which? analyzed prices for direct flights to fifteen popular destinations in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and the U.S from six of the UK’s busiest airports.
It found that flights to Italy and Greece have seen the most significant rises with airfares up a staggering 71 percent in both cases. In more bad news for travelers’ wallets, flights to France have risen by 45 percent and flights to Spain by 38 percent.
Commenting on the findings, Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said that travelers are “likely to experience significantly higher prices than they’re used to for a trip away this year, with huge demand for holidays combining with inflationary pressure to create a perfect storm of spiraling costs.”
“Flights, in particular, have seen some of the steepest price rises so far, with our research finding flights to popular destinations including Greece and Italy up 71 percent compared to last year.”