||0870 443 2972
||Mainly hotel-based holidays (on Cyprus and in Greece) but also offer cruises, agrotourism, and tailor-made.
||0870 074 5678
||Specialist operator to Cyprus and parts of Greece, such as Athens, Spetses, Porto Heli, Halkidiki Santorini. Also classical tours, weddings, golf, walking etc.
||Residential holistic health & spirit holidays. (Nasty Tripod website...set your anti pop-up controls to max strength!)
|Best of Greece, The
||0870 442 2442
||Deluxe hotels and resorts on Crete, Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, Rhodes, Cyprus, Haldiki & Athens. Cruises & yacht charters. Also specialise in tailor-made. Has been operating to Greece for over 30 years.
||Bike holidays, for both leisurely and hardcore cyclists, around some of the less well-known areas around Athens.
|Bike & Sun Tours
||Motorbike tours. Their annual tour schedule usually includes tours in Greece.
||020 8758 1818
||Crete specialists offering villas, apartments and selected small hotels.
||020 7553 6959
||Small specialist tour operator offering holidays in hotels, apartments, villas and studios all over Crete.
||Small company specialising in villa rentals for North West Crete (Chania area). All villas are well equipped and the majority have a private pool. Their portfolio has grown organically from one villa (their own) in 2002 when they launched.
||020 7591 2800
||Villas, tailor-made. Big company which over three decades has expanded away from its original core business as 'Corfu Villas'
||0870 901 0790
||A range from self-catering apartments to all-inclusive resorts. Also a new programme of island-hopping itineraries.
||0871 895 0075
||City breaks to Athens
||0141 559 7097
||Hotels & apartments in Corfu, Kos, Athens, Zante, crete & Rhodes. A direct sell brand belonging to the MyTravel group.
|Discover the Greek Islands
||Does 'what it says on the tin', specialises in holidays and flights to all the key Greek islands - Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Kos, Lesbos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thassos & Zante. Wide choice of apartments, hotels and villas. Part of the Freedom Travel Group.
||Self-catering apartments, studios & villas on a wide selection of islands throughout the Aegean
||0208 675 5550
||Mainly cycling & walking holidays
||0845 291 4541
|| Small group exploratory tours
||020 7292 5050
||Luxury holidays based in Santorini or cruising the islands on crewed yachts.
||Tailor-made specialists, all types of accommodation, study tours (Health, cookery, flowers, painting etc), cultural tours, watersports etc. Also they cover small Greek islands off the beaten tourist track like Kythira, Trizonia, Spetses, Hydra, etc
||0870 750 0001
|| A wide selection holidays in hotels, tavernas, pensions, and apartments in modern resorts or traditional villages on the mainland or on islands like Rhodes, Corfu, Crete, Kos or Zante. First Choice are a brand of TUI UK.
||Character properties, villas with pools, hotels and apartments on Crete and Karpathos. Also special interests like mountain biking, whale watching, winsurfing and botany.
|Greece & Cyprus Travel Centre
||0121 355 6955
||Tailor-made tours to the Greek islands and mainland based on hotel or self-catering accommodation.
|Greek Islands Club
||020 8232 9780
||Villa specialists. Has a main collection of mid-range villas on Paxos, Ithica, Corfu, Zakynthos, Kythira, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos & Cephalonia, plus a selection of swish villas & hotels marketed as 'The Private Collection'. A Sunvil brand.
||0207 233 5233
||Individually selected villas, apartments, and small hotels on Stoupa, Cephalonia, Levkas, Zakynthos, Crete, and Paxos.
|Greek Sun Holidays
||38 years experience.Apartments, hotels, archaeology, caique cruising, walking
||Yoga, herbal walks, aqua safaris, cycling tours therapeutic massage, and course in nutrition, on Lefkas Island in Greece's Ionian sea. Sister-brand to Wildwind Sailing Holidays.
||020 7839 2553
||Hidden Greece, or more fully: Colin Murison Small's Hidden Greece, specialises in small islands hidden away from the crowds, and special out-of-the-way places on the larger islands (to which Colin Murison has been taking independently-minded travellers since 1961). His programme features small scale, mainly family-run, accommodation on 35+ islands. His website is a thing of joy, and enthusiastically conveys the joys (& pitfalls) of laid-back Greek holidays in language we can all understand.
|Houses of Pelion
||0870 199 9191
||Villas and apartment on the Pelion peninsula, 200 miles north of Athens. Also touring holidays in Greece.
|Imaginative Traveller, The
||0800 316 2717
||Small group regional exploratory tours, walking tours, activity
|Ionian Island Holidays
||020 8459 0777
||A new operator (Jan 03) created by Sailing Holidays Ltd & Pama Travel, offering sailing, walking, scuba, and painting holidays in a selection of villas & small hotels in Meganisi, Lefkas, Ithaka and Kefalonia.
|Islands of Greece
||0845 675 2600
||Specialist Greek island holiday operator, with almost 30 years experience. They started as Skiathos Travel and have expanded to cover Skiathos, Skoplelos, Alonissos, Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Crete and Milos. This season they have also taken on key staff from Laskarina (see above).
||0870 777 99 44
||As the name suggests, Island Wandering specialise in tailor-made island-hopping holidays. They've been organising them since 1979. Hope they are better at that than they are at websites - this website was offline "under construction" in Jan 2008...and, in Aug 2009, is still promising to be "fully operational very soon".
||0114 247 3400
||A selection of over 2600 villas in Greece. Brand of Adventures Abroad
||Specialist operator to the unspoilt Greek island of Kythira, offering exclusive environmentally-friendly holidays and tailor-made packages for special interest groups.
||Holidays in apartments on Lesvos managed by professional wildlife photographers.
||Apartments, villas, & hotels in Agistri, Aegina, Alonissos, Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Kalymnos, Kos, Lefkas, Lesbos, Meganissi, Peloponnese, Paros, Parga, Paxos, Rhodes, Skiathos, Skopelos, Symi, & Zakynthos. Part of the MyTravel group.
||0870 770 4227
|| All-inclusive family beach resorts. Strong on sailing and watersports.
|Martin Randall Travel
||0208 742 3355
||Multi award-winning specialist operator offering archaeology and history tours & cruises guided by top academics.
||0870 850 8551
||Upmarket villa rentals on Corfu, Kephalonia, Crete and Cyprus.
|Mountain Beach Activity Holidays
||Mountain Bike Holidays on Nidri, Lefkas, Cephalonia and Ithaka.
||Painting and yoga holidays on the island of Angristi
|Peter Sommer Travels
||01600 861 929
|| Specialises in archaeological tours by gulet around the coast of Turkey. In 2010 they expanded their tours to cover ancient sites in Italy and Greece.
||0870 066 0909
||Greece & Cyprus specialists (launched in 2003) with a portfolio of 160 4/5-star hotels, studios, apartments and villas with private pools. They have also introduced a dedicated weddings brochure.
||100 properties on Paxos in the Ionion Sea ranging from fishermens' cottages to luxury villas with pools. 20 years experience
||Independent operator offering luxury holidays in 4/5-star hotels on Crete.
||020 8760 0879
||Around 50 traditional, out-of-the-way farm & village houses in western Crete
|Rediscover the World
||08707 406 306
||Independent operator offering a range of escorted tours (walking, cultural, exploratory, special interest, coach tours) plus hotels & apartments on many Greek islands and the mainland.
||0800 300 500
||Land-based or cruising holidays for the over 50s often featuring specialist interests such as archaeology, bird-watching, bridge, painting, botany, etc
||0870 166 4979
||Small high-quality operator with an excellent reputation. Offers up-market self-catering and hotel/pension-based holidays as well as special interest (walking, painting, botany, sailing, etc) Expanded and was snapped up recently by Thomsons.
||020 8392 5852
||Graham Simpson, the man who created Simply Travel (see above), is back. He created Simply Travel in the seventies and built it into a very successful independent specialist tour operator. Three years ago he sold it to one of the big 'multiples' (TUI/Thomsons) and took a sabbatical. Now he's starting up again. Simpson Travel, was launched in October 2002 and offers a select range of elegant villas and small hotels in Crete, the Ionian Islands, the Sporades and the lesser-known Peloponnese.
|Sky Blue Holidays
||Holidays away from the busy tourist destinations in small country houses, stylish villas, studios and apartments. Also yoga retreats.
||020 7267 4424
||Holistic courses/holidays on the island of Skyros
||Villa rental company with longstanding good track record. (We remember them back in the early eighties when they were a small but enthusiastic business operating from a little office in Hertford. Like many successful independents, they were snapped up by the big guys - in this case, Thomsons/TUI. Though we understand they still operate with a fair degree of autonomy). They offer villas with pools in Crete, Cyprus, Corfu & Cephalonia.
||08705 768 373
||City breaks to Athens and mainstream summer sun programme.
|Spirit of Greece
||01372 749 579
||Villas and apartments in Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Lesvos and Halki. SoG is a villa only agency but has recently teamed up with Sky Value Ltd, an ATOL and ABTA protected flight specialist.
||0871 222 1226
||Tailor-made holidays in apartments and villas on Corfu, Zante, Cephalonia, Paxos, Levkas, Kea, Skopelos, & Alonnisos. Plus cookery breaks and island hopping tours (operated by Island Wandering).
||0870 750 0247
||Thomas Cook summer sun budget brand offering apartments, studios, hotels.
||020 8758 4747
||Established since 1974. One of the best-known independent specialist operators to Greece and Cyprus offering a wide choice of islands and activities. Sunvil's founder and chairman, Noel Josephides, is a well-known and widely respected character in the UK travel industry and a champion of independent operators.
||020 8995 7787
||Tapestry Holidays, which specialised in small hotels, guest houses, apartments and villas away from tourist hotspots, ceased trading on 10/08/06. Now the assets of the company have been bought by Travelzest who are resurrecting parts of the original programme under the new brand name Tapestry Collection.
||020 8940 4114
||Tailormade tours, particularly cultural, archaeological, and eco tours.
| Thomas Cook
||0844 879 8442
|| Resort Hotels, apartments and villas across Greece including Corfu & Crete.
||0870 165 0079
||Apartments, studios, hotels, all-inclusives, golf, mountain-biking, scuba diving, walking, windsurfing.
||0870 4444 747
||Transun have launched a dedicated programme of holidays to Cyprus for 2005, with accommodation in a range of ten 3-5 star hotels in Paphos.
|Travel a la Carte
||Quality self-catering holidays on Corfu, Paxos, Halki, Symi, & Skiathos (a couple of seasons ago they also covered Skopelos and Alonissos so their programme has shrunk a little). Also special interest breaks, eg Yoga & painting.
||0870 900 3200
||Educational tours for schools & groups and individuals, eg tailor-made battlefield tours, history, cultural, nature tours, watersports, activities
|Travel Department, The
||020 7099 9665
||Escorted holidays with a planned itinerary and a local guide, bookable online as an "all-in" package, with departures from Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Bristol and London Heathrow.
||Exclusive villas with sea views and private pools, plus hotels and apartments, on Lefkada, Meganissi and Zagoria
||020 7183 0910
||Low price (but not 'budget') guided adventure tours to Greece for the 20 to 35 age group. Travel Talk is a well-established, 'responsible tourism' operator based in Turkey with a UK presence (and a mostly UK, Australian, NZ clientele) specialising in adventure tours to countries around the Mediterranean region.
||020 8835 8303
||Guided and independent walking holidays islands of the Cyclades.
|Westminster Classic Tours
||020 8286 7842
||Expert led, small group classical tours to archeological sites in Greece by sailing gulet.