Self-catered holidays provide better value for money according to

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(PRWEB UK) 17 June 2013

Self-catered holidays provide better value for money according to

Organising a self-catered holiday in Europe is typically cheaper, better value and provides more choice than package deals, according to, the UK’s leading holiday homes website for vacations in Europe and North America say that more British holidaymakers are switching to self-catered rentals for their summer holidays. Typically British tourists are recognising the excellent value for money that renting a holiday provides in addition to the much wider range of choice available according to their experience.

With over 300,000 holiday rentals listed on, they have the widest online selection available and have become increasingly popular in recent years. Low cost airlines such as EasyJet and Ryan Air have made European air travel cheaper than ever and the internet has made it easier to independently organise holidays in advance.

Among the great deals to be had on is a beautiful luxury holiday villa just outside Garica on the Croatian island of Krk. It can be rented for just £871 per week and will sleep up to eight guests. It features a poolside area equipped with sunbeds and brilliant views over the surrounding Mediterranean countryside hills. It’s a beautifully restored rustic property and has received rave reviews among previous guests with an average rating of 9.8 among reviewers.

Another popular choice for summer holidays is a beautiful charming and rustic home on France’s Cote d’Azur just outside the port town of Toulon. At just £563 a week and sleeping up to seven, it’s a real bargain in an area that is normally synonymous with glamour, extravagance and eye watering prices. It features a spacious terracotta patio area equipped with an outdoor eating area, perfect for watching the beautiful sunsets and relaxing with a glass of wine. It is just a short drive away from the famous star-studded towns of Cannes and Nice, making it an ideal base to explore the Provence region of France.

Those thinking of renting a self-catered holiday home should visit the website for more inspiring vacation ideas. Currently they have discounts on a number of properties across Italy, France, Ireland, Greece and Spain but it is anticipated that they will be booked up quickly.


Casamundo is the UK’s leading holiday rentals website offering an unrivalled number of listings for destinations in Europe, the United States and Caribbean. With over 200,000 listed properties, they have an endless array of holiday homes to suit all tastes and budgets making them the number one choice for independent holidaymakers. For more information on holiday rentals or to take advantage of these great limited offers, visit or call them on +44 20 35 14 93 77.

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Honeymoon in Greece Custom Travel Arranged at …

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(PRWEB) June 17, 2013

A honeymoon in Greece, often the top choice of new brides, can now be planned through the new website at Greece has been a favorite honeymoon destination for years. Due to its long history and beauty, the amazing radiance of the Aegean sunshine and the minimalistic uniqueness of the Cycladic islands, Greece has become synonymous with romance. And there is nothing more romantic perhaps than a honeymoon vacation enjoyed by newlywed couples in the Greek Isles. is the Internet’s Greece vacation specialists with presence both in the United States and in Athens Greece, and with 40 years of experience booking vacation travel to Greece. Due to their concentration on travel to Greece, the agency can offer the most competitive pricing in the industry. Whether a package tour, a custom vacation, or a honeymoon, is the choice of travel to Greece. offers new couples standard honeymoon packages to the Greek Islands, as well as customized honeymoons in Greece, planned to the newlywed couples desires and dreams. Greek honeymoon packages range all the way from 7 to 15 days in length, and feature two, three or four islands during the honeymoon stay. A custom honeymoon in Greece can typically last from one week to a full month. Honeymoon custom itineraries may include as many of the beautiful Greek islands as the newlywed couple wish to include. takes into account the price tag constraints the couple’s wishes to set. So a custom option may be based on selected 3-star hotels, or on top-of-the-line, 5-star luxury spa properties depending on the figure the couple has in mind.

There are very few places on the planet which are as romantic as Santorini, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, featuring white villages built on the steep cliffs facing the vast ocean. The beauty of the island is that it is formed from a volcanic caldera, a deep bowl shaped depression formed when the edifice of a volcano collapses. The white homes and buildings, contrasting against the dark volcano remnants, are a spectacular view. At the northern tip of the island is the town of Oia, world famous for its sunsets, which seem tinted with every shade of primary colors. Equally beautiful are the small villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli.

Mykonos, which is a part of the Cyclades, is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the world. So far in 2013 it has seen many celebrities visiting, such as Russell Crowe, Michael Jordan, as a honeymooner, Keanu Reeves and Keira Knightley, the Kardashian family, and more. Once a hideaway for Delian residents, Mykonos was believed to be the location where the battle between the gods and the Titans took place according to Greek mythology.

Another popular island is Rhodes, the largest among the Dodecanese islands in land and population, featuring the ruins of Kameiros and the Acropolis of Lindos. Sifnos, is another small Cycladic island known for its culinary experience, options offered not only in Apollonia, but throughout the island’s small tavernas. Crete, Greece’s largest island, is the home of Europe’s earliest civilization and birthplace for the legendary Zeus, as seen in its ancient ruins, including the Minoan palace of Knossos. It also offers some unique beaches and outstanding scenery especially in Agios Nikolaos and the Lasithi area.

Be sure to visit for honeymoon or vacation travel today.

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Syrian refugees find little help in Greece

Greece’s economic meltdown has left little food, medicine or other aid for refugees washing up on its shores. The new arrivals are packed into detention camps, and those who stay longer hide in cramped, barren apartments, fearing anti-immigrant violence on the streets. At least 11,000 Syrians have been arrested for crossing into Greece without permission since the conflict started more than two years ago, with more arrested in the first four months of 2013 than in all of 2011.

With pressure building in crowded refu­gee camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, Turkish officials have said in recent weeks that they will ask the United States and Europe to take in more refugees. But the reception in Greece suggests that refugees may face an uphill battle on a continent beset by a financial crisis and anxiety about a stream of foreigners.

“We imagined a European country that would be better for the future. If I had known there would be no jobs in Greece, we would have stayed in Turkey,” Ahmed Habash, 33, said one recent afternoon in the cramped, dark Athens apartment he shares with his wife, two sons and another Syrian man with whom they are splitting costs.

Treaties that govern the European Union’s external borders forbid Syrians who have reached Greece without visas from continuing further into Europe. So the refugees find themselves marooned in a country with 27 percent unemployment that has slashed social services for its own citizens.

“People arrive in Europe and they get treated worse than your worst nightmare. You get stuck in a cell, and you go in healthy and emerge sick,” said Petros Mastakas, an official at the Athens office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. At the crude reception camps that Greek authorities have set up on the tiny islands that dot the Aegean, which are more used to hosting wealthy tourists than desperate refugees, “you don’t get to go outside to walk for 10 minutes a day,” Mastakas said.

More than 34,600 Syrians have applied for asylum in E.U. countries since the conflict in their country started. The United Nations estimates that 1.6 million people have fled Syria and that 8,000 more are streaming out every day. Most of those who make it to Europe are middle-class, with enough money to afford the $3,000 to $10,000 that smugglers demand for passage and fake documents.

Habash and his wife, Rangen Hali, 34, floated into Greece late one night in mid-2012 on a cramped inflatable boat that ferried them across the Evros River that separates Turkey and Greece. At home in Aleppo, Syrian government forces had arrested Habash for a week, then released him, he said. The family knew it was time to go, even though Hali was eight months pregnant.

The smugglers dropped Habash, his wife and their four-year-old son in a forest and left them to wander, until they found a village. They turned themselves in to the Greek police, who put them in a crowded detention camp for a night, then let them go. The family made it to Athens, where, weeks later, Hali gave birth to a second son in a hospital by Caesarean section.