Directline Holidays acts as an agent for Olympic Holidays, offering package holidays provided by this popular tour operator at competitive prices.
Who they are
Olympic Holidays is one of the best-known travel companies in the UK. Olympic began selling holidays in the 1960’s and were a key factor in the growing popularity of packages to Greece and Cyprus. The range they offer has since broadened to medium and long-haul destinations as well as beach favourites like Spain and Portugal. They now send around half a million holidaymakers abroad every year. They depart from an exceptionally wide choice of UK regional airports. The company has won many travel industry awards over the years, particularly in relation to its packages to Greece and Cyprus. Olympic Holidays is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and offers ATOL financial protection.
What they do
Traditional beach breaks and family getaways are complemented by cruises, adventure packages, adult-only, diving and villa holidays. They can also arrange weddings and honeymoons. All budgets are catered for. You will find everything from cheap self-catering to boutique hotels and all-inclusive luxury.
Olympic has long experience of tailoring packages to the needs of groups and single travellers as well as families and couples. Olympic also offers extras like currency, excursions, car hire, insurance, airport parking and airport hotels. The Olympic website has destination profiles and plenty of customer feedback and reviews.
Greece and Cyprus
Olympic Holidays truly excels when it comes to Cyprus and Greece. They have an excellent range of holidays to all the popular islands, including Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Skiathos and Santorini. Also lesser-known islands like Lefkada, Paxos and Alonissos. You will also find destinations in mainland Greece like Halkidiki, Parga and the Peloponnese. Cyprus resorts include Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Polis, Protaras, Paphos and Limassol.
Olympic has an interesting range of spa and activity holidays in both countries. Activities include golf, bowling, football, tennis, dancing, windsurfing and sailing. Many of these packages are based around the Cypriot resorts of Paphos and Pissouri.
Many of the best budget deals feature resorts in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Bulgaria and the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt. Summer sun destinations also include Majorca, Ibiza and the Canary Islands. Exotic tropical destinations include Egypt, Tunisia, Goa and Gambia. Also well represented are Portugal, Croatia and Montenegro. Egypt and Goa are good winter sun choices. Also popular are short winter breaks in Malta and Cyprus.
Diving and cruise holidays
Diving breaks focus on resorts on the Red Sea in Egypt. Sailing trips feature the Ionian Sea. Olympic also offer cruises in the Greek Islands and along the coast of Turkey. Nile river cruises can be combined with sightseeing trips to Luxor.
Flights and hotels
In addition to package holidays Olympic sell flight-only and hotel-only deals. Hotels range from cheap self-catering apartments to 5 star spa hotels. The Olympic Gold and Gold Plus range focuses on luxury accommodation. At the top of the range is the Platinum Collection. Olympic Holidays is a good source of flights from Air Malta, Cyprus Airways and Olympic Airlines. Flight destinations include Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Gambia, Greece, Gibraltar, India, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.
Olympic Holiday’s ATOL number is 4108. Olympic Holidays is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents. ABTA Number V8302.