A new Greek specialist tour operator has launched with plans to sell accommodation-only bookings through the trade.

Escape to Greece is owned by parent company Holiday World Ltd, which is also behind the brands American Ski Classics and Travel Israel.

It offers holidays to 27 destinations in Greece, with access to more than 400 properties, ranging from boutique hotels to villas.

Properties can be booked as accommodation only through the trade. It also sells flight-inclusive packages but its Atol licence means packages can only be sold direct to consumers.

Founder Peter Brennan said: “Escape to Greece has been born out of our love for Greece, its islands and the hospitable people.

“We have personally chosen our properties from the simple-style Lemon Tree Houses in Folegandros to the latest in stylish luxury such as Cayo Resort and Spa in Crete with its minimalist tones and incredible design influences.

“Many of the properties are exclusive to us and our aim is to fill the gaps between the large operators who don’t offer the smaller islands and other Greek specialists who cannot always offer the depth of accommodation choice in each destination nor instant live availability.”