Saga has launched two Greek island touring holidays for 2020: Pearls of the Aegean and Ionian Treasures.

The over-50s operator hopes that its customers will be inspired to book by a new TV travel show starring Julia Bradbury, whose mother is Greek.

The TV presenter is fronting a six-part ITV series, The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury, which started on January 10.

Viewers will see Bradbury travelling to popular destinations including Crete, Corfu and Santorini, as well as lesser known islands such as Symi, Thirassia and Skopelos.

The region attracts three million British holidaymakers each year and Bradbury’s show will take her “beyond the tourist trail…on a voyage of discovery”.

The 14-night all-inclusive Pearls of the Aegean includes seven nights at the four-star Sun Beach Resort, Rhodes, with voyages by catamaran to the islands of Kos and Patmos.

There is also accommodation in Kos Hotel Junior Suites and Skala Hotel, Patmos.

The holiday includes tours of Rhodes Town, Kos Town and Patmos, and a visit to a cave where St John is said to have written the Book of Revelation.

It costs from £1,679 including flights and insurance.

The 11-night full-board Ionian Treasures tour starts from £1,499, including flights and insurance.

It hops between Corfu and the mainland town of Parga and includes a full-day cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves, and a view of the Palace of Mon Repos, where the Duke of Edinburgh was born.

There is a tour of Corfu and the chance of an excursion to Albania.

Pictured: Lindos Bay, Rhodes. Shutterstock.