A South West couple say they are stuck in a derelict ‘hell hole’ holiday village which resembles a war zone.
Mick Clarke and wife Jayney claim they are stuck in the village of Agios Gordios, Corfu, which they’ve said has no water, is strewn with rubbish and is making them ill.
Mick is a former soldier and says the resort reminds him of his time serving in war-torn Bosnia.
And Jayney has a rare blood disorder she calls a “ticking timebomb.”
She told Devon Live: “”Mick said this place resembles war torn Bosnia in 1994 when he served in the Bosnian conflict.
“This holiday was supposed to help end a really bad time in our lives. I was really ill last year. The stress and upset of this has caused my symptoms to flare again.
“What makes it worse is that the 24/7 helpline to a UK number actually puts you through to Portugal and India. No one can help. I want to go home. It’s disgusting.”
The couple flew into Corfu from Exeter on Friday night and have been sharing photographs on social media.
They say other holidaymakers are paying £200 each to fly home from the village.
As well as having no running water for three days, they claim the sea is black with rotting seaweed and there is dog excrement on the beach, the streets are full of overflowing dustbins and to get to the beach access is a tiny bridge made from an old wooden pallet.
They say the difference between how the resort was promoted and the reality is staggering.
The pair booked the holiday after seeing a deal for a £499 all inclusive holiday advertised on Facebook.
Since the pair arrived Mick, who works as a driver at the Lidl distribution centre in Exeter, said he has been trying to contact TUI and Hays Travel for help.
A TUI spokesperson said: ” We’re sorry to hear about Mr and Mrs Clarke’s experience in Corfu. We are currently investigating their concerns and will be in contact with them very soon to resolve the matter.”