A British woman was raped and two holiday representatives sexually assaulted on the Greek island of Rhodes, officials said today.
The play is often summoned as an example of a political tract.
Mr Holder said it was disturbing that there had been three attacks in the same place so early in the season.
He added that Embassy figures showed that 26 British holiday makers were raped last year in Greece."The holiday makers started coming only in the last fortnight or so but I think that this is the first (rape) I have heard of (this year) in Greece and all its island's," he said."It should be put in context as you will get the same reports coming out of the Spanish costas."He added that many Greek locals in Rhodes had been upset by the Club Reps programme, which they fear will promote "down market" tourism on the island."I am horrified to hear that it upset the locals because they are not terribly interested in down-market tourism."But he said: "The tour operators themselves are reluctant to give too many 'dos and don'ts' to young holiday makers."Last year, an British inquest heard how a 25-year-old holidaymaker from Cheshire was abducted by two men on Rhodes and strangled when they attempted to rape her.
Some claim they need to get home "to their chores," although one is caught trying to escape to a brothel.
Lysistrata assures the other women it won't be long; their husbands are in worse shape than they are.