LONDON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Corfu and Zante are widely regarded as two of Greece's most beautiful islands. With the nation's highest rainfall, scores of vegetables and herbs thrive in Corfu, especially in spring. With its beguiling landscape of wildflowers, and cypress trees rising out of shimmering olive groves, this is the perfect time to take advantage of cheap Cosmos Corfu holidays.
Known for centuries as the 'Flower of the East,' beautiful Zante is a land of contrasts, with stunning green scenery, white cliffs, sleepy olive groves and dusky mountains. Zante holidays from Cosmos boast long sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. This island is perfect for soaking up the sun.
If you can manage to drag yourself away from the numerous beaches of white sand and crystal clear waters, Corfu offers far more than just a beach holiday. Corfu Town is a stunning mix of Italian, French and Greek influences, and is a maze of narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress. Around every corner can you can find a chapel, old mansion or secret garden square to explore.
If you're after something a little livelier on your cheap holiday then Corfu doesn't disappoint. For excellent nightlife, look no further than the non-stop resorts of Sidari or Kavos. With clubs, bars, pubs, and both English and traditional restaurants, these bustling resorts are ready to entertain you at every hour of the day.
The most famous of Zante's trademark white sandy beaches is Shipwreck Beach. It's characterised by the remains of a boat marooned in the middle of a stunning white sandy beach, surrounded by impressive cliffs.
Holidays to Zante are a must for nature lovers too, as the island is famous as a nesting area for loggerhead turtles. Visitors travelling to the island in the summer months may be fortunate enough to catch the baby turtles hatching in the evening, or to see the adult turtles swimming near the beach. For a secluded beach break, Gerakas beach is also a protected area for turtles, and is one of the best stretches of sand in on the island.
Both islands benefit from hot, sunny summers and mild winters, and the humidity in both islands explains why they are so fertile. From May onwards, both islands are already in the balmy mid 20s.
Operating for over 50 years, Cosmos Holidays is one of the oldest and best established brands in UK tour operating, and provides holidays to over 780,000 customers in 65 destinations annually. Visit http://www.cosmos.co.uk now to book a holiday to Zante from £245.
For more information contact Robert Foulkes at Robert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk, or on +44(0)1582-398122.
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