Zante, or Zakinthos as it is also known, is a beautiful island in the Ionian sea off the west coast of mainland Greece. Its varied landscape has mountains and plains, superb sandy beaches and rocky coves. A popular destination, low cost Zante holidays satisfy on many fronts. It appeals to families, couples and young adults alike, as visitors have a wide choice of water sports and recreational activities. Unlike many Greek islands, Zante has few buildings from the past owing to the devastation caused by a massive earthquake in 1953. it remains however a very pleasant island with a village atmosphere. The image of Zante that is most famous is the wreck in Smugglers Cove. Although you can view it from the cliffs above, better views are seen from the sea. If you are interested in nature, take a trip to Turtle Island to see the loggerhead turtles who come to nest.
The island has an abundance of good quality accommodation with tariffs to suit most budgets. Whatever you choose, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome and good service. Likewise, restaurants and tavernas serve a diverse cuisine from traditional Greek dishes to fast foods and international fare. If this is your first visit to Greece, don't miss out on the local cuisine. Order meze, the equivalent of Spanish tapas and you'll be served a variety of bite-sized dishes. Those who enjoy shopping should visit the principle town where there is huge choice of shops. Depending on your chosen resort, nightlife can be a relaxed affair or one that parties through to the early hours. If you wish to avoid the latter, steer clear of the likes of Argassi and Laganas.
Zante holidays can be taken from Easter until late autumn with temperatures rising to a pleasant thirty degrees in the height of summer. If you prefer slightly cooler weather, you'll be able to pick up even better bargains in the low season. During the summer months, many low cost airlines fly to Zante from regional airports. You can check on the Cheeky Trip website to see if there is a direct service from your own local airport.
If you are looking for a low cost holiday by the sea, where the sun is guaranteed to shine, a cheap Zante holiday may be just the ticket. As a price comparison site, Cheeky Trip has access to the best offers from more than three dozen travel companies, including some of the market leaders, all of whom are competing for your booking. With such strong competition, the consumer inevitably gets a good deal. All it takes is one quick search. Simply enter your point of departure, your destination and dates and within a matter of seconds, we'll show you the Zante holiday that provides the best value. Since offers change daily, you are advised to book without delay.