LONDON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Chances are you'll feel the buzz of the Olympics this summer when they are held in the country's capital. Why not keep the buzz alive with a holiday to one of the fantastic locations in the Mediterranean, the original home of the world's most famous sporting competition?
Situated just a 3-5 hour flight east from the UK, the Mediterranean offers an array of fantastic destinations. With temperatures averaging 30 degrees during August, you could spend a well-deserved, sun-soaked week on a dazzling beach. If sun-lounging isn't your thing, perhaps you could take an exciting trip to visit historical landmarks or plan a fun-filled excursion partying the night away.
Holidays in Greece have it all - abundant sunshine, beaches and incredible cultural sites. With more coastline than any other country in Europe, there are many wonderful beaches and islands to choose from. The capital, Athens, is home to the Acropolis and Parthenon, two of the main attractions in the vast 'open-air museum' that is Greece. There are also plenty of nearby islands to visit including Crete, Zante, Corfu and many more.
Over a million visitors decide to take holidays to Corfu each year, making the island one of the Med's top destinations. Close to many other Greek islands if you fancy a bit of island-hopping, Corfu is an ideal holiday location. With endless scenic walks, beaches and undisturbed villages, you can take it easy and do as little as you like. Or in contrast, you could make the most of the huge range of activities on offer including golf, horse-riding and paragliding.
The Southern Aegean volcanic island of Santorini Greece offers stunning whitewashed towns, blue skies and bright sunshine. What Santorini lacks in expansive, sandy beaches, it makes up for in sophisticated hotel poolsides with panoramic ocean views. Fira, the capital, is full of designer outlets and for something more traditional, a trip to one of the local wineries or tavernas in Imeroviglion might be more your style. Akrotiri in the Cyclades or the solidified lava flows are a must for any ardent explorer!
For a varied itinerary, consider cheap Cyprus package holidays. Walk the scenic trails of the Troodos Mountains, visit the lively promenade town of Limassol or simply spend time on the beaches at Maa and Avmidou. The waterfront at Scala has a selection of dive-sites and water-sports nearby and the vibrant nightlife of party capital Ayia Napa is a must for those relentless revellers among you.
SOURCE Thomas Cook