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1. Posted by xxpacerxx (Full Member, 76 posts) 1 May '07 11:23

Hi everyone.

i want to take my girlfriend away at the end of May and in need of some help finding a place to go. I want a place thats warm, pretty and fairly quiet.

does n e 1 have n e specific places not just countries.

cheers folks

2. Posted by SairinLote (Budding Member, 9 posts) 2 May '07 04:02

Hello there

in general i would suggest some place in mediterranean. I am from greece so i can help you only with that part.
I guess that you are interested in islands.
Cyclades, placed in the centre of Aegean sea is a very popular destinationfor ppl who want sun and sea. Some islands are very noisy, some moderate and some dead-calm. Another thing about Cyclades is that they don't have trees:P so if u r the type that loves trees and vegetation you will be dissappointed. There are just rocks with white houses.
There is a site u can visit that has some descriptions of the islands : http://www.greekbackpack.com/

Dodecanese is another island complex just east of the Cyclades with fairly the same geomorphology although i think slightly more "green". You can check on them at the previous site.

Another choice is Crete. Crete is huge. u can find noisy places, quiet, forested areas and deserted ones. The western part of Crete called Chania is considered by many the most beautiful.

i wouldn't suggest visiting the Ioniene Islands (west of greece) or Chios and or Lesvos cause they have REALLY COLD seas.

Thasos and Samothraki (in northern greece) are very beautiful islands , both very green. Thasos has fantastic beaches whilst samothraki has some small waterfalls forming some pools where u can swim. They have not luxurious hotels and such (both have camping sites) and at the time u want to visit both will have very low prices.
Thasos
Samothraki
Watch out for the temperatures that early on both islands. They will be warm but not as warm as Cyclades or Crete.

that's all i can think of.
i hope i've helped :D

[ Edit: Edited on May 2, 2007, at 4:03 AM by SairinLote ]

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 2 May '07 12:17

Hello Pace:)

I have just come back from Estonia.
I spent a few days, on the island of Saaremaa.
That was lovely and peaceful.
Although, I am not sure how warm u want the weather to be. Estonia is so far north, that at the end of May it might only be around 20 C.

Mel