Hi! I had my first taste of real travel this summer when i spent 5 weeks backpacking around Spain, France and Italy. I want a slightly more relaxing holiday for summer 2004 that will cost me less than £1000 in total-something that involves sun, sea and sand but a little more culture than your average package holiday. Does anyone have any ideas?
What about Greece. From England you can fly to Athens at a very good price. Then spend a bit of time in Athens and from there either stay on the main land or take a ferry to a couple of islands. Plenty of culture and still reasonably cheap in Greece.
And then again, maybe avoid Athens next summer because of the Olympics and head straight for Crete. Never been there myself but people tell me there's plenty of culture not only parties You should be able to find something cheap there. Do some searches on the web and I bet you'll come up with something. Of course you could choose some of the smaller islands as well, all depends on how much culture you want and whether you want to party as well
If you're interested I do have a few links for Greece, just let me know.
Very best regards
Turkey is pretty good value as well. Lots to see and do, very diverse, and you can live well for not much more than a song.