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Couple's Holiday Inspiration June 2013

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1. Posted by keepcalm (Budding Member, 3 posts) 11 Mar '13 08:34

Hello!

I'm searching for some inspiration really. My boyfriend and I (23 years old) are looking to go away in Europe in June 2013 for a week. Last year we went to Dubrovnik, Croatia and loved it, so ideally if anyone knows of a similar destination, that would be really helpful. To give you some pointers on our tastes:

  • Sunny weather is a must.
  • We don't want to hire a car, so having lots to do in a walk-able area or good public transport (up to an hour from accommodation to sightseeing/beaches) would be ideal.
  • Easy to get to from London airports.
  • We like to spend some time at the beach, but also like to experience the culture and do some other activities (which is why Dubrovnik, with its beaches, museums, markets, boat trips, cable car, watersports, festivals, cafes, restaurants etc was ideal).
  • Not too expensive- I'm still a student and my boyfriend is in his first year of work, so manageable living costs would be good. We're planning to book an apartment and self cater somewhat to cut costs.
  • We're not fans of crazy nightlife/ lots of crowds, so somewhere quieter would be good. We got round the busy times of Dubrovnik by getting an apartment outside of the old town and looking at the cruise ship timetables, and would be happy to do something similar elsewhere.
  • We both like learning languages, so it doesn't have to be somewhere where everyone has a good grasp of English. We both speak French, I speak some Spanish (I'm a bit rusty!) and my boyfriend speaks some German.

Many thanks to anyone who can give me some suggestions!

Danielle

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3. Posted by mariha2912 (Budding Member, 54 posts) 12 Mar '13 12:42

You may want to check Rhodes, Greece...

4. Posted by keepcalm (Budding Member, 3 posts) 12 Mar '13 15:13

Many thanks- I'll take a look at Rhodes :)

5. Posted by budgeteurotrip (Budding Member, 38 posts) 13 Mar '13 08:14

My suggestion would be Trapani, in sicily, South italy.
It has nice city beaches within walking distance, as well as wonderful small islands (eg: favignana) for an unforgetable day trip by ferry.
It is not caotic nor full of tourists.
Food is delicious and not expensive.
Cable car leads to Erice a fantastic small town on the top of city mountain (it gets much cooler when you arrive there)
Palermo is also a destination for a cultural day trip (not mentioning Etna volcano, Taormina, Agrigento...but there a car would be needed)

6. Posted by Jess_Er (Inactive, 2 posts) 14 Mar '13 05:21

Danielle hi, I would also recommend Rhodes and Crete. These islands have are always sunny, have many beatiful beaches, museums, gorges ,there are so many things to do and places to see. But in Crete you should probably hire a car, it's a big island and though there is public transportation , you will spend a lot of time in a bus. In Rhodes it's not necessary, it's better to walk.

have a great time!!

7. Posted by keepcalm (Budding Member, 3 posts) 15 Mar '13 04:37

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions! I'm currently looking at all of them, and will get my boyfriend's opinion too when he's back from skiing.

Danielle

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