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1. Posted by mrwool (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello all,

I'm a US student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland for a year-long postgraduate degree. We have a long break between 19 January and 8 February, during which I'd like to travel. I've been to Europe several times before, and covered the major sites in Western and Central Europe pretty well.

I figure that by the end of January I'll be ready for a break from the Scottish winter. I was thinking someplace in the Mediterranean might be a good destination. Places like Turkey, Cyprus, Rhodes, Malta or Sardinia look appealing to me. I just don't know how good they are as tourist destinations during the winter, and whether one should spend the whole 20 days in any. The islands especially worry me, as travel from there to another location would be rather pricy. I'm not much of a partier, more of a history buff/sightseer type, though I do enjoy a good pub.

Anyway, that was just some preliminary thinking. As you can see, I'm far from decided and open to anything, really. I am writing to elicit any suggestions you might have on a good place (or places) to visit during that time period that roughly fulfill my requirements (ie, warmer than Scotland and interesting!). And, though I don't have a specific budget, I'm a student, so my funds are rather limited!

Thanks very much for your help.


2. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!






3. Posted by mee (Full Member 138 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

sardinia is not too good this time of year (well at least i didnt like it..)
istanbul is nice but very expensive.. just as athens, but i have to recommend it because i loved this city.
croatia is nice too, i dont know about the weather in wintertime though.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 17, 2008, at 6:15 AM by mee ]

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I like Gibraltar--with a side trip to Granada, or else going to Sicily.

5. Posted by vindhu2 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

What about Maldives, its pretty cool at that time.