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Crete? Algarve? Sardinia? I can't decide! Help please!!!!

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Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum/website. I came to the Forums looking for some help/advice. This summer (early July), I'm planning a trip with some friends and family. The time frame for this trip is 11 days. The age range is from 18-27, all guys, with 5 in the travel group. We're looking for something relatively cost-friendly, but at the same time, want to be able to see as much as possible. Why Europe and not Mexico (for example)? Places like the Caribbean, Mexico are trips we've already taken. Europe will be new to some of the members of this travel group, and a nice change of scenery. To keep it as cheap as possible, we’re planning on flying into London, spending 2-3 days there, and then taking one of the low-cost carriers to a nice beach destination. The concensus wants nice beaches, good (crazy) nightlife, awesome sights.... being the senior member of the group (and having been there and done that) I wouldn't really mind a crazy night life, but also would really welcome something more laidback. Initially, I had whittled my choices down to Lagos (Portugal), Crete, and Sardinia. After talking with my group about Sardinia, they decided they wanted something less “couples getaway” and more exciting/adventurous/party-friendly, so I'm up in the air on Lagos/Crete. So here's where you all come in... any advice/suggestions/alternatives? I would really LOVE one of the Cyclades but it seems that it’s crazy expensive… I want to be blown away by amazing beaches, amazing sights, etc.... Personally, I’m leaning towards Crete, but I would feel inclined to seeing as much as possible, and would feel awful not taking advantage of seeing Athens... Also, I used to live in Spain and have been to Portugal a bunch of times (never to the Algarve region), so I wouldn’t mind something different. (Not that I mind going back to Spain or Portugal!) I think Lagos would probably be the best option for the group as a whole and the fact that we’re so close to Spain means a good day trip or two. Is this a fair assessment? However, if you can offer any alternatives or suggestions, I would really appreciate it! Or if you’ve been to Algarve and have any recommendations/advice, please let me know!

Thanks sooooo much!

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