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Nov 27th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Help Choose a Destination for Our Next European Trip

We are planning our next trip to Europe to celebrate my 35th birthday. Last week of May/first week of June... 2 or 3 other couples will be coming with us. We'll have about 7 - 9 days to spend there. We are debating where to go... Places we are considering are Lake Como region, Greece or Northern Spain (Basque region)... Whichever place we choose, we'd like to rent a villa there, go on some day trips, eat good food and relax... Greece is very appealing but a) not sure it will be warm enough to swim, b) seems like to do it properly, we'd need at least 10 full days... None of us have been to Greece while we've all been in other parts of Italy and Spain... Any opinion on which location to choose/recommendations where to stay, what to do there would be much appreciated.
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Nov 28th, 2011, 12:17 AM
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The way Greece has been for the past year with strikes,their economy and demonstrations you might reconsider or wait to see what happens over there? The airline that I fly for even stopped service out of one of our cities to Athens this summer after 6 weeks because too many people are hesitant about what is going to happen and weren't traveling. I had one trip where the state department rep met our flight and told us NOT to go out of the hotel on our layover because of what was going on in Athens?
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Nov 28th, 2011, 01:40 AM
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Como on the Italian Lakes has gorgeous gardens, good transport by rail and also around the lakes by ferry, wonderful shopping and great food. Would not consider Greece this year as civil unrest there is very likely to get worse as unemployment and cuts to social welfare start to bite. Actually this situation may worsen across parts of Europe (especially in the PIIGS) so worth taking that into account when making plans perhaps?
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