Honeymoon in Western Europe

Sep 15th, 2006, 03:20 PM
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Honeymoon in Western Europe

My fiance and I are trying to decide where to go on our honeymoon. I am an active traveller, but he likes to relax - where can we go with nice beaches for relaxing but also good sightseeing? I was thinking Greece or the Balearic Islands. Any thoughts? I would appreciate any advice on accomodations as well! Thanks!
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Sep 15th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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What time of year? How long do your have? What is your price point?

(And I don;t think the Balearic Islands have much in the way of what I would call sighseeing. They are much more party central. I would think Greece would have a much better mix.)
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Sep 18th, 2006, 11:11 AM
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Next year mid-June. We'll have about 10 days - 2 weeks.
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Sep 18th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Oh, and budget could be about $3-$5K.
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Sep 18th, 2006, 11:17 AM
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$3-5K including or not including air fare?
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Sep 18th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Majora/Mallorca?
Malta?
coast of Spain?
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Sep 19th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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I was thinking Mallorca, etc, but nytraveler above says that's just about partying. I don't mind some of that, but I'd rather have some culture... Where on Coast of Spain is a good spot for beach and sightseeing?
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Sep 19th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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$3-5K including airfare... (hopefully)
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Sep 19th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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What about Croatia? My husband and I are going there next year because we've heard great things about the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, the Islands off the coast of Croatia, and Dubrovnik. Lots of beaches but plenty to see as well. And cheap!
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Sep 19th, 2006, 08:32 AM
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Oops I just read your title that specifies Western Europe, which Croatia is not. But you should still consider it!
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Sep 19th, 2006, 09:11 AM
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I would think Greece with a couple of days in Athens and then a couple of islands would be good.

Or stay in Marbella (you could even rent a house for one week) for the beach and do day trips by car or overnights to lots of great places: Ronda, white towns, Seville, Jerez, Cordoba, Granada, etc.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Any particular islands you recommend in Greece? I've done a little research, but nothing seems to say which ones have the best beaches. Also, any recommendations for places to stay?
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Sep 20th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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Julia- You might start a new thread with Greece in the title?
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Santorini !
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