Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > ISO advice for mix of beach / active vacation in Med. area
Notices

ISO advice for mix of beach / active vacation in Med. area

Reply

Mar 18th, 2013, 08:59 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 16
ISO advice for mix of beach / active vacation in Med. area

Hi,
My husband and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and are planning a trip for mid to late June - without our kids! We wanted to go somewhere that neither of us have been. We love the beach and water - but would like some alternative activities - biking, snorkeling, sightseeing, treking, in addition to the beach. A cruise of the Mediteraneean region seemed like a great deal - in part because I wouldn't have to worry about planning our schedule and we wouldn't have to drive (I hate driving). Someone suggested instead of taking a cruise from Barcelona, to go to Sitgis and take day trips from there, or a ferry trip over to Mairoca. Someone else suggested Croatia. My husband has been to Greece a few times, so we crossed that off the list. Even though he has been to Turkey, he would go back that is on the list. And then since I have family in Sicily, there was also a suggestion to work Amalfi Coast and Sicily into the trip. I have been to Italy, but my husband hasn't and I would go back. We have about 10 days in mid to late June. We plan on using miles to get from east coast of US to Europe - so could fly in / out of different airports. I would love to hear creative suggestions of mixing a beach vacation with a little adventure in more than one location????
Thanks in advance!
Carolyne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 18th, 2013, 11:47 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,710
Sardinia had the best beaches in Europe and stunning scenery.
Dickie_Gr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 19th, 2013, 08:07 AM
  #3
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,777
Any of those places would be a good option. I would let travel options dictate--whatever maximizes the 10 days without multiple layovers.
You do not have to rent a car. My husband and I both hate driving and have visited Spain, Croatia, Italy, and Turkey and not done so and still had amazing trips. I will say that Mediterranean Turkey is somewhere you would probably need a car.
I think with a cruise you don't really get to experience a country. With forums like this, you can read others' trip reports and the trips practically plan themselves!
yorkshire is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:43 PM.