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Nov 4th, 2008, 10:52 PM
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Warmest place in Europe for 6 days in December?

We are planning a 6 day stopover in Europe in December. We are a family of four: husband, wife and a 12 year old girl and 9 year old boy (both good travelers who loved Italy, Germany, Czech, etc). We are looking for a place that is warm and quaint where we can rent an apartment with plenty to do but at a relaxed pace. We were thinking of Barcelona, or Seville, (Greece looks to cold at that time). Let us know if any suggestions that might fit this bill. We will be flying on Ryan Air out of Frankfurt most likely on our way to India afterwards.

Thank you for any suggestions.
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Nov 4th, 2008, 10:58 PM
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Generally, anywhere along the Med is fine in December, but the weather is something you can't count on.
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Nov 4th, 2008, 11:07 PM
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Ryanair doesn´t fly to Greece.
Warmest destination with Ryanair from Frankfurt/Hahn in December: Fuerteventura.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 12:29 AM
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There are other cheap airlines that fly out of Frankfurt - to any of the Canary Islands for instance, all of which will be warm in December. Nicest ones are probably La Palma and La Gomera, though Tenerife and Gran Canaria both have very nice bits too (plus some seriously naff bits).
Barcelona could well be cold in December - we had snow there one year in November. the further south/west you go the armer it will be. If the Canaries don't appeal then maybe the Algarve will.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 02:07 AM
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The only places guaranteed to be warm in December are

The Canary Islands
Maderia
Your house with the heating turned up.

Spain COULD be warm but it won't be warm enough to leave the jacket off in the evening

Do what Gaspard says - or look for a package holiday flight to Egypt
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Nov 5th, 2008, 05:46 AM
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Warmest? Canaries, Cyprus or Crete. Otherwise warmish and meeting your criteria? Lisbon, Sicily, Puglia
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Nov 5th, 2008, 06:17 AM
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As above, canaries or madeira or algarve. I was in the Costa del Sol one December and that was blue skies and 70s all week (24 c)
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Nov 5th, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Thanks for the responses! We had not considered the Canary Islands and will look into that as a destination. I guess we should have defined "warm" since we are not necessarily looking for beach weather. A jacket even during the day is fine. We just don't want to be stuck with with 40F, blustery weather that prevents us from enjoying walking around town and seeing the sites, etc. Thanks again for all the input!
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Nov 5th, 2008, 03:02 PM
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Seville
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Nov 5th, 2008, 03:45 PM
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Hetismji; "---seriously naff bits" New and meaningless phrase to me. Care to translate?



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Nov 5th, 2008, 05:19 PM
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Naff
British slang, meaning uncool, tacky, unfashionable, worthless

From Urban Dictionary
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Nov 5th, 2008, 11:30 PM
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OK, thanks, Hetisjmi. Never heard that one, even though I was once afflicted by an English practice wife.

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Nov 6th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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Malta - could be wet, could be sunny, never really cold, and certainly different!
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Nov 7th, 2008, 11:00 AM
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My experience was that Seville was noticeably cooler than Malaga (Costa del Sol).
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Nov 7th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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if you want France, Menton is the warmest place on the riviera.
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Nov 7th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Ryanair flies into Sicily. Palermo and Trapani. I don't know if they fly there from Hahn though. You can check the website.

You can get some REALLY good deals on apartments in Sicily in December.
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