KAUSpilot
Topic Author
Posts: 1659
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:15 pm

Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 9:01 am

I'm considering taking a cruise of the meditteranean this may, and was wondering if anyone has experience traveling in either of these regions. I'm leaning towards the tour of turkey, however we have some conerns about terrorism and the looming threat of war in the middle east. Despite this, turkey just seems more exotic and appealing, plus I've never been to asia so I wouldn't mind setting foot on the world's largest continent. Does anyone think I would be better off seeing spain and portugal instead?

The options are:
Option 1
3-4 days in Rome, then cruise to:
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Marseilles, France
Barcelona, Spain
Malaga, Spain
Seville, Spain
3-4 days in Lisbon, Portugal

Option 2
3-4 Days in Rome, then cruise to:
Sorrento, Italy
Naxos, Sicily
Santorini, Greece
Kusadasi, Turkey
Cankkale, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey, and 5 days touring turkey, From Istanbul to Ankara
 
I LOVE EWR
Posts: 803
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:07 am

RE: Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 9:21 am

I would do option 1. The French Riveria is suppose to be AWESOME!! If you can I would try to take a side trip to Ibiza
 
ovelix
Posts: 606
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 1999 12:50 am

RE: Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 9:25 am

Cruises are for old people.

In your age you should try something different.

Kostas
 
KAUSpilot
Topic Author
Posts: 1659
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:15 pm

RE: Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 9:28 am

Yeah I'm going with my mother and grandmother though.
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6059
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 9:36 am

I would recommend Option 1, the French Riviera IS awesome in the summer. I have been there every summer since 1992 and I'll have no problem finding an excuse to return  Wink/being sarcastic
 
ovelix
Posts: 606
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 1999 12:50 am

RE: Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:16 am

Aegean Sea is far more interesting place to be when you're young. I 've been to southern coast of France and my impression was that it's a place to go when you have money to spend.

Go search travelogues and such, they are very helpful.

Kostas
 
User avatar
yyz717
Posts: 15689
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:26 pm

RE: Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:25 am

I'd pick Option 2 just because of Santorini. It's an incredible island, if you're into geographic phenomenon.

You have nothing to worry about in Turkey. It's a very orderly state with a strong police presence, esp in the west where you'll be.



I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
jcs17
Posts: 7376
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:13 am

RE: Better Vacation; The Iberian Or Turkey & Greece

Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:05 am

I'd do option two: The costal cities of France and Spain are unbelieveably expensive. Also, if you do option two, you MUST go to Capri, what a gorgeous island! Big grin
America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 4holer, desertjets, notaxonrotax and 14 guests