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Old 05-12-08, 04:18 PM   #1
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Good time to visit the Mediterranean

So my Fiance and I were having a hard time trying to set a date for our wedding. We decided instead to figure out where and when to have our honeymoon and that would dictate the wedding date We narrowed it down to possibly a Mediterranean cruise with some land time in the surrounding countries. Spain, France, Italy, and Greece are in the running. The question is, when is a good time to visit and beat the crowds but still have good weather to see the sights?
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So my Fiance and I were having a hard time trying to set a date for our wedding. We decided instead to figure out where and when to have our honeymoon and that would dictate the wedding date We narrowed it down to possibly a Mediterranean cruise with some land time in the surrounding countries. Spain, France, Italy, and Greece are in the running. The question is, when is a good time to visit and beat the crowds but still have good weather to see the sights?
Think most of the Mediterranean Basin shares our seasons. October can be rainy. It starts to get like beach weather about mid May. On our Roussillon coast the Med is presently 16 Degreees, C. The Crowds don't really get bad until mid June. Still, late last April of 07 we went to Venice,Italy in route to Hungary. Even tho Summer had not hit, enough tourists were present in Venice, that we had a hard time booking a reasonable hotel. There is a lesser tourist bump starting about mid May. But, the crowds will be overwhealming about the third week of June. Then you might have a hard time, even finding a campsite if not booked in advance. Come the first week of September crowds are really diminished, but it is still pretty summer like.
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may/early june or september.
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April and May. September is also ok but the days are getting shorter then.
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Pcad will be there in August (Greece), so go before or after that to avoid the inevitable BF Paparazzi.
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Pcad will be there in August (Greece), so go before or after that to avoid the inevitable BF Paparazzi.
Pcad will be visiting the Aegean, not the Mediterranean.

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Pcad will be visiting the Aegean, not the Mediterranean.

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It's all the same you Euro Elitist Snob.
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It's all the same you Euro Elitist Snob.
I an elitist. I am snob. This is correct.

Yet, I am not a Euro, and the Aegean and the Mediterranean are most certainly not the same, my sheep loving friend.

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Are we not spliting hairs. The Aegean is still in the Mediterranean basin. Why be picky.
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Are we not spliting hairs. The Aegean is still in the Mediterranean basin. Why be picky.
you need a refreshers course in locker room banter, sir.
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sorry. Don't spend enough time in A/S , banter and touring just seems some what a surprise.
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My sister did that sort of tour in September and the weather was perfect! My parents did a similar tour last year, but in mid August and found it to be way too hot and humid almost everywhere they went.
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Greece can be hot, hot. If your destination is Greece, I'd wait until later in September.
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I've been to the Mediterranean in both September and October and both were great. I actually ran into more bad weather in September than October.

I'd ditch the boat cruise and ride the train, train service is great in France and Spain and I've seen the cruise boat crowds in Barcelona. Bletch!
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So my Fiance and I were having a hard time trying to set a date for our wedding. We decided instead to figure out where and when to have our honeymoon and that would dictate the wedding date We narrowed it down to possibly a Mediterranean cruise with some land time in the surrounding countries. Spain, France, Italy, and Greece are in the running. The question is, when is a good time to visit and beat the crowds but still have good weather to see the sights?
Wait. You already HAVE a Mediterranean climate in much of California, and plenty of beautiful places to go here. Why would you spend the totally deflated dollar overseas when you can honeymoon here?
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Wait. You already HAVE a Mediterranean climate in much of California, and plenty of beautiful places to go here. Why would you spend the totally deflated dollar overseas when you can honeymoon here?
I don't think they're coming here just for the climate.
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I don't think they're coming here just for the climate.


what a novel concept.
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what a novel concept.
Why are you not in Holland anymore?
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No thanks. I couldn't. Well go on then.
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Wait. You already HAVE a Mediterranean climate in much of California, and plenty of beautiful places to go here. Why would you spend the totally deflated dollar overseas when you can honeymoon here?
Costs of lodging in Calif. not so sure that Greece is still cheaper. In spite of the dollar. To stay at a two star hotel outside of Yosemite, it cost us a little under 200 dollars a night. And that was in June, before the height of the summer season. Not that I would not want to see Yosemite again. Its a favorite place.
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We were in Amsterdam this past month. . Here is its red light district. You'd move away from this kind of excitement?
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We were in Amsterdam this past month. . Here is its red light district. You'd move away from this kind of excitement?
I think it's only really for the tourists. And Robin van Persie.
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