Due to very busy schedules, the earliest time we can take a vacation this year is the second half of October. We originally planned to go to Turkey, but Lonely Planet says that Cappadocia basically shuts down due to cold in mid October. So is that true, and if so, what other similar places would you suggest for a week at that time of year, in Europe? A little culture would be nice, since the rest of the tip will be spent in the Greek isles.
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Most travellers to Europe concentrate on the culture and the man-made historical artifacts. What specific places would you go to if you wanted to concentrate on the natural wonders instead?