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April 15, 2013 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Where should we go in Southern Europe for the fourth week of July?

We know we'd like to be near water, preferably a beach. Good food is also necessary, as well as a walkable town and maybe a little nightlife. Other than that - we have no idea where to start. Barcelona? Nice? Croatia? Where have you been that you can't wait to go back?
posted by kidsleepy to Travel & Transportation around Kissimmee, FL (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Alicante in Spain is wonderful, small below walkable beach/town city, lots of taxis and public transit to other beaches. Although one should really try to go the last week of June for Hogueras: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonfires_of_Saint_John
posted by amaire at 12:57 PM on April 15, 2013


Lagos (Portugal) and Dubrovnik (Croatia) fit your criteria--I loved them both.
posted by lovableiago at 1:18 PM on April 15, 2013


Cassis. It's fairly small. The night life is concentrated on the flats near the port. The calanques are famous for climbing and they have little, lovely beaches. Stay until the weekend preceding the first day in August when transportation in France suddenly becomes unmanageable.
posted by jet_silver at 5:51 PM on April 15, 2013


We went to Dubrovnik. It's not really "beachy" but we were able to lay in the sun and jump in the water every day. For future travelling Mefites, my advice is to really research where to eat and what to see. When we wandered around, we often stuck out, but when we went to a restaurant/location on purpose we were never disappointed.
posted by kidsleepy at 9:42 AM on August 13, 2013


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