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Old February 25th, 2009, 07:57 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
jskal
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Hello!

we are thinking with friends to make a trip during the summer by car in
the Mediterranean countries. We would start from Athens, most probably
pass by boat to Italy, go to Toscane, Southern France (surely Marseille)
and then either Northern Spain (Basque Country, Galicia) or down Eastern
Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Andalucia?). And of course back!
I am looking for all useful information I can get! Interesting places
along this itinerary, interesting dates in August (festivals etc.),
other itinerary suggestions, economic accomodating solutions, budget
estimation for 10-15 days, in fact about all!!!

Thank you very much in advance!
John


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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:54 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Erick T. Barkhuis
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jskal:

Hello!


Hi John!

we are thinking with friends to make a trip during the summer by car in
the Mediterranean countries. We would start from Athens, most probably
pass by boat to Italy, go to Toscane, Southern France (surely Marseille)
and then either Northern Spain (Basque Country, Galicia) or down Eastern
Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Andalucia?). And of course back!

[...]
estimation for 10-15 days


I would suggest adding a day, so you'd have 10 more seconds at each
stop to make a couple of pictures, too, before hurrying to the next
country.

--
Erick
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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:56 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On Feb 25, 9:54*am, Erick T. Barkhuis -o-m
wrote:
jskal:



Hello!


Hi John!



we are thinking with friends to make a trip during the summer by car in
the Mediterranean countries. We would start from Athens, most probably
pass by boat to Italy, go to Toscane, Southern France (surely Marseille)
and then either Northern Spain (Basque Country, Galicia) or down Eastern
Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Andalucia?). And of course back!

[...]
estimation for 10-15 days


I would suggest adding a day, so you'd have 10 more seconds at each
stop to make a couple of pictures, too, before hurrying to the next
country.

--
Erick


LOL
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Old February 25th, 2009, 07:39 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Runge13[_2_]
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martin helps...yawn.

"Martin" a écrit dans le message de
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:54:41 +0100, Erick T. Barkhuis
-o-m wrote:

jskal:

Hello!


Hi John!

we are thinking with friends to make a trip during the summer by car in
the Mediterranean countries. We would start from Athens, most probably
pass by boat to Italy, go to Toscane, Southern France (surely Marseille)
and then either Northern Spain (Basque Country, Galicia) or down Eastern
Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Andalucia?). And of course back!


back to Athens?

[...]
estimation for 10-15 days


I would suggest adding a day, so you'd have 10 more seconds at each
stop to make a couple of pictures, too, before hurrying to the next
country.


and sample the spaghetti bol and the interesting bathrooms.

Just the ferry to Italy, depending on where in Italy, takes the best part
of two
days.
--

Martin


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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:05 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Mike Lane
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:32:03 +0000, Martin wrote
(in article ):

Just the ferry to Italy, depending on where in Italy, takes the best part
of two days.


Not really. Patras to Brindisi is overnight, and to Ancona is less than a
day.

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Mike Lane
UK North Yorkshire

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Old February 26th, 2009, 04:53 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Carole Allen[_1_]
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:32:03 +0000, Martin wrote
(in article ):

Just the ferry to Italy, depending on where in Italy, takes the best part
of two days.


On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:05:28 +0000, Mike Lane wrote:
Not really. Patras to Brindisi is overnight, and to Ancona is less than a
day.

When we made the trip Patras to Ancona via the Superfast it left
Greece about 6pm, arrived about 3-4pm following day. That didn't
count time for boarding (including passport checks) and getting
onshore at Ancona.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 08:07 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Mike Lane
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On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 04:53:46 +0000, Carole Allen wrote
(in article ):


On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:32:03 +0000, Martin wrote
(in article ):

Just the ferry to Italy, depending on where in Italy, takes the best part
of two days.


On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:05:28 +0000, Mike Lane wrote:
Not really. Patras to Brindisi is overnight, and to Ancona is less than a
day.

When we made the trip Patras to Ancona via the Superfast it left
Greece about 6pm, arrived about 3-4pm following day. That didn't
count time for boarding (including passport checks) and getting
onshore at Ancona.


Yes, well that's less than 24 hours which is why I said "less than a day". Of
course you can also go from Igoumenitsa which is about 4 hours less.

--
Mike Lane
UK North Yorkshire

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Old February 26th, 2009, 09:14 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Tim C.[_5_]
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On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:07:21 +0000, Mike Lane wrote in post :
edia.com :

When we made the trip Patras to Ancona via the Superfast it left
Greece about 6pm, arrived about 3-4pm following day. That didn't
count time for boarding (including passport checks) and getting
onshore at Ancona.


Yes, well that's less than 24 hours which is why I said "less than a day". Of
course you can also go from Igoumenitsa which is about 4 hours less.


But could also be considered as "the best part of two days" especially if
you include waiting/loading time.

--
Tim C.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 10:23 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
JuanElorza[_4_]
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:05:28 +0000, Mike Lane wroteÂ*:

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:32:03 +0000, Martin wrote (in article
):

Just the ferry to Italy, depending on where in Italy, takes the best
part of two days.


Not really. Patras to Brindisi is overnight, and to Ancona is less than
a day.


10/15 days would be enough to visit Greece and maybe a part of Italy or
Croatia.

http://www.directferries.co.uk/routes.htm
http://www.directferries.co.uk/corfu_brindisi_ferry.htm
http://www.greeka.com/saronic/index.htm

http://www.sicilyguide.com/
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Old February 26th, 2009, 06:19 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Runge13[_2_]
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"when I did"....the perfect traveller and that was 30 years ago !

"Martin" a écrit dans le message de
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:05:28 +0000, Mike Lane wrote:

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:32:03 +0000, Martin wrote
(in article ):

Just the ferry to Italy, depending on where in Italy, takes the best
part
of two days.


Not really. Patras to Brindisi is overnight, and to Ancona is less than a
day.


It's why I said "depending on where in Italy". You have chosen the
shortest
route. When I did Ancona Patras it was almost 48 hours including all the
buggering around to get on and off the ferry. Maybe the loading and the
ferries
are faster now.
--

Martin


 




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