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Amalfi and Capri or the Greek Islands?

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Amalfi and Capri or the Greek Islands?

I'm taking a long (2+ week) trip to Europe and want to build in some beach time with beautiful scenery/great fish cuisine. Does anyone have a strong preference for Amalfi and Capri over the Greek islands? Thanks so much in advance.

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1. Re: Amalfi and Capri or the Greek Islands?

Beautiful scenery and superb cuisine = The Amalfi coast

www.meridiana.com have seasonal flights New York to Naples

Bus transfer to Sorrento www.curreriviaggi.it

Amalfi coast bus Sorrento to Salerno


Ferry www.lauroweb.com/alicost.htm www.capri.net

Train Sorrento to Naples and Pompeii Scavi www.vesuviana.it

Accommodation www.venere.com



Edited: 7:36 pm, August 10, 2011
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2. Re: Amalfi and Capri or the Greek Islands?

You do realize that most of the beaches are mostly rocks?

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3. Re: Amalfi and Capri or the Greek Islands?

When we were doing such things, we visited a fair number of the Greek islands, and most had lovely sandy beaches with warm, shallow waters - ideal for swimming.

Neither of those are in abundance in this part of the world although here on Ischia, at the other side of the Bay of Naples, we're lucky enough to have some decent stretches along the coast...


.... although even this week the sea isn't "Greekly" warm - and any storm can bring in colder waters and cool things for a day or too!

But, when it comes to the fish themselves, it's perhaps those very same cooler, deeper conditions that allow this area's fishermen a much wider catch than is usually the case in Greece.... although it's then not a cheap meal anywhere in the Mediterranean!

That said, much of the other produce - and the wine - is also a lot better here!

Try these... http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/eat_drink


PS: If desperate for a Hellenic top-up, you can always pop down to Paestum for the day.....


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