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Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Anyone know any good places to go in end of Jan/Start of Feb for a quick 4 day getaway but somewhere that is reasonably warm BUT still in Europe? ;p

I was thinking somewhere like Nice

Preferably somewhere with a beach and some nice spa/pool type hotels? Something on the plush side?

Any thoughts?
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Old 23.12.2010, 18:03
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Barcelona.
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

The Canary Isles are Sunny at that time of year
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Ask Begga, she always comes home to a real fire (like her house....)
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

End of January? Isn't it still cold throughout Europe? Even in Egypt in Feb, I found swimming pools to be too chilly, though the sea was warm enough ( except when the wind was cold)
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Old 23.12.2010, 18:42
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Anyone know any good places to go in end of Jan/Start of Feb for a quick 4 day getaway but somewhere that is reasonably warm BUT still in Europe?
If you do find it don't tell anyone otherwise they'll all flock there before you know it
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Old 23.12.2010, 18:48
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Anyone know any good places to go in end of Jan/Start of Feb for a quick 4 day getaway but somewhere that is reasonably warm BUT still in Europe? ;p

I was thinking somewhere like Nice

Preferably somewhere with a beach and some nice spa/pool type hotels? Something on the plush side?

Any thoughts?
South of Spain usually has good weather in Jan. Flights, hotels etc are also usually to be found on the cheap. Canary Islands are also a good bet.
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

In Barcelona some think it's hot enough to have a swim:
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/sxXzC...s+Swimming+Cup
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

the average annual temperature in Canary Islands is 22º C and in January/February will probably be lower, around 18º C. For me that's too cold for the beach but I know some people bath in the ocean even then.
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

I'm from Barcelona and I've got to tell you that january and february are fre@#$ing cold! I now for you guys might seem warmer than Switzerland, but forget about swimming pools, beaches or stuff like that: thick coats and scarfs are in order... Max temps in both months are 10-12C while min, below zero.

Until spring break we don't even think about short sleeves.

As they've told you earlier in this thread, Canarias is your bet, but get ready for a 5h. flight. (At least from Barcelona it's a 4h trip. Sevilla is warmer than Barcelona but nit warm enough. In the south of spain february it's usually even a little bit colder than January (Jan-12/6, Feb 12/2).

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Barcelona.
I used to live there...end of Jan it's frickin freezing and miserable. Try Cape Verde. Totally not Europe, I know, but it has a special status with the EU, and it easy to fly to, not very far at all.
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Old 27.12.2010, 11:08
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Im in Cyprus right now. Its 25 degrees and i spend Christmas in a tshirt. And I was on the beach yesterday
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Old 27.12.2010, 11:12
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Im in Cyprus right now. Its 25 degrees and i spend Christmas in a tshirt. And I was on the beach yesterday
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Not Barcelona - cold.

Morrocco - or going by the last the post Cyprus.

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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Israel? ...they are in the Eurovision song contest so they must be in Europe right?
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

For a 4 day getaway in Europe I'd suggest Malaga and south, like Marbella, where you'll find plenty of comfort/luxury hotels to affordable prices at that time of the year. It's a bit mild but not as warm as in Cyprus, but not so far either.

. ...tell us about your final choice
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Check out Malta and Gozo, I've been there this time of year. Not warm exactly, around 15C, but warmer than here. Rain is a matter of luck, plenty of nice hotels though.

http://www.maltabulb.com/index.html
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Israel? ...they are in the Eurovision song contest so they must be in Europe right?
Israel is 4 hours from Basel or Geneva with Easyjet, so closer than the Canary Islands. a bit more expensive but much more to see & do.

Temp over 20 guaranteed
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Ceuta, a spanish exclave on the territory of Marocco.
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Re: Somewhere warm to go end of Jan in Europe

Thanks for the tips guys - anything under 3 hours?
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