Tunisa or Greece

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  • Godofporn 7 May 2015 01:30:54 6,737 posts
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    So I'm heading for a cheap and cheerful holiday with my other half, but were deciding out the two.

    Is tunisa like Marrakech? Because we recently came back from there and we didn't like it all too much.

    Edited by godofporn at 01:31:30 07-05-2015
  • Psiloc 7 May 2015 03:36:45 5,116 posts
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    Tunisia is more an all-inclusive posh resort kind of deal IME unless you're particularly adventurous. Greece you can and should wander around and take in some culture.
  • Not-a-reviewer 7 May 2015 06:57:20 5,771 posts
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    Greece is big, it can be resort or sightseeing.
  • MrFlay 7 May 2015 07:02:39 4,068 posts
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    Greece is probably safer too. Also there's all that history. Nice food too.
  • Godofporn 7 May 2015 08:55:39 6,737 posts
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    Thanks for your input guys. So is Tunisia not safe? Unless you stay in your resort? And what's the best place to chill in Greece that don't have chavs
  • THFourteen 7 May 2015 08:56:34 52,588 posts
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    I went on a sailing holiday in greece once. It was great.

    One thing though, i thought the food in greece was terrible apart from the kebabs, but you can't eat kebabs twice a day for a week.
  • nickthegun 7 May 2015 08:57:01 78,306 posts
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    If you go to Tunisia, you will immediately be shot by isis.

    Same with Egypt.
  • Godofporn 7 May 2015 09:07:35 6,737 posts
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    Hmmm so it seems Greece is the safer option and plus wont get shot there and to top it off, I could look at the ancient history of the god of porn.

    Decisions
  • You-can-call-me-kal 7 May 2015 09:09:26 16,379 posts
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    Jesus.

    Just go to Magaluf and be done with it.
  • Rivuzu 7 May 2015 09:10:51 18,182 posts
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    Greek economy is up the shitter. Expect low prices on everything there. Tunisia will be generally cheap as well, but treat it a bit like Egypt if you've ever been - fantastic resorts, shite to go out and explore.

    Can recommend booking a villa on one of the isles (Kef maybe?) and just hiring a car. Best two weeks I'd had in a long time when I went.
  • Godofporn 7 May 2015 09:26:43 6,737 posts
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    Cheers guys. It seems like its Greece.would like to wander around and not be imprisoned in a resort.

    Any other cheap and cheerful places? (no chavs)
  • alt-cmd-esc 7 May 2015 09:32:28 316 posts
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    A friend of mine has stayed here a couple of times and raves about how good they are:

    http://www.aleaparos.com/aleaapartments.php

    Helps if you like board gaming, but who doesn't?
  • alt-cmd-esc 7 May 2015 09:35:41 316 posts
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    alt-cmd-esc wrote:
    A friend of mine has stayed here a couple of times and raves about how good they are:

    http://www.aleaparos.com/aleaapartments.php

    Helps if you like board gaming, but who doesn't*?
    * - unlikely to be too many chavs, I'd wager
  • Godofporn 7 May 2015 09:37:26 6,737 posts
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    For some reason that website is really annoying me on mobile
  • Deleted user 7 May 2015 09:39:58
    Yeah, avoid Tunisia if you want to move out of your hotel. Greece is much safer and less hassle. It's also got more to see and do.
  • Godofporn 7 May 2015 09:48:52 6,737 posts
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    Okay cheers guys. Your comments have made me avoid Tunisia at all cost.

    So Greece it is unless anyone has any other suggestions.
  • solarspot 7 May 2015 09:49:05 291 posts
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    Crete is an amazing place, I would happily move there tomorrow if there was a job going.
    There is loads of history if you are in to that sort of thing and it's beautiful. The food was pretty good to but you will need to hire a car and the other thing is if you get a day or three to spare you can hop on a ferry and head to Santorini which again is amazing.
  • Rivuzu 7 May 2015 09:50:15 18,182 posts
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    Why not use airb&b? Dirty cheap prices to rent out someones property for say a week. I'm looking at a two bed villa in Poros that's a 5 minute walk from the beach. Bit of a sleepy seaside greek town maybe, but for a relaxing break it looks great and is only 53 per night!
  • DaM 7 May 2015 09:53:41 17,348 posts
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    We went to Tunisia in October, and have to agree - inside the resort was great, outside, not so. Folk trying to rip you off left right and centre.

    Went Greek island hopping for our honeymoon, great holiday. Nothing beats sitting in a taverna at the edge of the blue sea, cold beer, calimari, Greek salad. Should really go back...
  • Godofporn 7 May 2015 17:03:58 6,737 posts
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    Cheers guys. Think ill be booking Greece. Hated morocco and Egypt, well only outside the resort but the resorts themselves are quality
  • Armoured_Bear 7 May 2015 17:10:56 27,191 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    I went on a sailing holiday in greece once. It was great.

    One thing though, i thought the food in greece was terrible apart from the kebabs, but you can't eat kebabs twice a day for a week.
    Wow, everyone else raves about the food.
  • Sponz 7 May 2015 17:23:32 700 posts
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    Mrs and I have been to both Mykonos and Djerba in the last few years. Tunisia is a shit hole. When I landed at the airport and was getting the coach transfer to the resort, I thought we'd landed in Baghdad. I know it sounds pretty dramatic to say that, but there were piles of rubbish everywhere, and when we went to the local Souhk (market), - we just got overwhelmed with sellers trying to peddle all manner of crap on us. We did go into the Sahara though for a day, and visit several Star Wars filming locations.

    Mykonos on the other hand was awesome, with a great selection of beaches to laze about on, and a massive selection of restaurants to eat at, which were all pretty cheap and really good. We rented a quad bike for the week, which gave us some freedom.
  • Pierre2k 7 May 2015 21:43:30 1,130 posts
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    My brother in law, and my 2 year old niece, are Greek so it's the law that I say Greece! Greece! Greece!

    For a summer holiday, you can't beat any of the Greek Islands. Absolutely stunning! You could even go on a relatively cheap Greek Island cruise if the budget allows.

    Greek food is pretty decent IMO. The kebabs (souvlaki) are amazing street food. In the Tavernas you can get some lovely food, including obvious ones like Moussaka (always made with beef, never Lamb by the way contrary to popular belief and the supermarket versions you get in the UK). Personally I'd really recommend pastitsio which even more like a lasagne and absolutely delicious. If you go anywhere that has a Terkenlis (a Greek patisserie originally based in Thessaloniki) then you absolutely must buy yourself a white chocolate tsoureki (a traditional Easter bread/cake but available there all year round). One of the most delicious things you will ever consume.

    Regarding price, the Islands might be cheaper but my sister lived in Athens until recently and it was still extortionate despite the economic difficulties.
  • Nitrous 25 Jun 2015 08:08:14 1,808 posts
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    I'm going to Tunisia in a few weeks. All inclusive resort and probably only go as far as the beach.

    @godofporn

    did you book the holiday to Greece?

    Edited by Nitrous at 08:08:50 25-06-2015
  • DaM 25 Jun 2015 08:32:37 17,348 posts
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    What bit are you going to Nitrous?

    We're off to Porto Santo next week, a wee island off Madeira.
  • Godofporn 25 Jun 2015 09:33:22 6,737 posts
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    @Nitrous I'm actually booking in two days as some house chores held me last time.
  • Deleted user 25 June 2015 09:41:20
    I know a couple of people who have been to tunisia and they wpuldnt go back. Nothing to do in the evening appsrently. It is vheap as fuck though.

    One of the guys is ex fircrs and said he had to get him and his family out of there quick because some gunfight was kicking off. He got one of the locals to guide him out apparently.

    Edited by Madder-Max at 09:43:10 25-06-2015
  • Nitrous 25 Jun 2015 16:42:05 1,808 posts
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    @DaM

    Hammamet :)
  • Tonka 26 Jun 2015 13:21:08 29,676 posts
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    Greece
  • Deleted user 26 June 2015 13:23:33
    Canary Islands
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