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Planning a last minute spring break trip to Rome or Athens. Any thoughts on one vs the other? Will have 5-6 days wherever I decide to go.

Big pro of Athens is the whole economic implosion thing really seems to have depressed hotel prices.

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  • GentlemanJack's picture

    You have to be a moron to be considering Athens. It's basically becoming a third world country. I hear Poughkeepsie is nice this time of year

  • seedy underbelly's picture

    Rome is gorgeous. Also venture to northern Italy if you have the time. Honestly, perhaps the most picturesque towns you'll see anywhere. Never been to Athens.

  • Ravenous's picture

    Athens was a shit hole before the crisis (especially compared to Rome), I can only imagine it's much worse now. Besides, Italian women are hotter than Greek women (equally crazy, so that's a wash). Rome by a landslide.

  • Abdel's picture

    Same question here. I went to Cuba early january and I promised myself that I would never go to a 3rd world country again.

    Any recommendations? Was hoping for the maldives but there is a revolution going on there.

  • D M's picture

    Rome

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • JWR34's picture

    Is it easy enough to get around in Rome only speaking English?

    For some perspective I've been to North Korea so I think I can handle Athens being a shithole if that is indeed the case...

    But flights are the same and hotel cost difference won't matter hugely over 6 days so perhaps Rome is best if the language barrier won't be an issue.

  • Ravenous's picture

    Romans are a little uppity about speaking English IMO (sort of like the French), but there are probably more English speakers in Rome than in Athens -- at least that was my experience.

  • D M's picture

    You will have no problem getting around Rome. It definitely helps to learn a little bit of the language, though

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • JeffSkilling's picture

    JWR34:
    Big pro of Athens is the whole economic implosion thing really seems to have depressed hotel prices.

    It also seems to have depressed the whole fucking country.

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    Try to develop a tolerance to tear gas before you go.

  • fortes_fortuna's picture

    Definitely Rome, went there for summer last year. 5-6 days is more than enough considering I was there for 3 days and I saw everything including Vatican city.

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