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I'm throwing the monkey wrench in here. Don't want to connect through London because of the Olympics. I guess if we are just connecting it won't be too bad.It wont be bad as long as you dont try to get into the city. If you use LGW, the Meridien at the airport is very nice. As others have said, the Hilton (walk to terminal 4) is also a good bet. These are good problems to have. Have to agree that JFK is to be avoided if possible.
..if you are going to fly Lufthansa - go through Munich.Been through Munich too... this '10 LAX-Frankfurt-Athens route was a Business class 'special discount' fare that Lufthansa was offering at the time.
FT, I see that you are going to Kotor. Don't recall whether or not I mentioned that to you but that is an absolutely beautiful approach. I know you won't need any encouragement to be up early that morning but you won't want to miss it. Have a great trip and be certain to tell the jewelers in Kusadasi and Santorini that I don't miss them one iota.I will make sure to not stay up late at TOY bar the night before Kotor. Thanks for the advice . . . And as for the jewelers in Kusadasi and Santorini - I don't even know where they are located - don't think we stopped in one. Now leather is a different story but even I can only buy so much luggage, purses, shoes, etc.
Sounds like a wonderful trip!! We're doing RT Rome and Rome-Nice in October and seriously looking at Istanbul-Venice next summer.
CTBJR is right -- the sail into Kotor is not to be missed! When we did it in 2010, the captain said it was the most like the Norwegian fjords he had found in Europe. In fact, one of the pictures on the website used to be sailing around the little island with the church on it (can't remember the name). It is absolutely beautiful!!
Good luck with the air! Got to use miles for the October trip -- getting there isn't bad, but coming home is a bit of a bear -- and all but one flight on Lufthansa. Oh, well -- at least the price was right!