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2 weeks in one place

We would like to go and rent a house and really experience one area in greece.
Where would you suggest we go. We love the beach. We would love a beautiful place on the water, with a very quaint town.

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Regas -- WHEN do you want to go??? Our advice would differ a lot, if you said the first 2 weeks in June or the first 2 weeks in August. July and most of August are High Season, when the most popular islands will be jam-packed with huge throngs (mainly European -- they all get their holidays at the same time) ... in that 7 week period, you will have to go to a remote island to avoid the mob scene & get the peace and experience you want. However, if your 2 weeks are between May 15 - June 30, much more choice ... the weather will be warm, everything will be open. but not crowded.

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Thank you for your suggestions. We are planning on being there in July. Thanks.

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As Janet stated July is High Season so most of the islands will be jam-packed, especially ones known for beaches. In addition costs will be higher. Two weeks on one island should involve an island with enough to keep you occupied (beach, sites, shopping, dining, etc.) but on an island that won't be over-run with tourists. Crete & Lesbos are both large enough to have plenty to do and large enough to find a smaller town to stay in. Check out Matt's Greek Guide for info on Islands and recommendations.