My boyfriend and I will be traveling to Greece from the US in July. While I know it's a bit late to be begin booking rooms, I am happy to see there are still some great options. We plan to be gone for about 14 days, so consider ourselves to have about 11-12 days of actual playtime in Greece. We will allocate 2 days for Athens, likely at the end of our stay. He has been to Athens before (his family is from Astokos) but neither of us have been to the islands so that is where we plan to spend most of our holiday.
We are both in our early 30's, not on a super restrictive budget, and are mostly looking for what other 30 somethings desire in a Greek Island getaway.... culture (he was a history major, and some of his family is Greek), beaches, places to wander, beaches to marvel at, fun people, great food, some nightlife and a few adventures. We're both active, love to hike and I am an avid photographer. So we do plan to hit both Santorini and Mykonos as they fit our criteria but considering we will have a min of 10 days in the islands, I do like the idea of adding a 3rd island. I am thinking either Naxos or Paros, and would love to hear recommendations on either.
I am also curious about the ability to get to a "blue cave" based on the maps, I don't see any that would be within day trip distance and not sure if any of those locations are worth the travel/overnight stay, though it does look like a spectacular place to be.
Thank you for your help!