This will be our first time in Greece. We are spending a week at a villa in Chania region, Crete. Afterwards we are planning on 2 full days in Athens. We have another 4 to 5 days available for travel and are thinking of driving from Athens to Thesaloniki. Just wondering if spending several days in the Thesaloniki region is the way to go. Or would you suggest another region.
We would like to settle into 1 place and do day trips to markets and small towns. We aren't that interested in seeing ruins during this phase of our trip. Your recommendations would be greatly appreciated.