After having to unfortunately cancel our family trip to Japan this past April, I'm looking to start planning something new. Japan will unfortunately have to wait a few more years to fit into our schedule (my oldest starts high school next year, so we can't afford the necessary time away from school and don't want to be there close to the Olympics in the summer). But, I just don't feel whole unless I'm planning a vacation, so we're pivoting to something new and will save the Japan itinerary for the future.
After some discussion, we decided last night that we'd like to start planning a trip to Greece. Who knows when it will actually take place (the earliest we'd be able to do it is summer 2021, but it will also depend on global affairs at that time), but I can least return to my happy place of figuring out itineraries and dreaming of the places to see and things to do.
We've used Rick Steves' guidebooks for our two previous family vacations (Germany and Italy) and they haven't steered me wrong. I was looking at his Greek guidebooks and noticed that the main "Greece" book focuses on Athens, the Peloponnese, and a couple of islands (Santorini, Mykonos). I'm concerned because the other guidebooks we've had were a bit more encompassing of the whole country, so it seemed strange to me that this one would be so much more focused.
We're a family of four (ages mid-forties, 14 and 11) and are looking to be on vacation for ~2 weeks, including travel from Toronto, Canada. We're looking for a vacation that includes both history (my oldest is obsessed with ancient history and has a few sites she would like to see, like Delphi and Olympia, which seem to be covered by the guidebook) and relaxation (good food, good scenery).
Before I buy the Rick Steves book, I'm wondering if someone can confirm that most of what we would be wanting to do would be covered by the Rick Steves book, or if we should be looking at something more inclusive, like the Lonely Planet. I really like the Rick Steves layout and would prefer to use it if I can, but also don't want to miss out on something.
Fingers crossed that we can beat this virus and get out travelling again!
Thanks for any help or insight you can provide this or any other information that we can start from.