We are planning to spend 12-14 days in Greece starting 4/25. it's our first trip to Greece. Initial Tentative itinerary is:
3 nites Athens (our flight from US/Rome arrives 6:30Pm, so too late to fly directly to Crete)
5-6 nites Crete --fly to Crete from Athens
4 nites Santorini or Naxos --get there via ferry?
Return to Athens to fly out
Crete: should we stay in 3 places? divide time between Chania and Heraklion? Or stay in Chania and visit ruins in Haraklion on the way in or out?
Naxos or Santorini: Naxos seems more appealing as its less crowded /touristy and looks beautiful. Would we miss out by not staying in Santorini? We are interesting in history, archeology and also charming villages, walks, shops.
My husband has a knee issue and so steep downhill walking is a bit painful. Is that a concern for Santorini?