I am trying to plan a last minute trip to Greece for myself and my husband, and I find myself going around in circles!
Our dates are September 30th to October 10th. We are both in our early 50's and don't care about nightlife (although it would be great to hear some traditional music) love natural beauty, quirky, off the beaten path, old crumbling ruins, quaint villages, swimming, - dislike crowds and big cities -but I have to admit we also like some degree of comfort- but do not need anything posh or fussy.
I am thinking - fly into Athens Friday (see Acropolis) Then rent a car and do two day trip to Delphi and Meterora (bucket list item of mine) Then Monday go to Milos, then two days Santorini.
I have many questions about the latter part of the trip. Will it be warm enough to swim in Milos and do a boat trip around the island (will winds be a problem?)
Will Santorini be too crowded and too much of a tourist trap? I was there 30 years ago - my husband has never been. We really don't know if we should do a different island (Fologandros perhaps) or just put up with crowds for two days.
We had also considered touring the Peloponnese - but are thinking we should return and do this when we have more time.
On a side note - I understand that Greece has more stray and feral cats than any place in the world. As an animal lover (and long time volunteer with animal rescues) I think I might have a hard time seeing many cats and kittens if they are in a very bad way (going hungry, injured etc) I am wondering if anyone had any thoughts or observations here.
Thank you so very much for any advice or input here!!!