Have decided on Greece July 9 or 10th depending on flights from Prague and then departing around the 19th from Athens back to US. Plan to fly into Athens or Santorini depending on forum members' advice. Would like to see Santorini but only for a day and can spend one night there if we could find something not too expensive and ease of location in relation to ferries. Would love advise on which part of the island. Cost and ease of transportation or walking would be highest priority.
Would really like to concentrate time on Naxos based on others' recommendation on this forum. Looking for relaxing time - mom & daughter time seeing history, local life, food, shopping, beach, sea and nature. Upon return to Athens at end of trip, we'd like to see some historical sites.
Could others advise on:
Order of trip - fly to Athens or Santorini?
Would Santorini be good to hit first or go to Naxos and then ferry to Santorini. If we go to Naxos, could we base ferry trip or excursions from Naxos to other islands?
Aegean Air flights on Monday from Prague to Athens are $111 and get in at 7:15 pm so we'd probably have to spend night in Athens. On Sunday, they're $152 and get in at 3 pm. Flights to Santorini from Athens are running about $50-80 and leave in morning around 5 am, 7 am & 10 am or 7 pm or 10 pm. We'd be willing to take the ferry at night too but I can't find descriptions of the various ferry ticket prices. There are flights from Prague straight to Santorini but they're $250 and higher. Trying to be as cost conscious as possible.
If basing in Naxos, would love recommendations of excursions or islands to visit.
Suggestions of places to stay in Santorini or Athens would be welcomed.
If I can provide further details for recommendations, please advise. Thank you!