My husband and I are pretty active, love hiking, architecture and appreciate great food. We would love to have an active schedule but at the end of the trip for a couple of days we would like just to rest and stay on the beach with our friends who will come to visit us from Europe.
We know which islands we want to go visit but not sure in which order to save time traveling. We are arriving in Athens on September 1st.
The islands we wants to visits are Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos/Paros and Milos. It does not mean that we want to visit them all. Planning to travel light. Our flight back to Athens is on September 14, therefore we have about 12 days on our venture.
Here is a simple itinerary:
September 1st fly to Crete from Athens
September 2 Crete
September 3 Crete
September 4 Crete
September 5 take a ferry to Santorini
September 6 Santorini
September 7 Santorini
Sep 8 -13 take a ferry or fly to Milos or Paros and just do a day trip to nearby islands
Sep 14 - fly to Athens
Let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance for your response and advice.