My husband and I, along with our two daughters, who will be 11 and 16 next summer when we will be traveling to Europe are planning 7 days in Greece (June 15-23). I have family in Germany and we plan to stay with them a couple of weeks before flying into Athens and then flying back home (North America) out of Athens.
We like to explore but we would also add a couple of half or full days at the beach. We were thinking of going to an island for about 4 days then end 2 days in Athens before flying home that last day.
I’m a bit overwhelmed with all of the islands, as there are so many! We’d like something that we can easily get to from Athens so we’re not adding an extra day of travel if possible, and a place that’s family friendly as well. As beautiful as Santorini and Mykonos are we are probably going to skip those islands. We have read about Naxos which isn’t too far and that looks beautiful and sounds like it’s family friendly, but we’re looking for other options as well! Maybe an island that’s not too touristy or that people normally think of that would be worth visiting…?
Any recommendations of family Friendly Islands, as well as recommendations of places to stay, ferry companies, amount of days to stay on island/Athens, places to see, transportation, etc? This is our first time to Greece so any advice is welcome.
Thank you in advance!