My husband and I are planning our trip to Greece (our official honeymoon, 30 years late), and we're leaving in 2 weeks. Sounds crazy, I know, but we're airline crewmembers with free, albeit standby flight privileges; we travel spontaneously where where the flights have open seats, etc. That's how we roll! Sounds great in theory, but...we don't always get a seat! Of all of the last minute trips I've planned, Greece has been the most challenging, it's just so...overwhelming. Two weeks is insufficient, to say the least. Anyway, assuming all goes well with flights, I'd love some thoughts on this itinerary. My husband and I do like some milder hiking, and we're very healthy. We definitely like snorkeling and beaches (even nude ones!). Not surprisingly, we're not late night partiers, but we really don't mind the noise of it (we live across from a large university campus among students).
Both islands, Naxos and Paros look amazing in different aspects: we love to dine, the boutique--y style and plethora of dining looks marvelous, as do some of its historical sites. We also like the idea of the less, "ritzy, touristy", nature of Naxos". Everyone seems to rave about Naxos, and I take a huge consensus as good advice. So time split, + 1 Naxos, - 1 Paros?
Please give me you thoughts on this itinerary, if you'd be so kind:
9/24 - 25: Arrive Santorini by air, pickup car
9/26 - 28: Santorini - 3 full days
2/29 - 10/1: Naxos - 2 full days + 2 half days(fly?)
10/2 - 10/4 Paros - “ “ " “
10/5 - 10/8. Athens - 3 full days + half day
10/9 Fly Home
Thanks to all of you Greece adventure pros!