No doubt this a very common question. My wife and I (early 30s) are planning to honeymoon in Greece for two weeks (after it becomes safe to travel again) and I wanted to start getting ideas now. It seems the itinerary would be Athens, Crete, a Cyclades island, and Rhodes.
In terms of our interests, we like the beach/ocean, nature/hiking, and historical sites, and my wife really wants to see the blue/white painted buildings (so they are a must). While the obvious choices are Santorini or Mykonos, my concern would be tourism over-saturation and overcrowding, but maybe they are still worth it? We'd travel outside the busy season in either May-June or Sept-Oct.
So as first timers, should we be thinking about Santorini, Mykonos, or another Cyclade? Also, is Rhodes worth it, or would it be better to substitute it for a second Cyclade (or other Greek island)?