Flying from US to Athens May 16, 2017. 25th wedding anniversary trip. Will fly to Santorini same day. My question is regarding Oia or Fira. I have read every comment and all info online and cannot decide which village to stay in. We are a mid-age couple with a 21 yr old daughter. We enjoy travelling, sight seeing, dining out (inexpensively and expensively). I know Oia is probably where I'd prefer to stay but are worried about the large crowds. Right now I have a booking 10 min outside Fira but really think we should go to Oia.
Are there many cruises in May or are they mostly jun/Jul/Aug??
Also, Ive noticed that prices for mid-range accommodations are more costly in Oia. We have 4 days and do not know if we will ever get the opportunity to go back . Please let me know reasons to stay in Oia and where and if not, why. The other towns are just not on our radar right now.
Since this is really a bucket list trip, I suppose we need to do this right.
If i knew it would not be overrun with cruise shippers at that time it might be helpful. We will be there during the week which is when I hear the cruises dock.