In mid-June I am traveling to Greece with my daughter for 10 nights/11 days. I have a few questions about each of our destinations. Also, because our time is limited and to minimize frustration from traveling with a teen, I'm willing to pay a bit more for convenience.
Santorini (3 nights/2.5 days - lodging in Firostefani)
We arrive very late the first night. We want to hike to Oia, visit Aktori (or other ruins), and a sailing/swimming trip. Do I need to book the sailing trip ahead of time? Is it worth hiring a guide? It seems like getting to Aktori is not easy and I do not want to rent a car. We have a short time in Santorini, especially since we will take it easy the first day. Seems like a guide might help us be more efficient. And do I need to book in advance ferry tickets to Naxos? I'd rather stay flexible on our departure time.
Naxos (4 nights/4.5 days lodging at Kalergis Studios, Naxos Town)
We want to spend time at the beach (St George but maybe others), in Naxos Town, and hike Zas mountain. What is the best way to get around Naxos? Should I consider renting a car for a day or two? Or should we consider hiring a guide?
Athens (3 nights/2.5 days)
Is it worth doing any kind of tour? We're going to do the standard Athens stuff: Acropolis, museums, Agora, etc. Also should I book transfers through the hotel? We are arriving in Athens at 2 pm, departing at 1 pm.