I will be taking a solo vacation, travelling to Amsterdam for a few days, then will be arriving in Athens late at 12:30am. I'm staying at a hotel for the night. I was going to go to Athens and stay in the city for a night, but I've heard that I should really just skip it and just visit Athens my last day there.
9/2 Arrive at the airport
9/3 Fly to Mykonos, stay 2 nights
9/5 Travel to Santorini, stay 2 nights, take a tour of the Island/Volcano/hot springs
9/7 Travel back to Athens, stay the night
9/8 Fly back home to Oregon
My questions are what would be my best options for travelling between the islands? I'd like to take a ferry for the experience, however, I do not have a ton of travel time, so that makes it a bit tough. Should I stick with Mykonos then Santorini or the other way around?
Any thoughts or tips would be greatly appreciated!