It’s pretty hard choosing which islands are best when all of the Cyclade islands seem so wonderful but I wanted to know from actual people who have visited Greece what they think of my new intinerary. The 3 islands I chose are santonri, Ios & Naxos. Originally it was santonri, Naxos & Paros.. however since my bf and I are 23 years old, we would like some night life but can’t afford Mykonos on this trip.
Before I was going to do 3 nights santonri, & 5 nights in Paros and 5 in Naxos.
We are flying to Athens from Hamburg on August 23rd & then flying into santonri that same night. Our return flight will be in Athens on September 7th.
Our budget is from $3000-$5000. We usually always use Airbnb.
Day 1 - fly into Athens and take a flight into Santorini that evening. Spend night in Santorini.
Day 2,3 - Santorini (3 nights )
Day 4,5,6,7, IOS
Def will rent ATV
Day 8, 9,10,11,12,13 Naxos
with day trip to Paros maybe? Would like a day trip somewhere. Possibly will rent a car for a day or so if needed on this island.
Day 14, 15 - Athens.
Honestly my bf and I are interested in pretty much everything except.. historical sights & museums. We are only going to Athens because of the flights.. I love scenery, landscape, but also want Water sports, breath taking beaches, cute villages to explore, boat trips, night life etc. so i am hoping the 3 islands I chose will fit everything we are seeking?
Or should I stick with original itinerary and swap Paros back in..