We are going to Santorini, staying in Firostefani from 9/9 to 9/13, I have Paros booked, Kallisti Rooms and Apartments from 9/13 to 9/15, then we go to Athens and stay at St. George Lycabettus from 9/15 to 9/17.......we fly out of Frankfurt on the 19th. The torture part is the Paros portion of the trip. I saw ONE review which said the hotel had roaches (kind of a phobia of mine even though I know they exist) 99% of the other reviews were great. I know I am being ridiculous and probably spending way too much time on line. Also, I wonder if I should go to Naxos instead, or even Antiparos? Sandy beaches are important to me and I feel like that is primarily what I want to do for the last part of our trip (we are staring in Sicily for 9 days) and head back to Anchorage, AK where there will probably be snow already! Soooooo. Paros versus Naxos when beaches, restaurants, and wine are my biggest priorites. My husband comes along for the ride and is a good sport and great traveler, I am the one that tortures myself. Thoughts?
Don’t skip Paros! In fact, reduce your time in Santorini and add it to Paros. Why don’t you book another hotel to calm your fears?
The accommodation you have booked is in Naoussa, which is lovely, a stunning village, very picturesque, with excellent food, lovely lanes to stroll round in the evenings, quite upmarket.
Naoussa has a decent town beach, & on from the harbour are little boats going to several different beaches around the bay, for instance I went to Monastiri which was excellent, very shallow clean calm water, sandy, with a café & umbrellas, beds etc.
I don't know your accommodation, but it gets full marks on tripadvisor, with almost every comment I looked at saying 'extremely clean' ' the cleanest pool I ever saw' etc. Yes, there are some bugs in Greece, it's a Mediterranean country so it is possible you might see some insect you don't like, but there is nothing that will bite, hurt, poison or kill you, except for pesky mosquitos!
I think you should stop worrying & go enjoy!
Thanks for the tips (monastiri) and reassurance..... much appreciated!