I'm looking for some advice on which Greek island to pick for my next holiday. Having never been before and with so many beautiful islands to choose from, I'm not sure where to even begin.
My boyfriend and I would be looking to go either in late August or in September (we're pretty flexible) and I'm guessing the weather will still be warm then?
Having spent our last couple of holidays traveling around different locations (Tour of various places in France, Amalfi Coast, Dalmatian coast in Croatia), we are keen to have a more relaxed holiday in the sunshine this time, where we can base ourselves in one place and just enjoy that location. For me, I love sandy beaches and the sea (and our previous holidays have been far from beachy vacations) and so I'm keen for somewhere with beautiful beaches, sea views and pretty landscapes. Somewhere to soak up the sun and relax.
However, as my partner is not really one for sunbathing on a beach all day, we'll need to be somewhere with a bit more going on that just a simple serene retreat - somewhere where there are perhaps nice towns / cities / villages for us to also go and explore (we love visiting new places, finding nice restaurants and bars wandering around stalls and shops). Somewhere where there are also activities we can do such as boat trips, renting a boat, island hopping, water sports, renting a buggy etc would be great.
We'd be flying from the UK.
Any recommendations would be great!