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Island choices

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Island choices

We're coming to Greece around July 11th, and wondering what recommendations on where to stay, as far as one of the islands, or Athens... (not specific hotels) We've heard Santorini is ridiculously crowded in July, and the crowds will get to me. We want to see Santorini even if just for a day trip via ferry, and same with Mykonos and maybe Ios or Paxos… Only have about 4 nights in the region, and would appreciate any thoughts here.... We like nightlife, and adventure stuff, but these islands definitely seem really small with not much to see and do aside from the little beach areas/town.... So I'm thinking maybe stay in Athens so that there's more city/urban nightlife, and ferry to the beautiful islands in the day... Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Island choices

I don’t think what you want to do is feasible.

Have you looked at a map or googled ferry routes?

Paxos is nowhere near the other islands you mention.

Athens to Santorini (as an example) is a minimum of 4.5 hrs each way by ferry.

Edited: 07 June 2018, 15:00
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2. Re: Island choices

IOS and PAXOS? Maybe you meant PAROS, not PAXOS.

In any case,your itinerary seems to be a little bewildered .

I'd stick to Santorini and iOS, and then put Athens at the end of the journey.

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3. Re: Island choices

After arriving in Athens you could fly out to one of the islands straight away and stay for several days before getting a ferry back to Piraeus . Then stay in Athens for remainder of your trip.

Plenty of options but it will depend an how much time exactly that you have available.

if you had a reasonable number of days you could stay on Naxos or Paros (for exanple) and do day trips to Santorini/Mykonos & Delos.

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4. Re: Island choices

Yes, I realized this last night after doing some research....ferry schedules vary and Santorini is very far from Athens.... guess we'll scratch Athens and stay on an island and hop from there. Thanks!

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5. Re: Island choices

Yes, I realized this last night after doing some research....ferry schedules vary and Santorini is very far from Athens.... guess we'll scratch Athens and stay on an island and hop from there. Much appreciated!

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