So, I am planning to stay 12 days in Greece in June, starting in Crete and flying back from Athens (looking for a mix of history, beaches and nightlife), is it too much to ask?
So, first of all, please which islands would you recommend? Famous 'Santorini' looks like mandatory option, but actually I'd be glad to avoid too crowded and expensive spots....
In Crete, say, for 4 days, where would you be based to better profit? Can we count on public transportation to get to the beaches/historical sites?
Ios, Santorini youve got to check!
go to kos island,kardemina one of the best places iv been! and i been to a few places, lots of beautiful women,cheap booze not a cloud in the sky,everyones friendly seas crystal clear! everything u want is ther
You will really like these - Ios, Santorini & kos island!
Kos kardemina is full of brits if thats what you want its a good destination!
Ios and Santorini have more to offer!"
The three I'd recommend:
Ios: Biggest Party Island
Mykonos: A blend between the two
Crete, Elounda for beauty and Hersonnissos for party and fun
Stunning, friendly, rich in culture and history, great food and wine, turquoise water etc etc! Myrtos beach a must see, one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. Assos, a sleepy little town at the bottom of a tight windy mountain road, gets cut off for months during the winter and is ever so charming. Melissani Lakes and Drogarati Caves full of millions years old stalagmites are beautiful. The capital Argostoli destroyed by an earthquake in the 50s and completely rebuilt from scratch.
I loved it!
I read Captain Corelli's Mandolin whilst I was there and it only added to my appreciation, wonder and interest of the island.
I also recommend Kos. I haven't been to Kardemina but Kos Town is excellent and the island has plenty of archeological sites both in town and off the beaten track. I can also recommend Mykonos.