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2 week Island hopping Itinerary

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2 week Island hopping Itinerary

Hi Guys,

I am thinking of doing 2 weeks in Greece with my partner July 2019 for my 30th. The plan is:

5 nights Santorini (Day trip to Ios).

4 nights Paros

5 Nights Mykonos

I was undecided between Paros and Naxos so this could change. We would like to relax for a couple of days at the beginning and end of the holiday but also want to do some sight seeing and try out lots of cute cafes and restaurants. Not big on the party scene but nice bars would be great.

Does this sound a like a good amount of time in each place or should we go somewhere else?

Thanks

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1. Re: 2 week Island hopping Itinerary

Hi,

Scrap Santorini, or shorten your stay to one night, then stay on > Ios > Naxos > Paros > Mykonos. Whatever mix you like, it's all good.

Bear in mind that being from UK you will probably pass through Mykonos and Santorini airports again sometime so initially the least important consideration. Concentrate on Ios, Naxos, Paros.

Rather obviously this is to counter Santorini/Mykonos over-hyping.

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2. Re: 2 week Island hopping Itinerary

I agree with Retired Hippy. Santorini and Mykonos are crowded (especially in July) and expensive. If you really want to see them then why not fly directly to one and home from the other spending a night in each so that you can get a feel for them and see the much hyped Santorini view. Then spend the rest of your time on the other lovely islands mentioned. If you choose Paros maybe add in a quick trip over to Anti-Paros.

Julie

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3. Re: 2 week Island hopping Itinerary

Thanks for your comments. I'm assuming you prefer Mykonos to Santorini given that you both said to scrap Santorini? If so, why?

I'm now thinking of Crete for 5 nights with a day trip to Santorini.

5 Nights Paros with a day trip to Ios

3 Nights Mykonos

I don't want to move too much as we went to Bali for 2 weeks and stayed in 5 different places which means we didn't get to relax as moved every few days.

Thanks

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4. Re: 2 week Island hopping Itinerary

You will have to go through Santorini and Ios to get from Crete to Paros, so jumping back and forth on day trips would make no sense. Better to plan a trip where you stop at each island for at least 3 nights, and then go on to the next.

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5. Re: 2 week Island hopping Itinerary

Thanks Heimdall, coincidence you are from Newmarket, i am possibly moving there in a few months (currently living in New Zealand).

I see what you're saying i just thought it would be better to have a base and do a day trip rather than keep taking all our luggage, checking in/out of hotels and wasting time.

Thanks

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