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Greece -- Koufonisia or Naxos

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Hello! Everyone has been so helpful with my last question I'm back with more.

We are going to Greece the end of June with my brother's family. We have a two year old and they have a 4 and 6 year old. We will be going to Oia in Santorini for 3 nights (already booked a place) and then moving on to what we hoped was one of the smaller more low-key islands. I was originally excited about Zakynthos but the other family doesn't feel it looks as kid friendly (more rocky beaches and party scene). I would love to explore Shipwreck Beach and the caves and I felt sure there would be other stuff for us to do on the island. But Naxos, Paros, Antiparos, Koufonisia also looked appealing to all of us so we decided on that route instead.

We are super excited about the caves, Milk beach and general beauty of the coast on Koufonisia and also excited about the town in Naxos and the child friendly beaches. Besides the fact that this late in the game, a lot of the best places are booked, which location is better for us? After exploring Koufonisia coast, are we going to run out of things to see? Besides the town and beaches in Naxos is there anything magical like on Koufonisia or is it more commercial and touristy feeling? In my head I picture Koufonisia as quiet, tiny (almost boring) but with some great natural sights. In Naxos I picture a cute town with moderately busy streets and a much more commercial feel but less naturally beautiful. We didn't exactly decide against Paros or Antiparos, the other two mentioned above just seemed more our speed. You are welcome to weigh in on those as well or other islands similar that we have not considered.

Please tell me which island you prefer and feel free to prove the picture in my head wrong (without being cruel, this is just my first time being introduced to them and only know what I know from little internet blurbs). Remember, we will have small children with us but are also quite adept at traveling with them as we do it quite frequently.



Thanks in advance!!

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