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Greek Islands and/or Italy in August

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My fiance and I are in the midst of planning our honeymoon in early-mid August 2012. We really want to do Italy and would ideally like to hit one or two Greek Islands (Santorini and Mykonos or Naxos). I know August in Europe generally is hot and crowded but unfortunately we only have from 8/5 - 8/20 to travel. The tentative itinerary is to fly into Athens and head straight to the islands for 6 nights. From there's we'd hit Rome and Florence for 4 nights each. I've traveled extensively in Italy and my fiance has never been so I'd like to hit at least two of the big cities while we're there. Neither of us have been to Greece. We're in our early 30s and don't mind packing a lot in (within reason). Given all that, I'd appreciate your thoughts on the following:

* Is Greece in August really that bad, even if we're out before the 15th? And if so, would you recommend swapping in the Amalfi Coast instead (I've been there in July and I'm worried it's apples to apples in terms of crowds).

* Given the crowds, would it be better to just do Santorini for 4 nights and squeeze in Amalfi? (I know in my heart that trying to do the Greek Islands, Rome, Florence, AND Amalfi is asking for trouble, but I'd love to get back to Positano too if I can!)

* If we brave the Greek Islands in August, should we skip Mykonos? We're from NYC and don't mind a bit of a scene. That said, I've heard great things about Naxos and Paros but am concerned we might get bored/miss out on the vibe in Mykonos.

Thanks in advance!

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