Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Greek isle choice for first timers

Jump to last reply

I'm starting to drive myself crazy so wondered if I could get some of the experienced Fodorites to weigh in. A planned trip in mid June will be our first time to Greece for a family of 4; our interests lie in a bit of beach and swimming time, beautiful scenery, good food, maybe a fair amount of young people (for the young adult children in this group!) although parents do not want to be surrounded by hoards of partiers either, nice walks, villages or old towns to wander through.
I was considering Crete as our island destination, but every time I see photos of Mykonos and Santorini, the lovely blue water and gorgeous views make me wonder if we should be headed there. Am I being unfair to Crete? - I know it's a fantastic island full of history -- just the photos of Crete make me think of our more familiar California landscape.
Opinions?

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Europe road trip with kids - thoughts please!
  2. 2 bringing back some bits from Italy. What's allowed?
  3. 3 Paris first then where?
  4. 4 Sicily 4-6 weeks
  5. 5 :"Europe's Masterworks Vs. the Masses"
  6. 6 Renting a car from Rome to tuscany to venice
  7. 7 Does this sound feasible?
  8. 8 One night over night parking Paris 75018
  9. 9 Need help in finalizing Switzerland travel dates
  10. 10 Questions on Cork and Another Irish Town Suggestion!
  11. 11 Barcelona apartment input, please
  12. 12 What is the fastest and best way to travel across Europe
  13. 13 Visiting Pompeii Via Train From Naples To Sorrento
  14. 14 We will be stranded in Iceland for 17 hours!
  15. 15 house-renting safe in Slovenija?
  16. 16 FIRST TRIP TO PARIS/ITALY
  17. 17 Easier travel
  18. 18 Advantages and Disadvantages of Visiting Turkey At This Time
  19. 19 Moroccan food in Paris
  20. 20 What is considered acceptable travel attire
  21. 21 Milan/Venice/Como/Milan Train Transportation
  22. 22 Can Kindle books be read on an iPad?
  23. 23 Suggestion for wine tasting and winery tours in Tuscany
  24. 24 Italy things to do?
  25. 25 Tuscany for wine, food & photography??
View next 25 » Back to the top