Mar 31st, 2017, 05:01 AM
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Hi Everyone!

My husband and I will be celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary in Greece from July 4th-20th.
We are planning on staying in Santorini, Crete, and Mykonos. We would love hotel suggestions and any tips on best locations to stay. We are looking to spend around $400 a night at each place.

Thank you!
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Mar 31st, 2017, 10:59 AM
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You'll be in Greece at the start of the High Season so expect lots of tourists and higher prices, especially Santorini. However, your budget gives you more options than most of the budget-friendly travelers.

Crete is Greece's largest island . . . it would take several weeks to fully explore and experience.

Santorini and Mykonos are two of the most heavily touristed and expensive of the Greek Islands. I would remove Mykonos and concentrate on Santorini and Crete.

Your budget is way out of my league but I magine you could get something spectacular on Santorini and a lot less on Crete and still experience Greece.

I'm sure there'll be others with more recommendations but with that kind of budget you should get something really nice!
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Mar 31st, 2017, 11:31 AM
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We stayed on Santorini last October, at the Gold Suites. It was slightly above your budget, but there were a few small hotels right next to it.

I highly recommend you stay in that area, of Imerovigli. It's right in the center of the caldera, with astounding views. You won't need to make a special trip to see the sunset view, because you'll have it right from your hotel room.

We used and were happy with the Athens/Santorini package we got for a week.
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Mar 31st, 2017, 12:18 PM
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Would you consider either eplacing Santorini or Mykonos with Rhodes? In my opinion, Rhodes was much nicer than both of these islands.
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Mar 31st, 2017, 12:25 PM
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The above posting from Johnny speaks to a larger issue: there are a multitude of delightful places in Greece other than Santorini and Mykonos which are also worth visiting - other islands and the mainland. Rhodes is a nice suggestion.
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