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I am confused about which Greek island to use as a base. Could somebody help me?

I am confused about which Greek island to use as a base. Could somebody help me?

Jul 7th, 2000, 03:51 PM
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I am confused about which Greek island to use as a base. Could somebody help me?

I am planning a trip to Greece, Italy, and Southern France. I have been getting mixed messages from my friends about which Greek island to use as my base for the Cyclades. At first I thought Mykonos because it's close to Athens and Delos (I'm interested in the Greek ruins). I have been told that Mykonos is touristy and not the best choice. Then I thought Santorini, but it looks like it's a long way from Athens. Hydra looks nice, but I don't know much about it. What are your favorite choices? This is my first trip to Greece.
Jul 7th, 2000, 07:25 PM
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It depends somewhat on how long you'll be there, how many nights you want to spend on how many islands. It's not that easy to get from one to other at it looks on a map. You can take a day-trip from Mykonos to Paros, from Mykonos to Delos. I think Mykonos is great, and I'm not into night life and partying. When are you going?

Think of the different islands as traveling from state to state here, but with water in the middle. It's an effort to get from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, or from New York to Washington, DC. Not much different there. The easiest way to travel there is by plane and the ferries are slow and not always dependable. Check out my web page at
The first page is on Santorini. The second page on Mykonos is slow loading, but give it a chance.
Jul 8th, 2000, 06:03 AM
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Hi Diane,
Thanks for your help. I loved your pictures of Santorini and I think I'd like to stay there. I'll also take your advise on flying. I just want to go to Athens to see the ruins; I plan on staying about 5 days.
I think I saw another post that flights between Santorini and Athens are around 22,000 Drachma. Is this correct?
Thanks again for your advise and your beautiful photographs! I'll also check out the Sun Rocks Villas in Firostephani. Any other information you could provide would be helpful as this is my first trip to Greece. You are obviously very well versed on the subject.
Jul 9th, 2000, 12:58 AM
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Hi Jeff,

I would say Paros is the best base in the Cyclades, as it is said that it has the best connections to all the islands.

You're welcome to look at my Web site for more info:


Jul 11th, 2000, 06:19 PM
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Hi Martina,
I loved your website too! You gave a lot of good information and Paros looks like a beautiful island. Thanks for your input!

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