Suggestions for 5-6 days in Greece

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Jan 4th, 2008, 12:17 PM
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Suggestions for 5-6 days in Greece

I'm attending a wedding in Athens this June. So will definitely be spending 3 days there. Obviously, if I'm making the trip to Greece I'm going to go elsewhere after the wedding (timing is better for me to travel after the time in Athens). I only have about 5-6 more days. WHERE should I go? Should I spend 5-6 days in one place like Crete (and if so, which town?) Or split the time between two smaller islands like Santorini and Naxos? Ideas and suggestions welcome.
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Jan 4th, 2008, 01:13 PM
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Either would be fine. What are you looking for on the islands? Scenery? Beaches? Nightlife? antiquities? Local culture? All of the above? ;-)
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Jan 5th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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I should have mentioned my interests, oops... I am interested in beaches, hiking and history. What's best for that? probably all of Greece, lol.
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Jan 5th, 2008, 10:17 AM
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Beaches, hiking, and history...Santorini and Naxos would give you all of those things, but then so would Crete. Flip a coin? Would anyone else like to weigh in?
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Jan 5th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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I would stick to one place. As you mention hiking, I would suggest Crete. I would suggest western Crete, possibly Chania which is a beautiful town. Rethymnon would also be a good choice.
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Jan 6th, 2008, 11:27 PM
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Hi Candy--

With such a short time in Greece, I would fly to Santorini after the wedding in Athens (if you don't, trust me, you'll always regret it!!) Stay in Fira for activity/night life or Oia for more romance and a more Greek experience. Remember, wherever you travel, in Greece, you want to be assured to arrive back to Athens at least a day ahead before your flight home. PS - The Greatest Regret of Travelers to Greece is that they wished they could stay longer in the place that they choosed to travel!!

Happy Travels, Sandy in Oregon
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