I have been reading the forum for a month or so and am seeking advice on our tentative itenerary and most importantly what area to stay in.
We are a party of 5-6, Me & hubby, another couple and a single friend (another friend my come). Ages late 40's to mid 50's. We will be in Greece Mid June 2011.
This will be our 3rd vacation together. Learned from our last vacation, we do NOT want to be at an isolated location. If someone wants to lounge by the pool all day, one call walk or bus to a beach, village, or restaurant. We will rent a car to go to any planned excursions, but want the flexibility to come and go as well.
Plan to fly to Greece, Fly to Crete for 4 nights, then ferry to Santorini for 4 nights. Ferry or Fly to Athens for 2-3 nights. Fly home. In Crete, Chania town looks quaint, but my concern is that is not centrally located to head to nice beaches or sightseeing( Palace). But I love the feel of Chania from descriptions.
In Santorini, Imperovigli looks like a good location. Close to Fira.
Would do a wine tour, enjoy eating at the taverns, enjoying the views by a pool, etc.
Our price is hopefully, no more that $300 per room or $700-800 for a villa with 3 bedrooms.
Thank you in avance for your help.