My girlfriend and I are in our early 20's and are visiting Greece for the first time from may 24 until June 3. We land in chania, crete and have made no plans or booked anything. We have read a bit about what to do in Crete and on a general level what islands to go to.
What we are looking for is a semi-romantic trip that includes plenty of beaches, some nature, and an excursion or two. History and sight seeing isn't our number one priority. We also appreciate nice young social scenes but aren't particularly interested in the crazy drunk party scene. We are on a budget, not super tight, but well be paying close attention to our spending.
1. Does our tentative plan sound like it fits with our priorities?
2. Any suggestions on relatively cheap accommodations with private rooms at these places? I heard it may be worth not booking and arriving looking to negotiate and meet hotel and hostel owners there as it seems to be a "guest's market" these day
3. I don't know very much about Crete. We were thinking about renting a scooter to get around, but it may be too big of an island to scooter, especially from Chania to Heraklion (where we would need to get the ferry to santorini from)
Hope somebody can help!
Thank you :)