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Greek itinerary, help us with Island picking late october

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Greek itinerary, help us with Island picking late october

Hi,

My partner and I are planning a trip to Greece during 24th October for 10 days. We enjoy beaches, a good hike, visiting vineyards, historical places and checking out the nightlife. We are looking forward to visiting Acropolis, Delphi and soak in the Athenian culture . But can't seem to decide which islands to pick up. Corfu? Crete? Santorini ?... We land in Athens and fly out from there as well.

Any suggestions, recommendations are awaited..

TIA!

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1. Re: Greek itinerary, help us with Island picking late october

Late October is out of season on most islands. Your best option are Rhodes or Crete, being the southernmost islands.

Save your Athens part to the end of your visit to avoid any transport issues can risk you missing your flight home.

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2. Re: Greek itinerary, help us with Island picking late october

Thanks greek_traveller. Do you think Santorini is totally out of the picture, or can we still lnclude it and expect only the picturesque views and no one around?

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3. Re: Greek itinerary, help us with Island picking late october

Hi,

Rather too late in the season for the beach and indeed nightlife. Probably not obvious where you are from but it is to Europeans.

The sea is warm enough still but the weather has turned to be variable, cooler and the days rather shorter.

The obvious choices of islands at that time of year is where there is something to see like Rhodes and Crete, being in the south of Greece the best chance of half decent weather.

Trying to convince people not to go to Santorini is not going to be a very successful task, the hype takes over. Suffice to say in UK direct flights to Santorini stop around mid October.

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4. Re: Greek itinerary, help us with Island picking late october

Thank you Retired_Hippy. Since we are traveling from sunny (and not to forget humid) Singapore, we wouldn't mind a cooler weather. Santorini is on our list if we get cheap flights. Would the hotels/cafes (atleast a few) still be open around our travel time?

Edited: 22 August 2014, 03:31
5. Re: Greek itinerary, help us with Island picking late october

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