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9 days in Athens/Islands okay?

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9 days in Athens/Islands okay?

My family (including our 13 year old son) and I have 9 days to spend in Greece next April - we are thinking ATHENS 2 days/2 nights, then fly to Crete for 3/4 days, then fly (or ferry or cat?) to Santorini for 4 days, then fly to Athens for our departing international flight on the evening of April 26th. Is this too rushed? Should I do Crete or Mykonos? I have heard wonderful things about Santorini so that is a must. Your advice would be appreicated.We like sightseeing, walking, swimming (but April may be a bit cool?), wining and dining, relaxing.

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1. Re: 9 days in Athens/Islands okay?

Sounds very OK, LVL! You've got a good intro planned to this fabulous Country (and although IMO think you could spend the entire stay on Crete alone - it's big w/lots to see and do)....an average of 3/4 days for each of these 2 isles gives you a wonderful overall view on 2 very different isles in the time permitted. Although there is not air transport between the isles, fast ferries/catamarans readily do the job in around 3 hours so flying into Crete and out of Santorini w/ sea travel between the the isles sounds perferct! April can get rainy/windy so make sure to pack some sweaters as the evenings will definetely be cool! Enjoy!

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2. Re: 9 days in Athens/Islands okay?

i would change it 5 days for Crete and 2 for Santorini, just to get the taste of it, besides that Santorini is not realy busy in April, there is much more atmosphere in Crete in this period.

And for swimming , indeed a bit cool, maybe snorkeling with a wetsuit.

Mykonos, party island, Crete culture and wining and dining, make your choice.

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