Let me start by saying we had an amazing time. Was suprised at how hot it was but being an Australian really enjoyed as we left a cold & wet Sydney behind.
First up thanks nick_arch, we looked so 'local' on arrival your advise for the transfer to the city by bus were great as were yr directions to the Niki Hotel. Would recommend the Niki. The room was small and you had to go outside to change your mind the bathroom was so small but the place was spotlessly clean, quite and the location is absolutely perfect. I would stay there again but request a room at the front as the rooms at the back have a view of a nice wall. Free internet was a nice touch.
Spent 3 days in Athens and found the city easy to walk around and being careful not too expensive. A Chat tour took us around the country and I was really amazed at Delphi and being a sports freak Olympia could have spent some more time in Meteora. Would recommend taking a tour and thats from someone who rarely does. Santorini what a gem. We we told to get the best view of the sunset to go to Oia. I think we got the best view sitting on our balconey with our own drinks and nibbles. Hotel Astir Thira big recommendation. Pay the extra for a room at the front. A 2 min walk from Fira. Everything you could want in a hotel in Santorini without the steep steps.
Taking a shower and watching the moon rise after watching the sunset before heading out to eat some really good greek food at some local tarven was great. For the record we were able to thru check our bags from Santorini all the way to HongKong travelling on Olympic then Air France. We did not have to collect and re check anywhere. Got to say I was impressed with Athens airport. Sad the trip is over but now we plan the next - question back to Africa and the Mara or Croatia. Thanks to all who answered our questions it was much appreciated.