My husband and I have been seriously considering our first summer vacation together (we always take fall or winter trips) and would really love to visit Greece. I have done some searching on TA and the web about when the best time to visit Greece is. I have read that Greece is very hot, crowded, and expensive during the summer. I also read that early June is a preferred time to visit, b/c the season is starting to kick in. If we did go, we would take up to two weeks for the trip.
We have dreamed of going to Athens as we are very interested in ruins and the antiquities. (Last year we went to Florence, Rome, and Venice and LOVED it!) Obviously, Athens is the perfect place for us! Can fellow posters please provide me with some general direction of when the best time to visit Athens and some preferred islands to visit that are not terribly crowded with people, restaurants, and nightlife? We are concerned about the cost to island hop, but realize that if we go to Greece we cant limit ourselves to Athens only.
We love to hike, explore, swim, and see ruins. I know I have thrown a lot of questions out, but any suggestions/feedback provided would be most appreciated.