We arrive into Athens after the usual 30 hour flight from Australia and have either an early morning flight 0645/0725 or SeaJet 2 service 0700/0925 to Milos. Although very touristy we enjoy time in the Plaka area but we would reallynonly have time for a drink and dinner.
Having just read some reviews on Hotel Phidias and Hotel Lilia we are now thinking that we should consider going straight from the airport to Pireaus and that the waterfront area of Piraeus is quite nice with tavernas etc. This would make it a lot easier for the 7am Sea Jet journey.
Can some local experts offer some comment on the Piraeus option vs staying in Plaka area and then flying to Milos at 6.45am. The other option is staying near Athens airport which I had not previously considered. The quick flight to Milos, although more expensive, makes me ask the question.
Any suggestions, comments or thoughts would be welcome. Thanks