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Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

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Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

Folegandros is obviously guna be an easier/faster trip, but is it as nice as Amorgos?

Obivously I'm looking for a more traditional greek experience after I leave santorini, and will probably be meeting up with my parents, who just want to lounge on nice beaches and eat in taverns by the water and have some fun in greek bars in evening.

While myself and my wife explore some traditional picturesque greek villages during the day.

Planing on spending 7-10 days total,I think 2 nights is enought on santorini?

Any thoughts on which island would fit the bill?

or another possible island thats not too far?

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1. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

To comply with your mix of activities and interests Naxos will fit your preferences 100 %:

http://tinyurl.com/35nepbk

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g189431-c163441/Nax…

2 hrs. ferry journey from Santorini.

Edited: 04 January 2013, 08:09
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2. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

Thanks greek traveller.

Really? it doesnt seem to authenticly greek, seems a little newer, newer touristy complexes.,etc

Is the towns in it old and traditional? Would like to get lost in those greek villages in the hills, with few tourists around.

How about Ios?

Would you recommend Santorini-ios/Naxos-Amorgos/Folegandros for 9/10 days?too much maybe, dont want to rush through the islands.

I can fly back to Athens from Naxos, but not the others I've mentioned?

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3. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

"Really? it doesnt seem to authenticly greek, seems a little newer, newer touristy complexes.,etc"

Look at other (real) villages and places away from the dedicated tourist resorts.

Naxos villages (click on the links to get photos and descriptions):

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g189431-c163441/Nax…

Naxos Old Town

http://tinyurl.com/bnjn6g

Around the island

http://tinyurl.com/dh9mkh

Naxos beaches

Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka

http://tinyurl.com/cg25la

Agios Georgios (St. George) - adjacent to Naxos Town

http://tinyurl.com/cfzhgk

Western beaches

http://tinyurl.com/6bwhyqe

With only 9\10 days I would settle for Santorini and Naxos. Every move between the islands will take the best part of one day away from your itinerary.

When are you going ? In season it is possible to do day excursions from Naxos to neighbouring islands:

greeka.com/cyclades/…naxos-tours.htm

Edited: 05 January 2013, 08:53
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4. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

Naxos is inhabited by Greeks all year, and tourists in the summer, but never outnumbered by the tourists. The part of the island where the Greeks live is as traditional as it gets. The villages of Naxos hasn't changed during the 25 years I have visited, and hardly during the years before. Naturally there is a new building here and there amongst the old ones, but nothing to change the atmosphere. In december I met ploughmen using a donkey to pull the plough, and if that isn't traditional I dont know what is. But of coarse, on the neighboering field they were using a tractor. The tourist areas are more modern, because this is what the tourists wants. And generally speaking, "the more stars, the less traditional" although built up like a backdrop to look old and traditional. Just like you will find it on Santorini, Folegandros and other islands that are popular by tourists.

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5. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

The Big Blue, Jude-trang,...... The Big Blue........

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6. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

Ha ha zezz! "The big blue".

Thanks for the help guys.

Now I face problem of should I do naxos-amorgos or santorini-amorgos via naxos.Oh it's a tuff life....

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7. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

I agree with Greek-Traveller. Neither Folegandros nor Amorgos would fit the bill of being an island to lounge on nice beaches, whereas Naxos does.

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8. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

Yeah, I'm not sure.I just read a trip report for naxos in off season that didnt sound too inviting.I plan on going end of sept or oct.

Thanks for all the help everyone but i think i'm just going to do santorini and then go relive "the big blue" on amorgos

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9. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

is 7 days enough for this?

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10. Re: Santorini - Folegandros or Amorgos ?

As much as I love Amorgos and Naxos, perhaps for ease of travelling you could think about Santorini, Folegandros, Milos and Sifnos. Always easier to either stay on the east or west ferry routes.

If you decide on Santorini and Amorgos you will probably need to go via Naxos - maybe stop off at Donousa? We loved it there though not sure re the time of year you are travelling