We're planning an extended family trip to the Greek Isles next summer, grandparents, children, and grandchildren (mostly 16-20ish). We're going to spend 8 nights in the islands, the last 4 on Santorini and are trying to decide between Crete and Paros for the first 4 days. We need an island that we can get to by air or ferry the same day we arrive in Athens, and that island must also have a good, relatively shortish ferry to Santorini. Crete works out well. Paros a little less so, If we go to Crete, we would stay at the Ammos near Chania, and Petres near Naousa on Paros. We're looking for a relaxed time, good food, good beaches, a little sightseeing, and charming towns to shop in. Good walks a plus, antiquities not so important.Should we throw a dart? Or is there a good reason to do one vs. the other? Or any other suggestions/ We'll probably rent a couple of cars.