I know this is more of an Athens question, but I figured that more people from the Santorini forum would have had a similar experience and would love to hear opinions.
We are following all the recommendations that I have read here on flying back to Athens the day before our flight back to the US. We want to see at least some of Athens and plan on leaving Santorini early in the morning to fly to Athens. My question is, do you recommend staying at the airport Sofitel and just taking the metro back and forth for the day in/out of Athens that day for the convenience of not having to take your luggage into the city and being right at the airport the day of the flight, or do you think it is worth it to get a hotel in the city for the night to get more of the flavor and not having to worry about getting back to the airport after dinner, etc.?
Ideally, we would stay in Athens another day or two and stay in the city, but I don't want to cut Santorini any shorter than the 5 nights we will be there.