My wife and I will be coming to Greece for the first time at the end of August/September and I'm planning on going straight to Mykonos for 4 nights, 4 nights Santorini, 5 Nights Milos, 3 nights Athens before returning home.
Do you feel that 4 nights (arrival the first day from Mykonos around 3:00 PM on the Blue Star and departure for Milos at noon on the last day) is enough time to get a good feel for Santorini? Should I try to get in earlier at the expense of an enclosed high speed ferry?
I could leave a day earlier from Mykonos however that would mean only 2 days on that island. I'm curios to see Mykonos for the first time and although we're not in love with the party scene, we're young and not averse to it either for a few days. I've also thought of taking a day away from Milos however due to the ferry schedules that would mean a late arrival almost eliminating the entire day on arrival. Beaches are important and we want to relax on an island that is off the beaten path (at least compared to Mykonos/Santorini).
I'm curious to hear any suggestions from those of you with some more experience.