I'm planning a 3 island, 3 week trip next June for 2 families (with kids ages 5-12). We've narrowed down two islands: Symi (my husband has always wanted to go) and Karpathos (for it's crystal clear beaches and it's off the beaten track). We want to incorporate a classic Greek whitewashed village into the trip and are deciding between Lindos and Oia, Santorini (staying on the caldera with a pool for the kids - Lauda Hotel).
Rhodes has better connections with Karpathos and Symi, but Santorini has the draw of it's famous, dramatic beauty that seems to be on everyone's "must see" list.
A little background, we went to Milos and Folegandros last year and loved them both... the kids only need a beach or pool to be happy, so I think both Lindos and Santorini will work for them.
Would love any and all opinions! Thanks!