Rediscover The World
Thank you everyone, I really really appreciate the advice I get here on VT.
So...we were planning on booking flights and making our own way over the islands. After a difficult few months at work, we decided that for once we are going to leave it in other people's hands, and have booked with Rediscover The World, who have been FABULOUS, although we may not be staying in our 100% *ideal* hotels, there will (hopefully) be no stress. After many backpacking trips we will actually be doing a "normal" holiday!
So, we are in Athens for three nights at the Candia Hotel (I've seen mixed reviews, the worst of which was complaining about a ripped curtain - after 9 months in Asia I'm sure we can cope lol), and then to Aegina (never been there but have been to most of the surrounding islands), to stay at the Karyatides. We are planning on using this as a bolt hole and going to Hydra/Poros etc...
It's worked out more expensive, but I dunno, I can't afford for these weeks to be messed up in any way and at least we'll have Rediscover's office nearby.
Maybe I'm getting old!
Thank you again, love ! XXX Greece has a place in my heart. My first trip was aged one, to Corfu. I then went their annually for about 15 years, to Athens, and many many islands.
The people, the weather, the food, the breathtaking views, the beaches...and most of all the astounding history.