I am looking into the possibility of renting an affordable and small villa/apartment/home on Santorini during the third week of April. I will be travelling with one other person. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about the best way to begin a search for this type of rental.
Also, I would love advice on a second island/location to visit. We are looking for a good blend of beach/town/culture. I don't love the touristy sites or party towns, although it seems that won't be a major problem in the springtime. Ideally, I'm looking to visit somewhere where I can sit on a beautiful beach for a few hours during the day, and then visit quaint shops, pretty town(s), nice restaurants, etc. in the evening. Something low-key but also with enough character to be interesting.
Any thoughts are much appreciated!