We are planning on honeymooning in Santorini in Aug 2008. I am a bit overwhlemed by the amount of choices of hotels. I was hoping to get some great advice and rec's from this site.
We would be flying from Newark, NJ on Aug 9. I was thinking of staying in Athens for a day or two to recover from the flight and then head to Santorini. Is this a smart idea, or should we do Athens at the end of our trip?
From a previous post, I found out that Algean flights from Athens to Santorni are very inexpensive (score!), but how long is the flight, and are the planes up to date? I'm so afraid of flying on old planes. (silly, I know, but I can't help it).
We would like to spend around 300-350 a night. By the looks of the tripadvisor hotels, it looks like it can be done, but I don't know where to start. Of course, I would like the hotel to have AC, a GREAT view and a pool.
As I was reading some reviews, there seems to be a lot of discussion on staying in Oia instead of Fira. Is there still a town-like atmosphere in Oia? And how would you get to Fira from Oia? Would you rec staying a few nights in Fira and then in Oia?
As you can tell I'm clueless on where to start.
One more question, I know that flights to Europe during the summer are expensive, as of right now flights from EWR to ATH are around 1300-1500 bucks for coach. Do you think this is the cheapest they are going to get?
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