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Old 03-05-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Okay, I'm putting together an alternate trip to our planned Scandinavian adventure for this summer (tentatively titled "Scandimonium 2008!") to Greece. We just wanted to have some regional choices.

Now, if you had to choose only 2 of the following three places, which would it be (and why): Ios, Santorini, Mykonos

I know there are a ton more islands and I would definitely entertain other choices, but I've heard the most about these three. Also, we'll be traveling on limited time so we need to keep a tight schedule.

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I have been to Santorini, which is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and would strongly reccomend going. Ios, is ok but nothing remotely close to Santorini. I have heard good things about Mikinos if you don't mind an "alternative" society. I think that place is quite sexually liberal.
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You will definitely need to go to Ios... just for the sheer debauchery of it all. Personally I couldn't stay in Ios for beyond a couple of days... the sheer volume of partying is a little exhausting.

Basically one night at Ios, is like putting together 5 nights of drinking in regular time into one big night of partying.

It's probably some of the most fun place I visited on my last trip.

If you go to Ios, stay at Francesco's
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Santorini for SURE!!!!!!!! We spent 7 days there and could of stayed longer.... Ios, think college spring break in Fl, but in Greece. If you want to party till 6 in the morn, then go for it. We spent 3 days there. We didn't make it to Mykonos, but its always known as a great choice, but very expensive. We chose to go to Naxos instead, and had a wonderful time. Naxos was very laid back and chill, with a lot to do. But like I said earlier, Santorini is the bomb. I have a ton of info on these islands, so PM me if you want.
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Never been to either of those, I've only been to Corfu and Kos.

But please please please do Scandimonium 2008, just for the wicked name!!!
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Actually i didnt really think santorini was that great but i LOVED crete! It was soo cheap and beautiful, the Samarian gorge is really something that needs to be experienced i highly recommend it
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Thanks for all your help guys, I appreciate it. Looks like I really can't go wrong with any of them
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But where ever you choose... be SURE to take a slow boat night ferry from Athens to the Islands... it's an awesome journey.

You can sleep on the deck, you can stare at the stars for the nights, you make some friends on the boat... its actually like a little mini-hostel.

Plus I got to see a bunch of large scale island forest fires.

Here's a pic from the boat and my boat friends:

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Nice, thanks for sharing those pics.

Glad you like the name lauren. It narrowly beat out "Getting Randy in Scandi"
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Don't throw other names into the mix!! Very creative you are.
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