I'm trying to figure out how much time I want to spend on Milos. I have about 7 days and I need to return to Athens to fly out. I'd love to do all the "must sees", take a boat around the island, and have time to not feel rushed. I'd also like to have 1 or 2 days on another island, but not sure which one. Probably one that's more or less on the way to/from Pireaus.
On that note, I wonder if taking ferries is the best idea? We'll already be doing a lot of short flights on this trip and I'm afraid to overdo it with planes and airports. I'd rather do a one way short sailing trip, but I haven't found one that will accomplish my goals mentioned above. If ferries are the only way, do you think we can book a few days before? Same with accommodations? I hate planning ahead and this trip is already forcing a lot of advanced planning! We'll be there part of the last week of September through the first week of October.