Hi again - I have found a 14 day option on 1st July -flying out of Manchester in time for ferry at 17.00 to Naxos and stating at Mathiassos Village. Would have to get back to Athens in time for a flight at 13.45 so I guess would have to go overnight on ferry back or night before.
The reviews for hotel are mixed but it is a very good deal and it would only be a base - we could afford to go to other islands then. Any advice on accommodation and getting ferry back to Athens would be brilliant - I'm on the verge of booking this today or tomorrow.
Look forward to hearing from all you lovely expert advisors soon
Many thanks for advice so far