Here's a nice travel story from "a couple of old-ish Australians keen to see and experience what we can before the backs, knees and hips give out completely". READ all about it.
"Ok, so which one? There are a lot of Greek islands. How do you pick one out? The most popular these days seem to be Santorini and Mykonos. Egina is the closest to Piraeus. Kalymnos is where a lot of our friends come from, but it is a long way across the Aegean. Kastellorizo is supposed to be beautiful and we have a by-marriage link to it. Lesbos is under a lot of pressure at the moment so perhaps it would be best to leave it alone. Tinos, Andros, Naxos and Mykonos are part of the Cyclades and all get strong recommendations. So does Crete. So do the Dodacanese. Prioritisation is required again. We don't have the time or money to see them all and an island hopping cruise tour doesn't appeal...."
"The only sensible way to make the decision is to look at what we want. First we wanted a place where we could kick back and do nothing much at all. Read books, play music, eat reasonable food and perhaps enjoy a drink every now and then. Ideally, there would be enjoyable things to walk along, around or past, reasonably close by. Action was not on the agenda. Sailboarding, sailing, shopping, clubbing weren't what we were looking for. The decision came down to 5 days on Tinos followed by 4 on Naxos to provide a mix of experience and give us a chance to see a couple of islands...."