The chosen islands were Santorini (the most interesting), Mykonos and Samos.
The connections were made by plane, except from Santorini to Mykonos where we had to pick the ferry for a boring 9 hours trip, with a stop in Naxus.
A great trip of two weeks, allowed, after some days in the beach in Cesme, the discovery of Cappadocia, with all its wonders.
We started in Izmir, to make a second visit to Ephesus and Selçuk, before proceeding to Pamukkale, Konya, with two days dedicated to the area of Nevsehir, from where I remember places as Goreme, Ushisar or Zelve,
The two days to Istanbul were insufficient, but I returned there for a week.