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I have someone traveling with me who can't take the faster ferry. She gets seasick so can only take the slow one. Also because of her seasickness, the ride needs to be 3 hours or less. We want to stay on the island for at least a few days.

So far, these are the islands we are considering. Did I miss anything?
  • Aegina
  • Hydra
  • Poros


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I have experienced rough crossings with traditional ferries and very calm ones with highspeed catamarans. If your friend gets seasick it could happen as much in a 2 hour crossing on a traditional ferry.
It depends more on the sea than on the ferry.

That said Aegina is the nearest island.
And if you are looking for sandy beaches, don't bother going to Hydra, there are none.

Otherwise, since taking the ferry is a problem, why not fly to an island with an airport?
In the cyclades, apart from Santorini and Mykonos there are Paros, Naxos, Milos & Syros


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Some great advice here! So true that it depends on the conditions. I guess I will just tell her about all the options and see what she decides she wants to do.


I have head great things about visiting Aegina in particular but I haven't done it.

Saint Nectarios of Aegina is buried there and I heard that it is worth visiting the relics. Als, the island is beautiful, as well, and that there are some gorgeous beaches!

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Is it scary to drive in Greece?

I have heard some horror stories of driving in Greece, but many of these stories took place in cities like Athens. Is this observation true?

The reason why I am asking is because I am going to be visiting Tinos soon and would like to rent a car to explore the island. I heard that this was a fantastic way to get around. Tinos is small, and to me this means the driving might not be bad.

I had a bad driving experience in Italy while in Rome, but once leaving Rome and entering the countryside it was totally fine. I'm hoping Greece is like this, too!

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I am traveling to Greece this summer and flying into Athens. I will spend a few days there, then head out for a cruise. I am trying to figure out where to stay. When I ask, no one tells me to stay in Piraeus, which would be the most convenient option. Is there a reason no one is stying near Piraeus? Or am I missing something?

So far, I am thinking of booking a hotel by the Acropolis - but I want to consider all my options.
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