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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!

Finding last minute travel deals?

Most of the time when I go to Greece, I know well in advance.

I am thinking of going at the last minute soon, and I wonder how to look for last minute deals?

One thing I did notice is that from the United States, flights tend to go up in price as the date approaches, not down, but I may be able to find deals on hotels etc?

Tips appreciated!

Why is Milos the Island of Love?

I have seen people refer to Milos as the island of love.

I am planning a trip and maybe going to Milos next year.

I know that it is beautiful, and you don't need to be in a relationship to enjoy it. I have never been here- I am trying to visit some places in Greece I have never been.

Any advice on what to see?

For an authentic taste of Greece, sail aboard a supply boat!💞

Best Off the Beaten Track Islands in Greece

I recently had some friends tell me about their trip to Greece, which involved Mykonos and Santorini. He said those two places were so busy, it ruined the enjoyment of it.

We are planning a trip to Greece next year and want to try some smaller islands that are more like "hidden gems" than tourist traps. Someone told me that Aegina is a nice place, as well as Paros. Do you guys have any advice other than those two islands?

Spending a Few Days on Aegina

I am helping a friend plan her trip to Aegina. I have been, but I forget the details and wonder if any of you can help.

There are some religious sites to see, such as the relics of Saint Nektarios, and I need help figuring out where on the island to go. Which Ferry port is best? What's the name of the church or monastery? Can I do this as a day trip from Athens?

Thanks in advance!
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