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Please help with some details about a day trip to Aegina

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Please help with some details about a day trip to Aegina

We are thinking about a day trip to Aegina and after reading some information here on tripadvisor just need some clarification:

1. I realize this is a close Island from Athens and the options are ferry and flying dolfin, but is the ride to Aegina more enjoyable on the ferry (even though it takes longer?). It's my understanding that on the ferry you can walk around and enjoy the view, whereas on the flying dolphin while its quicker, you are just seated airplane style.

2. Once you get to Aegina, can you walk and explore the Island or do you need to rent a car or take a bus? What options are there once you arrive. Or to put it another way, what can we see in Aegina that we couldn't see something similar in Athens?

3. I realize the next question is subjective. We are happy to just explore Athens for all the time we are in Greece and we have enough time to do that - a full 7 days. Would we miss anything by not going to an Island. We love museums and the archeological sights and we would be happy to just enjoy Athens. However, it seems everyone also goes to an Island or more....so would we be missing something by not going or can you enjoy Athens and have no regrets by not going to an island?

Thanks again for any advice and opinions.

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11. Re: Please help with some details about a day trip to Aegina

Hey and welcome travelguyfromFlorida.. and all other fellow-Americans here:-) If you plan on renting a car in Greece, make sure to head to your local TripleAAA and get an International Driver's Permit.. piece of cake to get and it'll be valid for a year:-) You'll also need your US Driver's license;-) Don't make the mistake of NOT getting an IDP if looking to grab a rental .. consequences certainly not worth it! EnJOY all!

EDIT: Cross-posting.. glad you enjoyed!

Edited: 16 May 2014, 23:13
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12. Re: Please help with some details about a day trip to Aegina


Thanks for the feedback, good to learn that you enjoyed your day on Aegina.

Edited: 16 May 2014, 23:15
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13. Re: Please help with some details about a day trip to Aegina

My husband's decided to drive on Santorini so got his International license just this week. It is required. Even tho the island isn't that long, public transportation might make one waste more time just waiting and if that bus is full...too bad. That's why he decided to get it.

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