Hello- we are going to Aegina April 3rd returning on the 5th. Should we buy the tickets now? I see where the conventional ferry is available but the Flying Dolphin says not available? suggestions?? thanks
Tt's really early to see all the sailings for April. There are more than a dozen sailings dailing, alternating, a sailing every hour or so. And nobody ever has to buy tickets ahead for Aegina. It's so close these ferries are used daily by people who commute to work. YOu just get off the Metro, go to the nearest ticket agency window (there are about 5 per block, all along the seafront street), and ask when the soonest conventional ferry. PLus, you don't want a Flying Dolphin (hydrofoil) anyway. It's only about 10 minutes faster... and you miss all the delights of a short ferry trip. The F-D's are only about 15 minutes, and there are no open decks, and the windows are all fogged with salt-spray, thus no view, & you're stuck in your seat, can't walk around. By contrast, the conventional ferries, which take 1 hour, have wide-open decks you can stroll or sit, watching the whole fascinating panorama of a great port and the Saronic bay, everything from giant liners to tiny sailboats, maybe (if u are lucky) even a REAL dolphin, plus the view of Aegina's lovely port on approach. Maybe if you're in a hurry coming back, you could grab an F-D, but why?? the view's the thing.
thanks Janet- just checking to make sure and I suppose April is not that busy either?
Just be aware of Easter April 16 lots of Greeks take a week off around this time, lots of travel.
Except for Easter and the month of August, ferries rarely fill up, just wait until you are in Greece and buy from a travel agent, or buy from the ticket office the day before. (you could even just walk up an hour or so before and buy)
Hi, what about the need to prebook ferry tickets for early 2 weeks of July?
For me Im:
• Flying to Mykonos
• taking a ferry on 2 July (Sunday) from Mykonos to Naxos possibly via Fast Ferries.
• Then taking a ferry on 5 July (Wednesday) from Naxos to Santorini possibly via Blue Star.
• Then taking a ferry on 7 July (Friday) from Santorini to Milos possibly via Sea Jet Consortium
• Then taking a final ferry on 10 July (Monday) from Milos to Pireaus (Athens) possibly via Aegean Speed Lines.
Thanks a lot
For July it's best if you pre-book at least 30 days in advance since it's peak season then and there will be thousands of visitors needing ferry transport.
thanks everyone- go to know that we can wait , gives us more flexibility...