Aegina

Saronic Islands

Aegina is one of the few islands that still embodies all that Greeks themselves find attractive about Greece. Simple tavernas shaded by vines serving excellent fish, markets with a dazzling array of fresh produce, great coffee shops and delicatessans and some really chic shops. The beauty of Aegina is accented by its famous pistachio groves stretching down to the azure sea. Aegina is a perfect place for exploring the other very diverse islands of the Saronic group and the Peloponnese mainland.

The Pretty Good Guide

  • map
  • where to eat
  • local beaches
  • to-do
  • phone numbers
  • important
  • transport to greece
  • transport in greece
  • boat hire

Pretty good recommendations

Kavouropetra Taverna

Between Aegina and Souvala

A traditional Greek fish taverna by the sea next to a shipyard. The young Chef Panagiotis, son of the owner, prepares unique fish recipes.

Tel: (+30) 2297 023001

https://www.facebook.com/Kavouropetra/

 

 

 

 

Nontas Taverna

Perdika

Its a traditional family owned fish tavern first opened in 1936. Located in an idyllic setting next to a small yacht and boat marina.

Tel: (+30) 2297 061233

https://www.nontasfishrestaurant.gr

 

 

Argyris Taverna

Mesagros

A traditional Greek taverna in the village of Mesagros. Except from the tasteful dishes it is well known for the great wine the owner makes himself.

Tel: (+30) 2297 071303

 

 

Perdikiotika Bar

Aegina Town

Located in a traditional building in Aegina Town, also has a garden terrace and is very popular at weekends.

Tel: (+30) 2297 027171

www.facebook.com/perdikia/

 

 

 

Barrera Bar

Aegina Town

Excellent cocktails and very good dance music.

Mob: (+30) 698 5864879

www.facebook.com/BarreraAegina/

 

 

Skotadis Taverna

Port of Aegina

It is found in a refurbished old stone building on the seaside road. Serves delicious ouzo appetizers and seafood, with a tradition of three generations of flavor.

Tel: (+30) 2297 024014

https://www.facebook.com/Ουζερ?-Ο-Σκοτ?δης-264364486967192/

 

 

Kappos Etsi Restaurant

Center of Aegina

Located in a listed stone building in the centre of Aegina. Serves delicious greek cuisine from the hands of chef-owner Dimitris Kappos.

Tel: (+30) 2297 027219

www.kapposetsi.restaurant/en/#Welcome

 

To Steki Tou Kinigou

Anitseo

Set up at an old stone building that is over 200 years old and which served as a school with 70 students until the late 70s. Its seven tables, which only just fit inside, are old yet well maintained wooden desks that were used for the classrooms back in the day. “Angie’s T-Bone steak” is one of their most well known dishes. All of their dishes are prepared with local ingredients and meat.

Tel: (+30) 2297 031210

 

 

Inn On The Beach Bar

Aegina Town

One of the island’s most characteristic places since 1987. On a great location right next to the sea. Great cocktails and atmosphere.

Tel: (+30) 2297 025116

www.facebook.com/InnOnTheBeachAegina/

 

 

Supermarkets and shops

Closest Supermarket is KRITIKOS in Aegina Town. Recommended Butcher is TZONIS in Aegina Town
Fish: excellent quality fish from fish market in Aegina Town Banks, all types of shops, pharmacy etc all in Aegina Town

 

Aiginitissa Taverna

Marathonas

A high quality fish tavern located 10 minutes by car from the port of Aegina. Located just in front of the seashore. It has a large parking space for your car.

Tel: (+30) 2297 061546

https://www.facebook.com/Aiginitissa/

 

Agora Fish Taverna Ouzeri

Center of Aegina

Located next to the fish market, serving fish meze and fish dishes

Tel: (+30) 2297 027308

 

Dromaki Taverna

Just outside Aegina Town

A traditional Mediterranean restaurant with dishes selected from Greek cuisine. A beautiful setting on the sand beside the sea, at the edge of the harbor.

Tel: (+30) 2297 024445

www.facebook.com/Δρομ?κι-833022293528448/

 

 

Tortuga Artcafe Winebar

Aegina Town

Excellent wine bar. Unique Italian experience. Accommodates various art exhibitions and music live show.Taste the tasteful homemade sweets.

Tel: (+30) 2297 022210

www.facebook.com/tortugaegina/

 

 

Keep an eye out for our trusted mark in the windows of restaurants, bars and tarvenas. This sticker reveals places we highly recommend, so you dont miss out on any local secrets.

Pretty useful phone numbers

General

Pretty Greek Villas:
Tel: (+30) 2696 061414 or (+30) 211 780 3203

Taxi Aegina:
Tel (+30) 2297 022635

Radio Taxi Aegina:
Tel: (+30) 2297 022010

Local Taxi:
Tel: (+30) 695 7507665 (Nektarios)

 

 

Health

Medical Centre in Aegina Town:
Tel: (+30) 2297 022222
(+30) 2297 022886

Pharmacy Aegina Town:
Tel: (+30) 2297 02413

 

Emergency

Emergency Call:
112

Police:
100

Fire:
199

Doctors SOS:
1016

Road Assistance:
10400 (ELPA)

 

Pretty important

Toilets

Greece sewerage operates on a septic tank which is the reason for the seas being so clean. However, this means that you CANNOT put any toilet paper, sanitary towels or baby nappies down the toilet. If you do, it can cause serious blockage requiring a plumber. Please remember to put all paper etc in the bin provided next to the toilet. We do not like to deduct from a security deposit but if the plumber is called and it is because paper has been put into the toilet during your stay, the cost of the repair will need to be deducted from your security deposit.

 

Suntan lotions

Some suntan lotions and oils contain a dye that leaves a permanent orange stain on towels, linens and pool liners. Please avoid using these suntan products because most villa owners will now request to deduct from the security deposit in order to replace items that have been dyed. When using the pool, please shower before entering.

 

Water

The tap water on the island is drinkable. Since water is scarce in the summer in Greece, please use only what you need.

 

Air-conditioning

If your villa has air-conditioning, please close all doors and windows when in use. Some villas have a system where if a door or window is left open, the air-con will not work so please check this first if you are experiencing problems.

 

Hot water

The hot water system for most villas is on an immersion system. This means you need to switch on the boiler for the water to be heated. The switch will be in the main electricity panel of the house and usually is turned on for your arrival. It is easy by mistake to turn this off during your stay, so if you find that you do not have hot water then please check the electricity panel first.

 

Dishwasher

Most villas will have a dishwasher. Please rinse plates before putting them inside.

 

Umbrellas

Greece can be very windy so we would be very appreciative if you could close any sun umbrellas at the villa when windy to avoid them breaking or flying away.

 

Animals

All villas are situated in the countryside so if screen doors or shutters have been fitted please use them so that unwanted animals don’t get inside the house. The villas are all thoroughly cleaned before arrival but it is still possible that you may see the odd spider, mice, rat, scorpion, cockroach, snake or lizard inside. If you do and think it is a problem, please let us know so that we can deal with it straightaway. Wasps – it is impossible to know in advance whether wasps are going to be prevalent in a particular location or not. If you do find that wasps are a nuisance, burning Greek coffee on a plate seems to keep them away.

 

Taxis and Porters

Taxis, porters and car hire are not included in the price of your villa. Please settle up directly with your driver, porter or car hire representative. When departing from your villa, if you require a taxi or porter, please ring or email us 24-48hrs in advance to arrange. If you pre-book a taxi and do not notify us to cancel it, we will deduct this from your security deposit. Please note that we need to receive the cancellation in writing 24 hrs at least before the time you have booked the taxi. For airport transfers, we need at least 1 month’s notice in July/August and at least 2 weeks notice in all other months so that your booking can be replaced.

 

Security

Greece is still generally a very safe country. However, when you are not at your villa please close windows and lock the doors. A safe is provided for your valuables.

 

Garbage

Please dispose of your garbage regularly because the high temperatures can attract vermin if left for too long. Unfortunately, very few areas of Greece have recycling. The closest bin to the villa is on the main road by Tholos Beach.

 

Siesta Time

For villas that are situated within villages and towns, the siesta hours are 14:30hrs – 17:30hrs. During this time, please try to make as little noise as possible.

 

Shop & Bank Opening Hours

Large chain supermarkets (such as AB, Galaxias, Carrefour) are open Monday to Saturday from around 08:30hrs – 20:45hrs. Closed on Sundays.
Most other shops are open as follows:
Monday: 08:03hrs – 13:30hrs
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs & 17:30hrs – 20:30hrs
Saturdays and Sundays: On most islands, shops are open 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs & 17:30hrs – 20:30hrs. However, in traditional places frequented mainly by Greeks you will find that shops will be open on Saturdays until 13:30hrs and closed on Sundays.
Banks vary but are generally open from 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs. Some banks stay open for an hour or two longer.
Bakeries and mini-markets tend to be open every day.

 

Breakages

It is very rare for us to deduct money from a security deposit and we do not deduct money for the odd glass, cup or plate that might get broken. However, if you do happen to break or damage something please let us know.

 

Departure Time

At the end of your holiday, please vacate your villa by 10:00hrs unless we have agreed a later time with you. If the housekeeper is not there when you leave, please lock up and leave the keys behind the door under the stone tile. Alternatively, lock and throw back inside the main entrance patio. Please leave the villa tidy, and dispose of rubbish before you leave.

 

Transport to greece

Three good websites for flights from the UK are

www.travelsupermarket.com  www.flightcomparison.co.uk  www.charterflights.co.uk

 

For non-UK flights, a good website is www.edreams.com

 

Please contact one of the PGV team for advice about where to book flights.

There are two ways to get to Aegina

Fly to Athens, travel to Piraeus using public transport/taxi and then take a Flying Dolphin (hydrofoil) or High-Speed Cat (catamaran) from Piraeus. Rent a Car in Aegina.
Fly to Athens rent a car in Athens and drive to Piraeus to catch the car ferry to Aegina.

Both ways are used frequently. However, over the years we have found that it is much easier for clients to take Route 1 and hire their car on Aegina itself.
 

 

Transport in greece

Athens Airport to Pireaus Port

In order to get from Athens Airport to Piraeus ferry port by taxi.

Pretty Greek Villas can pre-book a taxi transfer on your behalf. Taxis are payable at the same time as the balance for your villa. The taxi driver will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall of the Airport holding a sign with your name on it. If you cannot find the taxi driver, please call our emergency number 0030 211 780 3203

Type of Taxi

Price

Athens Taxi (up to 4 passengers)

€55

Luxury Car 1-3 passengers

€65

Luxury Mini-Van up to 8 passengers

€110

Luxury Mini-Bus up to 14 passengers

€165

Luxury Mini-Bus up to 21 passengers

€195

Coach up to 40 passengers

€520

Athens Airport to Pireaus Port

Athens Airport has a station, you can see it in the map below. The blue and red walking routes converge at the station.
The blue walking route leads from arrival point B and the red from arrival point A. You can buy rail tickets in the airport station

Two different rail services run from Athens Airport to Piraeus. The first is the Athens Metro, the second is the Proastiakos ‘Suburban’ railway. We have marked the Metro route in green and the Proastiakos route in Yellow.
The Metro is the one you would need

The Metro is available between 06:30 in the morning till 23:30 in the evening. It leaves from Athens Airport metro station every 30 minutes. You need to change at Monastiraki

Departure times:

06:33, 07:03, 07:33, 08:03, 08:33, 09:03, 09:33, 10:03, 10:33, 11:03,
11:33, 12:03, 12:33, 13:03, 13:33, 14:03, 14:33, 15:03, 15:33, 16:03,
16:33, 17:03, 17:33, 18:03, 18:33, 19:03, 19:33, 20:03, 20:33, 21:03, 21:33, 22:03, 22:33, 23:03, 23:33

The trip from Athens Airport to Monastiraki takes 40 minutes. From Monastiraki to Pireaus port it is another 30 mins.
There are different types of tickets

Ticket for one person (one - way): 10 Euro
Ticket for one person (with return): 14 Euro
Ticket for 2 persons (one - way only): 18 Euro
Ticket for 3 persons (one - way only): 24 Euro
Reduced ticket (students age 25-, age 6 -18, age 65+): 20 Euro
Children up to 6 years old: Free

 

Take the blue metro line in the direction of Egaleo and change at Monastiraki. From Monastiraki you need to take the green line electric railway to Piraeus

Once you arrive in Piraeus you will need to walk the green route below from the station to the Hellenic Seaways ticket office located inside the port opposite where the catamarans leave for the Saronic Gulf and Spetses

 

 

 

Athens Airport to Pireaus Port

There is an airport bus to Pireaus (X96). It leaves from outside the Airport Arrivals Hall (between doors 4 - 5) and drops you
outside the port gate where the ferries leave for Spetses. It runs every 20 mins during the day and every 40 mins at night,
and takes about 1 hour. Euro 6.00 per adult

Car Hire in Aegina

Guests travelling from outside the EU need an international driving licence and their normal domestic driving licence.

We will arrange that you are met outside your ferry by the car hire company. The following cars are available for the 2020 season. If you wish to reserve a car please let us know as soon as possible. Cars are payable directly to the car hire company on collection at Aegina Port

2020 Car Hire Rates

Make and Model

Number of Seats

High Season

              Chevrolet Matiz with A/C

4

Euro 35

Hyundai Atos

4

Euro 35

Chevrolet Spark

4

Euro 43

Fiat Panda

4

Euro 40

Nissan Micra

5

Eurp 40

Hyundai Getz

5

Euro 40

Hyundai I20

5

Euro 45

Suzuki Jimny 

4

Euro 45

Hyundai Accent

5

Euro 45

Nissan Cabrio

4

Euro 55

Fiat Doblo

7

Euro 65

Nissan Micra Auto

5

Euro 45 

Hyundai Getz

5

Euro 45

Daihatsu Sirion

5

Euro 45

Fiat Idea

5

Euro 45

High season: May - September

Note:
All vehicles are quoted in daily rates and all have manual transmission. 3rd Party Insurance included.

Fully comprehensive insurance is Euro 10 extra per day. Excess is Euro 500. 24 hr service/emergency

 

 

 

 

Take a Flying Dolphin (Hydrofoil) or High Speed Cat (Catamaran) from Piraeus Port to Aegina

For more information on car ferries to Aegina, please click on the two links below. If you need any assistance with this please contact our arrivals department on 0030 211 7803203 or email: arrivals@prettygreekvillas.com

http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/index.asp?a_id=209
http://www.aegina.com.gr/transportation/?lang=en

Transfer from Aegina Port to Villa

For all villas, car hire is advisable. However, with some of our larger villas nearer to Aegina Town (such as Villa Aecus or Villa Sirena) not all guests would need to hire a car. If there are any guests arriving and not hiring a car, we can organize a taxi transfer to the villa. For villas local to Aegina Town the price is Euro 10. For villas in the Perdika area, the price is Euro 15. Your taxi driver will wait for you outside the main port gates since they are not permitted to wait within the port itself. However, nearer to the time of your arrival you would be given the name and contact number of your driver and his licence plate number.