Roads lined with olive groves, cypress trees marking the contours of a stunning and varied landscape, lush mountains tumbling into azure waters, citrus plantations and some of Greece's best vineyards make the Peloponnese a fabulous choice for a holiday location; Skiing in winter, trekking in autumn, fishing in spring and fabulous beaches for summer fun.

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The Pretty Good Guide

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  • to-do
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  • important
  • transport to greece
  • transport in greece
  • boat hire

Destination Tour

The area of Achaia is conveniently located being an easy transfer from Athens International airport. It is an area of Greece which is rich in culture and a great location for exploring many of the Ancient Sites, Delphi, Ancient Korinth, Epidavros and of course the Acropolis in Athens can all be explored in day trips. 
From a geological point of view, being home to some of the largest mountains in Greece Achaia offers the chance to experience all the many faces of this beautiful country, from mountain villages and their well kept secrets to beach activities on the Corinthian gulf. It has been relatively untouched by mass tourism so the area offers great value. 
The local produce is an exceptionally high standard since most things are grown in the area, from black raisons, to the largest most juicy tomatoes, to oranges and lemons and of course Achaia is home to some of the tastiest olives in Greece.


Pretty good recommendations

Northern Peloponnese-Shopping

All amenities can be found in AKRATA and AIYEIRA. You will first come to Akrata (also known as Krathio) and immediately into AIYEIRA. In both places, you will find supermarkets, bakeries, fishmonger, butchers, fruit & vegetable shops, post office, pharmacies, and most other kinds ofshops. You can also shop in Diakopto which is left along the sea road – in Diakopto is a very good fishmongers with locally caught fish (2nd fishmonger you come to close to the railway station).


Northern Peloponnese-Platanos Cafe Restaurant

Platanos Village near to Akrata

This is a pleasant place to sit and have a drink, coffeeor ice-cream. They also serve food – Greek dishes, Italian pastas, homemadepizza etc. There is a children’s playground in the square and it is where most of the Greek families congregate in the early evening.

Tel: (+30) 2696 061600


Northern Peloponnese-Folia Taverna

Platanos Beach near to Akrata

Tables and chairs set out under the tamarisk trees right by the sea. This is a lovely place to have an ouzo and a few ‘mezedes’ at sunset. Cooking here tends to be a little varied – sometimes can be excellent.

Tel: (+30) 2696 061211


Northern Peloponesse-Kochyli Restaurant

Diakofto Beach

Taverna in Diakopto just next to the small harbour. Excellent fish restaurant, reasonable prices and located right on a small beach overlooking the fishing boats.

Tel: (+30) 2691 041844



Northern Peloponnese-To Petrino Taverna

Tsivlos Lake

A wonderful taverna on the road about 100m before Tsivlos lake. Panagiotis who speaks English runs the taverna and his mother, Mrs Voula, does the cooking.

Tel: (+30) 2696 034190


Northern Peloponnese-Veranda Taverna

Trapeza Village

A family run taverna using their own organically grown produce. It serves fresh and tasty Greek cuisine dishes. The views to the Corinthian Gulf are more than amazing.

Tel:(+30) 2691 042112


Northern Peloponnese-Machairas Taverna

Zarouchla Village (Helmos Mountain)

A traditional family owned taverna. One of the oldest in Zarouchla. It serves local cuisine dishes, stews, grilled meats and homemade pies.
Very friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.

Mob: (+30) 694 496 0594



Southern Peloponnese-Shopping

The best supermarket in Porto Heli which is very well stocked (with international ingredients and organic foods) is the AB supermarket as you turn up to the villa. There is also a supermarket in the line of shops along the harbour close to where the Flying Dolphin docks which has a particularly good selection of wine.
There is a very good delicatessen with a café at the harbour at Porto Heli calledTo Bakaliko (picture of a black cat on the shop sign) and this shop stocks some excellent products and things that you might not find in ordinary shops.
Their café is also very good and the staff are really friendly. To Bakaliko also has free WIFI.
ATM cash machine, pharmacies and all other types of shop can be found at Porto Heli.


Southern Peloponnese-Fish Tavern Megas & Son

Kilada (Porto Heli)

A particularly good fish tavern serving traditional Greek dishes and fresh fish.

Tel: (+30) 2754 061432Ψαροταβερνα-Γιαννης-Μεγας-Υιος-487206358112898/?utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=referral


Northern Peloponnese-Grill The Balcony

Platanos Village near to Akrata

Traditional Greek taverna with variety of dishes. Open all day. Lunchtimes are mainly traditional Greek ‘oven’ dishes such as moussaka, pastitsio, stuffed vegetables, fresh fish, squid, octopus, etc. In the evenings, there are mostly grilled dishes.

Tel: (+30) 2696 061259



Northern Peloponnese-Vradino Sinialo or Dino's Bar

Platanos Village near to Akrata

Near The Balcony Taverna. Lovely, candle-lit bar set out in aleafy garden with great music. Dinos is quite a famous Greek actor so there’s usually an interesting mix of people here. Open every evening in the summer and on Sundays at lunchtime for traditional Greek ‘mezedes’ with ouzo, wine or beer.

Tel: (+30) 2696 061270
Mob: (+30) 697 788 3684Βραδιν?-Σινι?λο-235151580404166/posts/


Northern Peloponnese-Eprepe Restaurant

Aigio Beach

Unusual cuisine from Macedonia. This stone restaurantis lit only by candelight and is beautifully decorated in an authentic way. On warm days, you can sit out by the sea enjoying theview.
Tel: (+30) 2691 020272πρεπε-Χαιρ?τα-μου-τον-πλ?τανο-183722548339481/


Northern Peloponnese-Lambros Fish Taverna

Akrata Beach

Excellent fish taverna right on the beach just beyond the Akrata Beach Hotel.

Tel: (+30) 2696 031414Ταβ?ρνα-Ο-Λ?μπρος-1333748110066990/



Northern Peloponnese-Veggera Restaurant

Akrata Beach

A great restaurant serving Mediterranean and Italian cuisine dishes right next to the sea. Very friendly and professional staff. Awesome pizza, risotto and pasta.

Tel: (+30) 2696 033000




Northern Peloponnese-Balkonaki Restaurant

Lampinos Village next to Aigeira

Very friendly environment and delicious Mediterranean cuisine dishes. The amazing view to the Corinthian Gulf is very relaxing.

Mob: (+30) 694 431 2169Το-Μπαλκον?κι-317597201989605/


Northern Peloponnese-Paradisos (Paradise) Taverna

Tsivlos Lake

A family owned taverna in the most amazing location. Right on the shore of Tsivlos lake. Beautiful views to the lake and the forest. It serves grilled meat and traditional Greek dishes.

Tel: (+30) 697 463 0908



Southern Peloponnese-Ostria Cafe-Cocktail Bar-Restaurant

Porto Heli

It has a great cocktail bar, good restaurant and tables right on the waterfront and has a particularly good atmosphere in the evenings. It offers unique view of sailing boats and the deep blue.

Tel: (+30) 2754 053625



Southern Peloponnese-Maryvonne's Restaurant

Iliokastro (Porto Heli)

A well known restaurant serving a mix of Greek and French cuisine dishes. Specialities are their rib-beef, veal chops and many interesting starters. The home produced wine is also really good.

Tel: (+30) 2754 091352Μαριβον-Εστιατ?ριο-268046333239247/


Northern Peloponnese-Niki Leontopoulou Taverna

Platanos Village near to Akrata

Good grilled food. This is the taverna nearest toJacaranda House. Also selling excellent Tetramythos wines.

Tel: (+30) 2696 061269Ταβερνα-Νικη-Λεοντοπουλου/557811931253625


Northern Peloponnese-Agapi Taverna

Platanos Village near to Akrata

A traditional Greek taverna very popular with the locals situated just above the beach road. Generally always excellent (some of the best moussaka you will ever eat). In the evenings, the grill doesn’t generally light up until about 7pm and needs at least an hour to get going so if going for grilled food, best to time it in the evenings from around 8.30pm. Vasillis is the owner and his mother cooks.

Tel:(+30) 2696 061312Αγ?πη-Πλ?τανος/192200110834321


Northern Peloponnese-Corral Beach Bar

Pounta Beach

A great beach bar serving food and drinks throughout the day with loungers & umbrellas.


Northern Peloponnese-To Paradosiako Taverna

Kernitsa (close to Kalavrita)

Wild boar, local smoked trout, bean stews, cockerel in wine sauce,and home-made pies from wild greens and so on. The wine is local plonk but somehow it goes with the food. They also do good coffee and often home-made walnut cake which is delicious with ice-cream.

Tel: (+30) 2691 097480


Northern Peloponnese-Stavento Beach Bar Restaurant

Pounta Beach

A great beach bar-restaurant with daily dishes including fish. It offers sun loungers and umbrellas for hire. Enjoy your meal at the tables under the tamarisk trees, right next to a blue flag beach with crystal clear water.

Tel: (+30) 2691 301159
Mob: (+30) 697 598 5509


Northern Peloponnese-Niriides Taverna

Solos Village (Helmos mountain)

A small beautiful taverna specialising in mushroom dishes. It is located very close to Kalavrita Ski Center and to Tsivlos lake. Spilios the owner is an expert mushroom hunter. He gathers mushrooms on mountain Helmos and creates delicious recipes and desserts with them. Also well known for stews.

Tel: (+30) 2696 033991 – (+30) 2696 023264
Mob: (+30) 693 6282403 – (+30) 693 7944872Νηρη?δες-898821460230993/posts/


Northern Peloponnese-Scaravaios Seaside Bar

Porovitsa Beach next to Akrata Beach

A well organized beach bar in an amazing location right on the Porovitsa beach. Serves snacks, cocktails, coffee and drinks.

Tel: (+30) 694 907 1007



Southern Peloponnese-Taverna Tis Giagias (Grandmothers Tavern)

Hinitsa Bay (Porto Heli)

This fish taverna is excellent, worth every penny and is in the most incredible setting right on the water and with its own private jetty that a small sailing boat can tie up too….

Tel: 2754 057245Η-ταβερνα-της-γιαγιας-422554071212961/


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 local beaches

Pretty good things to do

Northern Peloponnese-Jeep Safari

With so many kilometres of dirt roads in the mountains to discover, you may be interested in doing an off-roading jeep tour. For details, please contact our office

Tel: (+30) 211 780 3203


Northern Peloponnese-Hiking

Lisa and Gianni are specialists in the area and offer hiking on trails that last for between 1 1⁄2 hrs and a whole day. For those who don’t want to walk quite so far but would like to get deep into the countryside, you can start off in the jeep and then walk from a certain point with them. For details, please contact our office

Tel: (+30) 211 7803 203



Northern Peloponnese-Tennis

Tennis Club – located in Upper Akrata. To book a court of lesson, please call our office on

Tel: (+30) 211 7803 203



Northern Peloponnese-Horse riding

Located in Diacopto and in Zarouchla.
For details please contact us on
Tel: (+30) 211 780 3203



Northern Peloponnese-Nymfes Outdoor Activities

Located in a 10 acres forest resort 40 km from Akrata beach. Visitors can choose through a variety of outdoor activities as:
organized horse rides through the forest, ATV rides or mountain biking, and practice their skills in archery and paintball. The area is also perfect for hiking through forest of exquisite beauty

Tel: (+30) 2696 033383
Mob: (+30) 694 435 7291


Northern Peloponnese-Gym

Located in Aigeira just beyond Akrata.

Tel: (+30) 2696 033828ν-σ?ματι-fitness-club-352765278438461/


Northern Peloponnese-Train from Diakofto to Kalavrita

Take the cog railway from Diakopto Station through the Voraikos gorge andup to the mountain village of Kalavryta. It’s a magnificent journey through the mountains.


Northern Peloponnese-Tetramythos Winery (Winetasting)

Tetramythos Winery in Upper Diakopto has become one of Greece’s finest small organic wine producers in recent years. They are open daily for wine-tasting.

Tel: (+30) 2691 097500


Northern Peloponnese-Kalavrita Ski Center

By car, to the mountain town of Kalavryta and its Cave Lakes. Just follow the main road to Kalavrita. there are signs that will guide you to the Ski Center.


Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth was one of the most important Greek city-states of Greece. It has a history of around 8000 years.



Mycenae was the kingdom of legendary King Agamenmnon. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.


Ancient theatre of Epidavros

Epidavros is mostly known for it\'s ancient theatre. This theatre was constructed in the late 4th century BC to host religious ceremonial events in honor of god Asclepius, whose healing centre was located few steps away.



Nafplio is a seaport picturesque town in the Peloponnese. It was the first capital of modern Greece. It is a romantic and charming city full of Venetian houses and narrow streets. It has an excellent archaeological museum in its main square, medieval fortifications to explore as well as a tiny island with Ottoman history just opposite the harbour. Nafplion also has excellent restaurants and cafes as well as some interesting artistic shops.


Northern Peloponnese to Delphi

Delphi was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo. The sanctuary was home to the famous oracle of Apollo which gave cryptic predictions and guidance to both city-states and individuals. The ancient Greeks considered the centre of the world to be in Delphi.


Northern Peloponnese to Galaxidi

Galaxidi is a beautiful and romantic small seafront town of the district of Aitoloakarnania. It\'s port is one of the most beautiful in Mediterranean.


Northern Peloponnese-Mountain Helmos Villages

It’s also worth exploring the mountain villages on the slopes of mountain Helmos such as Peristera, Mesoroughi, tiny Potamia, the lake at Tsivlos and Zarouchla to name a few. Here you will really see a traditional way of life, lovely stone dwellings, very beautiful walks and 4x4 routes and sample a very different kind of cuisine to other areas of Greece.


Southern Peloponnese

At Kosta Harbour, you will find private water taxis for hire
(Euro 25 across to Dapia on Spetses during the day and Euro 50 after midnight taking around 5 mins).
There is also a car ferry at certain times of day
(Euro 3.50 per person taking 15 mins).
There are also fishing boats that go across and take passengers (Euro 2.50 per person taking 15 mins).


Southern Peloponnese-Water Sports

With Kostas at Kaiki Beach on Spetses. The nearest jetty is Spetses Hotel Jetty and you can take a water taxi from Kosta Harbour. For water skiing it’s best to ring Kosta a day in advance so he can check the weather forecast and let you know if it is possible. Each water skiing lesson is Euro 40 and lasts between 10 – 20 mins depending upon the endurance of the individual.

Mob: (+30) 694 793 9987
There is also water skiing available at ‘Limni’ located at Ververonda near Porto Heli.
For details, please enquire to 


Its a pretty place to visit. It has a pine-fringed harbour on two sides of the town. Both harbours offer a wide selection of traditional tavernas.


Pretty useful phone numbers


Pretty Greek Villas:
Tel: (+30) 26960 61414 or (+30) 211 780 3203

Northern Peloponnese

Local Taxi:
Mr Dinos. He does not speak English so please call our office to arrange.
Mob: (+30) 6944 692266.

Southern Peloponnese

Water Taxi driver:
Mob: (+30) 694 4548 183 (Costas Thimaras)

Local Taxi:
(+30) 6977 339208 (Kostas)





Northern Peloponnese

Lower Platanos village (Paralia Platanou) has an excellent pharmacy run by Kostas and Rania. Go down the hill and turn left and first left again. The pharmacy is located just above the sea road.
Tel: (+30) 2696 061683

Private Doctor:
We recommend Dr Kandiliotis. He has a surgery in AIgeira. His fee is Euro 20 for a basic consultation. Drive to Akrata. Go straight through the only set of traffic lights and keep driving straight for about another 5kms. As you reach the end of the Akrata/AIgeira shops, you will see a Medical Lab on your right and straight after it, is the doctor’s surgery.
Mob: (+30) 693 0545365

Health Centre:
The state Health Centre is located in Upper Akrata. At the Akrata traffic lights, turn right and drive up the hill to the upper village. You will see it on your right hand side next to the pharmacy. The Health Centre also deals with non-serious accidents.
Tel: (+30) 2696 022222

Private hospital:
Olympian Hospital, Volos/Milihou Street, Patras.
Tel: (+30) 261 0464100

State hospital:
University Hospital of Patras, Rio.
Tel: (+30) 261 0999111

Southern Peloponnese

Local doctor Amalia Dura:
Mob: (+30) 697 7350160

Local paediatrician Filaktou Neofytos:
Tel: (+30) 2754 021133
Mob: (+30) 693 2223310

Health Centre, Kranidi:
Tel: (+30) 2754 022222






Emergency Call:



Doctors SOS:

Road Assistance:
10400 (ELPA)


Pretty important


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.



In this area the tap water is drinkable. Since water is scarce in the summer in Greece, please use only what you need.



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.



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.



Most villas will have a dishwasher. Please rinse plates before putting them inside. Some areas of Greece (such as Porto Heli) have a very high salt level in the water so dishwashers do not work very well and you may find that glasses and cutlery are smeared.



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.



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.


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.


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 repla



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



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 so please put your rubbish in the nearest municipal bins (usually green). On Hydra, there are also lots of cats so please don’t leave rubbish bags outside.



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 leave keys on kitchen table.


Transport to greece

Three good websites for flights from the UK are
Easyjet also fly into Athens from various European airports:

For non-UK flights, a good website is

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


Transport in greece

Athens Airport to Peloponnese

Most of the villas we represent in the Peloponnese are either on the northern coast, or in the Porto Heli area on the eastern coast. For villas in other locations of the Peloponnese, please contact our arrivals team on 0030 26960 61414 or

Journey time from Athens to the northern coast of the Peloponnese - approx 2 hrs
Journey time from Athens to Porto Heli area - approx 2 hours 30 mins.

2020 Taxi Prices Athens Airport or Athens City Centre
to Porto Heli or Kosta

Type of TaxiPrice
Athens Taxi (up to 3 passengers)€250
Luxury Car (up to 3 passengers)€275
Luxury Mini-Van (up to 8 passengers)€445
Luxury Mini-Van (up to 14 passengers)€540
Luxury Mini-Van (up to 21 passengers)€615




Car hire Athens airport

Guests travelling from outside the EU need an international driving licence and their normal domestic driving licence in order to hire a car in Greece.

If you would like to reserve a hire car through Pretty Greek Villas and would like to collect it from Athens Airport or from Athens, please see prices below.

For guests staying in the Porto Heli area, we can arrange car hire through a local company with pick up/drop off either at Athens Airport, Porto Heli harbour or your villa. For details, please refer to Arrival Guide Number 4 or contact us at

2020 Car Hire Rates Athens per week 
(please add Euro 20 each way for pick up/drop off at Athens Airport)




Car Type


1/4 – 31/5


1/6 – 30/6


1/7 – 25/8


26/8 – 30/9


1/10 – 31/3


















































FIAT Panda















































FORD Focus
















Car Type


1/4 – 31/5


1/6 – 10/7


11/7 – 25/8


26/8 – 30/9


1/10 – 30/3


















































BMW 116 Diesel















SCODA Octavia















Nisssan Qashqai Diesel 2x4















SCODA Citigo Automatic






























VW Golf Automatic Diesel









Athens Airport to Piraeus Port

Pretty Greek Villas can pre-book a taxi on your behalf from Athens Airport to Pireaus Port. 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.

2020 Taxi Prices Athens Airport to Pireaus Port

Type of Taxi


Athens Taxi (up to 4 passengers)


Luxury Car 1 to 3 passengers


          Luxury Mini-Van up to 8 passengers


Luxury Mini-Van up to 14 passengers


Luxury Mini-Bus up to 21 passengers




Coach up to 40 passengers




Athens Airport to Piraeus Port

Athens Airport has a station, you can see it in the map on the page 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

The map shows the routes of the trains in Athens.

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 Porto Heli.




Athens Airport to Piraeus 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.


Take Ferry from Piraeus Port to Porto Heli Port

Journey time is approx 2hrs 30 mins
All information regarding ferry timetables and bookings can be seen on the following website. Please note that timetables are published from around the beginning of May each year.


Athens Airport to Villas in Porto Heli

Pretty Greek Villas can pre-book a Transfer on your behalf from the airport to your villa. Transfers are payable at the same time as the balance for your villa. The 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.

2020 Transfer Prices:

Type of Car


    Athens Taxi 1 – 2 Passengers


    Small Luxury Car 1 – 2 Passengers


    Luxury Car 1 – 4 Passengers


    Small Mini Bus 4 – 5 Passengers


    Luxury Mini Bus 5 – 8 Passengers




    Luxury Mini Bus up to 14 Passengers


    Luxury Mini Bus up to 21 Passengers


Additional Information:
Prices include driver, tolls, fuel, insurance, taxes and baby/child seats.
Prices are each way. 

Car hire Porto Heli

Guests travelling from outside the EU need an international driving licence and their normal domestic driving licence in order to hire a car.

For guests staying in villas in Porto Heli, we can arrange for your hire car to be delivered to Athens Airport, to Porto Heli port, to Kosta Harbour or to your villa. Please see below for prices.

2020 Car Hire prices from Porto Heli

GroupCar TypeSeatsDaily7 daysExtra Day

HYUNDAI GETZ 1.1      HYUNDAI I 10 1.1    








DTOYOTA AUGO    AUTO/CABRIO                      FIAT 500                           SMART 1.0 TURBO5€75€455€60
EHYUNDAI 120 DIESEL5€70€420€55
GOPEL ASTRA ESSENTIA 1.4 cc DIESEL             AUDI A3 S-LINE 1.4       VW GOLF 1.45€95€595€80

RENAULT CAPTURE 1.5 AUTO DIESEL         LANCIA MUSSA AUTO                        


MBMW 116 SPORT AUTO5€165€875€110
PRENEGADE JEEP        4X4 AUTO                      VW TIGUAN 5N5€175€910€115



GroupCar TypeSeatsDaily7 daysExtra Day
LEXUS RX 400H AUTO5€350  
UHYUNDAI TRAJET 2.0                7 SEATER7€185€945€125
WMINI BUS OPEL VIVARO   LONG 2.09€240€1205€155
YMINI BUS MERCEDES VITO 2.09€260€1350€170

Pick-Up/Drop-Off at Porto Heli port or Kosta harbour
Delivery of car to/from Athens Airport from Euro 90 each way depending on model of car
For Pick-Up/Drop-Off at villas in Porto Heli area supplement varies depending upon location
of villa (from Euro 0 – Euro 20 each way). 
For rentals of 7 days or more, we can often get better rates than the official prices above so please contact us at and we will come back to you with a quotation.


Recommend boat hire

Please reserve your boat hire through the 'Manage Your Booking' section to our website. If you require your access codes, please contact one of the PGV team.

Boat Hire (only for Porto Heli Villas)

We can arrange boat hire for our Porto Heli villas only.
Boats must be returned to Porto Heli harbour each evening by 6pm.

2020 Boat Hire Prices per day

Boat Type


1/5 – 30/6
11/9 – 31/10

1/7 – 10/9


ASSOS 4.7M 15 HP Honda engine




No License required

ASSOS 5.5M 30 HP Honda engine




No License required

ASSOS 5.5M 30/40 HP Yamaha engine








No License required

ASSOS 5.5M 60 HP Mercury engine








License Required

COBIA 21.5 6.5M 150HP Yamaha engine








License Required







For 20 minutes Including fuel

Additional Information for Boat Hire:
Prices do not include fuel – fuel is charged at local fuel rates
All boats have wheel steering
Full instructions given for novices
A map of the cruising area and an instruction sheet are also provided
All boats are equipped with the following: sunshade, cool-box, ladder for swimming from the boat, full set of safety equipment (including lifejackets, flares, whistle for attracting attention etc) and 2nd engine

Private Cruise with Skipper on Traditional Caique Boat

We can arrange a day out with Skipper Jayne from Kosta Harbour near Porto Heli on a beautifully renovated, traditional wooden caique boat. Euro 400/day for up to 12 passengers. To make your reservation, please complete the Special Requests box on your arrival form.