The Best Hotels on the Greek Island of Aegina for Every Traveller

Aegina boasts a number of archaeological sites and is just a quick trip from Athens
Aegina boasts a number of archaeological sites and is just a quick trip from Athens | © Constantinos Iliopoulos / Alamy Stock Photo
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16 December 2020

Aegina, in the Saronic Gulf, is one of the most popular Greek islands for a quick getaway. Easily reached by ferry or hydrofoil from Piraeus, Athens, this magical island is home to many important archaeological sites, including the impressive Temple of Aphaia, which dates back to the 6th century BCE. Planning your trip to Greece? Read on to discover the best hotels in Aegina for every traveller.

Hotel Mistral

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Looking for an authentic Greek experience? The fishing village of Souvala, just nine kilometres (5.6mi) from the port of Aegina, is home to the second ferry port on the island and is a popular holiday destination with people from the mainland, meaning it has a more local vibe than many of the other towns. This complex of 15 comfortable apartments boasts expansive views of the Saronic Gulf, and each apartment has a balcony – perfect for watching the sun set over the ocean. Meanwhile, the hotel’s bar-restaurant spills out into a pretty courtyard with a waterfall and rock garden, and serves up local Greek cuisine. Plus, guests have access to a pool, sauna and on-site parking.

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Angelina Aegina Boutique Escape

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Angelina Aegina Boutique Escape
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This family-run hotel in Perdika, a traditional fishing village on the south coast of the island, was first built in 1992 and later renovated in 2003. The 34 light-filled rooms feature decorative touches, such as patterned tile walls and contemporary murals, and they overlook either the hotel pool or the surrounding mountains. The family also runs the nearby Nontas fish tavern, which serves local seafood – think cuttlefish in wine sauce and octopus with barley pasta. The specialty is tiganosoupa (fried soup), a traditional dish from Aegina featuring fresh fish, potatoes and courgettes with secret herbs and spices.

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Fairytale House Agia Marina Aegina

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Fairytale House Aghia Marina Aegina
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Couples will love this romantic self-catering, one-bedroom home in Agia Marina, minutes from Agia Marina Beach. The aptly named Fairytale House is a pretty home with whitewashed walls and a red tile roof, set in a private garden. The interior evokes bohemian charm with warm timber joinery and white walls, and the living space, complete with a decorative fireplace, opens out to a covered terrace. The famous Temple of Aphaia – located amidst a pine forest in the hills – is just a six-minute drive away.

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Aegina Bed and Culture

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Aegina Bed & Culture
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On the hunt for a family-friendly apartment on Aegina? The Aegina Bed & Culture, in the village of Perdika, offers two identical apartments, each with two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with a sofa bed and a wood-burning fireplace for colder winter months. Breakfast is served on the balcony and features delicacies, such as local pistachio butter, traditional salami and sheep’s milk cheese from the island’s creamery. Plus, lunch and dinner are also offered. The apartments are located just 300 metres (1,000ft) from the beach, and the owners can help to organise a wide range of activities, from art and traditional cooking classes, to walking tours, wine tastings and yoga classes.

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The ROOF Sea View Apartment

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The ROOF Sea View Apartment
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This contemporary self-catering apartment in Aegina Town is ideal for couples or families with a young child. The local market is just steps away, so it’s easy to pick up fresh ingredients to cook up a feast in the fully equipped kitchen, which comes complete with a Nespresso machine. The highlight is a large roof terrace with views of the harbour, where you can enjoy your meals al fresco. Fancy a beach day? Aegina Beach is an easy five-minute walk from the apartment.

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  • Villa Cybele

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    Villa Cybele
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    If you’re looking for luxury in the Greek Islands, check out Olive Villa Rentals – a company offering high-end holiday villas and concierge services across Greece. Villa Cybele in Aeginitissa, a hillside town with views over the islands of Moni and Angistri, is one of these gems and is ideal for a family or group of friends. The two-bedroom villa is part of a complex of six villas with a shared infinity pool, and is within easy distance of Aegina’s most beautiful beaches. The spacious balcony overlooks the fishing village of Perdika and out to the water beyond.

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    Electra Pension

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    Planning a trip to Aegina on a budget? Book a room at this affordable, family-run “pension” in a quiet location in central Aegina Town, just 200 metres (655ft) from the sandy Avra Beach. The whitewashed walls with bright blue doors, window shutters and balconies provide proper Greek Island vibes, and each of the eight rooms has a private balcony or patio with either sea or town views. For the best views in the house, however, head up to the shared roof terrace – it’s the best place to watch the sunset.

    Aphrodite Art Hotel Aegina

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    True to its name, the interior of this hotel, in the heart of Aegina Town, is decorated with artful touches, such as hand-painted vases, embroidered cushions and brightly coloured lamps. Although it’s in the town centre, Aphrodite Art Hotel is in a quiet location away from busy roads, plus it’s an easy stroll to the port and just metres to the beach. The famous Monastery of St Nektarios and the Temple of Aphaia are also a short five-minute drive away. A buffet breakfast offering eggs, fresh fruit, cereal and toast is served in the shaded courtyard, and there’s a communal terrace for relaxing in the sun.

    These recommendations were updated on December 16, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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