A very big thank you to this lovely family.
I was travelling alone with 2 children age 3.5 and 11 years old. I am Greek and we choose this hotel based on past reviews.
The atmosphere is very romantic retro , decor is traditional greek with respect to tradition Beautiful gardens !!
The room we had was spacious with all we could need ( fridge, charming balcony, clean , good showers and gentle air-conditioning). The mattress and pillows are very firm so it might not suit everyone though it was fine for us.
I particularly liked the orthodox icons that graced the room!
Breakfast was plentiful, varied with good selection.Maria's apricot jam was divine. Bread was beautiful. Please note that I personally prefer more fresh fruit and the option of herbal teas but that is very subjective.
We would head to the beach early in the morning to catch the early sun( the beach is facing in such a way that you have sunrise AND sunsets) . It is sandy beach very nice for children and not over crowded.
We would return to have a late breakfast ( they very kindly serve breakfast until 11:30 am which is very generous), We would then explore the island for next 2-3 hours and return to hotel for a siesta. We would wake up late afternoon and have a snack and ...
We would finish the day on the beach watching the sunset....and then head for a nice dinner at one of the local tavernas that though a bit pricey were genuine and very clean.
Any of the suggestions given by Hotel Vagia were genuine and very accurate.
Thank you for arranging car hire for us though the particular company used, have issues that the hotel was made aware of.
I would not recommend the taverns on the beach, Though quick and not expensive I found the fried food to be problematic, perhaps due to the oils used. For a fresh salad or drinks they might be fine.
What assisted us the most at our stay, was their help in organising our excursions.
We only had 3 days. The hotel is well located for a visit to the ancient site of Afea and the monastery of St Nectarios.
Do your homework for the Afea temple prior to arrival as the site is gorgeous but poorly explained from a tourist perspective.
At the monastery there is a wonderful book store. The book in English on the life of St Nectarius is wonderful.Highly recommended and would explain why St Nectarius is so loved and respected.
The highlight was visiting the wild animals sanctuary.
For children it was superb!
It is such a superb charity and John did a wonderful job explaining the animals and birds to us. Because they have budget restraints their premises are basic but their birds and animals are beautiful. Please do visit and support as generously as possible! It is off the beaten tourist track but because I have always had such a love for bird watching I was enthralled to see birds of prey that normally are in the wild. John explained the features of the birds , their natural habitats and how they are driven to extinction....WONDERFUL.
John suggested we take the little boat from Perdika to visit the little island of Moni. Whilst there we saw the peacocks on the beach and were able to see and feed ( with fruit peelings such as melon or watermelon and with the permission of the island keeper) the wild deer that approached us...What a memory....
We spent an afternoon in Aegina town , swam in the sea there beach off the side where the town ends ( waters were surprisingly clean, boats and all) Ate at a restaurant on the beach and even saw a movie at the summer cinema for children ( shows Monday and Tuesday evening)
All in all we will be returning to Aegina. I fell in love with the island
Many thanks again
Diana isle of man
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vagia is located in the picturesque fishing village of Vagia. The village is surrounded by beautiful pine-trees and has organized beach with basketball court, taverns and a picturesque small port. The location is a perfect starting point to the islands most important sights. The hotel is located about 120m from the village beach and about 500m from the beautiful beach of Tourlo. Hotel Vagia is built according to Aeginian architecture and has 21 comfortable and rooms which are located in 2-two storied buildings. Most rooms have sea view and they are carefully furnished according to local traditional style. ... more less
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